The Killers has revealed that they have been having secret jam sessions with none other than Prince Harry himself!
In episode 13 of the Bizarre Life Podcast with Dan Wootton, the band's drummer Ronnie Vannuci Jr. explained how the fifth in line to the British throne ended up rocking out with the band. “He just showed up at a show one time and we got along. I mean, it’s been ten years I guess. There’s been a lot of long nights.” he said.
So, the Prince has been doing this for a decade and no one actually caught on. It is pretty extraordinary knowing full well Harry's history with leaked information, even an organized media blackout that was meant to keep him safe could not stop information coming out that he was serving in active military duty in the front lines of Afghanistan.
That could be a testament to his friendship with members of the band who appears to have kept this under wraps for a decade. Most people would brag immediately. I know I would.
Vannuci also said that Prince Harry was not the only Royal they've hung out with. From time to time, Prince Harry also brought in some of his cousins. “There have been cousins and things like that from the family and they’re all just regular dudes and nice people.” he said, without giving out names.
He also pointed out that members of the Royal Family that came and visit them were treated like normal guys, and there was no deference at all. “It’s safe to say we didn’t grow up with the sort of bedazzlement of having a Royal Family or anything, so I wasn’t educated in what it means to know these people first. Maybe that’s what made things cool. It was just like, ‘Hey, man’.” he said. Which is probably what the Royals wanted. But what exactly happened in this hangouts? Podcast host Dan Wootton asked, "Did he (Prince Harry) show off any musical chops?"
Vannuci was evasive and answered, "Maybe."
Prince Harry is not the only famous (or powerful) fan of the band. It is well known that former US President Barrack Obama and former British Prime Minister David Cameron also listens to their music. With Vanucci's revelation and how long they kept it a secret, it is not far fom the realm of possibility that maybe Obama or Cameron might have also hung out with them.
Can you imagine that? Frontman Brandon Flowers singing with the ex-President, guitarist and bassist David Keuning and Mark Stoermer strumming with the former PM, and Vanucci on the drums with Harry?
But then who gets to be Mr. Brightside?