10/29/2014

Maroon 5 Reached Top 5 On Hot 100 With 'Animals'

Adam Levine and James Valentine at the Wango Tango red carpet in 2014.
Maroon 5 scores top 5 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Animals"

Maroon 5 has made yet another achievement this week over on the Billboard charts, and that's roaring on to the Hot 100's top 5 spots with "Animals." The single roared from 7-5 on the tally this week, after spending 3 weeks at No. 7 on the Hot 100.

According to Billboard, "Animals" charges 7-5 on the Hot 100, adding top Airplay Gainer honors for a third consecutive week; the song enters the Radio Songs top five, roaring 14-9 (80 million, up 31 percent). The track is Maroon 5's 10th Radio Songs top 10, tying the Adam Levine-led band with Destiny's Child for the most top 10s among groups in the chart's 24-year archives. (Mariah Carey leads all acts with 23 top 10s.)

For more info, click here:
www.billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/6296997/hot-100-meghan-trainor-hozier-top-10

Get Maroon 5's new album V now everywhere online and in stores:
www.maroon5.com/v

See Maroon 5 on tour on the 2015 MAROON 5 WORLD TOUR next year with special guests MAGIC! and Rozzi Crane! Visit www.maroon5.com/maroonvtour for tickets and tour dates.


Watch Maroon 5 perform "Animals" acoustic in France below:

James Valentine Hints At Philippines Concert

Maroon 5 performing in Jones Beach in 2011.
Maroon 5 will most likely return to the Philippines next year to perform

After a long European promotional tour throughout the month to promo their new album V, Maroon 5 happily returned to the States earlier this week, and now they are prepping for their ginormous worldwide tour starting in February. And guitarist James Valentine is already eager to head over to the Philippines to perform.


Earlier today (Wed, October 29), guitarist James Valentine took it to Twitter showing his passion for the Maroon 5 fans stationed in the Philippines. "Shout out to the fans in the Philippines," he began his tweet out with. "[@M5Philippines]... Can't wait to come back!" Is this James confirming that Maroon 5's long-awaited return to the Philippines is to come? No official tour dates for the Philippines, or any dates in the Southeast Asian region have been announced on behalf of Maroon 5 or Live Nation just yet, but Philippine fans may not have to wait long to see the Grammy-winning pop rock band return.



Upon the release of Maroon 5's new album, V, on September 2, the band announced their forthcoming worldwide tour, The Maroon 5 World Tour, in partnership with Live Nation, which is set to take off in December in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on the 30th and 31st. The tour will kick-off it's official North American leg on February 16, 2015 in Dallas, Texas at the American Airlines Center. Thus far, however, only dates in North America and Europe have been announced for the tour. Supporting acts were confirmed to be reggae-pop group MAGIC!, who are most famous for their No. 1 hit single "Rude" and their gold-certified debut album Don't Kill the Magic, and rising R&B-pop artist Rozzi Crane. Pop singer Nick Gardner will open for Maroon 5 on the European Tour in May through June of 2015.

Visit www.maroon5.com/maroonvtour to see full tour dates and ticket information on the 2015 MAROON 5 WORLD TOUR! Get Maroon 5's new album, V in stores and online everywhere: www.maroon5.com/v/

Watch Maroon 5's new music video for "Animals" below:

10/27/2014

Adam Levine Says 'The Voice' Could've Damaged His Credibility

Source: NBC
Adam Levine talks about the risks he took to coach on The Voice

In an exclusive Q&A with Channel Guide Magazine's own Jacqueline Cutler, Maroon 5 front man and The Voice coach Adam Levine talked about his role as a coach on the NBC hit television show, how the show could've corrupted his music career with Maroon 5, and how he would have loved it if he was a contestant on The Voice when he was 21 years of age.

Check out the full interview below:
1. You’re at a magazine rack and can only pick three titles. Which ones do you choose? Mad, Car and Driver, Golf Digest.

2. If your TV carried just three shows or networks, what would they be? ESPN for Lakers games and updates. FX for Sons of Anarchy. HBO for movies.

3. What has been your strangest fan encounter? Anytime that a fan expresses their love for our music and supports us by being at the show or buying a record, that’s a major thing for us, and to encounter them in person at a show or in public or get a letter or tweet from them hearing how a song or a moment of ours could make such a profound impact on someone else’s life is such a powerful thing for us.

