Published May 20, 2011Though Ronnie Vannucci is bracing himself for his solo debut as Big Talk later this summer, the musician knows the project is but a brief sojourn from his drumming duties in his full-time gig, the Killers. It looks as if his time apart from the group is coming to a close sooner than we thought, though, as he has revealed the band are getting into the studio to work on some new tunes.
"We're getting in a room to grease the machine. We've traded ideas for songs online and worked songs out during soundchecks," Vannucci recently told Spin, pointing to some of the group's recent concert dates. "We have some songs written, plus some that haven't been released that are on the cutting room floor. The objective is to get in the room and see what we come up with."
Though it's way too early to suppose when the band will release a follow-up to 2008's Day & Age, Vannucci is hoping the record drops well before the apocalypse.
"It'd be nice to have the album out before 2012 -- you know, before the world ends," he joked before adding, "We want to make the best record ever with this one. Everybody's in that mind set of really focusing and putting the hammer down to make it happen."