Maroon 5 Scrap 'Lucky Strike' As Single, Plan on Early Album Release

James Valentine.
James Valentine explains that Maroon 5's next record could come "sometime before Spring"

Last month, Maroon 5 guitarist James Valentine said that the pop rock group were indeed somewhat far in to writing and recording their follow-up record to the band's 2012 platinum album Overexposed, and may be released early next year. However, earlier this week rumors circulated the web that the band were scrapping the Ryan Tedder-produced hit "Lucky Strike" as the group's fifth single from Overexposed. Earlier this week, according to celebrity blog Hollywood Life, the guitarist talked with the Gossip blog briefly about band mate Adam Levine's busy life as a coach on The Voice and recently being titled "Sexiest Man Alive" by People magazine.

Valentine was asked about Maroon 5's upcoming project and the musician spoke about it stating: "The album is about there. Just a little bit longer. We're looking at a release sometime before Spring." After responding he was asked about if the band were to be expecting a Grammy nomination, and he said: "I surely hope so. We were flattered last year just to be apart of everything."

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