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Elton John not enough, The Killers need a Pet Shop Boy

You might think the five combined songwriting minds of The Killers and Elton John would be enough to bang out a Christmas hit. But you'd be wrong. The band 'hit a wall' while recording at producer Stuart Price's house, where, coincidently, Pet Shop Boys stopped by to visit. Pet Shop Boy Neil Tennant saved the day…

"We'd hit a block, and Neil came upstairs," Killers' frontman Brandon Flowers told Planet Sound. "Within moments, he came up with a great line about 'Going to the carpenter's shop'."

The song, called Joseph, Better You Than Me, is still expected for an early December release.

Tom Porter worked on MusicRadar from its mid-2007 launch date to 2011, covering a range of music and music making topics, across features, gear news, reviews, interviews and more. A regular NAMM-goer back in the day, Tom now resides permanently in Los Angeles, where he's doing rather well at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB).