2/23/2017

Maroon 5 win 4th award at South Korea award show

Via Rolling Stone.
Maroon 5 win their fourth Gaon Chart Music Award for their single "Don't Wanna Know"

If you have not heard of the South Korean based music awards show Gaon Chart Music Awards, it's okay, we haven't either. The Gaon Chart Music Awards, also known as the K-Pop Music Awards, is important because it is equivalent to the Billboard Music Awards here in the United States. The show awards artists, locally or internationally renown, by their success on the Gaon Music Charts, a chart based in South Korea.



Maroon 5 just recently won the award for International Song Of the Year, for their 2016 hit single "Don't Wanna Know", featuring rapper Kendrick Lamar. This is the Los Angeles-based band's fourth non-consecutive win at the award show. They have won the same category three other times. The band won for "Moves Like Jagger", featuring Christina Aguilera, in 2011, "Payphone", featuring Wiz Khalifa, in 2012, and for "Maps" in 2014. Two other international artists have won this category before on the Gaon Chart Music Awards, being Adele ("Hello in 2015) and DJ Bad Gollum ("The Bad Touch" in 2013).

Congratulations to Maroon 5 on their big win overseas in South Korea!

The band recently released their new single, "Cold", featuring Future, which is now available to stream and purchase everywhere. Maroon 5 is also currently on tour in North America in support for their latest album V, which you can see full dates and ticket information here.

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

2/22/2017

Maroon 5's 'Cold' makes debut on Billboard charts


Maroon 5's current hit "Cold" has now impacted the Billboard charts 

Maroon 5's latest hit single "Cold", featuring Atlanta rapper Future, has stormed the Billboard charts in the U.S. for the first time this week since its massive release earlier this month.

"Cold", produced by John Ryan, and Jacob Kasher Hindlin, and co-written between Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and Semi Precious Weapons lead singer Justin Tranter, made its way onto the Billboard Hot 100 this week, debuting at No. 42. "Cold" also debuted at No. 23 on both the Adult Top 40 Songs chart and Mainstream Top 40 Songs charts.



Internationally, "Cold" debuted at No. 67 on the Canadian Hot 100, No. 36 in Scotland, and at No. 109 in France.

"Cold" is a follow-up the Maroon 5 single "Don't Wanna Know", featuring Kendrick Lamar, which was released last fall in October, and has performed really well on the charts. It has peaked in the top-ten in approximately 23 countries and has peaked at No. 1 in six.

In a recent interview on the famous Ellen Degeneres Show, Adam Levine sat down with Ellen to talk about Maroon 5's forthcoming studio album, the follow-up to the band's fifth album, V, which dropped in 2014. "[The album is coming out] like in a few months," semi-jokingly said Levine. "I don't know exactly when so I'm going to be as vague as possible." No set date or album title have been confirmed either.

Despite performing moderately on the Billboard charts this week, "Cold" has been climbing up the trending charts online since its music video debuted last week. The video for the song has since skyrocketed to 15 million views on Vevo and is on its way to becoming the most-viewed music video of 2017, thus far.

You can purchase "Cold" on iTunes StoreGoogle Play, and Amazon. Watch the music video for "Cold" now available on Vevo.

Watch the video for "Cold" below:

Watch Maroon 5 perform 'Cold' for the first time on tour

Maroon 5 performing in Seattle in 2016.
Maroon 5 debut "Cold" at Milwaukee tour kick-off concert

Maroon 5 just embarked on their small string of North American tour dates for 2017 this week at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee on Monday evening. The tour is composed of ten tour dates postponed from the group's world tour last year due to frontman Adam Levine's wife Behati Prinsloo having a child.

The tour will carry throughout March and visit cities including Quebec, Rochester, and New Orleans. You can view the full list of tour dates and ticket information here. Supporting acts for the tour currently include main support from alt-R&B singer Tinashe (of "2 On" fame) and R. City, who released the No. 1 Pop single "Locked Away", featuring Maroon 5's Adam Levine, in 2015.

Maroon 5 just recently premiered their new single "Cold", featuring rapper Future, earlier this month, accompanied with its trippy music video. The band is performing the new song on tour and debuted it in Milwaukee at Monday evening's concert.



You can purchase "Cold" on iTunes Store, Google Play, and Amazon. Watch the music video for "Cold" now available on Vevo.

