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.
WATCH IMAGINE DRAGONS PERFORM RADIOACTIVE
For such an epic song, I envisioned the music video for Imagine Dragons‘ “Radioactive” to be a little different than the one we got. The guys are locked up in the basement dungeon of some criminal mastermind running a fighting ring. But instead of pitbulls, the fighters are stuffed animals.
A mysterious woman brings a scraggly pink bear to fight against a nasty horned moster, hoping he dominates the ring and rescues the trapped rockers.
The track is from Imagine Dragons’ debut album Night Visions. I imagined something a little more post-apocalyptic, like survivors conquering zombies in a destroyed city. Still, it’s an interesting, if slightly kitschy storyline. Do you think it fits the song?
Watch it here