Ronnie Vannucci is weak link

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 5 July 2015
Ronnie Vannucci

Ronnie Vannucci

Ronnie Vannucci Jr. thinks he is the "weakest link" in Big Talk but brings his ideas to the "geniuses" in the band and hopes they'll make him better

Ronnie Vannucci Jr. thinks he is the "weakest link" in Big Talk.

The 36-year-old rocker has hailed the musicians who form his side-project - including Tenacious D guitarist John Konesky and bassist John Spiker and Bad Religion drummer Brooks Wackerman -"geniuses", and he hopes he can get better through their talent.

He said: "I'd sling a guitar over and yell into a mic.

"I'm a slow adult bringing ideas to geniuses.

"Through osmosis I'm becoming a better guitarist and hopefully a better singer. That would do the whole world a favour."

The group's new album is titled 'Straight In No Kissin'', a phrase Ronnie heard while The Killers were performing in Dublin and he was determined to use even though he didn't really know what it meant.

Speaking of the title - which he initially suggested for The Killers' 'Battle Born' album - he said: "I don't know if it means 'we didn't get a parking space' or 'the date went well' but it'as a f***in grad title for a rocker."

Ronnie penned the record in 2013 while on the road with The Killers.

He explained to NME magazine: "I didn't have time to get drunk at night, so I wrote on a guitar while I was jetlagged."

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