5/31/2014

James Valentine Says Every Song on 'V' is 'Really Good'

James Valentine in 2012.
Maroon 5 guitarist James Valentine sends out a few tweets about V's exciting upbringing

James Valentine took it to Twitter yesterday (Fri, May 30) to say a thing or two about his band Maroon 5's upcoming fifth studio effort, titled V.


After celebrating his sister and Project Runway stars' birthday, he tweeted out saying that he "just came from the studio and every song on the record is really good." Valentine then further tweeted out an appreciation tweet giving a shout out to all the producers who have worked with Maroon 5 on the new album, saying "We're very lucky to have the privilege of working with some of the producers on the planet. Learning a lot every day."

The musician then replied to some fans following the first two posted yesterday. One fan asked why the band's fifth album was titled "V", and James was quick to respond stating "V for Valentine, duh." Another fan questioned if Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine's song "Lost Stars" (from the upcoming motion picture soundtrack of the film Begin Again) will be featured on V and Valentine responded saying "No, but there will be a very special performance coming soon." Hinting at some more exciting news. He was asked by an eager fan how Valentine personally pronounced the new M5 album as he replied saying "I've kind of been saying both "V" and "five.""

A few weeks ago, Maroon 5 announced that the band new album, V will be set for a September 2 release through Interscope and that a single will be released sometime this summer. A tour is scheduled to begin this fall in partnership with Live Nation and Interscope.

5/30/2014

Adam Levine, Behati Prinsloo Set Wedding in Mexico This Summer

Adam and Behati in 2012.
Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine and VS model Behati Prinsloo will marry in Mexico this summer

According to the Huntington Post and US Weekly press, Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo will tie-the-knot sometime this summer in Mexico.


Last year in July, the Maroon 5 frontman engaged the Victoria's Secret Fashion model in Los Angeles, California and will be getting married at a disclosed area in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. It has been confirmed that the two soon-to-be newly weds will have two ceremonies including one in South Africa so the family and friends of Prinsloo's can celebrate as well.

In a recent report, Behati spoke about her wedding dress stating that "it's bohemian, very beachy, very me."

For more on the report, click below:
www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/29/adam-levine-behati-prinsloo-wedding_n_5411242.html

Watch Adam Levine talk about marriage with Oprah Winfrey below:

5/24/2014

Maroon 5 Expected to Release New Single Next Month


Maroon 5 may release the lead single to their album V in June

Maroon 5 are expected to release a new single sometime in the coming weeks.

Last week, Maroon 5 issued big news about their highly anticipated fifth studio album, V, which is set for a September 2 release through Interscope Records. However, comparing this album's cycle to the band's previous eras, we can almost predict exactly when the Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum group will drop a new single for the album.

Looking at Maroon 5's third album Hands All Over's phase cycle, we see the release of it's lead single "Misery" on June 22 and the album's release set for a September 21 release just almost approximately 3 months later. Now, if we compared this album to V's possible cycle, we could expect a new single on the dates of June 3, June 10, or June 17, almost approximately three months prior to the fifth album's release on September 2. 

However, if we compare V's album cycle to Maroon 5's fourth studio album, Overexposed's cycle, we could possibly be waiting a whole month longer for a lead single. In 2012, the band dropped Overexposed's lead "Payphone", featuring Wiz Khalifa on April 17 just two months before the album's releae date for June 26 that summer. If V's cycle would mimic that of Overexposed's, we could possibly see a new single on either July 8, July 15, or July 22. 

And maybe to compare previous album cycles prior to 2010 to Maroon 5's new album's cycle would be good-for-nothing considering that 2007's It Won't Be Soon Before Long had a lead single "Makes Me Wonder" that dropped on April 1, almost only a month before it's parent album release on May 16 and that Songs About Jane's (June 25, 2002) album cycle had it's lead single "Harder to Breathe" (July 9, 2002) set after the album's release. 

But in Maroon 5's press release regarding V's album release date and upcoming supporting tour, it was confirmed that fans could expect a new single from the band "this summer." 

