Watch the guys answer questions from Grammy.com HERE!
August 31, 2011 -- 1:41 pm
GRAMMY-winning rock band Maroon 5 were featured in a recent installment of The Recording Academy's 5 Questions With… series during a GRAMMY Camp — SoundCheck in Nashville. The quintet discussed their advice for aspiring musicians, tips for promoting one's music, songwriting, and collaborating with producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange, among other topics.
"[Our] songwriting process is all over the place," said frontman Adam Levine. "It can be a chord progression Jessie [Carmichael] writes or a guitar riff that James [Valentine] writes, or a melody that is in my head. It can come from anywhere [at] anytime from any instrument. We don't like to keep it formulaic. We like to mix it up as much as possible."
Born out of the '90s alternative rock band Kara's Flowers, Maroon 5 consists of Jesse Carmichael (keyboards), Matt Flynn (drums), Levine (vocals), Mickey Madden (bass), and James Valentine (guitar). In 2002 Maroon 5 released their debut album, Songs About Jane, showcasing their hybrid sound fusing rock, pop and neo-soul textures. The album peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard 200, aided by the Top 10 hits "This Love" and "She Will Be Loved." The band picked up their first GRAMMY in 2004, winning the prestigious Best New Artist honor. A year later, "This Love" netted Maroon 5 a GRAMMY for Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals. The quintet resurfaced in 2007 for their sophomore effort, It Won't Be Soon Before Long. The album climbed to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and spawned the No. 1 hit "Makes Me Wonder," a song earning Maroon 5 their third GRAMMY for Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals.
Maroon 5's most recent album, 2010's Hands All Over, was produced by four-time GRAMMY-winning producer Lange. The album peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. Their recent single, "Moves Like Jagger" featuring fellow Best New Artist winner Christina Aguilera, hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Maroon 5 is now on tour with dates scheduled in the United States, Canada and Europe.
Watch the guys answer questions from Grammy.com HERE!
"Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera, struts to the top of the Billboard Hot 100. Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine makes chart headlines of his own, as well, thanks to a leap into the top 10 as a guest on Gym Class Heroes' "Stereo Hearts."
"Jagger" returns for a second week at No. 1 on Digital Songs. The song marks Maroon 5's second Hot 100 No. 1. The band previously reigned for three weeks in 2007 with "Makes Me Wonder." For Aguilera, the return to the chart's apex ends an even greater hiatus. She had last ruled alongside Lil' Kim, Mya and P!nk on "Lady Marmalade" for five weeks in 2001. "Jagger" is Aguilera's fifth Hot 100 No. 1. She banked three leaders from her self-titled debut album in 1999-2000: "Genie in a Bottle," "What a Girl Wants" and "Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)."
The accolades don't end, however, for Maroon 5's frontman Adam Levine. He concurrently enters the Hot 100's top 10 as a featured artist on Gym Class Heroes' "Stereo Hearts." The ascensions of "Jagger" and "Stereo" grant Levine an unprecedented (and certainly quirky) Hot 100 achievement: he becomes the first artist in the chart's 53-year history to reach No. 1 as part of a group and enter the top 10 as a soloist in the same week.
Watch Keenan Cahill and Perez Hilton perform "Moves Like Jagger!"
Adam Levine pulls up to join Top Gear on Sunday night at 10/9c on the History Channel!
Come check out our newest collaboration - Snapple 'Tea Will Be Loved - Tomorrow at the Hard Rock Times Square. First 100 fans in line at 11am will get face time with us!
RIO DE JANEIRO - Maroon 5 was confirmed today as a World Stage performer at the Rock in Rio Festival on October 1st along with Coldplay, Mana and the Brazilian band Skank.
Maroon 5 was announce by the festival organizers to replace Jay-Z, who cancelled today due to "personal problems."
The fourth edition of the Brazilian Rock in Rio is scheduled for the 23rd, 24th, 25th, 29th and 30th of September and the 1st and 2nd of October, at Olympic Park Rock City, Barra da Tijuca. More than 70 national and international attractions are confirmed, including Metallica, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Coldplay, Elton John, Shakira, Katy Perry, Rihanna, System of a Down and Guns N 'Roses.
Limited-Edition “Tea Will Be Loved” Will Help Provide 1.75 Million Meals to Help Fight Hunger
PLANO, Texas (August 22, 2011) – Snapple and Grammy award-winning pop-rock band Maroon 5 have partnered to launch ‘Tea Will Be Loved’ – a delicious blend of healthy green tea and tasty black tea with notes of pomegranate and berries. Tea Will Be Loved will benefit Feeding America, helping to provide 1,750,000 meals to those in need. Inspired by the unique personalities of the band members and named for their smash-hit “She Will Be Loved,” this limited release Snapple tea will be available at participating retailers nationwide beginning on September 1, 2011.
Tea Will Be Loved is a five-fruit mash-up of the best stuff on Earth, with each band mate choosing their own flavor to add to the tea: pomegranate, orange, blackberry, raspberry and hibiscus. Tea Will Be Loved features 13 specially marked gold Snapple caps with Real Facts about Maroon 5 and Feeding America, such as Real Fact #682: Maroon 5’s former name was “Kara’s Flowers.” The band also contributed to the graphic design of the packaging for the new tea.
As part of the partnership, Snapple and Maroon 5 will donate $250,000 to Feeding America. Feeding America, the nation’s leading hunger relief charity, provides low-income individuals and families the resources they need to survive and even thrive. Feeding America’s member network supplies food to more than 37 million Americans each year, including 14 million children and three million seniors.
Watch behind the scenes footage of the making of the video for "Stereo Hearts" by Gym Class Heroes featuring Adam Levine!
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana State Fair says Thursday's Train and Maroon 5 concert will raise around of $500,000 for the fair victim assistance fund.
The bands were originally scheduled to play at the State Fair. The fair announced Monday that the concert would be relocated to Conseco Fieldhouse in downtown Indianapolis.
See pictures from last nights show HERE
Bid now for Maroon 5 tickets to any show and support the Gram Parsons Foundation. Bid HERE
The mission of the Gram Parsons Foundation is to support musicians and artists from around the world with addiction and recovery services.
Maroon 5 recently participated in the GRAMMY Foundation’s GRAMMY Camp®-SoundChecks program. This program provides an opportunity for high school and college students to attend professional sound checks of touring artists and participate in a Q&A session. Artists, technical and industry professionals provide the students with a glimpse into the realities of these music careers by engaging in conversations about the specifics of their job, tools for success, life on the road and more. For more information on the GRAMMY Foundation and their education programs, please visit www.grammyintheschools.com
All Proceeds to Benefit Remembrance Fund
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana State Fair today announced that the Train and Maroon 5 concert on Thursday, August 18 has been relocated to Conseco Fieldhouse in downtown Indianapolis. The show was originally scheduled to take place at the Hoosier Lottery Grandstand at the Indiana State Fair.
All previously purchased Train and Maroon 5 tickets for the show at the Indiana State Fair will be honored at Conseco Fieldhouse on the night of the show.
The Artists, Indiana State Fair and Conseco Fieldhouse will all donate the entire proceeds from the concert to the Indiana State Fair Remembrance Fund.
The Train and Maroon 5 concert will take place at 7:00 p.m. this Thursday, August 18 at Conseco Fieldhouse. Tickets are not available right now but please check back often to see if some become available.
Read the full article, including pictures and videos from the shoot with Adam in this month's 'OUT' Magazine.
Read the article and watch the photoshoot HERE
Gym Class Heroes music video for 'Stereo Hearts' featuring Adam Levine from the upcoming album, The Papercut Chronicles II. Download this single now on iTunes