I sat down with Imagine Dragons for an interview before their show in Dallas on Feb. 21 to discuss all-things music and their incredible rise to success this year.
The band’s song ‘Radioactive’ on their debut studio album, Night Visions, has spent a record-breaking 77 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. Imagine Dragons also won a Grammy Award this year for Best Rock Performance (“Radioactive”).
WARNING: Some NSFW language
1) Are they comfortable being a household name now, and how they’re dealing with success?
-Answered (in order) by drummer Daniel Platzman, guitarist Wayne “Wing” Sermon, and then bass guitarist Ben McKee
2) What bands and artists are they listening to right now that have influenced them?
-Answered by all members starting with lead singer Dan Reynolds
3) What their reaction is to Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme recently ranting at one of their concerts saying, ‘F--k Imagine Dragons, F--k the Grammy’s’ after Imagine Dragons was awarded the Grammy for Best Rock Performance over QOTSA.
4) What is their favorite song on their Night Visions album?
-Wayne “Wing” Sermon, Daniel Platzman, Ben McKee and then Dan Reynolds
5) What’s the story and origin behind the name – Imagine Dragons?
6) How much creative control does the band have in their music videos, shows, etc…?
The Intern ‘Richie Rich’ (Matt)