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I recently had the chance to sit down with Epic Records artist Tom Walker. His EP “Blessings” is out now. We chatted about his music, covering Imagine Dragons and his hometown of Manchester during our conversation inside New York City’s Stage 17.

For our second and final day inside Westwood One’s Backstage at the 2016 American Music Awards, we chatted with a bunch of stars, including a few performers for Sunday night’s AMAs. John Legend reminisced about his time as a church choir director in Scranton and revealed his Thanksgiving plans, The Chainsmokers talked about working in the studio with Coldplay’s Chris Martin and former “Glee” star Jane Lynch popped by to explain why she released a Christmas album. More photos, videos and audio interviews below.





Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds called in to “Ralphie Tonight” to chat about the band’s sophomore album, Smoke + Mirrors. Reynolds also offered some insight in to the band’s album release week schedule and a recent chat they had backstage at “The Tonight Show” with Taylor Swift.


Reynolds and company are preparing for the band’s forthcoming arena tour, and the front man talked about what Imagine Dragons is planning for the set.

“Ralphie Tonight” was live in Los Angeles for the 2014 American Music Awards with Westwood One’s “Red Carpet Radio.”

Over the weekend, acts like Selena Gomez, Pitbull, Imagine Dragons, Train’s Pat Monahan, Gavin DeGraw, and many more stopped by to chat about the weekend’s festivities.

Click here for more of our 2014 AMAs coverage.

Imagine Dragons performed at the American Music Awards and then The GRAMMYs. Both performances were well received. Both performances were complimented with awards won that evening. Also both performances were enjoyed by a one Taylor Swift, who was seen on camera front and center rocking out to the band’s sounds.

“We’ve played a couple of events before with Taylor and yunno, she always an enthusiastic supporter of us,” bassist Ben McKee told “The Ralphie Show.”

“Anytime we look out and see Taylor Swift dancing, we’re pretty sure we’re doing something right,” added drummer Daniel Platzman. The band member also confirmed that when they’re on stage, Swift’s unmistakable silhouette dancing in the front row is pretty much impossible to miss.

“She was getting down. I think that’s cool,” lead singer Dan Reynolds chimed in. “I think people should express themselves and I feel like more and more, hopefully in society people are ok with letting others express themselves however they want.”

Reynolds also offered Swift props for not being too cool to enjoy herself amongst celebrities and a national television audience.

“To me, the less cool thing to do is to try and act a certain way,” he said.

Reynolds and his band know a thing or two about cool. Imagine Dragons only has one album out, but Night Visions is almost double platinum in the U.S. alone, spawning three big hits in the process. In addition to other artists in the crowd enjoying themselves, the Las Vegas-based quartet has gained notoriety for an artist that collaborates with them on stage: rapper Kendrick Lamar. But despite the acts seamlessly mashing up “Radioactive” and Lamar’s “m.A.A.d city,” don’t expect any features on the band’s next LP.

“We’re really not even thinking fully what we’re going to do with the second album,” Reynolds revealed. “We’ve just been writing without thought.”

The front man told Rolling Stone that the Dragons are currently 50 demos deep in to those writing sessions.

“I think we have a lot of work to do on our own,” guitarist Wayne Sermon explained, “to kind of establish ourselves and to have that confidence in ourselves to identify a sound and to continue to grow before we reach out to other people.”

“But, yeah, you never know.”

The Las Vegas-based band offers up another track from its LP, Night Visions, the same album that spawned “It’s Time.”

Big fan of these Las Vegas indie rockers. The band’s album Night Visions was released earlier this month.