4. Tell us about a time when you were starstruck. Singing onstage with Stevie Wonder for Live 8 in 2005 was one of the most amazing moments of my life. Or shooting free throws with another childhood idol, Magic Johnson, on Leno, was an incredible moment as well.

5. What are three things you have to have in your fridge or pantry?
Eggs, dried fruit and gluten-free, yogurt-covered pretzels.

6. Even though you were already successful, did the show help your career? I could have been worried about the show, which — I’m a musician; I’m in a band [Maroon 5]. I’m on this TV show now — oh, my God, this could damage my credibility! People won’t take me seriously, blah, blah, blah. And what happened was, shockingly, it helped people understand who we were as a band and actually made us feel taken more seriously somehow. I didn’t know that was going to happen. And as far as the scale, the magnitude of the band, and their success, it’s pretty distinct. You can tell when The Voice happened, just how much of a lift the band’s career got. And I actually honestly never saw that coming. I thought we kind of solidified our presence in the world, and it was where we were and we were going to stay there, and I was perfectly happy with that. It’s been launched into a different stratosphere that I never saw coming.

7. Would you have wanted to be on The Voice when you were starting out? Of course, because when I was 21 and I was trying to make it, I would have done anything to get the success and the appreciation that I wanted. The media now is totally different. Back then there wasn’t YouTube. There was nothing. You had to have a record deal. You had to always be willing to do all these things — tours. I did what I had to do. And now there’s no way I wouldn’t try every avenue to have success. I think then I was personally so driven that whatever it took, it took. The Voice would be the perfect show. It seems odd to admit that because back then it was so not about that and everyone was so anti-everything, but of course I think it would be totally logical in today’s world to be on it, especially a show like The Voice, which has a lot of credibility.

For more information on this article, click here:
www.channelguidemagblog.com/index.php/2014/10/24/adam-levine-voice-takes-different-stratosphere

Get Maroon 5's new album V now everywhere online and in stores:
www.maroon5.com/v

See Maroon 5 on tour on the 2015 MAROON 5 WORLD TOUR next year with special guests MAGIC! and Rozzi Crane! Visit www.maroon5.com/maroonvtour for tickets and tour dates.

10/25/2014

Maroon 5 Release Video Montage of Album Release Day

Maroon 5 in 2014.
Maroon 5 reveal a V Day Montage video 

It has been over a month since pop rockers Maroon 5 released their highly anticipated fifth studio album, V on September 1 and 2, and began a new era in their ever-longing, successful career. And to celebrate, the band uploaded a 2 minute and 48 second long montage video of clips and photos taken throughout the week of V's release.

OTHER NEWS:

Maroon 5 just performed "Animals" on the Graham Norton Show on Friday, Oct. 24. Watch their performance here: http://goo.gl/2F5h0q

Maroon 5 was confirmed to perform at the Very Grammy Christmas Concert on Fri, Dec. 5th! More info here: http://bitly.com/1wyairE

Adam Levine will return as coach on The Voice's 8th season in February 2015! More here: http://goo.gl/6eMFMR

Get Maroon 5's new album in stores and online everywhere:
www.maroon5.com/v

See Maroon 5 on tour next year on the 2015 MAROON 5 WORLD TOUR with special guests MAGIC! and Rozzi Crane! Get tickets at www.maroon5.com/maroonvtour & see tour dates.

Watch Maroon 5's video montage below:

Maroon 5 Perform "Animals" on The Graham Norton Show


Maroon 5 rock The Graham Norton Show with "Animals"

Maroon 5 have been doing promo for their latest album, V, released on September 1, throughout Europe over the last week, and their latest stop included a performance of their new single "Animals" on The Graham Norton Show on Friday, October 24.

Get Maroon 5's new album, V, in stores and online everywhere:
www.maroon5.com/v

See Maroon 5 on tour next year on the 2015 MAROON 5 WORLD TOUR with special guests MAGIC! and Rozzi Crane! Visit www.maroon5.com/maroonvtour for tickets and tour dates.

