5/29/2016

Stream Maroon 5's entire Rock In Rio concert

Photo by Zero Agency.
Maroon 5's performance from Rock In Rio 2016 is now streaming

Pop band Maroon 5 performed a headlining concert at Saturday's (May 28) Rock In Rio musical festival in Lisbon, Portugal. The event was streamed live worldwide through Internet live streaming service livexlive.

Maroon 5 are set to embark on their 2016 tour in the U.S. this fall with special guests Tove Lo, R. City, and PHASES. Get tickets and see tour dates at www.maroon5.com/maroonvtour!

You can now stream the entire performance below:

5/25/2016

PJ Morton premieres new music video, 'I Need Your Love'

PJ Morton in 2016.
Maroon 5 keyboardist PJ Morton drops new music video for Bounce & Soul single

Maroon 5 keyboardist and touring member PJ Morton just premieres his brand new music video for his song "I Need Your Love", featuring rapper 5th Ward Weebie. "I Need Your Love" was originally featured on Morton's second studio effort, Walk Alone (2010), however was remixed and remastered for his latest mixtape release Bounce & Soul, which dropped in March.

Listen to Morton's new mixtape Bound & Soul on Soundcloud:


Bounce & Soul Vol. 1 is the first volume in an expected series of volumes from the musician to come in the future. The mixtape features 10 catchy, hip hop-influenced New Orleans jazz-soul tracks featuring guest appearances from Mannie Fresh, Trombone Shorty, Lil Wayne, Stevie Wonder, Juvenile, Dee-1, Mack Maine, and 5th Ward Weebie.

PJ Morton became an official member of Los Angeles based pop rock band Maroon 5 in 2012, after gaining little success within his previous albums as an R&B vocalist. The addition of PJ Morton meant that for the first time, Maroon 5 had six official members.

Watch the music video below:

5/24/2016

The Voice Finale Recap: Who is the winner?

The Voice season 10 title page.
Team Christina's very own Alisan Porter is crowned The Voice

NBC's The Voice season 10 finale was a definitely a terrific one. There were star performances from Zayn Malik, Ariana Grande, Sia, Little Big Town, and coaches Christina Aguilera Blake Shelton, and the winner of the show's tenth season was crowned.

Team Xtina's finalist Alisan Porter was crowned the winner of The Voice of season 10. Fourth place went to Team Adam's own Laith Al-Saadi, third place went to Team Pharrell's Hannah Houston, and second place was Team Blake's Adam Wakefield.

Porter's win goes down in history as coach Christina Aguilera's first seasonal win, as well as it being the first seasonal win for a female coach, as former coaches Shakira and Gwen Stefani have not achieved the feat.

As a married mother of two and stepmom to one, Alisan proudly says that her family is "everything," but her current life is a far cry from a career in Hollywood that began nearly 30 years ago. When she was just two, Alisan started auditioning for commercials, and in the span of just two years, she was booking national commercials and was even featured on Star Search. With this exposure, she was put on the radar of every casting agency in Hollywood and soon began booking film roles - most notably the title role in the John Hughes film Curly Sue, starring Jim Belushi, and Parenthood, alongside Steve Martin. As a young adult, Alisan struggled with drugs and alcohol. Now eight years clean, she is proud to share her story of overcoming addiction and ready to give stardom one more shot on The Voice.

Watch Alisan Porter's perform "Somewhere" by Barbra Streisand below:

Adam Levine speaks out about North Carolina cancellations


Maroon 5's Adam Levine talks about Maroon 5's NC cancellations for the first time since the announcement

On the red carpet behind the scenes at NBC's The Voice first-night finale episode, coach Adam Levine was asked about Maroon 5's announcement about canceling their two headlining concerts in North Carolina this year, with Entertainment Tonight Canada (ET Canada).