So when do you think the new single will drop? Share with us in the comments or on Twitter!

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5/21/2014

Adam Levine to Sign Christina Grimmie to 222 Records

Adam Levine and Christina Girmmie.
The Voice alum to be signed to Adam Levine's record label

It was confirmed on national live television last night (Tues, May 20) on The Voice's season finale that Adam Levine would sign his finalist Christina Grimmie to his record label. The Voice coach and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine promised Grimmie a spot on his record label if she did not win The Voice's sixth season on last night's finale episode.


Christina Grimmie was a top 3 finalist on NBC's television show The Voice and was an essential member of Team Adam since the Blind Auditions in March. On last night's finale episode, Grimmie was placed in third while Team Blake's Jake Worthington came in second and Team Usher's Josh Kaufman was crowned "The Voice."

Adam Levine's record label, 222 Records, has three other acts on it's bill which include up and coming jazz fusion singer Rozzi Crane, Glee actor Matthew Morrison, and former Voice alum and Team Adam member Tony Lucca. Crane and Lucca have both toured with Levine and Maroon 5 on the Honda Civic Tour last Fall.

Christina Grimmie is planning to write and record her first major label studio album this summer with help from coach Adam Levine who will be executive producing it.

Watch Christina Grimmie performing "Over Overthinking You" from her album With Love:

Maroon 5 to Headline Citybreak Festival in South Korea

Maroon 5 in 2011.
Maroon 5, Psy to headline South Korea's largest music festival in August

Maroon 5 has been confirmed as the headlining performers for South Korea's largest music and performing arts festival of the year, the 2nd annual Hyundai Card Citybreak Festival. Citybreak will take place on August 9 and 10 in the city of Seoul, South Korea.  The annual rock festival, launched last year, will feature over 30 other artists ranging from internationally renowned bands to popular local musicians on three big stages at the Seoul World Cup Stadium. 

Other headliners include Korean pop star Psy, Bon Jovi guitarist Rickie Sambora, along side numerous local acts. 

For more information, click on the link below:
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20140520001379

5/20/2014

The Voice Winner Is Crowned, One Republic & Coldplay Perform on 'Voice' Finale

Usher, Adam, and Josh Kaufman
The Voice comes to a close as Team Usher's Josh Kaufman is crowned The Voice

Josh Kaufman has been crowned the season 6 winner of The Voice. 

The Team Usher finalist was named the winner on tonight's The Voice season finale (Tues, May 20) after Jake Worthington from Team Blake was placed in second and Team Adam's finalist Christina Grimmie finished in third. 

The Voice season finale had an explosive night of amazing performances from Coldplay performed "A Sky Full of Stars" from their new album, Ghost Stories, One Republic performed their latest single "Love Runs Out" from Native, and many more country and pop artists alike performed.

The seventh season of The Voice is set to premiere this September with coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton and new comers Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams.

Adam Levine, Usher Perform 'How Does It Feel' on The Voice

Adam Levine and Usher.
The Voice coaches Adam and Usher sing D'Angelo's classic "Untitled (How Does It Feel)"

The first night of the two-night of The Voice season 6 finale was a jam-packed two hours of excitement to say the least with performances from this season's top 3 Josh Kaufman, Jake Worthington, and of course Team Adam's Christina Grimmie and performances from this season's coaches as well.


Last night (May 19), Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine and R&B superstar Usher took the stage to perform one of the sexiest songs of all time, D'Angelo's 2000 hit "Untitled (How Does It Feel)."

Shakira performed with coach Blake Shelton on their duet "Medicine", which is featured on Shakira's new eponymous album.

Adam Levine also performed with his finalist Christina Grimmie with the song "Somebody That You Used to Know" originally by Gotye and Kimbra.

Watch The Voice live season finale tonight at 9/8c only on NBC!

