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Watch Imagine Dragons Cover Rush’s ‘Tom Sawyer’

The whole song, drum solo and all.
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By Jeremy D. Larson

In a recent interview with Radio.com, Imagine Dragons stuttered a bit when asked if they were a “rock” band or not. Some guys in the band said yes, others hedged their words. However, it’s safe to say that you won’t find many non-rock bands covering Rush.

“It’s just an intimidating song,” frontman Dan Reynolds told Rolling Stone of the 1981 classic rock radio staple. “It’s so cool, because I found this whole new register. I’ve been taking additional voice lessons and figuring out how to tune into my upper range more. The band loves prog, so it’s kind of their dream.”

And they kind of kill it. All those years playing as a club band on the Las Vegas strip totally pays off, and drummer Daniel Platzman absolutely nails Neil Peart’s historical drum solo.

Watch the footage below, taken from last night’s show at The Forum in Los Angeles.

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