The Killers, QOTSA Cover Elton John Classics On Epic New Album

Elton as you've never heard him

The Killers, QOTSA Cover Elton John Classics On Epic New Album EMI Music Australia

The Killers and Queens of the Stone Age are just two in a long list of superstar artists joining forces to celebrate Elton John's music.

EMI Music has released the full line-up performing on the music legend's new Revamp album, each taking an Elton classic and putting a 2018 spin on it.

"Bringing together a carefully curated selection of the world's biggest and best artists, Revamp sees Elton John and co-writer Bernie Taupin's best loved songs reinterpreted by some of contemporary music's most vital talents," EMI said in a statement this morning.

"The album spans a breathtaking array of styles, sining a light on Elton's unparalleled influence across popular music of all genres, ranging from hip-hop/ soul to rock to pop."

Brandon Flowers said that he had never heard of the song The Killers chose to cover - Mona Lisa and Mad Hatters - until he saw Elton perform it in Las Vegas.

"It knocked me over that there was this song out there that existed that I didn't know about that would touch me and be so powerful," he recalled. 

"I sat there with tears in my eyes in the audience going, 'What is this song?' so I guess that that is why it jumped out at me to cover."

Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme said that covering Goodbye Yellow Brick Road was like stepping onto a "psychedelic carousel".

"It's just this beautiful musical swirl and it's really intoxicating to be on that carousel," he added.

Mumford and Sons, Q-Tip, Coldplay, Florence + the Machine and Ed Sheeran also feature on the album, which is available to download and purchase from today.

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