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.

Purchase all of The Voice performances from the blind auditions on Apple Music:
itunes.com/thevoice

Check out the full list of contestants for The Voice season 11:
http://www.nbc.com/the-voice/credits/artists/season-11

Catch The Voice every Monday and Tuesday at 8/7p.m. CT only on NBC!