Watch Maroon 5 perform "Animals" on the Graham Norton Show below:

Maroon 5 - Animals - Live at Graham Norton Show

NOTE: If the video will NOT start playing, click on THIS LINK to watch Maroon 5 perform "Animals" on The Graham Norton Show.

10/24/2014

Adam Levine Talks About New Music: "We Don't Care If Fans Pay For Our Music"

Maroon 5 in 2008.
Adam Levine talks about Maroon 5's new music and how it doesn't matter how fans obtain it

Maroon 5's Adam Levine doesn't care how you got the new album, just as long as you got it.


In an interview with U.K. gossip and celebrity website Digital Spy, Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine and guitarist James Valentine sat down and talked about their relationship with their fans, touring, and the financial side of the band's work.

"We don't really care if our fans pay for our music. I think our agenda as a band is getting our music to as many people as possible," Adam Levine explains. "I literally don't care how they support us, as long as they do. If you love a band and want to hear their music, obtaining it for free is okay with us. If they're compensating in some way like buying a T-shirt or a ticket is important to us, but as far as the music is concerned."

"We're in the position to do that," adds guitarist James Valentine, who admits he was a "little jealous" of U2's free album stunt. "I do worry about up-and-coming artists, and how they're struggling to make ends meet, to get support and make a living. But for us, I'd love for everyone on the planet to have our music."

For more on this interview, click on the link:
www.digitalspy.com/music/interviews/a599383/maroon-5-interview-these-goddamned-kids-make-us-feel-old.html#%7EoRieECpP9Zr2bp

Get Maroon 5's new album, V in stores and online everywhere:
www.maroon5.com/v

See Maroon 5 live in concert next year on the 2015 MAROON 5 WORLD TOUR with special guests MAGIC! and Rozzi Crane! Visit www.maroon5.com/maroonvtour for tickets and tour dates.

Watch Maroon 5's new music video for "Animals" below:

Maroon 5 to Perform at Grammy Christmas Concert

A Very Grammy Christmas poster card.
Maroon 5 to join Ariana Grande, and more on stage at the GRAMMY Xmas Concert

It was confirmed earlier today (Fri, Oct. 24) that Maroon 5 will be performing on The Grammy Christmas Special, airing live on Friday, December 5 on CBS.


Other confirmed artists include Ariana Grande, fellow Voice coach Pharrell Williams, and country superstar Tim McGraw. Back in December of 2012, Maroon 5 performed at the annual Grammy Award Nominations Concert with co-headliner Taylor Swift.

The "A Very Grammy Christmas" special will air live on Friday, December 5 at 10/9 p.m. CT only on CBS.

Watch Maroon 5 perform at the 2012 Grammy Special below:

10/23/2014

Taylor Swift Speaks About Adam Levine's Biggest Weakness

Adam Levine and Taylor Swift at the 2012 Grammy Nominations Concert.
Adam Levine's secret weakness has been revealed by Taylor Swift

"If you sing songs from Rent, you can actually render Adam Levine helpless on the floor," says Taylor Swift about Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine's secret weakness. Apparently, the Voice coach's biggest weakness is musical theater tunes. 


Taylor Swift stopped by The Ellen Degenerous Show earlier today (Thurs, Oct. 23) to talk about her new album 1989, and her role as a mentor on this season of NBC's hit television show The Voice. For the Knockout Rounds, Swift will be seen lecturing and pitching ideas for perfect performances on Team's Adam, Blake, Pharrell, and Gwen. 

In other news, Adam Levine was recently confirmed to return as coach for an eighth season next year on The Voice. Levine will join next season's line-up of coaches: Blake Shelton, Pharrell Williams, and Christina Aguilera. Gwen Stefani will reportedly sit out for the rebooting seasons next year.

 Catch The Voice every Monday and Tuesday at 8:00/7:00pm CT only on NBC!

Watch Taylor Swift talk about Adam Levine below:

10/20/2014

Adam Levine Talks About 'Sugar', New Tour

Maroon 5 backstage at America's Got Talent in September 2014.
Adam Levine talked with a French radio station about Maroon 5's new single "Sugar"

Maroon 5's very own Adam Levine, James Valentine, and Jesse Carmichael visited French radio station NRJ earlier this week to speak about the new album, their relationship with One Republic, and their next single "Sugar", from the album V.


