6/30/2014

Adam Levine Talks About How 'The Voice' Launched Maroon 5's Success & Acting

Adam Levine on The Todd Show.
Adam Levine talked with The Todd Show about The Voice, "Moves Like Jagger"'s impact & Begin Again

Adam Levine stopped by 95.5 WPLJ in New York City on June 30 to talk with the people on The Todd Show about how he got started as a coach on NBC's television show The Voice, how "Moves Like Jagger" shot Maroon 5 to stardom, and when he was offered a spot as Dave Kohl on Begin Again.


Adam spoke about The Voice at first, saying that he at first doubted the whole chair-turning gimmick and his assumption of it being like American Idol and the X-Factor. "I don't even know anything about [The Voice] I walked in there not knowing," Adam spoke about the show. "I remember saying 'it sounds dodgy and what's with the moving chairs' and 'what's with this crap?'"


Later on after speaking about how "Moves Like Jagger" seemingly launched Maroon 5 into the pop-realm, he spoke about how he was skeptical about working with outside writers such as Benny Blanco and Shellback, producers who helped birth "Jagger", and later on "Payphone." "We needed something to shake it up and I think that if you're a band these days and you're trying to stick around for a long time, you don't want to retreat back to [your roots]," said Levine about Maroon 5's ever-evolving sound.

Listen to the interview below:

Maroon 5 to Premiere 'Maps' Video Tomorrow

On the set of "Maps."

MTV will premiere Maroon 5's highly anticipated video for the single "Maps" on Tuesday

We now have an official premiere date for Maroon 5's music video for "Maps."


It was announced earlier today (Mon, June 30) that Maroon 5's new video for their single "Maps" will premiere tomorrow morning at 7:00/6:00am CT on MTV and MTV 2. MTV's official Twitter account tweeted an exclusive behind the set photo of Jesse Carmichael, returning keyboardist, as a paramedic treating the Sexiest Man Alive, Adam Levine.

God only knows what the video's plot will be about this time. Will it upstage the intense police-versus-Levine video of "Payphone"? Or the artsy "Love Somebody" video? Tune in tomorrow all day on MTV.

Watch the lyric video for "Maps" below:

6/26/2014

Adam Levine Talks About 'Maps', New Album With The Morning Mash Up

Adam Levine and James Valentine of Maroon 5 with the interns at Sirius Radio on June 24.
Adam Levine and James Valentine stopped in to Sirius XM's Hits 1 to talk about new music & Levine's teen years

Adam Levine and James Valentine gave an interview to the radio show Morning Mash Up this Tuesday (June 26). Adam talks about his childhood and how he was always "that one good kid" saying: "I just was grounded once by doing one bad thing. I wasn't a bad kid. I've never been punished for really anything, except when I had a party at my house. "


Also talking about Maroon 5's newest single "Maps" he claims that "[...] when I hear 'Maps', I get a little anxious because it's too high for me, and actually, it was a half-step higher than that. And I was like, 'guys, this is Alvin and the Chipmunks, I can't do the "evolution as composers."' We didn't know until the Maroon 5 music composition. Some people are born with this ability to write songs that are perfect all the time and we had to try different things and try different styles. It took a long time, but we started so young that I think when we were 20 years ago, more or less, we found something that was good for our band. "

Adam Levine on being a rock-star: "Becoming a [rockstar] is all I ever wanted. If there are several things that have to happen to you, you have to believe that will happen.I believed I had the talent and ability to win."

Listen to the interview's with The Morning Mash-Up below:


Maroon 5 Debuts on Hot 100, Sets Record on Adult Pop Chart

Maroon 5 in 2012.
Maroon 5 makes history with "Maps" on the Adult Pop Songs chart, debuts in top 20 on Hot 100

Maroon 5 have returned with their new pop-glistened single "Maps", which was released last Monday, June 16 onto iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play, and to other online retailers the following day. After a week and a couple of days of being in birthed in to the world, the song has impacted radio airplay heavily and thus, has already made history. It was reported, according to Nielson SoundScan, that "Maps" made a record setting debut at No. 16 on the Billboard Adult Pop Songs chart with nearly 2,000 first-week plays on adult contemporary and lite rock radio stations in the U.S. which marks the best opening week for a song in the chart's 18-year history with Billboard and Nielson.


