The Fray’s Isaac Slade Says Feud With the Killers Is Over
The non-feud between the Fray and the Killers is officially over. Instead of settling their differences with a violent rock-star fistfight, Fray frontman Isaac Slade and the Killers' Brandon Flowers became texting buddies and promised to get together for dinner.
Slade had taken offense to remarks Flowers made during a concert, when he implored the crowd, "Come on, stand up and dance. This isn’t a f—ing Fray show.” Slade then jokingly promised to "punch him in the mouth" for insulting Fray fans, but he admitted that Fray concerts are more tame than Killers shows.
In a new interview with The Daily Star, Slade laughed when asked if he really would have hit Flowers.
I don’t know. I won’t go on the record as one way or another. It definitely bummed me out when he was making fun of our fans. It was on NME.com for an hour and a half before I got a text from him out of the blue. We’ve talked a few times but we’ve never really texted before. Somehow he tracked down my number and he said something to the effect of ‘sorry’ and I said something to the effect of ‘let’s get dinner.’ We sorted it out; the feud lasted about 90 minutes. Brandon and I had a good run.
Slade added that the incident can only help the Fray's reputation. "That was our first official rivalry I think,” he said. “We’ve flirted with other rivals before, but this is the first one to make the headlines. It’s nice, I actually feel like we’ve got a little street cred, I like it.”
The Fray had the honor of performing the National Anthem before last night's NCAA basketball national championship game, though some critics have called their performance "dreadful" and "cringe-inducing."