The Killers Rewarded For Shaping American Music

The Killers are to be honored by ASCAP at the 27th annual Pop Music Awards that takes place April 21 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, CA.

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The Killers are to be honored by ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) at the 27th annual Pop Music Awards that takes place April 21 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, CA. The Las Vegas band will be presented with ASCAP's Vanguard Award, which recognizes "the impact of musical genres that help shape the future of American music." Previous recipients of the Vanguard Award include such luminaries as The Strokes, Modest Mouse, Beastie Boys, Nine Inch Nails, Beck and Bjork. Comprised of vocalist/keyboardist Brandon Flowers, guitarist Dave Keuning, bassist Mark Stoermer and drummer Ronnie Vannucci, The Killers were originally signed to a record deal in the UK and quickly rose to international prominence with the release of their debut album, Hot Fuss, in 2004. The Killers' third studio album, Day & Age, released in 2008, featuring Dave Keuning "axing" lyrical on his Gibson ES-335, has sold over 3 million copies worldwide. The band has also received seven Grammy nominations and won a host of MTV, BRIT and NME awards. Thanks for the report to Gibson.com.

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    SFosterS
    Listen to the lyrics on Hot Fuss. Music isn't all about speed, or all about guitar for that matter. Hot Fuss created an atmosphere that I still long to recapture today. Lyically it is an amazing album.
    andrewjp123
    They're pretty good, but definitely didn't shape American music. And
    SFosterS wrote: Listen to the lyrics on Hot Fuss. Music isn't all about speed, or all about guitar for that matter. Hot Fuss created an atmosphere that I still long to recapture today. Lyically it is an amazing album.
    Well sometimes it is. in my opinion i think that playing 5 notes repetitively on a keyboard doesn't require much talent. But that's my OPINION.
    August_Burns
    Shredder666 wrote: DeLongeFan182 wrote: how bout you just shut the **** up because they're a good band. Lol that's coming from somebody who likes Tom DeLonge... The Killers, like DeLonge, are overrated, mass-produced excuses for artists who only accomplish the task of stagnating the music industry with their mediocre music consisting. I'm sorry, but the reason music is dying is because of bands like these who release music catered to the mainstream, and are afraid to get creative. I could talk about this all day, but The Killers shouldn't be awarded anything.
    LMFAO Ok SHREDDER 666! You must be hardcore, and listen to AX7. You're a moron. Listen to sams town and tell me it's catered to mainstream. You have no Idea what your talking about, you're just spewing out bullshit you probably heard someone say about another band. You know nothing about the killers, maybe if you weren't so HXCCCC you would take the time to actually delve deeper into bands then what all you're "cool" friends tell you.
    itsjustsimon
    S**t man, hella Killers haters! I happen to love their music, despite all the hype they get. They totally deserve that award, Flowers is a genius
    ndschroede23
    Shredder666 wrote: DeLongeFan182 wrote: how bout you just shut the **** up because they're a good band. Lol that's coming from somebody who likes Tom DeLonge... The Killers, like DeLonge, are overrated, mass-produced excuses for artists who only accomplish the task of stagnating the music industry with their mediocre music consisting. I'm sorry, but the reason music is dying is because of bands like these who release music catered to the mainstream, and are afraid to get creative. I could talk about this all day, but The Killers shouldn't be awarded anything.
    And all THAT coming from a guy who's name is "Shredder666." Credibility = shot.
    trey039
    Lol that's coming from somebody who likes Tom DeLonge... The Killers, like DeLonge, are overrated, mass-produced excuses for artists who only accomplish the task of stagnating the music industry with their mediocre music consisting. I'm sorry, but the reason music is dying is because of bands like these who release music catered to the mainstream, and are afraid to get creative. I could talk about this all day, but The Killers shouldn't be awarded anything.
    There are very few mainstream bands that deserve their fame, but the Killers are one of then. There is a difference between good pop and bad pop. Killers = good pop. all the other top 40 = bad pop. give Hot Fuss or Sam's Town a listen and you'll see how ignorant you are being. I bet you haven't even listened to either.
    DeLongeFan182
    !zAck wrote: No. Just no.
    how bout you just shut the **** up because they're a good band.
    Baby Joel
    Ha, funny that this is from Gibson (Cause Keuning sometimes uses Gibson), even though half the time he's using a Fender Starcaster. :p Anyways, cool for The Killers. They're definitely one of the better pop groups out there.
    Shredder666
    DeLongeFan182 wrote: how bout you just shut the **** up because they're a good band.
    Lol that's coming from somebody who likes Tom DeLonge... The Killers, like DeLonge, are overrated, mass-produced excuses for artists who only accomplish the task of stagnating the music industry with their mediocre music consisting. I'm sorry, but the reason music is dying is because of bands like these who release music catered to the mainstream, and are afraid to get creative. I could talk about this all day, but The Killers shouldn't be awarded anything.
    Baby Joel
    I'm sorry, but their music isn't 'catered' to anyone. It's their music. It's catered to themselves really. If you listen to a lot of pop out there today, The Killers are some of the best. Their music is written for the sake of it being music, rather than stuff that is written just to get money. And how are they afraid to get creative? Every single album they've released differs from the other. Hot Fuss is synth-pop, Sam's Town is rock, and Day & Age is orchestra pop. It's hard for a pop group to get more creative.