Maroon 5 made an announcement on Friday, May 20, revealing that they had canceled their Charlotte and Releigh concerts in North Carolina this September due to the House Bill 2 law, a law that legislates that in government buildings, individuals may only use restrooms and changing facilities that correspond to the sex on their birth certificates, which has been criticized because it prevents transgender people who do not or cannot alter their birth certificates from using the restroom consistent with their gender identity. The law has been described as "most anti-LGBT legislation in the United States."

Adam Levine's statement can be read below:

"I mean we don't like to make statements, but we do like to support everybody being treated equally. And if they're not being treated equally in certain states, then we have to make certain changes. So hopefully they will, and hopefully we'll go back [to North Carolina] soon."

Watch the clip below.



Catch The Voice season 10 finale tonight (Tue, May 24) at 8/7c only on NBC!

5/23/2016

Maroon 5 announce brand new North American tour dates

Adam Levine performing with Maroon 5 in 2016.
Maroon 5 will ring in 2017 with two Las Vegas headlining concerts

Pop rock band Maroon 5 will be revisiting their annual New Years tradition this year by performing two headlining concerts at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on December 30 and December 31. The Los Angeles based group have been performing annual NYE concerts in Las Vegas for the past several years.

Maroon 5 have also added two new tour dates to their Only North American Tour of 2016. The new dates include the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, South Carolina and at the FED-Ex Forum in Memphis, Tennessee.



Here are the new dates below:

9/10 - Columbia, SC, Colonial Life Arena
9/12 - Memphis, TN, FEDEX Forum
12/30 - Las Vegas, NV, Events Center at Mandalay Bay
12/31 - Las Vegas, NV, Events Center at Mandalay Bay

Tickets will become available for the above shows on Friday, May 27th at 10:00a.m. local time at www.maroon5.com!

Maroon 5 recently announced that they have cancelled their Charlotte and Releigh concerts in North Carolina this September due to the House Bill 2 law.

Are you seeing Maroon 5 on tour this year? Let us know where and when on Facebook, Twitter, or in the comments!

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

5/20/2016

Maroon 5 cancel North Carolina shows due to new bathroom law

Maroon 5 in 2014.
Maroon 5 follows Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato on boycotting bathroom law in North Carolina

Last month, pop superstars Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato revealed that they had cancelled their concerts in North Carolina due to the new HB2 transgender bathroom law, in which has many people, famous and non-famous, pissed off.

Pop band Maroon 5 are the newest musical act to cancel their shows in North Carolina. They announced on Friday, May 20 that they will not be performing in Charlotte or Raleigh, North Carolina on September 11 and September 12 of this year.



Here's the statement issued by Maroon 5 below:
We have announced that we will be canceling our upcoming shows in Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina because of the recent passage of the HB2 legislation. This was a difficult decision for us to make as a band. We don’t want to penalize our fans in North Carolina by not performing for them, but in the end it comes down to what we feel is morally right.

5/19/2016

Maroon 5 hints at new live concert album

Photo by Travis Schneider.
Maroon 5 tease "more to come" with live performance video

Maroon 5 teased followers on their official Facebook page on Thursday (May 19) of a brief live performance video. The caption was rendered "More to come..."

Adam Levine, Maroon 5 frontman and The Voice coach, has hinted at new material coming from the band in the past month, however could have been hinting at something much different that new music. Maybe the band is hinting at releasing a new live concert album.

Live - Friday the 13th was the band's last worldwide live CD/DVD concert album release, which was in September of 2005. The concert was recorded at the Santa Barbara Bowl in Santa Barbara, California on May 13, 2005. Since, Maroon 5 has released live albums as digital exclusives such as 2008's Live Form SoHo and Live from Le Cabaret.

Do you think Maroon 5 is teasing at a new live concert release? Let us know what you think!

Watch the teaser below:

5/18/2016

Maroon 5 star in new documentary, 'Instruments of Change'

Jesse Carmichael performing with Maroon 5 in Milan in 2016.
James Valentine and Jesse Carmichael are featured in the new impactful documentary

It was revealed earlier this month that Maroon 5 guitarists James Valentine and Jesse Carmichael were involved in the shooting of the mini-documentary Instruments of Change.

