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The Big Hurt: This month in big-brand comeback singles

It’s easy to read Muse’s official Nazi marching song for the 2012 London Olympics as an overt piece of comedy, but at this point, how can we even tell when Muse is trying to be funny?
Current releases
By DAVID THORPE  |  July 27, 2012
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Listening to WFNX 1983-2012

WLYN-FM, a 3000-watt station in Lynn, develops a reputation for breaking new acts and playing New Wave — if you can hear it, though most listeners in Boston can't.
Celebrating the live and times of 101.7 FM, Boston's only true alternative radio station
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 20, 2012
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For Memphis Three, a bitter guilty plea

On Friday — after inspiring songs, award-winning documentaries, and celebrity-led protests — the West Memphis Three were suddenly freed from state custody, but only after all three pleaded guilty to the murders as part of the deal that secured their free
Prosecutorial discretion
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  August 26, 2011
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Big Talk | Big Talk

Following in the footsteps of perpetually uncool drummer-turned-solo artists Phil Collins and Don Henley, Killers stick-man Ronnie Vannucci tries his hand at writing '80s arena anthems while his main gig takes a time-out.
Epitaph (2011)
By RYAN REED  |  July 29, 2011
Podcast:  Chris Forsberg of ESPN Bruins Game 4 Preview

Podcast: Chris Forsberg of ESPN Bruins Game 4 Preview


We managed to keep Forsberg from talking about Ronnie Vannucci's new solo record.  Instead, he offered his expert opinion on the B's Stanley Cup series...
By FNXAdmin  |  June 08, 2011
Coachella Day 1: Crystal Castles, Cut Copy, Sleigh Bells, Interpol, Cage The Elephant, Marina & the Diamonds, and a Killers reunion

Coachella Day 1: Crystal Castles, Cut Copy, Sleigh Bells, Interpol, Cage The Elephant, Marina & the Diamonds, and a Killers reunion


Timing is everything here at Coachella, and on the first day, we sometimes had it and sometimes did not. We had it when Alice Glass...
By Michael Marotta  |  April 16, 2011


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White Lies | Ritual

If the bombast of Ritual is any indicator, nights out with White Lies must be dramatic, humorless affairs. Life-altering monologues will be recited, voices will be raised, glasses will be smashed, blood will be spilt.
Fiction (2011)
By REYAN ALI  |  January 14, 2011
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Photos: Brandon Flowers at the House of Blues

Brandon Flowers performs live at the House of Blues on November 26, 2010.
Brandon Flowers | House of Blues | November 26, 2010
By TOREY MUNDKOWSKY  |  December 03, 2010

[phlipcam video] Brandon Flowers @ the House of Blues


Phoenix cover story: Brandon Flowers and the evolution of a pop-star Killer When Brandon Flower's dropped Flamingo back in September, I consciously took a pass...
By Michael C. Walsh  |  November 29, 2010
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Brandon Flowers and the evolution of a pop-star Killer

Rock stars are often seen, culturally, as wolves in sheeps' clothing, seducing and subverting once they have gotten their fangs into the hearts of music listeners, using their Pied Piper powers of coercion to ensnare innocent ears and radicalize minds wi
The Flamingo kid
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  November 26, 2010
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Review: Midatlantic | Isle Of Shoals

Self-released (2010)
Self-released (2010)
By LUKE O’NEIL  |  October 29, 2010


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Review: Brandon Flowers | Flamingo

Brandon Flowers has gone on record saying he brought the songs on Flamingo to his fellow bandmates for the next Killers album and was given the brush-off.
Island Def Jam/Vertigo (2010)
By MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER  |  September 17, 2010

Brandon Flowers-"Crossfire" [VIDEO]


 
By Adam12  |  July 12, 2010
Brandon Flowers on 'Flamingo'

Brandon Flowers on 'Flamingo'


Flowers opened up to Rolling Stone recently.  Click here. 
By Adam12  |  June 25, 2010
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Review: Killers

As a CIA operative in Robert Luketic's spy thriller/rom-com, Ashton Kutcher looks strapping, if nothing else.
Did we ask to see Ashton Kutcher as 007?
By TOM MEEK  |  June 11, 2010


CLICK TRACKS: In which Wayne Coyne is a blob, Mystikal is offended, and the Killers are dead (for now)

CLICK TRACKS: In which Wayne Coyne is a blob, Mystikal is offended, and the Killers are dead (for now)


Amy Winehouse fined for assaultAmy Winehouse managed to keep her bedraggled self out of the tabloids for an admirable run, but sooner or later water...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  January 25, 2010
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VIDEO: Top 101 songs of the decade

WFNX's top 101 songs of the decade
The top 101 songs of the decade from WFNX 101.7 FM
By WFNX AND PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 18, 2009

Hottest songs of 2009



By PHOEBIE PHOENIX  |  December 18, 2009

VIDEO: Wild Light's new song with the Killers and . . . Luke Perry?


When THE KILLERS recorded their annual holiday single -- a tradition they stole from R.E.M., but have made amusing use of -- they didn't forget...
By Carly Carioli  |  December 01, 2009

Beating HPV

When I was an undergrad student in Boston, I was diagnosed with HPV and went through all the same medical procedures Lisa Spinelli experienced, and the LEEP procedure, too.
Letters to the Boston editor, September 25, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  September 25, 2009


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Photos: The Killers at TD Garden

Photos of The Killers on the Boston stop of their Day & Age tour
The Killers, live at TD Banknorth Garden, September 4, 2009
By SARAH VIERA  |  September 11, 2009
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The Big Hurt: Brand new Dio; same old Yoko; auguries of Creed

In the process of writing last week's column about hidden Satanic messages in pop music, I listened to a bunch of shit backward and discovered that the track "Poker Face" by Lady Gaga is much, much better that way.
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  May 15, 2009
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Westward ho!

Forgot those rabid right-wingers with their hateful teabags — Coachella had the range, and the machinery for change, and the spiritual thirst. Oh and Leonard Cohen.
The Phoenix survives Coachella
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  May 01, 2009
Coachella 2009:  The Killers Interview

Coachella 2009: The Killers Interview


Fletcher went to the Killers compound back stage at Coachella to interview his hero, Brandon "B-Fl...
By Fletcher  |  April 19, 2009
Tim, Meredith, Andy, MRTPQ, Forsberg, WTF and The Finisher!

Tim, Meredith, Andy, MRTPQ, Forsberg, WTF and The Finisher!


My Chemical Tim sparks two hours of conversation with you, the people, Meredith from Maine...
By Charlie  |  January 27, 2009


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Rockers moonlighting with non-rock producers

The Killers first worked with Stuart Price on a dance remix of their hit “Mr. Brightside” — and so far, this blend of rock-band brawn and electro-dance bliss has worked smashingly.
. . . or are we dancey?
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  January 20, 2009

Action steps

The Killers go through some new motions
The Killers go through some new motions
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  January 20, 2009
Terrible movies, Lizzie Goodman and WTF

Terrible movies, Lizzie Goodman and WTF


Special Ed asks questions about terrible movies, we talk to Lizzie Goodman from Blender Ma...
By Charlie  |  January 13, 2009
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On with the shows . . .

If freezing your ass off builds character, music fans should prepare to develop way too much character over the next few months.
Winter 2009's got plenty in store
By MICHAEL BRODEUR AND CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 30, 2008