Not only did "Maps" achieve chart success on the Adult Pop Songs chart, but heading over to the Billboard Pop Songs chart, the Ryan Tedder produced tune debuted at No. 18 trying for the sixth best opening rank and the third best opening week ever with a total of 4,319 plays overall on the chart's 22-year history with Billboard. On other chart notes, "Maps" debuted at No. 14 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, and at No. 12 on the Canadian Hot 100.

Internationally, "Maps" entered at No. 1 in South Korea on it's Gaon International chart, No. 15 on the Italian Hot 100, No. 50 in Australia, and at No. 53 on the Japan Hot 100.

On the Digital Songs chart, "Maps" debuts at No. 6 on the tally, selling approximately 138,000 copies within it's first week on online retailers (iTunes, Amazon, ect). In comparison to Maroon 5's 2012 hit single "Payphone", featuring Wiz Khalifa, which lead the band's last studio album, Overexposed, "Payphone" sold a whoppin' record-breaking 493,000 in first week sales. That's over 200 thousand less sales that the V lead single received this last week.

For more Maroon 5 chart information, click here:
http://www.billboard.com/artist/309663/maroon-5

Download "Maps" right now on iTunes Store:
http://t.co/5UexZiZZRZ

Maroon 5's new album, V drops on September 2 under Interscope Records.

Watch the "Maps" lyric video right now on YouTube below:

6/25/2014

Maroon 5 Perform 'Maps' on The Today Show

Maroon 5 performing on the Today Show.
Maroon 5 perform their highly anticipated new single "Maps" on TODAY

Adam Levine and Maroon 5 made an appearance on The Today Show earlier today (Wed, June 25) to give an exclusive interview about Levine's new movie Begin Again and to perform their new single "Maps" from their upcoming album, V, respectively.


After Adam Levine talked with Savanahh Gurthie on the show about his role on his upcoming movie Begin Again, Maroon 5 took the stage to perform their new single "Maps" on live television for the first time. The band had performed the song previously twice before, debuting the song's live-etched version in New York at the Bowery Ballroom on Friday (June 20) and in Montreal on Saturday (June 21).

Maroon 5 is set to perform at the State Fair of West Virginia Amphitheater in Fairlea, West Virignia on the Fourth of July next week with country singer Jimmy Buffet. Tickets are still available.

The band will be performing the next day on July 5 headlining the Salmon Festival in Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland, Canada. Tickets are also still available.

Watch Maroon 5 perform "Maps" on the Today Show below:

Maroon 5 - Maps - Today Show 6-25-14

6/24/2014

Adam Levine Talks About Maroon 5's Sacred Name on Letterman


Adam Levine talked with David Letterman about Maroon 5's secret reason behind the name on the Late Show

Adam Levine stopped by the Late Show with David Letterman last night (Mon, June 23) to speak about the new season of The Voice and it's red chairs, the provocative story behind the secret behind Maroon 5's name, and how Billy Joel got Adam Levine to tell him the meaning behind it.


Levine had stopped by the Live with Kelly and Michael Show earlier yesterday afternoon to speak about his engagement and the new Maroon 5 single, "Maps", which dropped last Monday. Watch the interview here.

Adam came dapper in a shiny purple suit, possibly inspired by the wonderful Minnesota pop star Prince, as he sat comfortably on David Letterman's guest chair to talk about mainly the meaning behind Maroon 5's oh-so-sacred name. After being asked if Levine has ever told anyone the story behind the band's name outside of the band, Levine replied with "Um, I did. I've told one person [...] his name's Billy Joel." Letterman quickly responded with "Oh I'm not calling him." Adam then recalled that the story was "so boring" that Billy Joel possibly doesn't remember the dumbered down sotory anyways.