Watch Usher and Adam Levine perform "How Does It Feel" below now:

5/19/2014

The Voice Live Recap: Top 3 Sign, Seal & Deliver Their Final Spot In The Finale

Usher and Adam Levine rehearsing on The Voice.
The Voice top 3 perform for their lives & the coaches perform on stage on night one of the 'Voice' Finale

As The Voice's sixth season starts to come to a close, Monday night's show was full of explosive and exciting performances and events from the show's top 3 and even all four coaches Adam Levine, Usher, Shakira, and Blake Shelton.

Kicking off the live show tonight (May 19) was Team Adam's very own finalist Christina Grimmie performing the Miley Cyrus single "Wrecking Ball." Grimmie performed the song during the season's Blind Auditions which got Shakira, Blake, and Usher to push their big, red buttons and swivel their chairs 180 degrees to get Christina on their teams, however it was Adam Levine's convincing speech and quick chair-turn that got Grimmie to go pro-Team Adam. Only being in danger of elimination once on the seasons six's entirety, Grimmie was saved last week by fans of Levine's and Christina's alike to move on to this week's finale night. Adam Levine later took the stage to perform a stripped down, perfected version of "Somebody That I Used to Know" with his finalist Christina Grimmie. Her last performance of the night was a take on Elvis Presley's "I Can't Help Falling In  Love." 

Josh Kaufman took the stage after the commercial break with his his coach Usher to tackle The Police's hit single "Every Breathe You Take." Kaufman was once on Team Adam, however during the Knockout rounds Josh was stolen from Levine and joined Team Usher. Josh Kaufman then later performed "Sign, Seal, Delivered , I'm Yours" by Stevie Wonder. Kaufman previously performed this song during the Knockout Rounds. Closing out the night, Kaufman sang "Set Fire to the Rain" by Adele.

Jake Worthington took his country talent and performed Keith Whitley's "Don't Close Your Eyes." Worthington also performed this song during his Blind Audition and got Adam and Blake to both turn their chairs for the country crooner, however was won over by Blake. He later took the stage to perform "I'll Be Right Here Waiting For You" by Richard Marx. Him and his coach Blake Shelton took the stage later on to perform a duet of "A Country Boy Can Survive" by Hank Williams, Jr. 

Coaches Shakira and Blake Shelton took the stage to perform "Medicine", a cut from Shak's new self-titled album. Adam Levine took the stage later on the show to perform DeAngelo's R&B hit "How Does It Feel?" with fellow coach Usher. 

The Voice season 6 finale will take place live tomorrow at 8/7pm CPT only on NBC! Don't miss it!

Voting information can be found below:
http://www.nbc.com/the-voice

5/18/2014

Maroon 5 Announce New Album 'V' Out September, Signs Deal with Live Nation


Maroon 5 will release their fifth album entitled 'V' on September 2nd

We finally have a name and release date for the new Maroon 5 album.

It was announced on Maroon 5's official website on Sun, May 18th that the band will be releasing their highly anticipated new album appropriately entitled V on Tuesday, September 2 worldwide through Interscope Records. 

After being signed with A&M and Octone for over a decade, the band have signed a major label contract with L.A.'s Interscope Record label earlier this month.


The album sees a bill of similar producers as seen on Maroon 5's previous studio album, Overexposed, which was released on June 26, 2012. Producers include Max Martin and Shellback ("Moves Like Jagger", "One More Night"), Ryan Tedder ("Love Somebody"), Noah Passovoy, and Sam Martin as well as self production from front man Adam Levine and keyboardist Jesse Carmichael.

Live Nation has also partnered with Interscope and Maroon 5 to fulfill a worldwide tour that will begin in the fall of 2014 and will go on for two years, internationally.

It was also confirmed that Maroon 5 will release a new single, currently unknown of the title or specific release date, sometime this summer that will lead V.

