There are some songs that, no matter how talented you are, require a certain finesse to get right. Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” is the first one that comes to mind, because of how untouchable Freddie Mercury’s cinematic voice is. Bob Dylan’s oeuvre and easily recognizable tone fall into a similar category. Las Vegas band The Killers, however, need not worry. They performed “Blowin’ In The Wind” at this year’s Lake Tahoe Summit to much fanfare.
Brandon Flowers soars through the track’s narrative while the band adds a fresh rock spin to the iconic song. They were guest performers at the annual event that finds lawmakers, including Barack Obama, coming together to discuss environmental issues. It’s no wonder The Killers performed the Dylan song they did.
Meanwhile, despite rumors the band has scrapped their new album material, The Killers’ drummer Ronnie Vannucci Jr. confirmed to DIY magazine that they are all, indeed, headed back into the studio to work on album five. The rumors that they’re working with Elton John, however, are false.
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