Imagine Dragons Reveals That They Were Robbed
. (Radio.com) For their latest album, Smoke + Mirrors, Imagine Dragons found a house on the outskirts of their hometown of Las Vegas and built their own studio and they recently revealed that they were robbed while recording the album.
There were a lot of good parts about choosing to record off the beaten path: they were by the airport and were only five or 10 minutes away from the Vegas strip. But, one not so great thing about the neighborhood they chose were the neighbors.
'They were nice enough," guitarist, Wayne Sermon told Radio.com earlier this week at the famed New York City studio, Electric Lady right before hitting the stage for an up close and personal concert hosted by local radio station Fresh 102.7 (a CBS station). But frontman Dan Reynolds was quick to interject, "They're drug dealers."
Turns out, the area they chose to record in was kind of shady. Actually, very shady. "They only stole from us one time" bassist Ben McKee says. "That we know of. And they gave our mic stand back."
Reynolds thinks that they were actually robbed two times: "They broke into my car They stole my phone." "Someone stole your phone," McKee and drummer Daniel Platzman shrugged in unison, giving their neighbors the benefit of the doubt.
Either way, the dad of the perpetrator, Reynolds says, eventually came to their door, mic stand in hand, to apologize for his son. 'The dad knocked on the door and said, 'Listen, my son stole this mic stand from your guys' place,'" Reynolds says, mock handing the invisible stand over. ''We're not those kind of people.'"
Though, as Sermon remembers, they still technically owe them--'It was a whole stand and they brought back half the stand." What gets stolen in Vegas sometimes stays in Vegas. Read more here.
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