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Rock star's hair-raising keepsake

Published 16/05/2015

Brandon Flowers carries around shavings from his beard
Brandon Flowers carries around shavings from his beard

Rock band frontman Brandon Flowers has admitted he carries a bag of hair shavings around with him.

The Killers' singer, whose career was launched off the American band's 2004 debut Mr Brightside, said it has become a "ritual" for him to keep clumps of his own hair in a bag.

The committed Mormon told the Independent's Radar magazine, he removed his beard - grown for the Americana-inspired second album, Sam's Town, in 2006 - ahead of their third record two years later, but kept the shavings.

He said: "I still do it. I have a Ziplock bag full of hair.

"I'll grow five or six days' growth, make sure that the sink is dry, use an electric razor, catch it in the sink, and then I'm able to just scoop it into the bag.

"I don't know what to do with it yet. It means something. It makes me think about where I stand."

Flowers' second solo album, The Desired Effect, is released in the UK on Monday.

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