2. Most of the album was recorded in Berkeley, Calif.
4. The Killers were formed when Brandon Flowers responded to an ad in Las Vegas Weekly from Dave Keuning looking for bandmates.
6. The original demo of “Mr. Brightside,” released on the 2013 greatest hits collection Direct Hits, features Matt Norcross on drums.
8. There were two versions of the “Mr. Brightside” music video filmed. The first was just the band performing the song…
9. …and the second was much more colorful and visually reminiscent of Burlesque.
10. The photos in the liner notes for Hot Fuss were taken during the first “Mr. Brightside” video shoot.
11. The video for “Miss Atomic Bomb” off 2012’s Battle Born is a sequel to the second “Mr. Brightside” video.
17. “Andy, You’re A Star” is about a high school athlete Flowers had a fixation on and wanted to emulate when he was in eighth grade.
“The more athletically gifted kids, the popular kids, are somewhat glorified, and that frustrated me a bit,” he told NME.
19. Hot Fuss was nominated for Best Rock Album at the 2005 Grammys, but lost to Green Day’s American Idiot.
20. Hot Fuss includes two-thirds of the band’s “murder trilogy”, “Midnight Show” and “Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine” describing a woman murdered by her jealous boyfriend.
The third song, “Leave The Bourbon On The Shelf,” was released on Sawdust, a 2007 compilation album of b-sides, unreleased tracks, and covers.
22. The band won Best New Artist at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards.
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