The Killers' Dave Keuning talks about Day & Age

"We don't write the same songs over and over"

The Killers Dave Keuning talks about Day Age

"Any band that calls themselves The Killers is gonna be dangerous," says guitarist Dave Keuning. "We're subversive. The best bands have always been that way."

Keuning chuckles and runs a hand through his unruly mane of rock star hair. It's mid-afternoon and the bar inside New York's Gramercy Park Hotel is closed. The guitarist looks around quizzically and says, "You can't get a drink in New York City? That's strange."

Despite the absence of alcohol, Keuning is feeling on top of the world - and with good reason: his band The KillersCheck out MusicRadar's exclusive track-by-track review.)

"We don't write the same songs over and over. If you want that, go for some other band."

Since their 2004 debut Hot Fuss, an intoxicating new wave and post-punk concoction that featured such smashes as Mr. Brightside and Somebody Told Me, The Killers (which also includes Brandon Flowers on vocals and keyboards, Mark Stoermer on bass and Ronnie Vannucci Jr. on drums) made it clear they weren't going to play nice.

You have to care enough to make music that bleeds. And you might make mistakes, which is how some fans viewed the group's grandiose follow-up Sam's Town. "An album we'll never apologize for," says Keuning. "We don't write the same songs over and over. If you want that, go for some other band."

In the podcast below, Dave Keuning expands on these thoughts, and talks about the making of what is sure to be The Killers' biggest record yet. To read the entire interview, pick up the March 2009 issue of Guitar World.

Part one - guitar influences, moving to Vegas and forming The Killers, the reaction to Sam's Town
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Part two - Keuning discusses Day & Age, his guitars and gear
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