Watch the interview below:


Part 2:

6/23/2014

Adam Levine Performs 'Lost Stars' Acoustic from Begin Again

Photo by Carlo Camilo Valenzono.
Adam Levine and James Valentine perform Begin Again's hit "Lost Stars" acoustically

Adam Levine and James Valentine of pop rock group Maroon 5 performed the song "Lost Stars" at Conway Studios in Los Angeles exclusively earlier this month. As seen on the soundtrack to the major motion picture film, Begin Again, which is set to hit theaters on July 11, "Lost Stars" is produced by Noah Passovoy and was tracked by Adam Levine.


Begin Again sees Adam Levine's major movie acting debut as he stars as the no good rock star boyfriend, Dave Kohl, the ex-boyfriend of Keira Knightley's character Gretta. Gretta and her long-time boyfriend Dave are college sweethearts and songwriting partners who decamp for New York when he lands a deal with a major label. But the trappings of his new-found fame soon tempt Dave to stray, and a reeling, lovelorn Gretta is left on her own.

The film will hit theaters in Los Angeles and New York City on June 25 and will appear everywhere on July 11.

The soundtrack, featuring "Lost Stars", is available to pre-order on iTunes now:
http://smarturl.it/BeginAgainMusic

Watch Adam and James perform "Lost Stars" below:

6/20/2014

Maroon 5 Perform 'Maps' for First Time at Bowery Ballroom

Adam Levine performing in 2014.
Maroon 5 performed their new single "Maps" for the first time in New York

At tonight's (Fri, June 20) Maroon 5 show in New York City at the Bowery Ballroom, the pop rock band performed their newest single "Maps" live on stage for the first time ever just days after it dropped on the internet.


As part of a live concert stream event in partnership with American Express, Maroon 5 performed a soldout show and streamed the concert live on YouTube and AmexEveryDayLive.com which included the band performing their latest and greatest hits from opening the show with "One More Night" to ending the encore with an explosive performance of "Daylight."

You can watch the concert in full below:
http://www.amexeverydaylive.com/

Watch Maroon 5 perform "Maps" below:

Maroon 5 - Maps American Express Live Everyday

Adam Levine Says New Album 'Is All Over the Place', Talks Gwen Stefani Collaboration

Adam Levine performing with Maroon 5 at the 2014 Wango Tango event.
Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine spoke with MTV about the band's new record, out Sept. 2

Adam Levine stopped and talked with MTV writer and editor John Walker about Maroon 5's upcoming fifth studio album, V, which is set to drop on September 2.


Firstly, talking about Maroon 5's collaboration with No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani, Levine says: “She’s incredible. It was so much fun,” Adam said of the No Doubt front woman, who was announced as a new coach on this fall’s season of “The Voice” back in April. “We just sat around and talked for hours. It was so fantastic getting to know her. I’m a huge fan of hers.” “It’s being mixed right now,” he revealed, “so I literally have not even named the song yet.” Adam did add that it’s “probably gonna be between two titles,” but wouldn't divulge anything further.

When asked about song titles and such on V, Levine was quick to reply stating: “I can’t let you know everything. I’ve gotta save some of my tricks for later.”

“This album is very much all over the place," Adam said after being asked in which direction does the new album point toward. "There’s some stuff on our record that sounds a little like early Maroon 5, and then there’s some stuff that sounds like the newer direction that we went in. I think that’s kind of the idea behind the album. It’s our fifth record. [Five] is literally part of our name. We thought we’d get back to certain elements that we’d been missing out on for a while with our original sound, but also bridge the gap with the new stuff that we’ve been doing. I think it’s an all-encompassing kind of record.”

For the full interview, click here:
www.mtv.com/news/1850583/adam-levine-interview-maroon-5-gwen-stefani-collaboration/?utm=share_twitter

Download Maroon 5's "Maps" right now on iTunes Store:
http://t.co/GgGAgB6RRp

Listen to Maroon 5's new single "Maps" right now:

6/18/2014

Adam Levine Claims 'The Voice' Needs a Revamp

Adam Levine in 2012.
The Voice star claims that there are some problems with the NBC hit show

Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine spoke up about his current thoughts on this coming season of The Voice, which is set to premiere for it's seventh time on Monday, September 22 on NBC. Levine claims that the show indeed needs some sort of a revamp.


Speaking to the Rolling Stone magazine, The Voice judge and coach explained that he thinks there are some issues with the program that need to be addressed: "I'm not going to lie to you, I think there are problems."

