12/22/2016

New Maroon 5 single and video planned for 2017

Adam Levine pictured with Future and others on the set of a new music video, shot in December 2016.
The new single, tentatively titled "Cold", is allegedly coming out early next year

A rumor mill struck the web on Thursday (Dec. 22) that pop rock band Maroon 5 had filmed a music video for a brand new single, allegedly titled "Cold", according to several sources on Twitter and Instagram. Leaked behind-the-scenes footage of the music video shoot was uploaded to Instagram and shared all over the internet today and you can distinctly hear Levine's voice crooned over a bouncy-R&B/hip hop beat in a nightclub.

The news started with a post made by actress and fitness guru Kerstin Schulze on Instagram on Thursday morning, which was a photo of herself and Adam Levine (with his brand new blonde hair look). The description reads "It was such a pleasure to work with him on his new Maroon 5 music video 'Cold'." It continued to read, "[...] he is an athlete himself and we shared knowledge on training and what it takes to be mentally and physically fit. He is solid, I know since I had to pick him up." See the full post embedded for you below.



Later on, a Maroon 5 fan account (by the name of @maroon5damn) posted a clip containing footage of someone recording behind the scenes of the alleged Maroon 5 music video, in which you can faintly hear Levine singing over a hip hop beat. Check out that post below.



At this point, other additional information about the song and its music video started to surface on Instagram, including a post made by independent film director Danny Boyent, where he posted a photo of him and Levine outside of a mansion exchanging words. The description read "Blessed to be apart of this project. Look out for the new Adam Levine [featuring] Future music video." This made fans skeptical whether or not the video and song are for Maroon 5 or if it is solely a Levine and Future collaboration. Another post made by the same director went live on Instagram shortly after, with a photo of Levine stepping into a vehicle; the description said: "One of our exotics featured on the new Adam Levine music video featuring Future." You can see the first of these two posts embedded below.



So, since nothing has been officially revealed by the label or the band yet, that leaves the question... what is Maroon 5 up to? Is this new "Cold" single going to be the beginning of a new chapter for the band? Or is it an entirely different project that Future and Levine are strictly on? When will this video and song be out for the world to hear? These are the details we are waiting to see. Online music critics and fans are speculating that the song will be the lead single off the band's highly anticipated sixth studio effort, the follow-up to their fifth album V (2014), set to be released next year. Others believe that Future is putting out a new song that just features Levine on the hook.

Until further notice, all we can confirm at the moment is that Adam Levine and Future recorded a new music video for a song, tentatively titled "Cold", which involved fitness guru and actress Kerstin Schulze and rapper Future.

Stay tuned. More news to come.

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12/14/2016

Adam Levine, Billy Gilman perform 'Bye Bye Love' on 'The Voice' finale

Adam Levine and Billy Gilman performing on The Voice season 11 finale.
Team Adam finalist and coach Adam Levine performed a classic Everly Brothers hit on The Voice finale

NBC's The Voice just concluded its eleventh season on Tuesday night (Dec. 13) by crowning Team Blake finalist and roots rock artist Sundance Head as the winner of the show. The special two-night finale was nothing short of amazing, having performances from The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, and Ariana Grande, as well as from legends Stevie Wonder, Kiss, and Sting.

Coach Adam Levine performed an Everly Brothers single, "Bye Bye Love", for his duet with his finalist Billy Gilman, who placed second on last night's finale results show.

In recent seasons, the show's producers and writers offer the finalists to record original songs. Gilman, who was offered a song written for Maroon 5 for their upcoming sixth studio effort, recorded his single "Because of Me" for the finale. You can listen, purchase, and watch the music video for "Because of Me", now available.

The Voice is set to return for its 12th season with coaches Adam Levine, Gwen Stefani, Alicia Keys, and Blake Shelton, set to premiere in February of next year on NBC.

Watch Adam Levine and Billy Gilman perform below:

12/08/2016

2016 Billboard Year-End Charts: Where does Maroon 5 stand?

Maroon 5 in 2016.
The list of 2016 Billboard Year-End charts were published on Thursday

Despite constant touring and preparation for their highly anticipated sixth studio album, due to be released in the next year, Interscope Records group Maroon 5 have had quite the quiet year on the Billboard charts. Their only release in 2016, "Don't Wanna Know", was a controversial yet commercially successful single, but it was released too late in the year to impact the charts long-term. Yet, Maroon 5 still managed to attend the Billboard year-end charts of 2016.

Let's see where they landed.

Top Artists of 2016:
Maroon 5 - 79

Top Billboard 200 Albums of 2016:
V, Maroon 5 - 113

Top Contemporary Songs of 2016:
"Locked Away", R. City featuring Adam Levine - 26
"Sugar", Maroon 5 - 27

Top Contemporary Artists of 2016:
Maroon 5 - 12

For the full list of the Billboard Year-End charts for 2016, click below:
http://www.billboard.com/charts/year-end

Watch the music video for "Don't Wanna Know":

12/07/2016

James Valentine performs "Love on the Weekend" with John Mayer on Tonight Show


Maroon 5's James Valentine joins John Mayer for a comeback TV appearance on The Tonight Show

It was revealed earlier this week that Maroon 5 guitarist James Valentine would be joining John Mayer for a special comeback television performance on Tuesday night (Dec. 6) on NBC's The Tonight Show, and boy was it amazing.

Valentine performed acoustic guitar alongside Mayer and his band performing his brand new single, "Love on the Weekend". Mayer is expected to release his upcoming full-length studio album, The Search for Everything, early next year.

