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Brandon Flowers picks work over partying
Brandon Flowers has quit drinking - and says the move has strengthened his love of music.
The Las Vegas-born musician was raised in the Mormon faith, which forbids consumption of alcohol.
Brandon told the Daily Mirror: "Drinking definitely conflicted with what I was raised to believe and what I want to teach my children to believe.
"When I think about the pain that came with it, it's a no-brainer."
He continued: "Music has taken the place of drinking for me. I write songs in a hotel room at 2am rather than go to a party.
"Now I'm even more excited about getting to that keyboard in the hotel room. And I'm as healthy as a horse."