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The Killers invited a 13 year old on stage to play drums for “For Reasons Unknown “

Posted on 9/20/23 at 4:38 pm
Posted by STigers
Gulf Coast
Member since Nov 2022
1443 posts
Posted on 9/20/23 at 4:38 pm
I love stories like this, so heartwarming
For Reasons Unknown is the name of the song BTW

It’s so good

The Killers were playing in Australia when the lead singer, Brandon Flowers, spotted a sign in the crowd. The sign was held up by 13 year old drummer James Briscoe and said, "Can I please play drums?". After a little deliberation from Brandon, he invited the young drummer to come on stage and play in front of thousands of people. This risky decision from Brandon paid off, as James sat down at the drum kit and put on one of the greatest guest drummer performances ever.
Whole story



Love The Killers
This post was edited on 9/20/23 at 4:53 pm
Posted by Demshoes
Up in here
Member since Aug 2015
10169 posts
Posted on 9/20/23 at 7:52 pm to
That was pretty cool. He kicked arse.
Posted by Pvt Hudson
Member since Jan 2013
3518 posts
Posted on 9/22/23 at 4:52 am to
Seen some of these with bands letting fans sing or play guitar, also. I wonder how many of these are set up ahead of time. Seems way too risky to pull some rando out of the crowd and let him bang on your equipment.
Posted by BogeyTX
Member since Apr 2018
674 posts
Posted on 9/22/23 at 7:55 am to
Right. They all have to be set up. I have never seen this not work out.
Posted by dawgfan24348
Member since Oct 2011
49176 posts
Posted on 9/22/23 at 9:59 am to
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Seems way too risky to pull some rando out of the crowd and let him bang on your equipment.

Green Day always lets a fan play guitar for one song and usually gives the fan a free guitar too. Paramore is another band that lets fans play on stage with them, I think the Foo do too
Posted by Midget Death Squad
Meme Magic
Member since Oct 2008
24427 posts
Posted on 9/22/23 at 10:01 am to
There's a lot to love about this. The kindness of Flowers and the band is on display here as is their humbleness, especially of the drummer, to allow an unknown kid to play with them impromptu like that. How many bands would actually do something like this? Simply incredible.

Then to watch that kid own that song is fricking money! But the best part of it all is the end when you see the pure joy of what will be the best moment of that kid's life.


I absolutely love everything about this. I've always had great respect for Flowers the person (by all accounts he's a legitimately good dude in an industry riddled with shitty people), and this just cements that for me.

I'm going to spin some Killers today while I work.

Posted by STigers
Gulf Coast
Member since Nov 2022
1443 posts
Posted on 9/22/23 at 12:54 pm to
quote:

They all have to be set up

When they pick an audience member it’s always for that particular song. So whether it’s for the drums guitar or bass the person has practiced that song. They explain this in the article I linked

quote:

I absolutely love everything about this. I've always had great respect for Flowers the person (by all accounts he's a legitimately good dude in an industry riddled with shitty people), and this just cements that for me.

Same

Goodnight, Travel Well
Forgot about this song and how amazing it
Posted by pheroy
Raleigh, NC
Member since Oct 2006
703 posts
Posted on 9/22/23 at 1:26 pm to
That's great and I like how The Killers, and some other bands have seemed to make this a tradition. It's not just cool and generous in the moment but it's getting the next generation of kids directly involved in keeping rock alive.
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