In a new edition of “Making Waves,” Las Vegas natives shake it up a bit with this exclusive acoustic performance of their hit single, “Radioactive.”
As their song continues to dominate airwaves, the band chats with ANDPOP host Simon Mohos on the all too real and unglamorous life of being struggling musicians.
“Growing up as a band, we played a lot of casino gigs,” said D. Wayne Sermon, the band’s guitarist. “At the beginning, we just had to beg them to let us play for them. We did these four to six hour gigs, three to four time a week for minimal pay.”
“There was pay?” asked frontman Dan Reynolds.
The road to success was never easy but it’s an achievement that earned the band a loyal fan base that spans the globe. The boys also let us in on what Charlie Sheen told them just as they were making it big.