For the official announcement, click on the link:
http://www.maroon5.com/news_detail/maroon_5_sign_to_interscope_records_to_release_new_album_v_sept._2nd_2014/

The Voice Coaches to Perform on Night One of 'Voice' Finale

The Voice season 4 & 6 coaches Adam, Shakira, Usher, and Blake.
Adam Levine, Shakira, Usher, and Blake Shelton are to rock The Voice stage one last time this season

For one last time this season, NBC's The Voice coaches will be taking the stage and performing on Monday (May 19). Tomorrow night is the first of the two season finale nights on The Voice this week, which will include performances from Team Adam's Christina Grimmie, Team Usher's Josh Kaufman, and Team Blake's Jake Worthington as well as performances from Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine, Shakira, country crooner Blake Shelton, and R&B superstar Usher.


Tomorrow night is not the official season 6 finale of The Voice, however this Tuesday will see the show's final episode this Spring before returning for it's seventh season this fall.

Coaches Cee Lo Green and Shakira have officially signed off of The Voice bill and will not be returning for any future seasons as coaches. Coach Usher will take a hiatus from the show for "a plausible two seasons", according to press at NBC. Adam Levine and Blake Shelton are confirmed to return for a seventh season this fall with new-coming coaches Pharrell Williams ("Get Lucky", "Happy") and Gwen Stefani ("Hollaback Girl", "The Sweet Escape"). The Voice season 7 is set to premiere this September on NBC.

As for future plans for this season's The Voice coaches come, Maroon 5 and its hard-working front man are in Los Angeles recording their fifth album and plotting an international Fall tour. Usher is fresh off his "Good Kisser" release and is expected to drop a new album this Summer. Shakira's new eponymous album is carrying the top 40 hit "Empire" currently on Mainstream Pop radio.

Watch The Voice coaches perform a medley of each other's songs below:

5/15/2014

Maroon 5 to Headline Salmon Festival in Grand Falls

Maroon 5 performing at the Grammy Nominations Concert in 2012.
Maroon 5 to headline the Toyota Exploits Valley Salmon Festival in July in Grand Falls-Windsor

It was announced on Wednesday (May 14) that Maroon 5 will be headlining the 30th annual Toyota Exploits Valley Salmon Festival on Saturday, July 5th in the joint cities of Grand Falls-Windsor. Despite mixes thoughts on the choice of headliners for this year's festival from the usual "classic-rock" and "alternative rock" lineups in the past, the concert event will also feature co-headliners Pitbull, pop punk group Simple Plan, and up-and-comers American Authors, and Virginia to Vegas.


You can purchase tickets starting May 30th at 7:00 A.M. at Need Convenience Stores in Newfoundland.

For more ticket and festival information, click below:
cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/maroon-5-pitbull-simple-plan-to-headline-salmon-festival-1.2642648

See people's reactions are to Maroon 5 headlining the Salmon Festival below:

5/14/2014

Adam Levine Is 'Songwriter Of the Year' at the BMI Awards

Adam Levine accepting the BMI Songwriter Award at the BMI Awards.
Adam Levine scores the BMI Songwriter Award at the Broadcast Music Awards

Last night (Tuesday, May 13), Maroon 5 singer and songwriter Adam Levine took home a very important award at the Broadcast Music Awards at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel, also known as the BMI Pop Awards. Following up his Presidential Pop Award last year at the BMI Awards, last night he took home one of the highest achieving awards, the Songwriter of the Year award.


He accepted the award following after being presented by rap duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, who were also nominated for Songwriter(s) of the Year.

For more information, click below:
http://www.justjared.com/2014/05/14/adam-levine-is-grinning-ear-to-ear-as-bmi-songwriter-of-the-year

Watch Maroon 5 perform "Love Somebody" at the IHeartRadio Music Festival below:

5/13/2014

Noah Passovoy Returning As Producer for New Maroon 5 Album

James Valentine (left) working with Noah "Mailbox" (right) in the studio.
"Mailbox" returns to executive produce Maroon 5's anticipated fifth album

Noah "Mailbox" Passovoy has been confirmed as a returning producer and executive mixing engineer for pop rock group Maroon 5's fifth studio album on-progress. On an Instagram photo posted earlier today on Jesse Carmichael's official Insta account, Passovoy was seen sitting at the recording booth mixing up a "new amazing sound" for the band's highly anticipated Overexposed follow-up. The fifth studio effort is expected to be released by this September through Interscope Geffen A&M in the United States. 