You can watch the performance below:

11/21/2016

Maroon 5 perform on AMAs, announce tour support, and more you need to know

Maroon 5 performing "Don't Wanna Know" with Kendrick Lamar on stage at the 44th American Music Awards in November 2016.
Everything you need to know about Maroon 5 this week

Maroon 5 perform on the American Music Awards:

Recently, Maroon 5 gave a stellar performance of their brand new single "Don't Wanna Know", alongside Interscope Records labelmate and rapper Kendrick Lamar on the 44th annual American Music Awards on Sunday, November 20th. It was the first time the Los Angeles group performed the new song on television with Compton musician Lamar, and the second time performing the song on TV overall. Despite performing, Maroon 5 was not nominated for any AMA's that night, however closing the show was nothing short of amazing.

This wasn't the first time Maroon 5 performed on the American Music Awards. The band performed their hit single "Moves Like Jagger" with former The Voice coach and singer-actress Christina Aguilera on stage in 2011 and "Won't Go Home Without You" at the 2007 show.



Maroon 5 to perform on The Voice:

Maroon 5 have announced that they will be performing "Don't Wanna Know", without an appearance from Kendrick Lamar, on the NBC hit show The Voice. Make sure to tune in Monday, November 28th at 8:00/7:00p CPT.

The band has performed numerous times before on the show, including their 2012 performance of "Payphone" with Wiz Khalifa and 2015 performances of "Sugar" and "This Summer's Gonna Hurt", respectively.



PJ Morton releases a new solo single:

Longtime touring member and pianist PJ Morton just recently dropped a surprise new song, entitled "You Should Be Ashamed", which premiered on Soundcloud on Saturday, November 19th. You can listen to it below.

In other news, it was just recently announced that PJ Morton will be holding a month-long residency in December at the venue the Blue Nile in New Orleans. he will be playing a unique string of shows live every Tuesday night beginning on the evening of December 6th. More information can be read here.



PJ Morton, Polly A to open for Maroon 5 on New Years shows:

So, if you're going to see Maroon 5 in Las Vegas next month, you're in for a sweet treat. The group just announced that PJ Morton will be opening on December 30th and 31st and Polly A will open on December 31st. The shows are scheduled to be held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center and Casino where Maroon 5 have been performing New Years Eve shows for the last few years. Tickets and information can be seen here.

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10/19/2016

Adam Levine to return as coach on 'The Voice' season 12

Adam Levine as a coach on The Voice in 2016.
Season 12 sees Adam Levine's 12th consecutive return as coach

Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine has just been confirmed by the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) that he will be returning once again for season 12 of the reality television show The Voice for its 12th season.

Season 12 will mark the return of coach and No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani, as she will be replacing this season's new-coming coach Miley Cyrus. Alicia Keys and Blake Shelton will be returning as coaches as well. The season is set to premiere in February of 2017.

Levine and Shelton have been labelled as "veteran coaches" for the show. The two have been signed on since its inaugural season in March 2011. Throughout the years Usher, Shakira, Pharrell Williams, Christina Aguilera, and Cee Lo Green have all been coaches.

It has also been confirmed that coaches Miley Cyrus and Pharrell Williams will be returning for the show's 13th season next fall.

For more information on The Voice seasons 12 and 13, click here.

Watch the season 11 coaches perform "Dream On" below:

10/14/2016

Maroon 5 premiere music video for 'Don't Wanna Know'

Caption from Maroon 5's "Don't Wanna Know".
The "Don't Wanna Know" music video has finally arrived

The brand new music video for Maroon 5's new single, "Don't Wanna Know", featuring Kendrick Lamar, finally premiered earlier this morning (Fri, Oct 14) on The Today Show.

The band collaborated with friend and producer David Dobkin once again to film the video, who also directed the band's hit video "Sugar", which became 2015's most controversial music videos. The music video is chock full of cameos from multiple movie actors such as Sarah Silverman as Adam Levine's love interest, Vince Vaughn, Ed Helms, Shaquille O'Neal, and Jesse Carmichael smoking a blunt.

Maroon 5 just premiered the Kendrick Lamar-assisted single earlier this week on Tuesday and has maintained 1.5 million streams via Spotify and 3.5 million streams via YouTube Music. However, the music video version of "Don't Wanna Know" does not feature Lamar's 18-second rap verse as heard in the original.

Watch the video:


Adam Levine, also a coach on NBC's reality television show The Voice and recently a new father to his child Dusty Rose Levine, called into Ryan Seacrest's radio show On Air with Ryan Seacrest. Levine talked about how he writes Maroon 5 songs in the perspective of getting his heart broken, on being a new father, and having a crappy relationship to maintain a happy life.

Listen below:


You can purchase "Don't Wanna Know" now available:

10/12/2016

'Don't Wanna Know' to be featured on 'Just Dance 2017'


Just Dance 17 will feature Maroon 5's new song "Don't Wanna Know"

After yesterday's world premiere of Maroon 5's brand new single "Don't Wanna Know", featuring Kendrick Lamar, it was confirmed earlier today (Wed, Oct 12) that the new single will be featured on the upcoming dance video game Just Dance 2017.

The video game is set to be released on October 25th in North America, on October 27th in Europe, and on October 29th in Australia. It will be available to purchase across the platforms Microsoft Windows, NX, Playstations 3 and 4, the xBox 360 and xBox One, Wii, and the Wii U. Other big time hit singles that will be featured on the video game include "Titanium" by David Guetta and Sia, "Wherever I Go" by OneRepublic, "Worth It" by Fifth Harmony, among several others.

"Don't Wanna Know" was released exclusively to contemporary radio on Tuesday night and was later made available at midnight Wednesday. Maroon 5 is set to perform "Don't Wanna Know" on The Ellen Show on Thursday, November 3rd and on NBC's The Voice on Monday, November 28th. A music video for the single will premiere this Friday, October 14th on The Today Show, followed by an exclusive online premiere on Vevo.

For more information on purchasing Just Dance 2017, click here.

