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The Chainsmokers Tease Potential Linkin Park, Big Sean & Weezer Collaborations

Brian Bowen Smith
Photographed on Aug. 30, 2016 at the Avalon Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The Chainsmokers are so busy these days, they don't even have time to bum a cig.

Corny jokes aside, the current Billboard cover story gives a lot of insight into the inner-workings of EDM's chart-topping duo. Among other topics, Drew Taggart and Alex Pall talk buying mansions in Los Angeles to make constant travel to their Las Vegas residency breezier, and they drop knowledge on “a new multi-tiered LED setup.”

Most tantalizing of all, though, is news that Chainsmokers have been in talks with none other than Linkin Park, Big Sean, and Dua Lipa for potential collaborations. Even Weezer hit 'em up not too long ago after turning down the Chainsmokers' invite to join them onstage at Coachella 2016. 

“I can’t blame somebody for saying no early on, but it depends on how you said no and how you came back to us,” Pall tells Billboard in the current cover story. “If you own it, like, ‘I didn’t see the vision, but it’s clear now and it’s super sick,’ I get that. It feels good when those people are like...” Taggart cuts in, “Thirsty.”

Read The Chainsmokers' full Billboard cover story here. 

Bonus: Watch The Chainsmokers Prank Call Charlie Puth & Daya