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The Killers and Bruce Springsteen Unite for ‘A Dustland Fairytale’ Remake

“He’s living, breathing American royalty,” Flowers says of Springsteen

The Killers, Bruce Springsteen

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The Killers and Bruce Springsteen have teamed up to record a new version of “A Dustland Fairytale,” which originally appeared on the band’s 2008 LP Day & Age.

In an e-mail interview with Rolling Stone, Killers frontman Brandon Flowers said the original plan was to play the song together live. “But the idea to record it remotely was initially about giving people something during quarantine,” he says. “‘Dustland’’s lineage leads straight to Bruce. When we finished it back in 2008, I sent him a copy and a note expressing my gratitude for his contribution to my life.”