You can purchase "Don't Wanna Know" now available everywhere:
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/DontWannaKnowM5
Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/DontWannaKnow.ap
Google Play: http://smarturl.it/DontWannaKnow.gp
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/DontWannaKnow.amz
Spotify: http://smarturl.it/DontWannaKnow.sp

Stream Maroon 5's new song "Don't Wanna Know" now:

10/11/2016

Maroon 5 release brand new single, 'Don't Wanna Know'

Artwork for "Don't Wanna Know".
"Don't Wanna Know", featuring Kendrick Lamar, has finally arrived

The moment has finally come. Maroon 5's brand new single, "Don't Wanna Know" is now out. The new single, featuring Interscope labelmate Kendrick Lamar, premiered on Tuesday night. 

The music video for "Don't Wanna Know" is scheduled to premiere this Friday, October 14th on NBC's The Today Show and will subsequently become available to stream on Vevo the same day. The Los Angeles-bred pop band will be performing the new single on The Ellen Show on Thursday, November 3rd and later next month on NBC's show The Voice on Monday, November 28th. 

The new single is not a direct single to an upcoming album from Maroon 5, as it serves as a stand-alone single. In an interview with HuffingtonPost Entertainment, guitarist James Valentine confirmed that the band were entering the studio later this year to begin production for their sixth studio effort.
"We have some more songs in various states of progress that we'll be working on at the end of this year and the beginning of next year," said Valentine.

Maroon 5's last commercial release was "Feelings", the fifth single taken from the group's fifth studio effort V, which was released to top 40/pop radio in September of last year. A music video was reportedly shot in Los Angeles, California last August, but was allegedly tossed. 

You can purchase "Don't Wanna Know" now available:

Listen to "Don't Wanna Know" below:

10/10/2016

Maroon 5 to premiere 'Don't Wanna Know' tomorrow

Adam Levine performing with Maroon 5 in 2016. Photo by Travis Schneider.
Maroon 5's "Don't Wanna Know" to premiere on Tuesday, new music video drops Friday

Interscope Records has confirmed that pop rock band Maroon 5 will be releasing their brand new single, "Don't Wanna Know", featuring rapper and labelmate Kendrick Lamar, tomorrow, Tuesday, October 11 to contemporary radio airplay.

The music video for "Don't Wanna Know" will be premiering this Friday, October 14 on Vevo. The music video was directed by David Dobkin and will star Vince Vaughn and Kendrick Lamar.

"Don't Wanna Know" will serve as a stand-alone single, meaning that the single will not be promoting an upcoming Maroon 5 album. The single was recorded at Conway Recording Studios in April and May of this year and was produced by Benny Blanco ("Payphone", "Stereo Hearts"). The single will be released to digital retailers and for streaming (Apple Music, Spotify, ect.) on Friday, October 14 and will hit Top 40/Pop radio on Tuesday, October 18.

Here are some behind the scenes photos captured from the set of the music video.


"Don't Wanna Know" will be the first commercial single release from Maroon 5 single the band sent V single "Feelings" to pop radio in September of last year. A music video was reportedly scrapped for that single.

Are you excited for Maroon 5's new single "Don't Wanna Know", featuring Kendrick Lamar? Look out for it on iTunes Store, Apple Music, Spotify, and Google Play come Friday!

Here is the single artwork!


10/04/2016

'The Voice' recap: Team Adam is ready for Voice Battles

Team Adam for "The Voice" season 11 following the blind auditions.
The Voice coach Adam Levine has a team full of winners

What might be one of the most diverse cast of The Voice contestants ever seen on coach Adam Levine's team, might just be holding the winner of season 11. Why you may ask? Because diversity seems to be key in recent wins of the hit NBC show.

The Voice blind auditions for this season kicked off just over two weeks ago with the explosive introduction of two new coaches, Alicia Keys and Miley Cyrus, who each brought their A game and were never not a challenge for veteran coaches Blake Shelton and Levine to face.

We have put together all of the blind auditions from contestants over the course of the season so far who have joined Team Adam and will be continuing onward to the famous "Voice Battle" rounds next week. Take the time to watch, listen, and check out Team Adam below.

Riley Elmore



A true, young, and yet seemingly experienced R&B, jazz crooner Riley Elmore of W. Dundee, Illinois auditioned by performing Frank Sinatra's "The Way You Look Tonight", which obviously grabbed coach Adam's attention right off the bat. Maroon 5 covered "The Way You Look Tonight" in the studio for a Sinatra tribute album almost a decade ago and Levine has always shown his passion for Sinatra's work.

Andrew DeMuro



Andrew DeMuro of Chicago, Illinois auditioned by performing "Vienna", a smooth-sailing and classic Billy Joel hit, and caught the ear of coaches Blake Shelton and Adam Levine. Levine obviously persuaded DeMuro onto his team due to their mutual love for Billy Joel.

Billy Gilman



One of the most beautiful male performances of an Adele song ever to be presented on the show, Billy Gilman of Richmond, Rhode Island performed Adele's "When We Were Young" and got a four-chair turn from all of the coaches. Coach Levine tried a tad harder than the other coaches to get him on his team, and obviously worked.

Brendan Fletcher



Brendan Fletcher, who resides in Brooklyn, New York, auditioned by performing the ballad "Jolene" by Ray LaMontagne. Coaches Miley, Alicia, and Adam turned to which Fletcher ultimately chose to be on Team Adam.

Bindi Liebowitz



Often compared to the voices of Rihanna and Amy Winehouse, Bindi Liebowitz of Plainfield, New Jersey auditioned by singing the song "Bust Your Windows" Jazmine Sullivan. Coaches Blake and Adam faced off in a bicker-off which ended in Liebowitz choosing to be on Team Adam.

Elia Esparza



Elia Esparza took the risk of performing the Spanish dance hit "Como La Flor" for her blind audition, but ended up getting a three-chair turn, and Levine ended up luring her onto his already eclectic team.