The 20-minute documentary focuses on James and Jesse venturing out into the rainforest with alternative rock band Guster's Adam Gardner and his wife, Lauren Sullivan, who each founded Reverb (a non-profit organization that aims to educate and engage musicians and their fans to promote environmental sustainability). The film follows the group out into the rainforest to show how some communities are using sustainable forest management to combat illegal logging, which is causing devastation around the globe to people and the environment.

The film premiered on Tuesday night (May, 17) at the Grammy Museum and was followed by a live Facebook broadcast held by Reverb.

Watch the broadcast from last night below.



Also, here's the trailer for the documentary below:

5/17/2016

The Voice Live Recap: Team Adam's Shalyah gets the boot, Laith is safe

NBC's The Voice season 10 semi-finalists.
Team Adam update: Laith Al-Saadi is going to the finale as we say goodbye to Shalyah Fearing

Tonight's intense final live results episode of NBC's The Voice revealed who the final four contestants will be moving on to finale week next week.

Those who were saved were Team Blake's Adam Wakefield, Team Pharrell's Hannah Huston, Team Christina's Alisan Porter, and Team Adam's Laith Al-Saadi.

Team Adam contestant Laith Al-Saadi was in danger of elimination as he was one of the three who were up for the intense #VoiceSave. Al-Saadi won America's vote and is moving onto the finale. It's bad news for Team Adam's Shalyah Fearing who was eliminated from the show tonight.

Watch The Voice's two-night finale special next week on Monday and Tuesday on NBC.

Watch Laith Al-Saadi perform below:

Mickey Madden faces community service after cocaine incident

Mickey Madden backstage in Milan at a Maroon 5 concert in 2016.
Maroon 5 bassist accepts offer for community service

Mickey Madden, long time and founding member of pop rock band Maroon 5, has been ordered to follow through with one day of community service after a drug incident got the musician arrested involving cocaine in January of this year.

A statement was revealed through New York Daily News which depicted that the musician took a deal in an East Village cocaine case Tuesday, May 17th in which he was arrested with Ivanka Trump's producer ex-boyfriend, the Daily News has learned.

Grammy-winning bass player Mickey (Michael) Madden, 36, got a conditional dismissal offer and agreed to do one day of community service in Manhattan Criminal Court after a brief appearance Tuesday. 
Cops said Madden passed a vial of cocaine to James (Bingo) Gubelmann, 35, while standing outside St. Dymphna's bar on Saint Marks Place about 1:30 a.m. on Jan. 21. 
They were arrested and issued desk appearance tickets without fanfare that morning, records show. 
But Madden's lawyer Joe Tacopina said the musician never even touched the drugs.

Read the complete statement here:
www.nydailynews.com/new-york/maroon-5-bassist-ivanka-trump-deals-cocaine-case-article-1.2639890

We need to keep Mickey and those involved in our minds and wish them the best of luck. Cocaine is not something to get involved with and we understand that one of our own Mickey has been messing with the drug. Good luck, Mickey and others.

5/11/2016

Maroon 5's 'Love Somebody' surpasses 100 million views

A still from Maroon 5's video for "Love Somebody" (2013).
"Love Somebody" has achieved over 100 million views on Vevo

Maroon 5's iconic 2013 music video for "Love Somebody" has now surpassed the 100 million view count this week joining the 9 other videos on the list of Maroon 5 music videos that have achieved the feat of reaching 100 million views.

"Love Somebody" served as the fourth international commercial single off of Maroon 5's platinum-selling fourth studio album, Overexposed (2012). The music video for "Love", directed by Rich Lee, premiered on May 21, 2013 and reached a million views within its first two weeks.

The music video for the pop rock band's hit single "Sugar" achieved a massive feat earlier this year, reaching over 1 billion views, becoming Maroon 5's first ever Vevo certified video, and becoming their most viewed to date. The video for "Sugar" has an enormous lead over the Maroon 5's second-most watched video, "One More Night", which currently sits at 517,692,615 views.

