Whatever It Takes
Next to Me
about imagine dragons
In a world where any teenager with a webcam can become a rock star then a has-been all in the space of a few months, Imagine Dragons are a refreshing return to the tried-and-true traditions of great rock and roll. They’ve learned how to be a
band the old fashioned way, by writing great songs and playing them live to an increasingly large audience. But their secret weapon is the one element we’ve truly lost in this exhibitionistic post-internet music culture: mystery. “The name of the band is an anagram,” Wayne says. “We had this phrase but it was something we didn’t really want to call the band so we agreed to switch the letters around and came up with Imagine Dragons. We haven’t even told our own mothers what the phrase was. As an artist you put so much of yourself out there it’s fun to have something you keep to yourself.