Nolan Neal



By performing "Tiny Dancer" by the world famous Elton John, Los Angeles, California resident and musician Nolan Neal ended up catching the ear of all four coaches. However, Levine's passion for 80's pop music and mutual love for Elton John ended up persuading Neal onto Team Adam.

Simone Gundy



Arlington, Texas' Simone Gundy's audition of Tom Jones' "I (Who Have Nothing)" ended up impressing coaches Miley Cyrus and Adam Levine. Coach Levine ended up using real coaching methods to get her onto his team.

J SOUL



JSOUL ended up getting scrunched into a blind audition montage only for a minute, but the Virginia Beach resident and R&B singer ended up turning the chair of coach Adam Levine on the show by performing "Stay with Me" by Sam Smith.

Johnny Rez



Johnny Rez auditioned by performing the 1990's classic "Iris" by the Goo Goo Dolls and it was magical. He ended up turning the chairs of coaches Blake and Adam, but it was Adam's smooth coaching skills that got Rez to pick him.

Natasha Bure



Natasha Bure took on the incredible Elvis single, "Can't Help Falling in Love", for her blind audition which caught the attention of coach Adam Levine, who was the sole coach who turned for her.

Ponciano Seoane III



Singing "Home" by American Idol winner Phillip Phillips was a great choice for San Antonio man Ponciano Seoane who turned the chairs of coaches Miley and Adam, subsequently choosing to be on Team Adam.

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http://www.nbc.com/the-voice/credits/artists/season-11

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9/30/2016

New Maroon 5 single to feature Kendrick Lamar, set for October release

Maroon 5 performing.
"Don't Want to Know" is set to impact contemporary radio in October

Maroon 5's highly anticipated song, "Don't Want to Know", now finally has a release date.

It has been confirmed that "Don't Want to Know", which is not a lead single to Maroon 5's sixth studio album, as earlier reported, is set to be released on October 14 to digital retailers (iTunes, Google Play, Spotify), and to radio airplay on October 18. The single will also feature a rap verse from Interscope Records labelmate Kendrick Lamar.

Maroon 5 have reportedly began pre-production for their sixth full-length studio effort, in which guitarist James Valentine revealed that the band will be recording in the studio beginning later this year, going into 2017.

A music video was reportedly shot in downtown Los Angeles, California in late August for "Don't Want to Know", and will star Vince Vaughn, a popular film actor. The video was directed by David Dobkin, who previously directed Maroon 5's video for "Sugar", off the album V.

For more information on the topic, click here:
http://headlineplanet.com/home/2016/09/29/maroon-5-kendrick-lamars-dont-want-know-reportedly-heading-pop-radio/

9/23/2016

Maroon 5 to headline Open Spotlight event


Maroon 5 to help celebrate Los Angeles' musical arts and theater in November

It has been revealed that California pop rock band Maroon 5 will be taking part in an entirely new inaugural musical and theater event that will be taking place this November.

In celebration of the Los Angeles music scene, performing arts, and theater, Maroon 5 will be performing a headlining concert at the Airbnb Open Spotlight event, presented by American Express. The event was just announced on Friday, September 23rd and will take place on Saturday, November 19 in downtown Los Angeles, 826 S. Broadway, from 4-11p.m.

More musical guests appearances that will be supporting Maroon 5 and the Airbnb Open Spotlight event will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets to attend the event are now available to the public to purchase.

All updated information on the festival can be found here:
https://airbnbopen.com/openspotlight

It has not been revealed yet whether or not the concert event will be live streamed.

Maroon 5 are currently on a headlining North American tour with Tove Lo, R. City, and PHASES. Tickets and tour dates are available now!

9/16/2016

Maroon 5 have cancelled Hartford tour date

Maroon 5 in 2014.
No reschedule is set to be announced

Maroon 5 have just confirmed that their headlining concert in Hartford, Connecticut is officially cancelled. Management behind the band sites Adam Levine and wife Behati Prinsloo's birth of their baby daughter this month.

The pop band's Hartford date was scheduled to be on September 19th at the XL Center with support from Tove Lo and R. City. It has also been confirmed that the band have no plans to postpone the date and any future cancelled dates from the U.S. fall tour.

See the band's statement below:
Maroon 5 have announced that their upcoming show at the XL Center in Hartford, CT this Monday, September 19th will unfortunately be canceled. For all ticket refunds, fans should return to their original point of purchase. Purchases made by phone or online will be returned automatically.

All other future tour dates remain in tact and are scheduled as listed below:
http://www.maroon5.com/tour

9/09/2016

Circuit Jerks release debut, 'EP1'

Jesse Carmichael performing with Maroon 5 in 2016. Photo by Travis Schneider.
Jesse Carmichael's synthy musical side project release EP1

Maroon 5 founding member, former keyboardist, and current guitarist Jesse Carmichael just released his debut release under his current musical side project, Circuit Jerks, titled EP1 on Friday (Sept. 9).

The release consists of five tracks, two of which was remixes of the Maroon 5 hit singles "This Summer's Gonna Hurt Like a Motherf*cker", and of "Maps". Another is a remix of Ary Barroso's song "Brazil", and the final two tracks on the EP are roughly hour-and-a-half long experimental analog-inspired interpretations.

Circuit Jerks consists of Maroon 5's Jesse Carmichael and succeeds his other musical side project 1863, a rock-inspired outfit.

Purchase Circuit Jerks' EP1 on Apple Music:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ep1/id1150222135

Stream Circuit Jerks' new EP1 below:

9/06/2016

Everything we know so far about Maroon 5's next album

Maroon 5.
Maroon 5's sixth LP is expected to come out in 2017

Maroon 5 has got to be one of the busiest bands in pop music at the moment. The L.A. group is currently embarking on their headlining North American tour with Tove Lo, R. City, and PHASES, and in-and-out of multiple studios, guitarist James Valentine is venturing into his own career as a guitar connoisseur, bassist Mickey is working on his solo project, same with PJ Morton, and Adam Levine is currently a coach on NBC's hit show The Voice for his eleventh consecutive season.