Adam Levine first spoke about One Republic, who had made a stop in France on their Native World Tour, and talked about how close he is with Ryan Tedder and Co. "Those are our buddies," he said. "We wrote a couple of songs on the last record, 'Love Somebody' and "Lucky Strike.' And on this album we did a song called 'New Love' and it's just this really, cool, weird kind of experimentation-al, bizarre thing." Guitarist James Valentine then continued to joke around, saying "We're gonna fill their dressing room with bubbles."

Maroon 5 had stopped by Paris earlier this week to promote their new album - V - by performing their newest hit single "Animals" on The X Factor.

After being asked what V-track will follow-up the top 10 hits "Maps" and "Animals" next as a single, singer Adam Levine said "Sugar!" He continued to say, "Sugar is the best song ever written. I love it a lot and it's probably one of my favorites on the new album. It's just a really cool [...] it has a late-70's and early 80's, slightly Prince-y vibe, that's kind of amazing, I love it." Levine went on to insist that "Sugar" was indeed "very French" and that it would make for "a very French single" for radio.

Back in September, keyboardist Jesse Carmichael confirmed that the band would be filming a music video for "Sugar" sometime later this year, most likely in November, in Los Angeles, currently unknown of the director. "Sugar" is expected to impact U.S. radio in late 2014.

Watch the Maroon 5 interview with NRJ by clicking on the link below:
http://linkis.com/waywire.com/d21FM

Listen to Maroon 5's next single "Sugar" below:

10/19/2014

Maroon 5 Perform 'Animals' on The X Factor

Maroon 5 performing "Animals" on the X-Factor.
Maroon 5 bring "Animals" to The X Factor

Maroon 5 performed their newest single "Animals" on The X Factor in the United Kingdom earlier today (Sun, Oct. 19).


Cut from Maroon 5's new album, V - released on September 1, 2014 - "Animals" has achieved worldwide chart success peaking at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 and in the top 3 on the Digital Songs chart, as well as topping numerous iTunes Charts, internationally.

Get Maroon 5's new album, V now in stores and online:
www.maroon5.com/v

See Maroon 5 on the 2015 MAROON 5 WORLD TOUR next year with special guests MAGIC! and Rozzi Crane! Visit www.maroon5.com/vtour for more info! 

Watch Maroon 5 perform "Animals" on the X Factor below:

10/16/2014

Maroon 5 Roar Up Hot 100 With 'Animals'

Maroon 5 performing at iTunes Festival.
Maroon 5 continue roaring up the charts with "Animals"

Maroon 5 are getting closer and closer to the number-one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 with their newest single, "Animals", from the band's fifth studio album V - released on September 1. "Animals" slides up a spot from 8-7 on the tally, meeting it's new peak. In other chart news, "Animals" also roars up 33-20 on the Billboard Digital Songs chart. "Animals" ascends 5-3 on Digital Songs (114,000, down 1 percent) and drops 9-10 on Streaming Songs (5 million, down 16 percent). Last week, the song was fueled by the Sept. 29 premiere of its video and Maroon 5's performance of it on NBC's Saturday Night Live (Oct. 4).


Last week, Maroon 5 leaped in to the Billboard Hot 100's top 10 with "Animals" roaring from 33-8, which was the band's largest Hot 100 leap since 2007's "Makes Me Wonder" jumped from 64-1.

Maroon 5 are set to film the music video for their next single, "Sugar", from the album V, in November, which will follow up the "Animals" video. The director's name has not yet been revealed.

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

NOTE: I have decided that I will not be posting weekly chart updates every Thursday from this point onward anymore. It's a rather lengthy process that takes about an hour to create; sifting through the charts, dealing with errors, and recording the information down one chart at a time. But, conveniently, Billboard's website makes it easy for you - the fans - to see where Maroon 5 are sitting on the charts every week.

Get Maroon 5's new album, V now in stores and online! Visit www.maroon5.com/v to purchase.

See Maroon 5 on tour next year on the 2015 MAROON 5 WORLD TOUR with special guests MAGIC! and Rozzi Crane! Get tickets and see tour dates at www.maroon5.com/tour!