"About a million people watch the show every week and fall in love with a singer, then you don't hear much from them. We haven't had a breakout success like Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood. [The show is] very successful, but it's got a ways to go."

In other news, Maroon 5 is fresh off their newest single "Maps" which dropped this Monday (June 16) and is currently charting in the top-ten on the iTunes Store chart. The band's fifth studio album, V is set to drop on September 2 through Interscope Records.

Download "Maps" on iTunes right now:
http://t.co/GgGAgB6RRp

Listen to "Maps" on YouTube below:

6/16/2014

Adam Levine Confirms Gwen Stefani May Be on Maroon 5 Album

Adam Levine performing at the 2014 Wango Tango in May.
Adam Levine talks with Ryan Seacrest about new single "Maps" and possible Gwen Stefani collaboration

Adam Levine called in to On Air with Ryan Seacrest this morning (Mon, June 16) upon the premiere of Maroon 5's highly anticipated new single, "Maps" to talk about the new single, working on the set with Keira Knightley on the film Begin Again, and possibly working with Gwen Stefani of No Doubt on the new Maroon 5 record.


Although the lyrics sound like it’s about not being able to get past a broken relationship,”I think it’s kind of about a lot of things,” Adam clarifies. “It’s complicated. It’s also kind of not giving up on things too. People go through a lot of things and get stepped on and step on others and we all make mistakes … It’s kind of more about not giving up on something, even though maybe you should.” Adam is “super excited” about the release of “Maps,” even though the band has put out great music since their 2002 debut. “Every time we release a single, it always feel like the first time,” he explains. “I always get those butterflies. I’m so excited. I feel like I’m releasing a baby into the world … a song baby."



And Adam is just as excited to release V, Maroon 5′s fifth album, which is set to drop in September. “It’s my favorite one that we’ve ever done,” he says. “Here’s the deal, I’m so excited about this album. Mostly because I think that what we always do with every record … it’s kind of everything we’ve ever done as a band musically. It’s kind of all of those things on this album. It’s what we used to sound like, it’s what we sound like now, it’s what we want to sound like tomorrow. It’s all those elements all combined to make one, I think, really great album. It’s more of an album … It’s a better listen than ever. I like it, but I made it."

Although Maroon 5 has been a band technically since 2002, Adam and the guys have been making music together since they were 15-years-old. But they weren’t always as cool and popular as they are now. “We were freshmen in high school, no girls would talk to us,” he jokes. “I had pimples all over my face. I was not cool, really, at all. And that’s when all of this started, and we’re still doing it. It blows my mind.” Adam also confirmed a rumor that has been going around about Maroon 5′s V album … that Gwen Stefani makes an appearance on it! “How do you know everything already?” he jokingly asked Ryan after some stammering. “I wanted it to be a surprise, but she is.” In addition to new Maroon 5 music, Adam is also making his movie debut in Begin Again with Keira Knightley, which is out June 27.

Listen to the interview below:

Maroon 5 Release Poppier New Single, 'Maps'

Maroon 5's "Maps" art cover.
Maroon 5 premiere their new pop-glistened single, "Maps"

Maroon 5's long-awaited new single titled "Maps" has finally hit the web and is available to stream online. The single lead's the Los Angeles pop rock band's highly anticipated fifth studio effort, V set to be released on their new home of Interscope Records on Tuesday, September 2.. The song illuminates a glistening, effortless and infectious pop sound that is picture-perfect for a summer anthem. 

The new album, V will also feature the pop ballad "My Heart is Open" featuring songwriter Sia, and the power pop tune "Animals." 

It was confirmed that a music video for "Maps" was filmed in New York earlier this week when photos of singer Adam Levine and drummer Matt Flynn were seen behind the set along with a photo of a girl modeling by a car. 

According to DirectLyrics, "Maps" is about Adam trying to find the girl that turned her back to him when he was at his worst but whom he still loves. The chorus of the song completely addictive. It was written by Adam Levine, Benny Blanco, Ryan Tedder, and Noel Zancanella and production was done by Blanco and Ammar Malik.

