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The Killers: Destiny Is Calling Me [Paperback]

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In this candid biography/photo book of the rock group that has sold over two million copies of its debut album Hot Fuss, noted journalist Jarret Keene reveals the secret meanings of songs by The Killers ("The Ballad of Michael Valentine," "Jenny Was a Friend of Mine"). Also exposed is how the band dodged slings and arrows (a Las Vegas newspaper once dismissed The Killers as a "Duran Duran cover band") to become the latest breakthrough rock band-and perhaps the next great rock band of the twenty-first century. Nearly 100 never-before-published photos of The Killers (crowned Best New Band on the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards) are included, from their original lineup to their most recent stadium gigs. The author shares his unique insight into the band's psychology-the hidden power struggles, the friendships cemented and broken-and sheds light on what makes The Killers stand out in the world of rock music today.

In addition to having been close friends and bandmates with members of the now multi-platinum-selling The Killers, author Jarret Keene covered the rapid rise of the group during his three-year stint as arts and entertainment editor for Las Vegas CityLife. From The Killers' humble beginnings as the house band for a local transsexual dive bar to their eventual friendship with Jay Z, Keene saw and heard it all. Keene is also the author of the poetry collection Monster Fashion and the alternative travel guide The Underground Guide to Las Vegas. He lives in Las Vegas.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   136
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 6" Height: 9"
Weight:   0.5 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 15, 2006
Publisher   Manic D Press, Inc.
ISBN  1933149108  
ISBN13  9781933149103  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Jarret Keene is author/editor of three books, including the poetry collection Monster Fashion, the alt-travel tome The Underground Guide to Las Vegas and the unauthorized rock bio The Killers: Destiny is Calling Me. He lives in Las Vegas.

Jarret Keene currently resides in Las Vegas, in the state of Nevada. Jarret Keene was born in 1973.

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The Killers: Destiny Is Calling Me   Jan 24, 2008
very good book
for fans of the band
information not written anywhere else
very cool pics of original newspaper/magazine articles
pic of original ad which started the band

overall = awesome

destiny is sweet!  Jul 7, 2006
This book offers a look at the killers past that hasn't been told before with great photos that help tell the story of this band's drive and talent.
without focusing on just one member it gives an interesting look at each members role, how they came together and how hard they worked to be the successful band they are today.
normally skeptical about unofficial biography's.. especially on band's that I love.. this book is different I think it is an honest,accurate portrayal of the band and one all killers fans will love!
They made it out  Jul 1, 2006
If you've ever lived in Las Vegas, you know why the Killers' story is worth reading: They made it out, and in a very big way.

If you haven't lived in Vegas, and don't know how many bands have tried and failed to do what the Killers did, this book will fill you in.

Jarret Keene was the perfect journalist to detail the Killers' rise to fame, as he was there from the start. Not many other rock star biographies have that luxury.

It doesn't get much better than "The Killers: Destiny is Calling Me." The writing's great. The pictures are amazing. The band is unforgettable. Read itv and let the process of forgetting Slaughter begin.
The making of The Killers  Jun 1, 2006
Sometimes bands seem to come out of nowhere and suddenly they're everywhere... This book is awesome in that it shows just how hard the Killers worked to go from playing for 10 people in a cafe and tiny clubs (the book has the photos to prove it!) to being the huge stars they are today -- really inspiring if you're in a band that's just starting out or trying to get signed...

A must-have for all Killers fans -- lots of great photos and the mystery of Ted, the fifth Killer, is revealed. Very cool!

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