The Killers are split over their decision to take a hiatus as guitarist Dave Keuning wants to spend time with his family, while drummer Ronnie Vannucci, Jr. is desperate to make more music before he becomes "fat and ugly". Keuning is eyeing an extended break from the group to be with his eight-year-old son Kyle, according to his bandmate Vannucci, Jr.
The drummer tells Britain's Daily Star, "Dave's becoming more of a father and wants more time off. We all totally respect that, because making and touring an album takes two-and-a-half-years of solid work around the world - more if it goes really well.
"Making the songs is the easy part. It's all the promotion that goes with it that takes you away from your family that's tough."
However, Vannucci, Jr., who doesn't have any kids with his photographer wife Lisa, feels the time is right to continue recording.
He insists, "Not having kids makes it hard for me to put my feet up. I just want to make music, because it's a gift and you don't get to do it for ever - you get fat and ugly soon enough."
Frontman Brandon Flowers, who released his solo debut Flamingo in 2010, recently admitted he would love to head into the studio by himself again.
He said, "I'm definitely gonna do another solo record at some point... I'm always writing songs, and I think - or I hope - that I'm always gonna have that. So what else am I supposed to do with myself?"
Scottish rockers The View were thrilled to land a tribute from celebrated author Irvine Welsh on their new album after befriending the writer on tour. The Trainspotting novelist, who is a big fan of the band, has written a foreword for the sleeve of their new record Seven Year Setlist, which hit shelves this month (Jun13).
Frontman Kyle Falconer met the author through his actor roommate Martin Compston, who appears in a new movie adaptation of Welsh's book Filth, and they all became friends after hanging out together at a gig in Chicago, Illinois.
Falconer tells the Daily Record newspaper, "We first met Irvine in Chicago. He wrote some stuff for us. He was Martin Compston's pal and we heard he was a big fan of The View. It is really cool."
Drummer Steven Morrison adds, "When we were in America on tour it was absolutely insane when Irvine showed up in Chicago and we ended up going for a few beers with him. He's pretty much the most interesting guy I've met in my life and he was still there until the very end at 4am and was asking if we wanted another beer."
Compston, adds, "Irvine already loved The View when I moved in with Kyle. Knowing them both independently, I knew they'd get on so well. I sorted Irvine out to go and see them play in Chicago and just knew a lively evening would ensue. Suffice to say, they had a ball."
In the album foreword, Welsh writes of the band, "Despite having been around for what seems like a long time, they still remain young precocious talents, playing their unique brand of catchy, quirky, dirty, sleazy, banging, honest and uplifting rock and roll. So above all else, The View are a big fun band, a party that everyone else is invited to. I'm in. What about you?"
The Baywatch blonde wed Lee in 1995, just three days after meeting the drummer. The pair ended their on/off romance after three years, but they keep in touch over their two sons Brandon, 13, and Dylan, 11.
Anderson insists the couple's history has caused friction in all her subsequent relationships - and she even argues with her latest beau, electrician Jamie Padgett, about Lee.
In a candid interview with British TV host Jeremy Kyle, she says, "I'm still fighting with my boyfriend over him, he wont go away.
"(I say) 'Don't you realise that after 15 years this is the relationship that Tommy and I have. If we wanted to be together, we'd be together!' (It's a black cloud) over any relationship. It's horrible.
"When Tommy and I are together it's still apparent that there's that chemistry and love for each other that transcends all the bad stuff. It's a unique relationship."
But Anderson is adamant Padgett is the one who will finally banish Lee to her past: "I've got a real tough boyfriend that's put his foot down for both of us."