Listen to Adam Levine talk about "Maps" with Ryan Seacrest here:
http://www.ryanseacrest.com/2014/06/16/adam-levine

Get Maroon 5's new single "Maps" on iTunes now:
http://t.co/GgGAgB6RRp

Stream Maroon 5's new single "Maps" right now on iHeartRadio:

6/15/2014

Maroon 5 May Perform on Today Show on June 25

Maroon 5 performing on The Today Show.
Rumors of Maroon 5 performing on TODAY on June 25 spark on Twitter, Instagram

Rumors began spreading throughout Twitter and Instagram today (Sun, June 15) that Maroon 5 will be performing on The Today Show next week on Wednesday, June 25 on NBC with Adam Levine making a guest appearance on the show. 

It was announced in April that Maroon 5 will be rocking the Rockefeller Plaza in New York as part of the Today Show Toyota Concert Series on September 1, just a day before the pop rock outfit drop their highly anticipated fifth album, V on Interscope. 

It has not been confirmed that the group will be performing on TODAY on June 25. Make sure to mark your calendars and check your DVR's just in case.


MY TV SAYS THAT MAROON 5 IS PERFORMIBG ON THE TODAY SHOW JUNE 25TH WHAT pic.twitter.com/nFtYSLyqbv
— meghan/MAPS TMRW (@wescreamforM5) June 15, 2014

Photo taken by Twitter user @wescreamforM5.

Also, don't forget to stay up till midnight tonight to purchase Maroon 5's new single, "Maps" on iTunes!

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6/13/2014

Adam Levine to Appear On Air with Ryan Seacrest on Monday

Adam Levine at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Adam Levine will reveal news about Maroon 5's new album, premiere "Maps", and talk #WeAreMaroon campaign on AT40

It was announced earlier this morning (Fri, June 13) that Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine will be making a guest appearance on radio personality Ryan Seacrest's radio show, On Air with Ryan Seacrest on Monday, June 16th to talk about a number of things. Levine will be talking about Maroon 5's long awaited fifth studio album, V which is set to be released on September 2 through Interscope, he'll premiere the new single "Maps" exclusively On Air, and will be revealing more about the #WeAreMaroon campaign in which will be launched on Monday with the release of "Maps." 

Yesterday, Maroon 5 announced that they would be launching the 'We Are Maroon' campaign on Monday for fans who want to participate in uploading photos, new and old, of the group on Instagram, where the campaign will be held. 

REAL TIME: Want to ask Adam some questions? Go to Twitter and use hashtag #LevineOnSeacrest and ask any question you want and it may be answered live Monday on 102.7 KIIS-FM. 

Follow Maroon 5 on Instagram right now:
http://www.instagram.com/maroon5

Listen to 102.7 KIIS-FM on Monday morning below:
http://www.iheart.com/live/1027-KIIS-FM-Los-Angeles-185/

6/11/2014

Adam Levine Wants to Apologize to Ex's, May Tattoo Behati Prinsloo's Name

Adam Levine performing on the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2011.
Adam Levine wants to get in touch with his ex's to apologize for past behavior before marrying Behati

In a source close to Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine, it is said that Levine wants to apologize to his past girlfriends for his somewhat-of-a-poor behavior and for constantly ignoring them, breaking friendships and blowing off calls and texts up until Levine and Prinsloo's engagement last July.


According to American gossip and celebrity magazine Us Weekly, the insider said Adam Levine wants to start his marriage off on a clean slate. As he preps for his wedding with Victoria's Secret model wife-to-be Behati Prinsloo on July 19 in Los Cabos, Mexico, Levine is reaching out to some of his ex-girlfriend's to make amends. "He apologized for how he treated them," the insider says of the model-loving Voice mentor, whose former flames include models of the same caliber as Prinsloo, Anne Vyalitsyna and Nina Agdal.

Another source had told Us Weekly that Levine's past girlfriends aren't "too keen" as to let him off the hook, as another insider told the gossip magazine press "they couldn't care less if he wants to make it right."

On another topic, a supposed friend of Adam Levine's has revealed that Levine has spoken about possibly getting his fiancee's name permanently tattooed across his heart on his chest following their marriage in July.