Watch the performance below:

2/16/2017

Adam Levine on 'The Voice' rumors: "I'm pretty sure that's all nonsense"

Adam Levine performing with Maroon 5 at the AMAs in 2016.
Adam Levine speaks about Maroon 5's "Cold", new music, and his future with The Voice

Adam Levine called into On Air With Ryan Seacrest to speak about Maroon 5's brand new single, "Cold", featuring rapper Future, and it's hype. Levine also was asked about new music, his daughter Dusty Rose, his Hollywood Walk Of Fame success, and his future as a coach on NBC's The Voice.

"I don't know what I'm supposed to say," says Adam Levine after being asked by Ryan Seacrest if The Voice coach of twelve seasons will be leaving after this coming year. "But at the end of the day, I am pretty sure that it's all nonsense," he continues.

Recent news of FOX's now-defunct reality show American Idol has surfaced that the show will be making a revival in the coming years, but this time on NBC, who is home to The Voice. It is possible Levine, among other coaches and producers for The Voice, may be leaving after 2017's final season this fall.

Maroon 5 just released their brand new single, "Cold", featuring rapper Future, along with its music video which just premiered earlier this week. You can view the video here.

You can listen to Adam Levine's interview from On Air With Ryan Seacrest here:

2/13/2017

Maroon 5 release radio-ready, catchy new single, 'Cold'


The new Maroon 5 single, featuring Future, comes after the No. 1 single "Don't Wanna Know"

Always a top contender in today's pop music realm, Los Angeles pop rock outfit Maroon 5 have released their almost enigmatic, catchy, and tuneful new single. "Cold" is the bouncy new song, which is a collaboration between the band and Atlanta based rapper Future (known for his most recent hits "Jumpman" and "Low Life"), that follows up the group's previous hit single "Don't Wanna Know", featuring Kendrick Lamar, each rumored to appear on a new Maroon 5 album in the coming months.



"Cold" is as upbeat, radio-ready, and bouncy as "Don't Wanna Know", and echoes similar sounds heard on Maroon 5's two previous full-lengths (Overexposed and V). It has the hand-clap-then-stomp vibe as heard on "Maps", the group's 2014 top-ten hit, and the same spacy, crooning-esque singing style frontman Adam Levine presents on the band's controversial 2015 arena-inspired song "This Summer's Gonna Hurt". But is "Cold" a step forward for the band or is it a simple cash-check track released for the public to eat up?

In a recent interview Adam Levine had with Apple Music's Beats 1 program, in October, the musician, who is also ready to star as a coach on the 12th season of NBC's hit show The Voice, said about Maroon 5's future as a band: "The band loves making pop music. We're never gonna stop doing that, but at the end of the day, as long as what we are doing feels fresh and feels like something like we haven't quite done before, but stills fits in with the concept of who we are; it doesn't feel forced and doesn't feel like we're stretching too far, then to me that's how we win, like 'Oh cool, it's a little different', but it's still us, and you still know it's us."

Levine, as well as fellow band member and guitarist James Valentine, have been teasing the world about what Maroon 5's music will sound like on their highly anticipated sixth LP, which is expected to come out in 2017. Just last year, Valentine spoke to Huffington Post about the band's next project. "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."

Is "Cold" supposed to be this Songs About Jane feel Valentine claims to be saying here? Maybe "Cold" and "Don't Wanna Know" are placeholders for the impatient who really need a new Maroon 5 record. To make a record such as Maroon 5's multi-platinum, soul-funk&B album Songs About Jane, you need time, effort, and a lot of brainstorming. Maybe these two radio-ready singles are just gifts from Maroon 5 for us to feast off of until we get a real nostalgic, classic Maroon 5 comeback.

The band will be performing "Cold" (with or without the song's guest rapper Future) on The Ellen Degeneres Show later this week on Wednesday, February 15th. Check your local listings. "Cold" is currently available on digital retailers (iTunes Store, Amazon, Google Play) and will also available to stream worldwide on Tuesday (Apple Music, Spotify, TIDAL). The song will begin impacting top40/contemporary radio airplay on February 21st.

Stream "Cold" now on Apple Music:


YouTube stream:

2/11/2017

Adam Levine on new album: 'There's a slightly darker side'

Adam Levine performing with Maroon 5 in 2015. Photo by Travis Schneider.
The Maroon 5 frontman talks about his the group's sixth LP

Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine spoke with Beats 1, a radio station completely powered by online music streaming service Apple Music, about the process and sound of the group's upcoming sixth full-length studio album. He speaks about its direction, how it pushes the boundaries and is more powerful than previous releases, and how the pressure is on when creating new music for fans.

