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The song "Mr. Brightside" is about his former girlfriend who was cheating him. (

Favorite musicians: The Smiths, Duran Duran, Morissey, U2, and Oasis. (

His favorite restaurant is Chapalas, a Mexican restaurant in Las Vegas. (

Presented (along with the rest of the Killers) by rock legend Axel Rose at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards. (

Is a huge Sherlock Holmes fan. (

Voted for Ralph Nader in 2004. (

Was once locked out of the band's tour car by band mate Dave Keuning. (

His favorite actor is James Spader. (

When growing up, his favorite movie was 'E.T.'. (

Stated in an interview that their song 'Where Is She?' is dedicated to a thirteen- year-old girl who was kidnapped and murdered. Interestingly enough, she had attended one of their concerts in Scotland. (

Taught himself keyboards, despite having piano lessons as a child. (

Often has problems with his tonsils. (

Dropped out of college. (

His favorite classical musician is the composer Bach. (

Regards the Strokes as his favorite band of all time. (

Born in Las Vegas and raised in Nephi, Utah. Returned to Las Vegas when he was 16, where he lived with his aunt. (

Is a very skilled pianist and performed 'When You Were Young' and 'Sam's Town' entirely on a baby grand piano at Abbey Road in late 2006. (

The song 'Uncle Jonny' tells the true story of Brandon's uncle battling and overcoming a cocaine addiction. (

Wrote the song 'My List' for his wife, Tana. (

In 2001, he was a member of a keyboard band called Blush Response, but was kicked out after refusing to move to Los Angeles with them. Shortly thereafter, he met Dave Keuning for the first time. (

Has four sisters: Stephnie, Shelly, Amy, and April, and one brother: Shane. His mother's name is Jean and his father's is Terry. (

Is good friends with Gerard Way, the lead singer of My Chemical Romance. Both bands toured Australia's Big Day Out 2007 festival and the two stay in touch via e-mail. (

His first car was stolen, along with the golf equipment he kept in it. (

Has been weary of flying ever since December of 2003, when a plane flying the Killers to the United Kingdom hit an air pocket and started free-falling. (

Loves Red Bull and Coca-Cola, sometimes being jokingly referred to as a "coke addict". (

Married longtime girlfriend Tana Munblowsky on a beach in Hawaii. (

Cousin of professional golfer Craig Barlow. (

One of his favorite songs is 'Crystal' by New Order, the music video of which was the inspiration for the Killers' name. Much to his excitement, he was invited to perform a duet of the song with New Order on stage in 2005. (

Youngest child of a family from Las Vegas. Curiously, he is also the youngest member of the Killers. (

Favorite song on Sam's Town is 'Read My Mind'. (

Discovered he could sing when Blush Response, his previous band, was having trouble settling on a competent vocalist. The group decided to have Brandon try and was surprised to find he was actually quite talented. (

Attended Chaparral High School in Las Vegas, as did fellow band member Mark Stoermer. (

The music video for 'Read My Mind' features a scene in which a caterpillar-like creature discovers the Killers bunked in tiny sleeping quarters. During the filming this particular segment, Brandon and Dave were really asleep. (

He and his wife welcomed their first child, son Ammon Richard Flowers, on July 14 (2007). (

Favorite song on the Hot Fuss album is 'Jenny Was a Friend of Mine'. (

Was accidentally splashed with beer during a concert in Scotland, soaking his keyboard and causing it to fail. (

Was suffering from acute bronchitis in early December of 2006, yet still took the stage for the K.R.O.Q. Almost Acoustic Christmas party in Los Angeles. (

Performed a duet of 'In A Little While' with U2 after Bono's voice began to give out at a concert in Las Vegas. (

Favorite fast food restaurant is McDonald's. (

He wanted to move to England when he was younger. London is also one of his favorite cities, along with his hometown of Las Vegas. (

Worked as a bellhop for the Gold Coast Hotel and the Cesar's Palace Hotel before forming his band with friend David Keuning. (

Despite his standing position as the Killers' front man, he can also play some guitar and even provides additional bass in the song 'For Reasons Unknown'. (

According to himself, the worst thing he has ever done was stealing wine coolers at the age of 11. (

Favorite movies are 'Moulin Rouge', 'Forrest Gump' and 'Napoleon Dynamite'. (

Until January of 2006, he was still driving an old Hyundai with a broken window. (

Contrary to popular belief, Flowers is indeed his actual last name. (

Is of Scottish and Lithuanian descent. (

Not to be confused with Brandon Lavar Flowers, a defensive back at v*rginia Tech (2006). (

His only brother, Shane, is 12 years older than him. (

Wanted to be a professional golfer at one point. (

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