With the benefit of hindsight and experience, how would the Bravery today have handled its feud with the Killers a few years ago?
The gist: Around the time the Bravery released its self-titled full-length debut in 2005, the New York dance-rock band found itself under attack from Brandon Flowers, singer for the Killers.
"Look at a band like the Bravery. They're signed because we're a band," Flowers told mtvnews.com at the time, in an interview in which he also slagged off Bravery singer Sam Endicott for once playing in a satirical ska band called Skabba the Hut. "I think people will see through them," Flowers concluded.
A verbal slap-fight ensued, with the two bands taking pot shots at each other for a while, especially in the UK press. Endicott told me this week it's not an episode he's proud of.
"The whole thing left a really bad taste in my mouth," he said with a sigh.
Instead of letting the feud blossom, Endicott said this time he would try to tamp it down instead.
"We’d try to have more control over the publicity and the promotion, because what happens is that other people get their hands on it and spiral it out of control," he said. "Especially in the UK — it’s much worse there than here. We’d try to have a tighter rein on that now."