For more on the Us Weekly press article, click on the link below:
usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/adam-levine-apologizing-to-exes-before-behati-prinsloo-wedding-2014116

Watch Splash's exclusive report below:

6/08/2014

Maroon 5 Talk About Touring, Songwriting & More at Guitar Center

James Valentine and Adam Levine talking with Guitar Center.
James and Adam speak up about what influenced them to pick up a guitar

Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine and guitarist James Valentine talked with the people over at Guitar Center Hollywood in Los Angeles about playing guitar, touring and performing live in concert, and what influenced them to begin playing guitar.


The band is set to drop their new single "Maps" on June 16th from their highly anticipated fifth album V, set to be released on September 2 through Interscope Records. Maroon 5 is set to embark on a worldwide trek this Fall on tour.

Watch Adam and James talk with Guitar Center Hollywood here:

Maroon 5 Begin Rehearsals for Fall Tour

A photo of Maroon 5 rehearsing on Sat, June 7 posted by PJ Morton.
Maroon 5 reunite to rehearse for the band's highly anticipated tour in support of V

A photo was posted last night (Sat. June 7) on keyboardist PJ Morton's Instragram of Los Angeles rockers Maroon 5 rehearsing in a room in Hollywood for the band's highly anticipated worldwide tour this year.


Yesterday, touring member and former Phantom Planet bassist Sam Farrar posted a photo on Instagram that took place at rehearsals yesterday evening and even Adam Levine's fiancee Behati Prinsloo uploaded a photo on her Insta-account of him taking a rehearsal break running to a smoothie shop in Los Angeles.

The band is set to release their anticipated new single "Maps" on June 16, but rumors sparked that fans won't have to wait a whole week until it's release, that it may be available to stream sometime in the next few days on YouTube. A music video for the film is being etched and is being prepped to film in downtown Los Angeles with a director who's currently unknown.

The band hinted at an international tour in March when bassist Mickey Madden told press at the Houston Rodeo that Maroon 5 may be returning to the road sometime in the Fall. The band had just concluded their Overexposed Tour in January in Europe with R&B singer Robin Thicke.

For more information on shows, tickets & more, click below:
http://maroon5.com/news
http://www.livenation.com/artists/42738/maroon-5

Watch the band perform "One More Night" at Rodeo Houston below:

6/07/2014

One Republic Says New Maroon 5 Song 'Doesn't Sound Like Anything Out'

Adam Levine and Ryan Redder on the television show The Voice in 2013.
Maroon 5's new single is said to be totally different than what's on radio right now, by Ryan Redder

Ryan Tedder took it to Twitter on the One Republic account on Tuesday (June 3) to speak out about the new Maroon 5 single, "Maps."

""Maps is coming from our friends in Maroon 5," the One Republic Twitter account begins in their tweet about the new single. "It doesn't sound like anything out [right now]." The tweet was composed upon the announcement of "Maps" on Tuesday morning. Considering that Tedder and Co. were the first to speak out about Maroon 5's new single and had such a quick opinion on it does that mean Ryan Tedder produced the single?

It is rumored that "Maps" will be made available to stream sometime prior to its initial release on Monday, June 16. 

On Tuesday, pop rock band Maroon 5 announced that they would released their new single "Maps" on June 16, in which will impact pop radio through Interscope on iTunes. "Maps" leads the band's highly anticipated fifth studio effort, V set to be released on September 2nd. 

See One Republic's tweet below:


6/03/2014

Maroon 5 Announce New Single 'Maps' Out in June

Adam Levine (left) and James Valentine performing in Houston.
Maroon 5 will impact radio and iTunes with their new single "Maps" out on June 16th

Maroon 5 have confirmed that the single "Maps" will lead their highly anticipated fifth album, V on June 16th on Interscope Records.

On Tuesday (June 3), the band announced that they will release the lead single to their fifth album on June 16th and will be made available at midnight (PST) and will impact mainstream top 40 radio. A music video is being filmed for the single in Los Angeles with a director who is currently unknown. 

The band will released their fifth LP, V on September 2 through Interscope Records. See the official announcement: http://t.co/GgGAgB6RRp

See the single art cover below!