The Kills

The Kills Artistfacts

  • 2000-
    Alison MosshartVocals, guitar
    Jamie HinceGuitar
  • The Kills guitarist Jamie Hince describes his parents as "very formal." When he first started playing music, they thought his dream to be a musician for a living was just a phase. Now, Hince says they're supportive even though they probably "would've preferred him to be an academic."
  • After their show at South-by-Southwest in Austin, Texas in 2011, The Kills stayed out partying with members of the hard rock band Queens Of The Stone Age. At the beginning of the show, QOTSA frontman Josh Homme said to singer Alison Mosshart "You know this won't be an early night, don't you?"
  • The Kills singer Alison Mosshart told Interview magazine that she likes to prepare for a show with a drink. "Maybe a vodka with some juice in it" she responds when asked what her weapon of choice would be.
  • The Kills singer Alison Mosshart fainted while performing at Lollapalooza. The temperature was around 115 degrees Fahrenheit and since the stage was black, she felt like she was going to melt. She almost fainted a second time while performing in France at an auditorium with literally no ventilation system.
  • The Kills' songs have appeared on many TV shows, including Cops, House, and True Blood.
  • The Kills guitarist Jamie Hince is married to supermodel Kate Moss. The couple's 2011 wedding took place on July 1, 2011 at St Peter's Church, Southrop in Gloucestershire, England. The pair ended their relationship in the summer of 2015. Their marital ups and downs have been covered endlessly by the British tabloid press.
  • Alison Mosshart first met Jamie Hince when she was just 17 and was staying in the flat below him. "I used to just hear him play electric guitar up there, and I was like, this is the f---ing coolest-sounding electric guitar ever," she revealed in an interview with the Lena Dunham newsletter Lenny Letter. "When I met him I told him, 'I want to be in a band with you,' and he thought that I was insane but I really persisted, and eventually we started writing and he encouraged me."

    Mosshart added that Hince the gave her a four-track cassette recorder to practise on. "Then I would run back to London with the tapes, and that's how the Kills started," she said.
  • Alison Mosshart is also a talented artist. The first solo exhibition of her paintings, Fire Power, was held at the Joseph Gross Gallery in New York in July 2015.

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