New Merch Item! “Misery” Sheet Music

Posted Aug 13.2010

Check out a brand new item in the Maroon 5 merch store. Sheet music (Piano/Vocal/Guitar) for the new single "Misery".

You can pick it up here.


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Interview with Rosie Hardy - Photographer of the HANDS ALL OVER album cover

Posted Aug 13.2010

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your work.
My name is Rosie and I'm about to turn 20 in a couple of months (very exciting!), and I've been running my own small photography business for just under two years, since I was 17. A lot of my personal work is self portraiture, including the Maroon 5 cover, however I do all sorts of other photography to pay the bills, and I love every aspect of it!

When I'm taking pictures, I try to create characters in the portraits I do, and have each picture telling some kind of story about that character. In regard to personal bits and bobs, I'm English and currently live in a small town called Buxton, which is famous for its spring water (interesting stuff!). I graduated 6th form at 18 and lived in America for six months. I got back this February after a pretty rough breakup and, since then, [I have] just thrown myself back into my photography; and without wanting to sound too cliche, it's been such a fantastic journey!

What inspires you as a photographer?
Ooh, so much! Of course, there are the photographers out there who inspire me to get off my backside and create better pictures and see the world differently. Then there are the everyday props, locations and people I meet who inspire characters and scenarios in my work. Probably most importantly, the online community has inspired me to never ever give up, to be kind to people who I don't know, and to push myself to the next level.

I've been so lucky to have support from a fantastic bunch of people, and I recently started doing photography workshops so now I get to meet them and hang out with them, too! The Internet has been fantastic, I have it to thank for a lot of the opportunities I've had!

How did Maroon 5 come across your work?
This ties in nicely with how wonderful the online community has been to me. Thanks to the hits my flickr page has gotten from these people, when you typed "hands all over" into Google images, one of my older pictures popped up on the first page. I'd actually named that picture "I need to feel your hands all over me," which was a song lyric from a song I liked at that time. The band's management saw it and contacted me about possibly remaking it to fit the image the guys had in mind: slightly more sexual, with some real va-va-voom to it! At first, I thought it was a scam (because, seriously, there was no way Maroon 5 wanted to work with me) but I followed it through anyway — and before I knew it, we were putting together the final touches for their album! It still doesn't feel real, I look at the cover and I know that I made that picture but my brain is struggling to connect the magnitude of it all!

What was the concept behind the picture that is featured on the cover of Hands All Over?

The cover was based around an image I had taken a couple of years back when I first got into photography. They liked the idea of multiple hands wrapping round someone, and so when it came to putting the cover together we all collaborated to try and make the image appropriate to Maroon 5's style and message. It's interesting because there are so many different ways to interpret the album cover, and anyone can take from it what they wish.

For me, the image represents memories, sadness at leaving someone behind and a fire that an old flame will leave, and one that you're never entirely sure will burn out. For someone else, they might interpret it completely differently. That's the beautiful thing about Maroon 5's music, too — you take from it what you need to feel.

Can you tell us about the making of the picture?
I shot with a Canon 5D Mkii and my 85mm 1.2 lens, at my house. The whole shoot took around an hour, it was just a case of putting together different poses and combining the hands afterwards in the editing. It was just me, no one was in (that would have been REALLY weird) and I don't think any of my neighbors saw me gallivanting around the room. At least I hope not!

Did you get to meet the band? If so, how was the experience?
I haven't met them yet, but I am really excited to! I'm going to LA soon and hopefully we'll get a chance to hang out (fully clothed) and play dominoes or whatever all the groovy people do.

Have you listened to the new album? If so, What did you think?
Again, not yet, but can't wait to hear it all together! I'll be queuing for my copy for sure.

Have you worked with other artists?
Yes, but nothing quite on the same scale as this. I love doing album artwork, it's rare to find a commercial point in photography that gives you creative leeway to have fun! Albums and book covers. Both are a lot of fun. I was lucky enough to work with Penguin Book Publishers this year, too, collaborating on cover art.

Where can we see more of your work?
On my Web site or my flickr:

Rosie Hardy Official site: www.rosiehardy.com

Rosie Hardy on flickr: http://flickr.com/rosie_hardy

What are you up to next?
I'm moving out of my parents house into the big wide world, running photography workshops around the UK and hopefully in the US next year. I'm also enjoying my last year as a teenager!

And finally,feel free to leave a message to our site…

If there's anything that I have learned from this whole experience, it is that you can be anything you want to be. This time two years ago I was in school without a clue what I wanted to do with my life, taking pretty crappy pictures and shooting on automatic mode. So, to anyone out there in a parallel position, find what you love, whether it be photography, fluffy bunnies or ant farming — run with it. Seriously, if you throw yourself into something with all your heart and soul, nothing can stop you! Be who you want to be — "life isn't about finding yourself, it's about creating yourself!"




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“Misery” Video (Animated UK Version)

Posted Aug 13.2010

Check out the animated UK version of the "Misery" video below:

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Top Ten iPhone Apps

Posted Aug 12.2010

James sat down with Crave Online and revealed his Top 10 iPhone Apps.

