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The Killers plan release of all-covers album

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Flowers-diamond_l Words seldom seem to fail the always-chatty Brandon Flowers, but now the Killers frontman is opting to put other people’s in his mouth. Well, their lyrics, really. 

Flowers and his fellow bandmate Ronnie Vanucci announced to NME.com that they are planning to record a covers album sometime this year. So who will boys give their synth-rock sound a tweaking to?

The duo cited The Cars, Fleet Foxes, Cyndi Lauper, Iggy Pop, Tom Waits, Genesis, and — believe it — Neil Diamond as possibilities.

Flowers, whose band is set to headline today’s Hard Rock Calling in London, said of narrowing down the options of who to cover, “It’s difficult for each of us to pick songs that represent us as individuals. I mean, I have a lot of personalities myself!” What do you think of this idea, MusicMixers? Should, and can, The Killers pull of a covers album? If so, which songs and artists would you love to hear them take on?

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