The Killers drummer Ronnie Vannucci has been working on his own band, Big Talk, where Ronnie is actually the singer. The project debuts in July, but when he sat down with London’s Xfm radio, he was big on the Killers and small on Big Talk.
“Tuesday, I think we start doing some writing,” Vannucci said in the interview. “We all have stuff… piles of songs we want to show each other. We want to get back in the studio and start writing.”
The drummer was careful not to reveal too many details and wouldn’t even say what the new material would sound like. He only added that this would be the first day that the group would be meeting in the studio. “It’s a big day,” he said. The band is also planning to return from a year-long hiatus in June; they’re scheduled to perform at London’s Hard Rock Calling festival.
As for his side-project Big Talk, Vannucci revealed that the band came about mostly because he was bored once the Killers wrapped up touring behind Day and Age. “Everybody kind of disseminated…and a week went by and I was like, ‘What’s going on? I’m bored,'” he said, adding that he didn’t discover his talent for singing until very recently. “I never sang before last September. It’s really, really weird.”
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