In the interview, which is now streaming worldwide on Apple Music and other media, Levine first speaks about how the stakes get higher and how the pressure is on when continuing his legacy in Maroon 5 and creating new material. "I mean, I just don't ever want to repeat myself anymore," said Levine talking about how he doesn't want to keep writing and making the same song over and over again. He continues, "You're kind of damned if you do, because you can't make everybody happy, so as long as you accept the fact that you can't make everybody happy, you can push yourself to do something different every time. I love pop music. The band loves making pop music. We're never gonna stop doing that, but at the end of the day, as long as what we are doing feels fresh and feels like something like we haven't quite done before, but stills fits in with the concept of who we are; it doesn't feel forced and doesn't feel like we're stretching too far, then to me that's how we win, like 'Oh cool, it's a little different', but it's still us, and you still know it's us."

After being asked about the current state of Maroon 5's sixth LP and how the process of new music is going, Levine replies "We have a bunch of great songs and I think this is the best collection of songs. We're really just so pumped about the quality of what we're doing. It'll be a little different, I think there's a slightly darker side. You'll just have to hear it to just understand what I mean."

Levine also talks about co-writing and collaborating with other artists to create Maroon 5 songs, specially in recent releases (Overexposed, V), and how the band has gone back to limiting who is working in the creative process.





Earlier this week, it was confirmed that Maroon 5 will be releasing another stand-alone single, titled "Cold", which is a collaboration with Atlanta-based rapper Future, on Valentine's Day, Tuesday, February 14th. The band will be performing the new song live on The Ellen Degeneres Show the following day, Wednesday, February 15th. A music video for the song was filmed in December of last year and is scheduled to premiere on Vevo in the coming weeks.



"Cold" will follow-up Maroon 5's 2016 stand-alone single "Don't Wanna Know", which was a collaboration with Kendrick Lamar. It is believed that "Don't Wanna Know" and "Cold" will be featured on the band's upcoming sixth studio album, but as bonus tracks. The band has been teasing the music video "Cold" on social media by posting photos taken behind-the-scenes of young, attractive women in animal-head masks.



Are you excited for a new Maroon 5 album? Let us know!

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2/10/2017

Adam Levine receives star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame


Levine's star becomes the 2,601st person to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Maroon 5 frontman, The Voice coach, and television and motion picture actor and producer Adam Levine has been recognized for his role in pop culture on Friday, February 10th. Levine received his very own star on the world famous Hollywood Walk of Fame in downtown Hollywood, Los Angeles, and in celebration of the occurrence, an event with celebrity attendees and guest speakers and appearances were held at the star today.



Guest speakers at Levine's ceremonial event included Sammy Hagar, also known as "The Red Rocker", lead singer of Van Halen, and country singer and The Voice coach Blake Shelton. Other appearances included his wife, Behati Prinsloo, and newborn child Dusty Rose Levine, fellow coach Gwen Stefani, his brother Michael Levine, mother, father, and his fellow band members Jesse Carmichael, James Valentine, Mickey Madden, music colleague and friend Sam Farrar, and former Maroon 5 percussionist Ryan Dusick.

Following the ceremony, Levine posed for photos with his family and friends. A live stream of the event streamed exclusively by Variety on YouTube.

His star becomes the 2,601st star to appear on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood. Levine and the Walk of Fame both become worldwide trends on Twitter and Facebook.

In the words of Blake Shelton, no one is more "shocked and proud" to see Adam Levine have his star shown on the Walk of Fame.

Congratulations, Mr. Levine.

You can watch the entire live-stream of the Walk of Fame celebration event below. Skip to 28:00 on the video.

2/09/2017

Maroon 5 will perform 'Cold' on 'Ellen'

Maroon 5 performing live in 2015.
Maroon 5 will return to Ellen to perform their new Future-assisted single

UPDATE: 11:54a.m., 2/10/2016:


It has been confirmed that Maroon 5 will release "Cold", featuring Future, a day ahead of the TV performance on Ellen, on Valentine's Day, Tuesday, February 14th at midnight EST.

ORIGINAL POST:

On the brink of the news that Maroon 5 will be dropping some new stuff soon, the band has just been announced by Warner Bros. Domestic that they will be performing their brand new single on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday, February 15th.

Upon the schedule reveal, it was also confirmed that frontman Adam Levine will be interviewed on the show prior to the group's performance, talking about the 12th season of The Voice, his family, and new Maroon 5 music. Maroon 5 will be performing their new single, "Cold", which originally will feature Atlanta rapper Future. Whether or not Future will be attending the television performance or not is unknown.



