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KILLERS OKAY WITH MITT ROMNEY BEING A FAN
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8/31/2012

Killers bassist Mark Stoermer told Rolling Stone that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's stated liking for his band doesn't bother the group -- a marked contrast to Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello's response to the news that Romney's running mate, Paul Ryan, was a big Rage fan. Stoermer said, "He's, I guess, a guy and he listens to music and happens to like us. That's fine," adding, "Anyone's allowed to like us. If it's just about music, I guess it's not a negative thing."

Asked if they would perform at the White House under a Romney Administration, Stoermer said, "We'd have to cross that bridge when we come to it. We're not really a political band. And we don't necessarily have all the same views, but none of us are very politically active anyway. I guess we would be open to it, depending on if and when it happens and what it was about."

The Killers did play the White House once before, at a July 4th, 2010 event honoring members of the military and their families.

When asked by Parade magazine to name his favorite musical acts, Romney mentioned the Killers along with the Beach Boys, Alabama, Aerosmith, Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney and Toby Keith.

Romney and Killers frontman Brandon Flowers are both Mormons.

When vice presidential nominee Ryan listed Rage Against The Machine as one of his favorites, despite their hardcore leftist leanings, Morello blasted the far-right Congressman in an op-ed piece for Rolling Stone.

Other acts like the Silversun Pickups, Twisted Sister's Dee Snider and Foo Fighters have come out against Romney or in support of President Obama, while Kid Rock, Ted Nugent and Lynyrd Skynyrd are backing the Republican ticket.


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