The Imagine Dragons’ latest video for ‘Demons’ honors Tyler Robinson, a young fan who shared a special moment with the band during a show before succumbing to illness.
A key part of being in a rock band is going on the long tour — we’re talking one to two years long — in support of your albums. The guys in Imagine Dragons are no strangers to the road, having been back and forth across the world a few times over now, starting way before they released 2012′s Night Visions.
All the best rock bands have legends and myths swirling around them: the Led Zeppelin shark story, the Rolling Stones drug bust/Mars bar incident, any number of (untrue, one hopes) lurid things you may have heard about Rod Stewart. But by and large, today’s rock bands don’t have that same one-two bad boy punch. Rock, as a whole, faces the problem of being a bit faceless. Unlike their pop and hip-hop compatriots, it’s harder to develop a cult of personality around a group of people.
Beyonce and Nine Inch Nails will be headlining Jay-Z’s second annual Made in America festival, to be held August 31st and September 1st at Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the rap mogul announced Wednesday (April 10).
Imagine Dragons are no strangers to the radio. They catapulted into the music scene with their single “It’s Time” last year and then popular follow up “Radioactive.” Their current hit “Demons” has also been climbing Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.
While the Lollapalooza lineup is still a much rumored discussion, Imagine Dragons let it slip that they’ll be playing the festival this summer.
If the comical, puppet-laden music video for Imagine Dragons breakout hit “Radioactive” featuring actor Lou Diamond Phillips came as something of a surprise for the intense tune, that reaction was exactly the band’s intention.
It’s a tradition as old as the Johnny Carson show: Most nights, since 1966, bands big and small play on the national stage of late night television. Sometimes good things happen, sometimes bad things happen, but the performances are always worth watching. They’re captivating mostly because they offer the raw sound of a live band and the professional video and audio recording of a late night television show.
All the best rock bands have legends and myths swirling around them: the Led Zeppelin shark story, the Rolling Stones drug bust/Mars bar incident, any number of (untrue, one hopes) lurid things you may have heard about Rod Stewart. But by and large, today’s rock bands don’t have that same one-two bad boy punch. Imagine Dragons, much to the surprise of everyone, might just be bucking that trend.
The 2013 festival season continues to heat up with the line-up announcement for this year’s Sasquatch! Festival (yes, the exclamation point is part of the name), with Mumford and Sons, the Postal Service, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Vampire Weekend among the headliners.
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