Brandon Flowers: ‘Morrissey is still a king to me’

Morrissey will always be “a king” for The Killers star Brandon Flowers, despite the rocker’s questionable political views.
The former The Smiths star has been attacked for supporting far-right, anti-Islam group For Britain, while backing divisive Brexit leader Nigel Farage, but Flowers insists he will always be a fan of the man’s music.
“I have about 15 kings,” he tells “Liam (Gallagher) is one of them. Don Henley, Peter Gabriel, Morrissey would be a king, Bono would be a king, (Bruce) Springsteen would be a king.”
Asked if he was aware of Morrissey’s politics, Flowers added, “He’s still a king. He’s unparalleled in what he’s achieved and his prowess and his lyrics and his sense of melody; it’s just incredible. I forgot he was in hot water though, so I shouldn’t have brought him up.”
During the band’s set at Glastonbury over the weekend, Brandon invited Morrissey’s The Smiths bandmate Johnny Marr to join them on stage for a rendition of the 1980s band’s This Charming Man. Marr also played guitar on The Killers’ final track, Mr Brightside.