But despite all of these activities, this doesn't stop the three time Grammy Award-winning band from staying true to their fans and why they are passionate about music in the first place. At the start of this year, members of Maroon 5 have teased and leaked some forms of information about their upcoming sixth full-length studio effort. But, news about Maroon 5's follow-up to 2014's V didn't start surfacing until Valentine mentioned the album's progress during a live Facebook interview with The Huffington Post last month. "We have some more songs in various states of progress that we'll be working on at the end of this year and the beginning of next year", Valentine also states in the HuffPost interview.

Here's what we can confirm so far about the project.

The lead single will be "Don't Want to Know": "Don't Want to Know" is the new song Maroon 5 have been performing live on their newest North American headlining tour, which began on September 3rd in San Antonio. It's a pretty chill-structured song, featuring an easy-listening guitar riff that is held throughout the song's entirety from Valentine while cute synths and snaps float in the background. Levine croons "I don't wanna know know know know/Who's taking you home home home home/I'm loving you so so so so/The way I used to love you, oh".

It has also been uncertain if the song's title is actually "Don't Wanna Know", or "Don't Want to Know". BMI has it listed as "Don't Wanna Know", whereas the group's stage setlist for the 2016 U.S. tour has it listed as "Don't Want to Know". Either or, fans are eager to hear the final studio version of the single.



A music video for "Don't Want to Know" has been filmed: It's not a big secret to Maroon 5 fans that the group shot footage for a music video in downtown Los Angeles. On August 27th, photos surfaced online of the band dressed up in weird, Pokémon-styled spin-off costumes prancing around and dancing to the song's downtempo beat. Vince Vaughn, one of the most popular actors in modern comedy, will star in the music video as he was also photographed in a goofy Pokémon-like outfit on set. Valentine confirmed in his Huffington Post interview last month that David Dobkin, director of Wedding Crashers, returned as director for the video, after he directed and produced Maroon 5's controversial, yet nonetheless amazing "Sugar" music video.



Benny Blanco, Ammar Malik, and Jacob Kasher are producing the album: Some familiar names are returning to the line-up of producers who will be working on Maroon 5's upcoming sixth album. Benjamin Levin, also known as Benny Blanco, co-wrote and produced "Don't Want to Know", and has worked on numerous other Maroon 5 hits; "Payphone", featuring Wiz Khalifa, "Maps", and "Animals" to name a few. Ammar Malik, whose most popular nowadays for his work with boybands Rixton, The Vamps, One Direction, and 5 Seconds of Summer, returned to also produce and co-write "Don't Want to Know". BMI has given some other names as to who is producing the album, including Jacob Hindlin Kasher (Britney Spears, Trey Songz, Juicy J), John Ryan (Pitbull, Nick Jonas), and Joshua "Ammo" Coleman (Jason Derulo, Mike Posner, Selena Gomez).

Maroon 5 will begin tracking in late 2016: James Valentine spilled a lot of news about the band's sixth album in that interview with The Huffington Post last month. To quote Valentine on the timeline of the upcoming project, he stated "We have some more songs in various states of progress that we'll be working on at the end of this year and the beginning of next year." It sounds like the band will spend a lengthy amount of time in the studio during the first half of 2017 as well.




It will have a Songs About Jane approach: Valentine also said that him and the rest of the band would like to take the same musical direction similar to that of Songs About Jane. "The last couple of records we have experimented with a lot more electronic, more dance-oriented sounds and we've talked about making a record that was maybe a little more organic, back to the Songs About Jane sort of approach, but we'll have to see," he mentioned to HuffPost.

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9/04/2016

Maroon 5 perform brand new song live for the first time

Adam Levine perform in San Antonio in 2015. Photo by Kayla Merrill.
Maroon 5 debut chill new single live in San Antonio

Maroon 5 kicked off their 2016 U.S. headlining tour with a bang, debuting a new stage design, new set list, and a performing a brand new song.

The new song, to which the title is unknown, was debuted live on Saturday night's live concert in San Antonio, the first date on the band's tour. The song is suspected to be the band's brand new upcoming single. During the live performance, frontman Adam Levine is seen at the head of the stage arrow serenading with the song's beautifully-flowing lyrics, "The way I used to love you oh, oh, oh, oh, oh", while James Valentine plays this chill-vibe of a guitar riff, Matt Flynn plays an electronic drum set, and PJ Morton plays keys. The song sounds familiar to that of the works of DJ Snake or Major Lazer's work, and is very similar to RAC's single "Cheap Sunglasses".

Viable titles for this new song could include "Don't Wanna Know", "Used to Love You", or "Love You So", but this has not been confirmed.

In an interview with entertainment outlet Huffington Post on Facebook that occurred on Tuesday, August 23, Valentine confirmed that a new music video for group's the new single was filmed recently and was directed by film director David Dobkin, who directed and produced Maroon 5's music video for "Sugar", one of the biggest and best-selling singles of 2015.

"We have some more songs in various states of progress that we'll be working on at the end of this year and the beginning of next year", Valentine also states in the HuffPost interview. After being asked about what direction Maroon 5 is heading into musically for the next full-length, he said "The last couple of records we have experimented with a lot more electronic, more dance-oriented sounds and we've talked about making a record that was maybe a little more organic, back to the Songs About Jane sort of approach, but we'll have to see."

The new single and its music video are expected to drop this fall, prior to the conclusion of Maroon 5's headlining U.S. tour in October.

Tickets:
www.maroon5.com/maroonvtour

Music:
www.maroon5.com/music

Watch Maroon 5 perform a new song live below:

9/02/2016

Maroon 5 announce postponed 2016 tour dates


"Even when you think you’ve planned everything perfectly sometimes life just kinda happens", says Levine in Maroon 5's open statement

After months of speculation, Maroon 5 have finally confirmed that they will be postponing a select amount of tour dates from their upcoming 2016 U.S. headlining tour this fall.