The last Maroon 5 music video to achieve over 100 million views was their video for "Makes Me Wonder", from their sophomore studio effort It Won't Be Soon Before Long (2007).

Here's the list of the top 10 most viewed Maroon 5 music videos:
1. "Sugar", 1,238,399,181 views
2. "One More Night", 517,692,605 views
3. "Moves Like Jagger", 403,553,380 views
4. "Payphone", 301,623,975 views
5. "She Will Be Loved", 297,768,744 views
6. "Animals", 277,241,333 views
7. "Maps", 271,632,132 views
8. "Misery", 249,223,439 views
9. "Makes Me Wonder", 103,733,345 views
10. "Love Somebody", 100,230,184 views

All the above data was collected from Vevo. The list excludes lyric videos and audio videos.

Watch the music video for "Love Somebody" below:

Rozzi Crane is writing new music


The Adam Levine prodigee is prepping for a new album

Everybody's favorite Maroon 5 touree, Rozzi Crane, is currently hard at work writing and recording demos for her highly anticipated forthcoming full-length studio album.

Crane is the first artist to sign to Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine's independent record label, 222 Records. Since her signing in 2012, she has released two studio EPs; Time (2015) and Space, and one hit single "Psycho", featuring rapper Pusha T. She has toured with numerous other musicians and groups such as Gavin Degraw, Owl City, Parachute, and Maroon 5 on two headlining tours.

On Wednesday, May 11, she confirmed that she had written over 50 songs for her new record, and has yet to be finished.




Watch Rozzi Crane's video for "Psycho" below:

Adam Levine, Andy Samberg perform 'I'm So Humble' on 'The Voice'

Andy Samberg as Conner4Reel (left) and Adam Levine.
Adam Levine takes the stage with Andy Samberg to perform the Popstar hit

NBC's The Voice had quite the exciting live results episode on Tuesday, May 10. Coach and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine took the stage with comedy singer-songwriter Andy Samberg to perform their new single "I'm So Humble."

"I'm So Humble" is the lead single off of the soundtrack for the upcoming comedy-musical film Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, which both hit shelves and theaters on Friday, June 3rd. The film stars Samberg and his fellow bandmates in comedy group The Lonely Island, as well as appearances from Adam Levine, David Guetta, Carrie Underwood, Snoop Dogg, among others.

You can purchase "I'm So Humble" on iTunes Store:
https://t.co/dCaHY4ysZ2

Stream the song on YouTube here:
https://youtu.be/lYU6B7wL1dA

In other The Voice news, coach Adam's contestants, Laith Al-Saadi and Shalyah Fearing, both remained safe from elimination this week. The season 10 semi-finals air live next Monday and Tuesday, and the exclusive two-night finale airs the following week on NBC.

Watch Andy and Adam perform on The Voice below:

5/10/2016

Hear The Lonely Island, Adam Levine's new single, 'I'm So Humble'

Cover art for "I'm So Humble", featuring Adam Levine.
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping's lead single is finally out

The new Lonely Island single is out and it features Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine.

The comedy-pop hit "I'm So Humble" was released on Tuesday (May 10) as the lead single from The Lonely Island's upcoming soundtrack album for the film Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, which star's the trio's very own Andy Samberg. 

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping hits theaters everywhere on Friday, June 3, which stars several actors and musicians such as Snoop Dogg, Carrie Underwood, Adam Levine, among others. The soundtrack for the film will be released on the same day. The trio also released a b-side to "I'm So Humble", titled "Mona Lisa", from the soundtrack.

Purchase "I'm So Humble" on iTunes Store:

Stream "I'm So Humble" below:

5/06/2016

Hear James Valentine play on Mike Posner's new album, 'At Night, Alone.'

