The Killers prepping live DVD, covers album

Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:01pm EDT

Vocalist Brandon Flowers (R), guitarist Dave Keuning (L) and drummer Ronnie Vannucci Jr. of The Killers perform at the Coachella Music Festival in Indio, California April 18, 2009. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Vocalist Brandon Flowers (R), guitarist Dave Keuning (L) and drummer Ronnie Vannucci Jr. of The Killers perform at the Coachella Music Festival in Indio, California April 18, 2009.

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CLEVELAND (Billboard) - Las Vegas rock band the Killers, in the middle of a world tour to promote their third album, plan to release a live DVD later this year.

"We're working on some ideas for what will be our first DVD," drummer Ronnie Vannucci said. "We've been kind of hounded about it for a while, and haven't really thought we were due for it yet, but I think it's time. I think we're approaching the moment of DVD mass hysteria."

That's not all the band is currently working on. In addition to tinkering around with songwriting ideas for its next Christmas single, Vannucci told Billboard.com there have been internal discussions about the long-rumored Killers covers album. Songs already recorded include the Bright Eyes cover "Four Winds (U.K. B-side for "Spaceman"), as well as a Cyndi Lauper tune and a version of Murray Head's "One Night in Bangkok."

"We have a couple in the can but I don't know when the hell we'll get it off the ground to release it. But it's going to happen," Vannucci said. "It's going to be one of those things that will be more fun for us than anybody else."

The Killers kick off the Canadian leg of their trek in Victoria, B.C., on Thursday. Their latest album, "Day & Age," entered the U.S. pop chart at No. 6 last December. Its 2006 predecessor, "Sam's Town," bowed at No. 2.

(Editing by Dean Gooodman at Reuters)

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