Watch Maroon 5 perform "Animals" live on Saturday Night Live below:

10/14/2014

Maroon 5 Will Not Perform At Lollapalooza Brasil

Maroon 5 performing at iTunes Festival.
Maroon 5 will not headline Lollapalooza Brasil  in March 2015

Despite the rumors spread last month of pop rock band Maroon 5 headlining one of the two nights of the Lollapalooza Brasil festival next March, the band will not be performing.

Last month, it was rumored that pop punk band Green Day and Maroon 5 would perform at the 2015 Lolla Brasil concerts on March 28 and 29 with other acts such as Jack White, Foster the People, Bastille, and The Kooks. However, a press statement by Lolla's management was released confirming a few line-up changes.

Read the statement below:
In the light of Lollapalooza's highly anticipated return to South America, Grammy-winning bands Maroon 5 and Green Day will not be appearing at the Brasil shows in 2015. Thus far, Kasabian, Jack White, Robert Plant, Foster the People, Bastille, and The Kooks will headline #LollaBR!

Adam Levine to Return for 'The Voice' Season 8

Adam Levine on The Voice's fifth season.
Adam Levine to return as coach for The Voice in 2015

Adam Levine will join coaches Blake Shelton, Pharrell Williams, and Christina Aguilera for the 8th season of NBC's The Voice next year in early 2015.


It was confirmed earlier today (Tues, Oct. 14) in a press release by the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) that Levine, Aguilera, Williams, and Shelton will all be serving as the coaches for the show's eighth season in Spring of 2015. The Voice's seventh season recently started with the Blind Auditions last month on September 22, which opened 12.95 million viewers. This season's coach line-up includes Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine who's run on the show started in early 2011 along with country vocalist Blake Shelton, and newcomers Pharrell Williams and No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani. Last season, Usher and Shakira replaces Aguilera and former coach Cee Lo Green for a second non-consecutive season. Whether Usher and Shak decide to return to the coaching plate for another season is still unknown.

Read the press release below:
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif.  Oct. 14, 2014: Pharrell Williams, who is receiving sensational reviews in his inaugural season of The Voice, will be returning to the eighth cycle of NBC¹s Emmy Award-winning series with fellow coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Christina Aguilera. The eighth cycle will begin in early 2015. Shelton and Levine have been with The Voice since the show began in 2011. Aguilera, who is also one of the original coaches, most recently appeared in cycle five.

The Voice season 8 is set to air with it's blind auditions in February 2015 on NBC.

Catch The Voice tonight to watch the Battles Rounds continue at 8/7c only on NBC!

Watch The Voice coaches perform "Hella Good" below:

10/12/2014

Maroon 5 to Perform on X Factor

Maroon 5 performing on America's Got Talent in September 2014.
Maroon 5 to perform on The X-Factor in the U.K.

It was confirmed earlier today (Sun, Oct. 12) that Maroon 5 will perform live along side recording artist Jessie J on a live results show episode of The X Factor in the United Kingdom on Sunday, October 19. The show will air live at 8:00p.m. on ITV.


Maroon 5 recently made a number of television appearances over the last month - in support of the new album V, released on September 1 - including a performance of "Maps" on Saturday Night Live on October 4 and on America's Got Talent on September 4.

Get Maroon 5's new album V now available in stores and online now! Visit www.maroon5.com/v for more information!

See Maroon 5 on the 2015 MAROON 5 WORLD TOUR next year with supporting acts MAGIC! and Rozzi Crane! Go to www.maroon5.com/tour to see tour dates and ticket info.

Watch Maroon 5 perform "Maps" on Saturday Night Live from Oct. 4 below:

10/09/2014

Maroon 5 to Perform At Z100 Jingle Ball

Maroon 5 performing in December 2012.
Maroon 5 to join 16 other performers to play at Z100's Jingle Ball concert

It was announced earlier this afternoon (Thurs, October 9) that Maroon 5 among others will be performing at the annual Z100 Jingle Ball concert event.


The Z100 Jingle Ball concert is set to take place on Friday, December 12 at Madison Square Garden and is set to be headlined by Maroon 5 as well as fellow Voice coach Pharrell Williams, Voice season 7 mentor Taylor Swift, One Republic, Sam Smith, Rixton, Nick Jonas, Ariana Grande, 5 Seconds of Summer, Jessie J, Charli XCX, Rita Ora, and so much more.

