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The Killers have started recording their fifth album

The Killers have begun recording their fifth studio album.

The Las Vegas band started sessions in their hometown a few days ago (September 9).

ronnie-vannucci-jrDrummer Ronnie Vannucci Jr. told DIY last Wednesday (September 7): “We go into the studio two days from now. On the ninth [September], we start on the ninth.

He continued: “We’ll see what happens. We’ve been working with different people and seeing how it feels, and we’re starting to work with another person now. I don’t know if we wanna reveal who that is.

The drummer said he expected the sessions to be “surprising” because “when we get in [the studio] we come at it from one direction, and then it’ll go another direction“.

Vannucci Jr. also addressed rumors about the group working with Elton John. “I think that’s what they are – just rumors. ”

First of all it would be great to work with Elton John,” he said. “But we haven’t done anything beside the Christmas song [‘Joseph, Better You Than Me’] with him. That would be awesome to work with him, especially in a songwriting capacity… that dude is no joke when it comes to writing songs. That would be fun, but that is just a rumor. A nice rumor, I suppose!

The album will be the band’s first since 2012’s .