Big Talk

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For the song by Warrant, see Big Talk (song).
Big Talk
Origin Las Vegas, Nevada
Genres Indie Rock, Country Rock
Years active 2011–present
Labels Little Oil / Epitaph
Associated acts The Killers
Members Ronnie Vannucci Jr
Taylor Milne

Big Talk is an American rock band, consisting of The Killers' drummer Ronnie Vannucci Jr, and Taylor Milne.

Grammy Award-winning producer Joe Chiccarelli (The Strokes, My Morning Jacket, The Shins) worked with the band on their debut album. It was recorded between November 2010 and January 2011 at Battle Born Studios,[1] and was then mixed at London's Assault & Battery by Alan Moulder (U2, The Killers, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins).[2] Former Weezer bassist Matt Sharp and Ted Sablay (who toured with The Killers) also helped out on the album.[3]

The first single, "Getaways", was released on May 10, 2011. Big Talk released its eponymous debut album on July 12, 2011, on Vannucci's own label "Little Oil" in association with Epitaph Records.[4][5] It first streamed in full via Much Music on July 12, 2011 and then on ABC's Music Lounge on July 13, 2011.[6][7] NME streamed the album exclusively.[8]

Big Talk made their live television debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on July 25, 2011.[9]


After touring and releasing albums for nearly nine years, Ronnie Vannucci Jr of The Killers and his bandmates went on hiatus.[10] Shortly, he enlisted the help of a longtime friend and former band member (from Expert on October) Taylor Milne to record a solo album.[11][12] Matt Sharp and Ted Sablay (formerly of Expert on October) also helped contribute bass parts to the album.[13]

The band's live lineup currently consists of Ronnie Vannucci on vocals and guitar; Taylor Milne on guitar; Alex Stopa on drums; Tyson Henrie on bass; and John Spiker on keyboards, guitar and background vocals.[13]







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  2. ^ "The Killers' Ronnie Vannucci Announces Solo Album 'Big Talk'". Gigwise. 2011-05-03. Retrieved 2012-03-22. 
  3. ^ "Ronnie Vannucci ; The Killers' drummer has made a solo album -". Retrieved 2013-07-25. 
  4. ^ "The Killers' Ronnie Vannucci Goes Solo". SPIN. Retrieved 2012-03-22. 
  5. ^ "The Killers' Ronnie Vannucci to release solo album in July | News". Nme.Com. 2011-05-03. Retrieved 2012-03-22. 
  6. ^ "Listen To Big Talk's New Album 'Big Talk' On". Retrieved 2012-03-22. 
  7. ^ "ABC - Music Lounge". Retrieved 2012-03-22. 
  8. ^ "The Killers' Ronnie Vannucci streams new solo album 'Big Talk' online - audio | News". Nme.Com. 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2012-03-22. 
  9. ^ "Epitaph Records: Big Talk To Perform On Jimmy Kimmel Live, Album Premiering Now At". Retrieved 2012-03-22. 
  10. ^ "The Killers’ Ronnie Vannucci launches Big Talk « Consequence of Sound". 2011-05-03. Retrieved 2012-03-22. 
  11. ^ "The Killers' Ronnie Vannucci to Release Solo Album Big Talk :: Music :: News :: Paste". 2011-05-03. Retrieved 2012-03-22. 
  12. ^ "Epitaph Records: Big Talk - Big Talk". Retrieved 2012-03-22. 
  13. ^ a b Keene, Jarret (2011-07-07). "From Back Beat to Front Man | Vegas Seven". Retrieved 2012-03-22. 

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