James Valentine performing with Maroon 5 at 2014 Wango Tango.
Maroon 5 guitarist plays solo on Mike Posner's song "One Hell of a Song"

Maroon 5 guitarist James Valentine has just revealed that he plays guitar on one of Mike Posner's new songs off of the singer-songwriter's brand new full-length album.

Valentine plays a solo on Posner's "One Hell of a Song", one 18 tracks off of the singer's new album At Night, Alone. which was released everywhere on Friday, May 6.



Posner co-wrote and worked on one of Maroon 5's biggest hit singles, "Sugar", from the band's fifth studio effort V.

Listen to "One Hell of a Song" below:

5/02/2016

A timeline of Maroon 5's new project

Maroon 5 in 2015.
For those confused about what Adam Levine and Maroon 5 are saying about their new music, here's a simple and basic timeline of what's going on.

May 2015

Maroon 5 released a new single out of blue, "This Summer's Gonna Hurt Like a Motherfucker", last May. The single promoted the band's re-issue of their fifth studio effort, V, which included the new song. After the poor response from the band's follow-up single "Feelings" in September, it's safe to say that "This Summer" was the last successful hit from the V era.



November 2015

James Valentine, longtime Maroon 5 guitarist, hosted a live Q&A session through Live Nation's official Facebook account in November of last year and answered dozens of fan questions. Valentine responded to a fan's question concerning the next Maroon 5 album, to which he replied, "I think all of us want to make a more traditional record next. What do I mean by that? More like the way we made Songs About Jane, just sitting in a room with our instruments and slugging it out. It's been fun to experiment on the last couple of records with the more electronic sounds, but maybe we've gone as far as we can with that for now."

April 2016

Adam Levine first spoke directly about the new Maroon 5 project in an interview with Entertainment Weekly backstage at NBC's The Voice. After being asked what the status of the next Maroon 5 "album" was, Levine responded with "Not an album right now, but maybe a song. Got to keep the kids interested, we have something going on right now." Levine further explained, "It's out soon. It's coming. It's on the way. It's in the incubator."



Just days later, Levine was a special guest on Live! with Kelly and Michael. He spoke about the exciting news about his soon-to-be daughter he's having with wife Behati Prinsloo, his future on NBC's The Voice, and of course the new Maroon 5 project. After being asked "Now do you guys have any plans of putting out new music as Maroon 5?", Levine responded with, "We are working on some stuff right now [...] It's tough. The Voice is happening, we're in and out of the studio. Baby stuff is happening."

He then went on to plug his brand new solo song, "Go Now", for the John Carney movie Sing Street. You can listen to "Go Now" available on Apple Music.



The same day, on April 29, Adam Levine spilled some more beans on the new Maroon 5 project on the Today Show. Matt Lauer asked Levine about where the band stands currently on new music. The singer replied, "We're doing stuff. We're kind of in and out of the studio right now."



May 2016

As of the publishing of this article - May 2, 2016 - nothing has been said yet about a new Maroon 5 album or song this month, however the group is giving fans reason to believe that something special is definitely coming. They is touring later this year in the U.S. with Tove Lo, PHASES, and R. City, which is already a given, but aside from what James and Adam have been revealing, the band updated all of their social media accounts on May 2 with new logos and fonts, giving fans more reason to be excited.



Taking past new music revealings and announcements into consideration, whenever Maroon 5 publishes new logo content, new music comes out soon after. Last year, "This Summer's Gonna Hurt Like a Motherfucker" was heavily teased for weeks prior to its official release on May 15, 2015; cover artwork, new logos, and radio promo banners were revealed ahead of time. Same with "Maps" in 2014, before stating that new music was actually coming out, the band teased with new photos and artsy videos online. Alas, the social media updates can only be speculated since they don't confirm new music is coming.

And as social media savvy the band seems to be, Maroon 5's Jesse Carmichael and James Valentine do love to share exclusive in studio footage of what they're working on. Jesse has shared numerous studio clips on his official Instagram account, like this photo below.

A photo posted by △△△ (@jesseroyal) on

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