It was revealed earlier this week by numerous radio stations and media outlets that Maroon 5 will be releasing their new single "Cold", featuring Future, on Friday, February 17th for digital delivery and on February 21st for radio airplay (contemporary/top 40/AC-40). A music video for the single was filmed in December of last year, which stars Levine and Future, as well as fitness guru Kerstin Schulze, and is set to premiere in the coming weeks.

The band keep teasing the "Cold" MV with behind-the-scenes photos of women in animal-head masks on social media. The single art cover for "Cold" was also revealed earlier this week.



Are you excited for "Cold"?

Watch Maroon 5 perform their current single "Don't Wanna Know" on Ellen:


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2/07/2017

Maroon 5 to release 'urban'-inspired 'Cold' single in February


The band will be teasing a new song and video in the coming weeks

UPDATE: 11:54a.m. CT, 2/10/16:

It has now been revealed that Maroon 5 will release their new single, "Cold", featuring Future, a day ahead of their TV performance on Ellen, on Tuesday, February 14th, Valentine's Day at midnight EST.

UPDATE: 9:20p.m. CT, 2/07/16

It has been confirmed that Maroon 5 will be releasing a new single, "Cold", featuring rapper Future, on February 17th to digital retailers (iTunes, Google Play, ect.) and on February 21st for contemporary and top 40 radio airplay in the U.S. A music video is expected to premiere on Vevo the same week. "Cold" will follow-up the band's 2016 Billboard Pop Songs No. 1 single "Don't Wanna Know", featuring Kendrick Lamar, and will serve as a stand-alone single.



ORIGINAL POST: 3:16p.m. CT, 2/07/16

Maroon 5 will be releasing a new single this month, according to reports from multiple radio and label sources. Earlier this week, Hip Hop 'N More and radio personality Sean Ross have revealed that the new single, currently titled "Cold", and allegedly featuring rapper Future, will be seeing a February 21st release this month.

Speculation of a new Maroon 5 song titled "Cold" first surfaced in December of last year. It was first reported that a music video was being filmed, starring fitness guru and music video producer Kerstin Schulze, in downtown Los Angeles. Schulze, who posted on Twitter but later took it down on Instagram of herself and Adam Levine on the set, said about the shoot "It was such as pleasure to work with [Adam Levine] on his new Maroon 5 music video 'Cold'." The post continued to read "he is an athlete himself and we shared knowledge on training and what it takes to be mentally and physically fit."



Images and behind the scenes video footage leaked onto the Internet the following day by film maker and producer Danny Boy who shared a photo of him and Levine on the set of the alleged music video. Danny Boy also said in one of his Instagram post descriptions that rapper Future was to be apart of the project.



A fan account collected online media of behind-the-scenes footage of the music video shoot. In the 15-second music video, you are able to hear the blaring bass and urban-inspired sounds of the song whilst Levine crooning "I don't understand why you're so cold". You can check out the video posted below.




Now, more assuring news from more professional sources have surfaced on Monday (Feb. 6). One radio personality, Sean Ross, who is a radio programmer and newsletter editor, reported Monday that Maroon 5's new single "Cold" is set to be released on February 21st. His tweet confirms "Label add date for @maroon5 "Cold" Feb. 21, which usually means release about Feb. 17."



Maroon 5 also have been tweeting photos from behind-the-scenes of the "Cold" music video. You can check one of the photos out below.



So, could this finally be what all the excitement was about? Are we finally getting this "Cold" song and music video? More details to come in the coming days.

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2/01/2017

YouTuber demonstrates if Maroon 5 was metal

Adam Levine performing with Maroon 5 in 2011 (left) and Jared Dines (right).
Jared Dines exhibits what'd it be like if Maroon 5 sounded metal

YouTube guitarist and parody musician Jared Dines has just demonstrated what it would be like if Maroon 5 sounded... metal. On Tuesday (Jan. 31), he uploaded a video of himself playing Maroon 5 songs in low-pitched, high-gain, distorted guitar fashion, including the hits "This Love" and "Moves Like Jagger".

Jared Dines has done this with other groups as well including Green Day, twenty one pilots, blink 182, among numerous others. Dines is famous in the YouTube music community and has been labeled one of the most talented guitar players in the bunch. He has collaborated with several other YouTube musicians to write and perform parody music in the style of progressive metal and djent music. If you have the chance, please go check out Jared's channel here.

As if Maroon 5 didn't sound metal enough... (just kidding), here is Jared Dines' video below.