“Even when you think you’ve planned everything perfectly sometimes life just kinda happens," said Maroon 5 lead vocalist Adam Levine. "Soon Behati and I will be celebrating the birth of our first child and, as I’m sure you all understand, I need to be there but unfortunately this means some of Maroon 5’s upcoming shows need to be rescheduled. I know this might present an inconvenience to our fans out there and I apologize for this. I’m really looking forward to seeing everyone in the spring."

Here are the newly rescheduled tour dates listed below:
02/20 - BMO Harris Bradley Center - Milwaukee, WI
02/22 - Quicken Loans Arena - Cleveland, OH
02/24 - Bell Centre - Montreal, QC
02/27 - Videotron Centre - Quebec, QC
03/03 - US Bank Arena - Cincinnati, OH
03/07 - Times Union Center - Albany, NY
03/08 - First Niagara Center - Buffalo, NY

To see the full statement from Maroon 5's website, click on the link:
www.maroon5.com/news/maroon-5-reschedule-several-upcoming-concerts

To see the full list of tour dates and ticket information, click on the link:
http://www.maroon5.com/tour

The Maroon 5 U.S. fall tour begins tomorrow, Saturday, September 3rd at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas! The tour will include Tove Lo as special guest and R. City and PHASES and supporting acts on respective dates.

8/29/2016

Maroon 5 to release Pokèmon Go-themed music video

Adam Levine on the set of Maroon 5's new music video for their 2016 single in Los Angeles. Photo credit to JustJared.
Adam Levine dresses as purple tortoise bug for new Maroon 5 music video

Maroon 5's sleepy fanbase has been woken up over the past week after leaked photographs of the members of the L.A. pop group were put up online of them dressed up as... Pokèmon? Okay, the aren't in any actual Pokèmon costumes, but it looks to be somewhat of a spin-off.

This could only mean one thing, right? Yup. Maroon 5 are shooting another goofy music video.

Thanks to JustJared, we have a major insight on what the next Maroon 5 music video will look like. It's not just Mr. Levine dressed up as a mysterious, goofy cartoon monster, but the entire band is dolled up in these monstrous costumes. It has been confirmed that David Dobkin returned as director for the music video and it will star actor Vince Vaughn. The music video was shot for the band's upcoming single, set to be released this fall.

Check out JustJared's leaked photo gallery of Maroon 5's new music video here:
www.justjared.com/2016/08/27/adam-levine-maroon-5-shoot-new-music-video-dressed-as-monsters



In a recent interview with HuffPost Entertainment, guitarist James Valentine confirmed that Maroon 5 began pre-production for their sixth studio effort, the follow-up to 2014's V, and will be entering the studio in late 2016.

Watch his interview in full below:

8/28/2016

Maroon 5 announced for Rock In Rio 2017

Photo: Agnews
Maroon 5 will return to the Rock In Rio world stage next year

It has been revealed that Los Angeles based pop band Maroon 5 have been confirmed as headliners at next year's seventh annual Rock In Rio music festival.

Rock In Rio will take place next year in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from September 15th to September 24th. Maroon 5 is scheduled to perform on the night of September 16th. The band has had a lengthy history with the Rock In Rio festivals including performing headlining concerts in 2011, 2012, and in 2016.

Maroon 5 is also set to release a new single and a music video in the coming months. The band is also set to begin recording new music for their upcoming sixth studio effort, the follow-up to V, come later this year following the last leg of the Maroon 5 World Tour.

For more information, click on the link below:
http://gente.ig.com.br/cultura/2016-08-28/maroon-five-festival.html

Watch Maroon 5 perform at Rock In Rio 2016 below:

8/25/2016

Maroon 5 to begin recording new album by 2017

Maroon 5 in 2015.
Maroon 5 plan to start recording new album by the end of 2016

A new song from pop rock band Maroon 5 is in the works, and according to guitarist James Valentine, the new song will be "put out in between this record and our next record, which we just put the finishing touches on."

In an exclusive Huffington Post live interview on Facebook that occurred on Tuesday, August 23, Valentine also confirmed that a new music video for the new single was filmed recently and was directed by film director David Dobkin, who directed and produced Maroon 5's music video for "Sugar", one of the biggest and best-selling singles of 2015.

"We have some more songs in various states of progress that we'll be working on at the end of this year and the beginning of next year", Valentine also states in the HuffPost interview. After being asked about what direction Maroon 5is heading into musically for the next full-length, he said "The last couple of records we have experimented with a lot more electronic, more dance-oriented sounds and we've talked about making a record that was maybe a little more organic, back to the Songs About Jane sort of approach, but we'll have to see."




James Valentine also performed alongside The Roots on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday evening. You can check that out below.

New Maroon 5 single and music video expected to drop this September. The band will record the follow-up to 2014's V come later this year and will finish tracking by mid-2017.

8/23/2016

Maroon 5 shot a music video with David Dobkin

James Valentine performing with Maroon 5 in 2016. Photo from Travis Schneider.
Guitarist James Valentine confirms Maroon 5's new music video for new single was directed by David Dobkin

After weeks and weeks of rumors circulating the fact that Maroon 5 was filming a music video for their brand new single, which has yet to be announced, the band's guitarist James Valentine has confirmed that the L.A. pop rock outfit have wrapped up a music video with director David Dobkin.

In a live Facebook video streaming Q&A session with HuffPost Entertainment, Valentine was asked about Maroon 5's music video "Sugar", which was also directed by Dobkin, and the development behind it. Soon after, he confirmed that Maroon 5 had just shot and edited a music video for their upcoming single with Dobkin as director once again.

It has not been confirmed, however, whether or not Maroon 5 shot their music video in Cuba as earlier reported from local Cuban news outlets.

