Imagine Dragons Talk Upcoming Grammy Performance with Kendrick Lamar


Review by Anne Erickson

Imagine Dragons and Kendrick Lamar will perform together at the 2014 Grammys

Hot alternative act Imagine Dragons are set to perform with rapper Kendrick Lamar at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, and as it turns out, the idea came right from Lamar. Imagine Dragons guitarist Wayne Sermon says the band was approached by Kendrick at the American Music Awards, and he pitched them the idea then.

“It was an easy thing to say yes to,” Wayne told USA Today. “It’s a chance to do something different and out of the box for us, too. We won’t be too disappointed if we don’t win a Grammy, just as long as our performance goes well. It’s the only thing we’ve got control over, so we’re focusing mostly on that.” Imagine Dragons is up for two Grammys at next month’s awards show.

Also on Imagine Dragons’ schedule is a performance at the Allstate Fan Fest in New Orleans on today (Jan. 1), one day before the Sugar Bowl. Wayne says performing a football event should earn him some respect from family members.

“All my brothers are athletic, and I was always the sad, less talented kid,” he said. “So the fact that we’re going to do something like the Sugar Bowl gives me cred with them. And that’s really the most important thing, to look cool to my older brothers.”



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