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The Killers' Ronnie Vannucci to Release Solo Album Big Talk

May 3, 2011  |  11:45am
The Killers' Ronnie Vannucci to Release Solo Album <em>Big Talk</em>

Ronnie Vannucci, drummer for The Killers, will release his debut, self-titled album on July 12 via Epitaph Records.

Vannucci saw the opportunity to “do his own thing,” according to a press release, when The Killers ended a nine-year stint of incessant touring and recording. “I needed to do this,” he says in the release. “And now, having done it, it feels like the right thing to do. It all feels very natural.”

He enlisted an old friend and former bandmate Taylor Milne to play in studio sessions and play guitar on tour. “Taylor really attacks things at a different angle,” Vannucci says. “All these really cool leads that you’ll hear on the songs are Taylor. We work on things together, but it’s his take, so sometimes it’s very different. It sounds fresh to me.”

Big Talk’s first single, “Getaways,” will be available May 10 on iTunes. Pre-order the full record at epitaphstore.com.

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