Exclusive pre-sale VIP tickets are on sale for ZVIP members only starting Thursday, October 16th at 10:00am local time. To purchase tickets, become a ZVIP member now: http://bit.ly/10WQAdz

Maroon 5 will be performing at Madison Square Garden on their 2015 World Tour with MAGIC! and Rozzi Crane on March 5 and March 6. Visit www.maroon5.com/tour to purchase tickets!

For more information on the Z100 Jingle Ball, click on the link:
http://www.z100.com/go/jingleball2014/highlights.html

Get Maroon 5's new album V, now available in stores and online:
www.maroon5.com/v/

Watch Z100's exclusive announcement video below:

Maroon 5 Score 10th Top 10 Hot 100 Single With 'Animals'

Maroon 5 in 2012.
Maroon 5 roars into the top 10 on the Hot 100 with "Animals"

Maroon 5 has officially scored their 10th top 10 hit single on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, with their song "Animals", from the new album V, launching 33-8 on the chart. "Animals" serves as the second single from the band's new fifth studio album V - released on September 1 - to chart in the top 10 on the Hot 100, following-up "Maps" which peaked at No. 6 on the tally last month, and has since fallen out of the top 10.


About 2 weeks ago, the band premiered their steamy music video - directed by Samuel Bayer - for the "Animals" single, which has caused controversy - to say the least - over the last week or so. Since it's premiere date on September 29, the video has reached over 19 million views on Vevo and YouTube altogether. Maroon 5 also performed the single on Saturday Night Live on October 4, making it their debut television performance of the single since it's released in August, which helped launch the song into the top 10 this week.

Watch the "Animals" music video now below:


NOTE: I have decided that I will not be posting weekly chart updates every Thursday from this point onward anymore. It's a rather lengthy process that takes about an hour to create; sifting through the charts, dealing with errors, and recording the information down one chart at a time. But, conveniently, Billboard's website makes it easy for you - the fans - to see where Maroon 5 are sitting on the charts every week. 

Even though I will not be posting weekly chart updates anymore, I will be making articles (such as this) when Maroon 5 encounter a major chart achievement. 

Thanks to those who've actually read all the Thursday chart updates I made over the last 2 years! For chart info on Maroon 5, click here!

Get Maroon 5's new album, V, now available online or in stores:
www.maroon5.com/v

See Maroon 5 on tour next year on the 2015 MAROON 5 WORLD TOUR with supporting acts MAGIC! and Rozzi Crane! Visit www.maroon5.com/tour for more ticket info & tour dates.

10/08/2014

Hardcore Band Our Last Night Cover's Maroon 5's 'Maps'

Maroon 5 (left) and Our Last Night (right).
Our Last Night puts a post-hardcore spin on Maroon 5's top 10 hit "Maps"

One of the most popular hardcore bands in rock, Our Last Night, published a cover of Maroon 5's hit single "Maps" earlier today (Wed, Oct. 8) on YouTube.


As interesting as hardcore and metal covers of pop songs are - Our Last Night aren't the only punk rockers to put their own spin on "Maps." Metal singer Brain Storm covered "Maps" back in June with guitarist Andrew Baena, which featured more growls and screams in their version, unlike Our Last Night's cover which was mainly recorded with clean vocals. Last month, melodic hardcore band Abolish the Echelon covered "Maps" with a more guitar-centric sound including hard rock 80's-inspired guitar solos and even with stronger clean vocals. But let's not forget one of the more popular rock covers of "Maps" done by electro-rock band IFMENOT that was published back in July, where they put a Breathe Carolina-esque spin on their version with whiny, auto tuned vocals and intense synth riffs.

Just to give you readers an overview of how popular Our Last Night is, the band has toured with big post-hardcore named like The Devil Wears Prada and Sleeping with Sirens. IMO, New Hampshire punk rockers Our Last Night take home the trophy for the best rock-centric cover of Maroon 5's international hit, "Maps."