David Dobkin is famously known for being the director and screenwriter for the motion picture films Wedding Crashers, The Change-Up, R.I.P.D, and The Man From U.N.C.L.E. 

Valentine also revealed on the live Q&A stream that Maroon 5 will be performing new material and covers of other songs on their upcoming North American tour.

Watch the James Valentine's live Facebook chat below:

8/22/2016

'The Voice' coaches debut 'Dream On' live performance

The Voice coaches of season 11.
Adam, Blake, Alicia, and Miley perform "Dream On" to kick off The Voice season 11

It's explosive enough welcoming coaches Alicia Keys and Miley Cyrus to the coaching roster for NBC's The Voice season 11, but a wild performance of Aerosmith's massive hit "Dream On" is even more explosive.

The performance made its television debut on Sunday night, August 21st, after the amazing closing ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics on NBC. 

An all new season of The Voice is set to officially premiere on Monday, September 19th at 8/7p.m. CPT only on NBC!

Watch the coaches' performance of "Dream On" below:

8/15/2016

'The Voice' alum Chris Jamison to release debut EP

Chris Jamison (left) and Adam Levine on The Voice in 2014.
Team Adam alum is set to release his first EP this month

Chris Jamison, one of the top finalists from season 7 of The Voice, is finally releasing his debut EP, titled the I Am Chris Jamison EP, on August 19th.

Jamison is best known for being the young, smooth R&B crooner on Adam Levine's team on The Voice season 7 in late 2014. His best performances on the show included covers of Robin Thicke's "Lost Without U" with Levine, Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk", John Mayer's "Gravity", and Justin Timberlake's "Cry Me a River". He advanced to the finale and placed third on the show.



Along with the announcement of his debut EP, he launched his own podcast titled the I Am Podcast.

Pre-ordering for I Am Chris Jamison EP is now available:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/i-am-chris-jamison-ep/id1140660315

5 songs we need to hear on Maroon 5's North American tour

Maroon 5 performing live in 2014.
Maroon 5 need to play these 5 deep cuts on their upcoming U.S. tour

As we all know, Maroon 5 is embarking on what might their biggest and most expensive tour in North America yet, this fall. To help boost ticket sales and anticipation, electropop superstar Tove Lo will be the special guest on the tour, as well as support from hip hop duo R. City and indie pop supergroup PHASES on selected dates.

The massive tour will begin at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas on September 3rd and will conclude October 16th in Oakland, California at the Oracle Arena.

Maroon 5's headliners have slowly barrel rolled into greatest hits tours, as they keep pumping out No. 1 singles and chart-topping pop-perfected full-lengths. Their last tour in South American this summer consisted of 13 tracks being hit Maroon 5 singles, 1 being a cover of "Stereo Hearts" from Gym Class Heroes (which featured Adam Levine), and 1 other being a solo Adam Levine song cut from the soundtrack for 2014's film Begin Again. As rock-n-roll and eccentric their live show can be, it's time we some deep cuts and rarities on this North America tour.

Here's my short list of songs we need to hear on tour this fall.

5. "Never Gonna Leave This Bed", from the album Hands All Over (2010)



This pop rock power ballad from Maroon 5's 2010 studio album, Hands All Over, was and is still a huge fan favorite among the masses. "Never Gonna Leave This Bed" was released as single for contemporary radio in January 2011, however received little-to-no radio airplay. This was right before the band took a step towards dance-pop, whee five months later "Moves Like Jagger", featuring Christina Aguilera, was released to the world and made every Maroon 5 fan turn their heads in confusion.

4. "Won't Go Home Without You", from the album It Won't Be Soon Before Long (2007)



Just like "Never Gonna Leave This Bed", "Won't Go Home Without You" is one of Maroon 5's most underrated singles ever. From the band's 2007 album It Won't Be Soon Before Long, the song is easily one of their best from the 12 track record. The band performed it on every tour until their 2013 world tour and was likely replaced by "Love Somebody". What's going on, Maroon 5?

3. "Shiver", from the album Songs About Jane (2002)



"Shiver" is one Maroon 5's most badass songs ever released. Although not a single, the song proved that Maroon 5 were once true rock stars in the pop realm. "Shiver" was Maroon 5's choice for opening every set with for four years straight. Proof can be found in online archives of the band's full concerts from the early 2000s and on their live album Live - Friday the 13th. Seeing "Shiver" live would be massive and would put a massive smile on my face.

2. "Secret", from the album Songs About Jane (2002)



"Secret" is a beautifully written tune from Maroon 5's debut release, Songs About Jane. When performed live, the audience becomes horny and willing to scream along to every word.

1. "The Sun", from the album Songs About Jane (2002)



"The Sun" is definitely one of Maroon 5's best songs of all time. While there are at times cries of his vocals being too heavily produced, I find that they did a perfect job of capturing it, especially live. It was more unique when Songs About Jane was first released, but it still stands out over a decade later. A more surprising aspect of the band, however, is the fact that they are not performing it live nowadays.

8/08/2016

Maroon 5 to possibly shoot music video in Cuba

Photo from MTV.
Cuban news journalists leak announcement regarding Maroon 5's new single and video

Maroon 5 fans have been eagerly waiting for the pop rock group to release a new single all summer long ever since longtime member Jesse Carmichael revealed that they just wrapped up a new song in the studio and would be putting it out this summer. Now, recently, news has struck surrounding a new Maroon 5 music video.

A now deleted article from Cibercuba published earlier this month revealed that the band were to shoot footage for a music video for their next song in Cuba. Other reports were made by music journalists in Cuba as well. Another article, posted by Cuba Holidays, states the band is possibly planning on shooting their music video for their next song on August 13th and August 14th in Cuba.

Read the statement below:

According to the Cuban news site [Cibercuba], the U.S. band is gearing up for the shooting of a videoclip in Havana with announced dates for the filming on 12th and 13th August.

