Most musicians, when devoid of inspiration, might read a book, watch a film or perhaps take a restorative walk.
If you’re Brandon Flowers, frontman of the Killers, you just email Bono.
“He really wants to be out there with his brothers and ball with them.“It just shows that, he’s not just out here to collect a check,” the safety said. He wants to be remembered.”Football’s fun, said Flowers.
Fighting the aging process, Flowers got into tip-top shape last offseason in Miami, where he toiled with the same personal trainer to basketball star Lebron James who oversaw the body transformation of Chargers linebacker Melvin Ingram the previous winter. Receivers can run away from him if they get an angle.
But, as with fellow old dude Antonio Gates, 34, the wily Flowers is showing the youngsters he can still help the Chargers (4-5).‘”He’s just amazing,” Phillips said. He’s actually going back in time.”Held out in some instances to freshen up, eight Chargers didn’t practice Wednesday: WRs Travis Benjamin (knee), Tyrell Williams (knee) and Jeremy Butler (ankle); ILBs Denzel Perryman (shoulder) and Jatavis Brown (knee); linemen Damion Square (illness) and Orlando Franklin (concussion); and punter Drew Kaser (illness).
SELLER: Brandon Flowers LOCATION: Las Vegas, NVPRICE: $4,950,000SIZE: 8,299 square feet, 6 bedrooms 7 full and 2 half bathrooms YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: The pedigreed Las Vegas compound of multi-instrumentalist rock star Brandon Flowers, lead singer of The Killers, popped up for sale at $4,950,000.
Mister Flowers, born in nearby Henderson, NV, and raised between Utah and Las Vegas, purchased the gated, hacienda-style spread in April 2010 for $3.995 million.
Park Historic District, the .91-acre compound offers 8,299-square-feet of living space with a total of six bedrooms and seven full and two half bathrooms divided between the main house and a couple of outbuildings.
The Spanish Revival-style main residence has five bedrooms, per listing details, plus an entrance hall with a floating circular staircase, formal living and dining rooms, a library/den, fitness room and an updated eat-in kitchen with adjoining informal dining area that features corkscrew staircase imported from Belgium and set into a semi-circular windowed bay.“I was struggling,” says Flowers, 36, buff in a T-shirt, jeans and boots in a hotel in central London.“I had writer’s block and I was feeling insignificant.” Fortunately, he and his fellow Las Vegas synth-rockers have had the kind of global success that grants them access to high circles (they have sold 22 million records, including such thrilling, mass-chanted Noughties anthems as Mr Brightside and Somebody Told Me)."I really, really wanted to be on that plane..." What scares him so much about it? The doctor has been teaching me to consider the whole experience as an outsider – like you're detached, almost like you're actually watching yourself.It's been amazing, and it's really been helping me let go of not having any control. The short breaths come and you've lost control." And there's that word again, control; a word – in the time I spend in his company – that is never ten breaths away from Flowers' mouth, via a dusty, pillow-soft accent that nods to his Nevada-via-Utah heritage.CB Craig Mager (concussion) and OLB Jerry Attaochu (ankle) were full participants. The NFL announced Melvin Gordon as the AFC’s Offensive Player of the Week in recognition of his 261 yards from scrimmage and touchdown run Sunday.