Fact: Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds is facing off against veteran action man Dolph Lundgren for the band's new video. The singer squares off with the actor, who played Russian fighter Ivan Drago in Rocky IV, in a futuristic boxing match.
Fact: Rockers Imagine Dragons have teamed up with singer Grimes and Drake's producer Noah '40' Shebib to curate the music for the NBA 2K17 video game. Jay Z previously took on the task for NBA 2K13, while fellow rap mogul Sean 'Diddy' Combs has just been recruited to take charge of the songs for WWE 2K17, the wrestling equivalent of the gaming franchise.
Fact: Imagine Dragons have joined an elite club after scoring a diamond certificate from the Recording Industry Association of America for sales of their hit Radioactive. The track has become the longest-running song in the history of the Billboard charts, and now it joins Lady Gaga's Bad Romance, Justin Bieber's Baby and Eminem's Love the Way You Lie and Not Afraid as a digital diamond success with sales of over 7.7 million. Elton John's Candle in the Wind/The Way You Look Tonight is the only physical single to accomplish that feat, according to Billboard.com. Radioactive spent 87 weeks on Billboard's Hot 100 chart and earned Imagine Dragons a Grammy Award.
Fact: Rockers Imagine Dragons took their name from an anagram of another band moniker they considered and then rejected. They refuse to reveal what it was.
Quote: "I don't like to go out; I don't like after parties. I don't live a typical rock-star life." Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds is a stay-at-home dad when he can be.
Quote: "I don't necessarily agree with a lot of the culture that comes with it, but I still identify as Mormon. I like to think of myself more as a spiritual person." Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds on his faith.
Fact: Imagine Dragons, No Doubt and Robert Plant will headline the third annual Bottlerock festival in Napa Valley, California in May (15). The three-day music, culinary arts and wine festival will also feature appearances by Foster the People, Passion Pit, Snoop Dogg, Cage The Elephant, Young the Giant, the Gipsy Kings, Capital Cities, Awolnation, Los Lobos, The Chris Robinson Brotherhood and Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts.
Fact: Imagine Dragons, Weezer, Kendrick Lamar and Cypress Hill are among the acts who have signed up to perform at the inaugural Made In America festival in Los Angeles. The two-day event, launched by Jay Z in 2012, will take place at L.A. Grand Park over the same Labor Day weekend (30-31Aug14) as the original Philadelphia, Pennsylvania bash, which will feature Kanye West, Kings of Leon, The National and Pharrell Williams, among others.
Fact: Carrie Underwood, OneRepublic and John Legend will compete with Ellie Goulding, Imagine Dragons and Luke Bryan for the Milestone Award at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. The winner will decided by a fan vote and unveiled during the Las Vegas prizegiving on 18 May (14).
Fact: Coldplay, Imagine Dragons and Pitbull are among the acts who will headline the first ever iTunes festival in America next month (Mar14). The event has run annually in the U.K. since 2007, and it will launch in the U.S. in March (14) as part of the South By Southwest music festival in Texas.
Fact: The songs that eventually made up Imagine Dragons' 2012 hit album Night Visions were originally intended for Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark. The show features a score by U2 rockers Bono and The Edge.