Why is Killers Singer Brandon Flowers Doing This?

I hate shaving. It’s just one of those things I hate to do. The Killers’ Brandon Flower has a different attitude towards this particular area of grooming. He saves every bit of hair he scrapes off this fast.

Seriously. And he’s done it for the last seven years.

The NME quotes from an interview in Radar:

“I have a Ziploc bag full of hair”, Flowers revealed to the newspaper’s Radar magazine. “I’ll grow five or six days growth, make sure that the sink is dry, use an electric razor, catch it in the sink, and then I’m able to just scoop it into the bag!”

Flowers stated that he started collecting the hair after shaving off his beard and moustache that he sported during his band’s ‘Sam’s Town’ tour in 2008.

“It’s a lot of hair!” he added. “But it’s compacted. And it doesn’t smell. It’s all black but about half way up you start to see some greys. I don’t know what to do with it yet. It means something.”

Means something? Like what? This smacks of the days when a coked-out David Bowie used to save jars of urine in his fridge.  It’s not quite that bad, but still…

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

3 thoughts on “Why is Killers Singer Brandon Flowers Doing This?

  • May 18, 2015 at 4:09 am

    I assure you its not a mormon thing at all.

  • May 19, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    Random internet advice you can take or leave, but I hated shaving until I got talked into going a bit vintage with a silvertip badger shaving brush and double-edged safety razor. The old style brush and a quality soap or cream is pampering. The safety razor doesn’t cause me in-growns or discomfort, and blades are ridiculously cheap. Once I tried it, I never went back to $4 cartridges.

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