The source also reveals that all members of Maroon 5 are currently in the process of obtaining their visas for travel to Cuba with all arrangements still in the works but so far they have pre-selected two locations for the video shoot; with one of them being the house of Oscar-nominated Cuban actor, Jorge Perrugoria in Jaimanitas and the other not disclosed as of yet. 
All the details known and revealed so far have been unveiled by sources close to the production team and their counterparts in Havana.

For more information, click on the link:
https://cubaholidays.co.uk/news/116527/maroon-5-to-shoot-next-music-video-in-cuba

Adam Levine, Blake Shelton channel 'Men In Black' in new 'The Voice' teaser

The Voice season 11 teaser poster.
The new The Voice season 11 teaser is an action-packed, comedic adventure

Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys aren't playing around. They've made it clear that they're here to destroy.

A new and epic teaser TV trailer for the 11th season of NBC's The Voice premiered on Monday, August 8th and shows coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton pulling up to the sight of a crashed alien UFO in uniform similar to Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith in the Men In Black franchise. Out come Cyrus and Keys ready to demolish Levine and Shelton's chances at winning the 11th season of the show.

The Voice is set to premiere on Monday, September 19th at 8/7c only on NBC! A special sneak peak episode of the show will air after the closing Olympic ceremony.

Check out the new TV trailer for The Voice:

7/28/2016

Adam Levine recruits Sammy Hagar as 'The Voice' team mentor

Coach Adam Levine (left) and Sammy Hagar.
Levine beings Sammy Hagar on board to mentor Team Adam for The Voice season 11

NBC's The Voice has revealed the full details for what famous faces will be mentoring who's teams on the upcoming 11th season of the show.

Levine has recruited heavy metal rocker and Montrose member Sammy Hagar as Team Adam's mentor. Incoming first-time coaches Alicia Keys and Miley Cyrus recruited "See You Again" singer Charlie Puth and rock 'n roll legend Joan Jett, respectively for their teams. Coach Blake Shelton has recruited broadway star Bette Midler for his team.



This season will mark Levine and Shelton's 11th consecutive season sine the show's launch six years ago on NBC in 2011. Cyrus and Keys will be coaching for the first time on the show, despite being mentors in previous seasons.

The Voice season 11 premiered on Monday, September 19th at 8/7CPT only on NBC!

For more information, visit www.nbc.com/the-voice!

Get to know Team Adam's mentor, Sammy Hagar!

7/07/2016

Maroon 5 named highest-paid all-male act in America

Maroon 5 performing in 2015.
Maroon 5 have earned over $33 million in pre-tax earnings, making them the highest-paid all-male act in the U.S.

Pop group Maroon 5 have just been confirmed as the highest-paid all-male musical group in the United States, according to a recently published article from Forbes magazine. Maroon 5, who reside in Los Angeles, California, United States, have earned approximately $33.5 million (USD).

Forbes magazine will be publishing the Forbes Celebrity 100 list beginning July 12th and will list the top 100 highest-paid musicians and film actors in the United States.

It was also reported that K-pop phenomenon Bigbang had earned the most in USD, earning $44 million. Since the group resides in Seoul, South Korea they are not eligible for being the highest-paid all-male U.S. musical group.

For more information, click on the link below:
www.allkpop.com/article/2016/07/forbes-reveals-big-bang-earned-more-than-maroon-5

6/30/2016

June Highlights: Remembering Christina Grimmie, Maroon 5 hint at new album


June included the tragedy of a 'Voice' favorite, Maroon 5 hinting at new music & much more

June was a rollercoaster of a month for fans of Maroon 5, Adam Levine, and The Voice. 

The month started off with the tragic death of Christina Grimmie, a young girl who auditioned for NBC's show The Voice in 2014 and made it to the finale as a contestant on Adam Levine's team. Grimmie's passing occurred on the early morning of June 11th after an incident that happened at The Plaza Live in Orlando, Florida the night before. Grimmie was shot three times which lead to her unfortunate death hours later at a local hospital. Full story: www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/christina-grimmie-buried-in-her-beloved-new-jersey-hometown_us_57642a36e4b015db1bc92664

In other news, June was full of hints and revealing secrets as members of Maroon 5 spilled some beans on possible new Maroon 5 music. Back in April, frontman Adam Levine spoke about new Maroon 5 music on Live with Kelly and Michael, stating "We are working on some stuff right now. It's tough." He continued by saying "The Voice is happening, we're in and out of the studio. Baby stuff is happening." A couple months later, on June 22nd, founding member Jesse Carmichael revealed on his live broadcast on Periscope that Maroon 5 will indeed release a new single this summer. "We recorded a new Maroon 5 song," he flat-out said on his live broadcast. "It's coming out soon. It's going to be awesome." Ever since, fans have been eager to hear new music from the band.





Speaking of which, many fans expected Maroon 5 to drop the new song on National Maroon 5 Day, a music holiday Maroon 5 launched on June 25th to help fund UNICEF and UNICEF USA, who raise money to help poor children around the world. #Maroon5Day was also held in celebration of the 14th anniversary of the release of Maroon 5's debut studio effort, Songs About Jane, which was released on June 25, 2002.







Other Maroon 5 anniversaries that occurred in June was the 2 year anniversary of the single release "Maps" (June 16, 2014), the 4 year anniversaries of the single "One More Night" (June 19, 2012), and their fourth album Overexposed (June 26, 2012), the 5 year anniversary of "Moves Like Jagger", featuring Christina Aguilera (June 21, 2011), and the 6 year anniversary of the single "Misery" (June 20, 2010).



Also, one of Maroon 5's touring members, Sam Farrar, celebrated his 38th birthday on June 29th.

Maroon 5 keyboardist PJ Morton also released some new music in June as well. "First Began", an R&B-soul single, was released to Soundcloud on June 23rd. Listen to it here below.



Can't wait to see what happens in July!

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