The Killers - The Killers Vow To Continue Festive Charity Drive
The Killers are determined to continue their tradition of recording an annual Christmas rock song even though the bandmates might not be together next Christmas - because the project provides a festive boost for Aids charities.
The Mr. Brightside hitmakers released Christmas in L.A. earlier this month (Dec13), marking their eighth consecutive year of putting out a Yuletide-themed track.
They first recorded a Christmas song in 2006 when they released A Great Big Sled, and frontman Brandon Flowers insists the Las Vegas-based band will continue the tradition as all money raised from the singles goes to Aids charities.
Flowers says, "Because World Aids Day is 1 December, it made sense to have (the 2006 charity record) be a Christmas song. Now it's become tradition.
"We've gotten creative with Christmas. We've had a Santa who's hunting you down to a beautiful Mexican woman whose birthday is on Christmas, a song about Joseph and the conundrum he must have found himself in."
Speculation is rife the band is planning a hiatus year in 2014, so that Flowers and his bandmates can concentrate on solo projects.