While conducting research on some of my favorite bands, I found out some fascinating trivia about the musicians behind the music, and thought you might get a kick out of it, too.
Let’s start with Imagine Dragons, a four-member alternative/pop/indie rock band based in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Did you know…
- Three of the four members in the band share the first name “Daniel:”
- Dan Reynolds (lead singer)
- Daniel Wayne Sermon (guitar)
- Daniel Platzman (drums)
- Ben McKee (bass)
- Reynolds, child #7 in a family with 9 children, earned Eagle Scout status. He also stands 6’4″ tall.
- Sermon is one of five children.
- All the members of the band except Reynolds, attended the Berklee School of Music in California.
- Platzman received his degree in film scoring, and has received the Vic Firth Award for Outstanding Musicianship and the Michael Rendish Award in Film Scoring.
- Two of the Dans—Reynolds and Sermon—are Mormon, and married, girls. Sorry.
- Reynolds’ wife Aja Volkman is an American musician, best known as the front woman for the indie rock band Nico Vega.
- Sermon married ballerina/writer/photographer Alexandra Hill.
- McKee was arrested on the Las Vegas Strip for public nudity. He later stated in a Billboard interview, “There were some bad choices being made. Vegas is a crazy place.”
What other trivia do you know about Imagine Dragons?