Noah Passovoy has previously worked with the Los Angeles rockers on their fourth studio album, Overexposed, which dropped almost exactly two years ago on June 26th. "Mailbox" Passovoy shared the same roster of producers for the album with other "big time" names such as Benjamin "Benny Blanco" Levin (Bruno Mars, Gym Class Heroes), Max Martin (Backstreet Boys, Kelly Clarkson), Daniel "Robocop" Omelio (Gavin DeGraw, Owl City), and Shellback (Taylor Swift, Icona Pop). 

With Noah Passovoy's favoritism towards adult contemporary, rhythm and blues, soul, and jazz music, we can probably expect a sound as similar as the band's 2002 debut, Songs About Jane; producing songs with blues and rock incorporated easy-listening pop music. 

Maroon 5 is expected to go back out on a world wide tour later this year (possibly in support of their fifth studio album) this fall or winter. 

View Jesse Carmichael's photo posted today below:



Adam Levine, 'Voice' Coaches Talk About Levine's Hair & Confirms Cell Phone Incident Was a 'Publicity Stunt'

The Voice season 6 coaches.
Adam Levine, Usher. Shakira, and Blake talk about Rihanna, Levine's blonde locks, and the cell phone incident

Adam Levine, Usher, Shakira, and Blake Shelton visited Universal Studios last week to talk with Mario Lopez from celebrity gossip website Extra TV. Each sharing bits and pieces of their current lives, Shakira talk about her new born child while Adam wears a piece of paper on his forehead with "SHAKIRA" written on it, Blake brings up Adam's blonde head while Lopez compares him to Ryan Gosling's character in A Place Beyond The Pines, and Usher talks about the story behind his new single, "Good Kisser" and what makes a "good kisser."

Adam Levine also confirmed that the cell phone incident involving Blake Shelton tweeting his personal cell phone number out into the world was actually a publicity stunt. However, it was a real phone number from a cellular device and was used during the live taping of The Voice last week.

Watch The Voice live tonight to find out who stays and who goes home at 8/7c on NBC!

You can watch the full interview below:

5/11/2014

Adam Levine, James Valentine Talk About Being DJs, Musicianship At Wango Tango

Adam Levine and James Valentine on the blue carpet at Wango Tango 2014.
Adam Levine and James Valentine joke about quitting the music business and becoming DJs

Last night before Maroon 5 took the stage at 102.7 KIIS-FM's Wango Tango eclectic concert event in Los Angeles, singer Adam Levine and guitarist James Valentine sat down and talked with Jesse and Sisanie of KIIS-Fm about their thoughts on the music business, Levine's "complicated" friendship with The Voice coach Blake Shelton, and possibly becoming disc jockeys. 

Adam Levine debuted his platinum-blonde hair at last night's (Sat, May 10) Wango Tango show on stage performing with pop rock outfit Maroon 5, however has been seen a number of times on NBC's hit television show The Voice this last week. He debuted his blonde-esque dirty look last weekend on May 3rd in a photo posted on his official Twitter account while fiancee Behati Prinsoo posed next to him. 

Watch the interview below:

5/06/2014

Maroon 5 Hint 'Big News' About New Album Tomorrow

A photo of Adam Levine in the studio.
Maroon 5 confirms BIG NEWS is to come tomorrow on their official Twitter

Maroon 5 took it to Twitter on the evening of Tuesday (May 6) to announce that they would be announcing news about the band's highly anticipated fifth studio album. Again referring to the project as #albuM5, the band tweeted out "Big news coming tomorrow. #albuM5", setting fans on a tremendous spiral of excitement. Last week, the band tweeted out a photo of Adam Levine in the studio in Los Angeles working in an audio booth holding a cup of coffee (or tea) and a few weeks prior to that post, the band tweeted a mysterious photo of a piece of paper pinned to a wall stating that "#albuM5 is COMING!" and demanding fans to "STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS!" Well it looks like we'll be seeing these details sometime tomorrow on Maroon 5's official website. 

