Imagine Dragons Share Rockstar Blackout Story

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On their first trip abroad to, of all places, Norway, at least one member of Imagine Dragons recounted the tale of finding his inner rock star legend. The main problem is, he can't actually remember it.

"We played Bergenfest in Bergen, Norway and it was actually the first time we had played internationally," bassist Ben McKee told, setting the scene. "We had never gone to Canada or anything before this we really hadn't left the west coast of the U.S. Our manager submitted us to the festival without telling us, not thinking that we would get it and all of the sudden we were heading to Norway."

"It's a really friendly, really open culture there," McKee continued. "They really love their music. They had very, very strong alcohol there. I ended up waking up one morning in my hotel room [with] my pillow completely soaked in blood, my head split open and no memory of the night before or how I got home."

"There was a note," interjected drummer Daniel Platzman with a grin.

"Oh yes, and I had the phone number of somebody named Ken in my pocket," McKee sheepishly admitted. "This was a good one. I heard later on that I had been walking around, talking about how Michael Jackson's bass lines were so good that it made me hate myself."

"Rightfully so," asserted guitarist Wayne Sermon.

"And asking very large Norweigian men to hit me in the face," continued McKee. "So I literally was asking for it and it sounded like eventually somebody begrudgingly went through with my request. Yeah, we're going back to Norway this summer so we'll see. Maybe chapter 2 is coming." more on this story is an official news provider for
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