Listen to Our Last Night's cover below, then take our poll:

Did you dig Our Last Night's cover of "Maps"?
Yes!
No. Not a fan of hardcore music.
Poll Maker


Watch Our Last Night's cover of "Maps" below:

10/05/2014

Maroon 5 Perform 'Animals' on Saturday Night Live

Maroon 5 SNL title card.
Maroon 5 debuts new single "Animals" on Saturday Night Live

Maroon 5 performed on last night's episode of Saturday Night Live (Sat, Oct. 4) and performed two new songs from their fifth album, V. Maroon 5 made their television debut performance of "Animals", the latest and most talked about single from V and their top 10 hit single "Maps."


Catch Maroon 5 on their 2015 MAROON 5 WORLD TOUR next year with special guests MAGIC! and Rozzi Crane! Go to www.maroon5.com/tour for tour dates and more!

Get Maroon 5's new album V - in stores and online now:
www.maroon5.com/v

Watch Maroon 5 perform "Animals" on SNL below:


Watch Maroon 5 perform "Maps" on SNL below:

10/02/2014

Maroon 5 Fans Respond to 'Animals' Criticism: 'It's Just A Fantasy'

Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo-Levine.
Maroon 5 Fans Vs. RAINN, SASG, and the world

If your favorite band was being attacked by some of the largest abuse networks in the world, would you defend them? Maroon 5 released their terrifyingly sexy music video for "Animals", the second single from V, earlier this week, and it is easy to say that the responses have been more mixed than anything.


In the new Maroon 5 video, frontman Adam Levine plays "a hairnet-wearing, meat-hugging, blood-drenched stalker", according to TIME publisher Charlotte Alter, who's most likely bias to the band and their fans, who also thinks the video is "totally sexy." Levine stalks his prey, Behati Prinsloo, who is his real-life model wife whom just married in July in Mexico. But it was TIME that put the criticism of Maroon 5's new blood-thirsty video in the spotlight. Upon the video's release, the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network slammed the video on Wednesday assuming it was "trivializing stalking" and warning that is could romanticize dangerous behavior among men.

In a statement from the RAINN, Vice President Kathy Fliflet said:
"Maroon 5's video for "Animals" is a dangerous depiction of a stalker's fantasy -- and no one should ever confuse the criminal act of stalking with romance. The trivialization of these serious crimes, like stalking, should have no place in the entertainment industry. (See more on the statement: http://t.co/3EMDch4KFU)

Fans most definitely were quick to react to such dramatic and negative responses from such large companies and support groups, stating that "if you don't like the video, don't watch it" or that "it is just a fantasy and it wasn't real." In the video, scenes appear of what was inside of Adam's character's imagination showing a fantasy of him making love to Behati's character on a bed fully nude and making out in a glazed room whilst buckets of blood being poured on them. But that wasn't the worst part, according to these (rape and sexual abuse) industries and support groups. The matter of stalking set them off - the fact that Adam infatuated Behati in the video in such a manor where he snuck in to her apartment while sleeping taking photos of her half-naked on her bed, stalking her walking down a busy street, and maybe even the creepy glassware freaked them out as well.

Here are some supportive fan responses to the RAINN's statements:






All in all, the video is set completely new standards for the band, having not done a video as epic or entertaining as "Animals."

What do you think of the video? Are you in favor of the RAINN and SASG? Or are you with the hardcore fans? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter.

Take our poll:
Do you think the "Animals" video is uncalled for?
Yes, it's a disturbing and uncalled for video with misleading messages.
No! I love it. It's creative!
Poll Maker

Watch the music video for "Animals" below:

Maroon 5 to Perform New Years Shows in Las Vegas


Maroon 5 will return to Mandalay Bay to perform New Years shows

It was announced earlier today (Thursday, Oct. 2) by Live Nation that pop rock band Maroon 5 will be performing 2 New Years Eve shows this year at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on Tuesday the 30 and Wednesday the 31 of December in Las Vegas.


Tickets for the 2 shows go on sale on Saturday, October 11 at 10:00am PDT. Maroon 5 will be performing at 7pm each night on December 30 and 31 at the Resort and Casino.

Maroon 5 will be embarking on their 2015 World Tour beginning on February 16 at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas in North America. See the full list of ticket information and tour dates by visiting www.maroon5.com/tour!

Get Maroon 5's new album, V, released on September 2, now available on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play! Stream it for free on Spotify.

Watch Maroon 5's new video for "Animals" below: