Over the weekend, a new class was inducted into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame, in Cleveland. The new class includes Bon Jovi, The Cars, Dire Straits, the Moody Blues, Nina Simone, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Killers Frontman Brandon Flowers inducted The Cars. Flowers counts The Cars as a major influence. “I’ve made it a habit of reaching out to people who’ve inspired me, and so about a year ago, I emailed Ric (Ocasek), and so maybe that started the ball rolling before I even realized it. If you want to be asked to induct a band, email the singer,” Flowers jokes.
The Killers opened show with a special tribute to another influential artist, the late Tom Petty. Flowers and crew played an impressive cover of the classic “American Girl.”