Click here to find out what they are.

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New Photos Up On The Site

Posted Aug 11.2010

Make sure to check out photos from the Summer Tour and the "Give A Little More" video shoot.
Go HERE and HERE to check them out.


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Take the Green Music Group Challenge

Posted Aug 09.2010

Maroon 5 is proud to be a Founding Member of Green Music Group-- a new coalition of musicians, industry leaders, and fans working to inspire widespread environmental action. Now we want YOU to be a part of this exciting new project and get a chance to win a Honda Insight Hybrid!
Take the Green Music Group Challenge, a series of earth friendly calls-to-action directed at music fans everywhere.
For the final Challenge Maroon 5 is asking you to help out a local non profit group. Check out an exclusive video message from Adam and Jesse, participate in the challenge, and win amazing prizes: a Martin Sustainbable Wood Acoustic Guitar and a Honda Insight Hybrid car! Challenge 9 ends August 13th so take it now!

Challenge 8 ends July 30th so join us now! www.greenmusicgroup.org.

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August 11th: Maroon 5 + Rock CAN Roll

Posted Aug 09.2010

Maroon 5 Teams up with rock CAN roll to "beat hunger" August 11 at The Nikon Jones Beach Theatre.

Rock Can Roll seeks to collect healthy & nutritious non-perishable food for distribution to local agencies and into the hands of children, seniors and families who live with hunger and in poverty.

Please help out bring a healthy and nutritious non-perishable food donation to help our neighbors in need on August 11th.

More information and most needed foods can be found at
www.rockCANroll.org

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Adam Levine on MTV’s “When I Was 17” (Watch It Online)

Posted Aug 09.2010

In case you missed Adam on MTV's "When I Was 17" this past Saturday, you can check it out online here.

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Adam Levine on MTV’s ‘When I Was 17’

Posted Aug 06.2010

Check out a preview of Adam Levine on MTV's 'When I Was 17' here

The episode airs tomorrow (Sat, Aug 7), 11am.

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Maroon 5 Live Lounge

Posted Aug 05.2010

Watch Maroon 5’s Live Lounge chat on demand at InMusic.ca

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Pre-Order Hands All Over On 8/17

Posted Aug 04.2010

HANDS ALL OVER" PRE-ORDER HITS 8/17!:
Tuesday, August 17th you can pre-order your copy of Maroon 5's new album "Hands All Over"! The album hits stores 9.21.10 and is produced by rock studio legend Robert John "Mutt" Lange (AC/DC, Def Leppard, The Cars). Pre-order will available on iTunes and in the band's own store at www.maroon5.com. Each store will have exclusive packages, so get a taste of all that will available on Tuesday, below:

Available at iTunes:
The iTunes store will have Standard and Deluxe versions of the album available. The “Hands All Over” DELUXE Edition will contain:
- The Standard 12-track album
- PLUS IMMEDIATE Download of “Give a Little More”
- PLUS 5 Bonus Tracks; B-sides, live & acoustic recordings
- PLUS The iTunes Pre-Order Only track, “Last Chance" (Live)
- PLUS The iTunes Exclusive track, “The Air That I Breathe”

Available in the Maroon 5 Pre-order Store:
The exclusive Maroon 5 Pre-Order store will have various packages available that include either the standard or deluxe album (described above), and EXCLUSIVE M5 gear.
There will something for every fan, including Vinyl, “Making-of-album” DVD, Photos book, Posters, Stickers, Key Chains, and more. You can only get it at the exclusive store at maroon5.com.

See below for a breakdown of what will be available:

- Limited Edition Box Set (exterior will be 3D) – Vinyl (standard), Deluxe Digital Audio, Making-of album DVD, Deluxe CD (deluxe version), Photo Book, 11.75 x 24 Poster, 3D Glasses, 2 stickers, Keychain, 1-Year Limited Fan Club Membership.
- Vinyl – Single Gatefold, w/ booklet, 12-track standard version audio.
- Standard CD – 12-track version
- Deluxe CD – Limited Fan Club Membership, including additional songs: "Last Chance", "No Curtain Call", "Never Gonna Leave" "This Bed (Acoustic)", "Misery (Acoustic)" and "If I Ain’t Got You (Live)"

Each will also come with the option to purchase:

-A deluxe version of the album digitally*
- A limited edition exclusive t-shirt

Both the vinyl and box set will be in limited runs and exclusive to this offer.

*Limited Edition Box Set will come with deluxe version of the album digitally.

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“Misery” Remixes

Posted Aug 04.2010

Make sure to check Maroon5.com today for two exclusive "Misery" remixes:
"Misery" (Diplo Put Me Out Of My Misery Mix)
and
"Misery - The Elements remix."

You can download them for FREE on the homepage.

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‘When I Was 17’

Posted Aug 03.2010

Make sure to catch Adam featured on MTV's 'When I Was 17' this Saturday on MTV.

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Attention Canadian Fans!

Posted Aug 03.2010

Attention Canadian Fans!

Adam and Jesse will be doing a live chat today (August 3) from Toronto at 6:30 pm EST on inMusic.ca

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