Fact: Imagine Dragons and fun. star Nate Ruess are teaming up to headline a concert to pay tribute to the victims of the Orlando nightclub massacre. The All is One Orlando Unity Concert on Wednesday (22Jun16) will benefit the OneOrlando fund, set up to provide support for victims and survivors of the tragedy, during which 49 people lost their lives. The charity show will take place at the Hard Rock Live Orlando venue.
Fact: fun. frontman Nate Ruess' debut solo album will feature guest spots from Lykke Li and Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer. Grand Romantic will be released in June (15).
Fact: Pink and fun. frontman Nate Ruess were the MTV Video Music Awards first big winners - the pair picked up the Best Collaboration honour for their song Just Give Me a Reason. The night's first award was actually announced on the red carpet as stars, presenters and performers arrived at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York for the big show.
Quote: "I don't know what I was thinking writing the chorus for this song. If this is in Hd (high definition), everyone can see our faces and we are not very young." fun. frontman Nate Ruess recognises the irony of their hit song We Are Young as his band collects the prize for Song of the Year.
Quote: "She was the first person to ever hear We Are Young. It's a little-known fact." fun. frontman Nate Ruess reveals Alicia Keys was the first to hear the group's 2012 megahit.
Quote: "When I started going to shows aged 15 it was for punk bands who all had great frontmen. I see it as good luck that I don't play an instrument because that takes showmanship away if you're trying to play guitar at the same time. Playing any instrument as a singer is a wall between you and the audience." Fun frontman Nate Ruess puts all his efforts into entertaining the crowd instead of playing an instrument.