It was also announced earlier today that Adam Levine will be talking about The Voice and Maroon 5's new album tonight on Access Hollywood, Friday on E! News, and on Monday on Extra TV. Please, check your local listings.

Also, Maroon 5 will be performing at Wango Tango on May 10 at the StubHub Center in Los Angeles. Will they perform new material from the album?

Are you excited for the new album news to come tomorrow? Share with us!

Here's Maroon 5's official tweet confirming tomorrow's BIG news!


Adam Levine, 'Voice' Coaches Talk About Chemistry On The Today Show

Adam Levine makes his blonde-haired debut on The Voice Monday (May 5).
Adam Levine & the 'Voice' coaches of season 6 sat down with TODAY to talk about The Voice

The Voice coaches Blake Shelton, Usher, Shakira, and the newly hair-do'ed Adam Levine talked with Hoda Kobt backstage on the set of The Voice last night (Monday, May 5) to talk about the coaches' chemistry with their contestants and with each other, who they might think will win this season, send advice to season 7's coaches Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani, and of course talk about Adam Levine's new bleach 'do. 

Catch The Voice live tonight to see who'll be eliminated at 8/7c only on NBC!

Also, The Voice season finale airs live on May 20 on NBC!

You can watch the full interview below:

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5/04/2014

Top 5 Ladies That Have Starred In Maroon 5 Music Videos


From Kelly Preston to Minka Kelly, these are the top 5 ladies who've starred in Maroon 5 videos

Since 2002, Los Angeles rockers Maroon 5 have been feeding us some of the greatest and most memorable music videos of the past decade. From the incredible Mick Jagger-ode "Moves Like Jagger" to the vulnerable-vized "Won't Go Home Without You", the band has proven that they never dissapoint with their theatrical and story-telling music videos. But what none of those videos have in common are that they do not have infamous women portrayed in their music videos (at least to a certain, noticeable extent). What we're here to do for you today is to count down the top 5 wonderful women who have starred in some of Maroon 5's greatest music videos in the last 12 years.


For this countdown, we're ranking the top 5 by how much the women appear in the video, how much acting is done by the women, and simply the who has the X-Factor. Let's start the countdown.

#5 Minka Kelly starring in "One More Night"


#4 Kelly McKee starring in "This Love" #3 Kimberly "Kim" Smith starring in "Wake Up Call" #2 Kelly Preston starring in "She Will Be Loved" #1 Anne Vyalitsyna starring in "Misery" and "Never Gonna Leave This Bed"

5/03/2014

Adam Levine's Drastic Hair Change: James Valentine, Fans Weigh In

Adam Levine (right) and fiancee Behati Prinsloo (left).
Adam Levine's new bleached white hair is causing a ripple in the pool of Maroon 5 fans

During the afternoon on Saturday (May 3), Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine took it to Twitter to post a photo of him and his fiancee at Levine's home in Los Angeles. The photo struck fans, friends, and even people in general when they realized that Adam's hair was bleached completely blonde. All of it. And not only that, but The Voice coach was wearing a stylish cat-themed tank top in the photo as well.


Upon the Tweet's composure, fans weren't hesitant to weigh in on what their honest opinions were on Levine's sudden change in hair-do's. Just last month, we saw Adam take on a sudden change in his hair style when he shaved the sides of his head completely off and slicked his long, black hair back. Now, he's fluffed up his hair and made it completely white.

Here are some Maroon 5 fans' reactions to Adam's new hair below.







While most fans seem to weigh towards NOT quite enjoying his choice of bleaching his hair completely blonde, Maroon 5 guitarist James Valentine shared his honest opinion on what he thought about his fellow band mate's hair style:






















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