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The Killers speak of Nirvana influence

The Killers' bassist Mark Stoermer has revealed that grunge icons Nirvana are one of his biggest musical influences.

Nirvana have influenced countless bands over the last couple of decades - and it seems like you can add indie rockers The Killers to that list.

Speaking to NME, Stoermer revealed that Nirvana's 'Come As You Are' was the first song he learned to play - and his love of rock music swelled from then on. He said:

"Nirvana are definitely the band that got me into rock and 'Come as You Are' is the first song I learned how to play. I remember sitting down and trying to figure it out. I don't even know if I would have tried to play the bass or guitar if it wasn't for Nirvana, because I spent a lot of time just learning by ear."

He added: "I was really into the grunge movement which was happening when I was 16. The Pearl Jam show was a totally different experience for me, because I'd never seen a band with guitars live on stage. I remember Eddie Vedder sang 'My Way' with an Elvis impersonator."




Watch the video for Nirvana's 'Come As You Are' below: