As the frontman of popular band The Killers, many would see it as Brandon Flower’s duty to promote the rock and roll lifestyle, but the 31-year-old singer has firmly left those days behind him; he spoke to Q magazine about his former lifestyle and the changes he has made to improve his outlook – and his teeth!
Flowers was raised a Mormon and stopped drinking and smoking five years ago, but insists that this is the real ethos of rock and roll; ‘I want to be myself. I live my life how I want to. Isn’t that the idea of what rock and roll is? I am more rock and roll than just about anybody else you’re going to meet.’ The frontman also mentioned how he drank to excess in his teens and used to spend his weekends in nightclubs, much like other people his age.
Although Flowers is happy to talk about his childhood, it seems there are some incidents he would rather forget; ‘I had braces and I didn’t take good care of [my teeth]’ he told the magazine, admitting that his teeth are ‘fake’ as he had to have veneers fitted after problems with his dental health following orthodontic treatment. ‘When it was time to get the braces off they took pieces of the teeth with them,’ he says, ‘I was 14. I went to school and people kept trying to tell me that I had food in my teeth but they were holes. Eventually I had to get veneers.’