Maroon 5 and Justin Bieber are currently on separate tours in Japan, with the Canadian pop star and the Adam Levine fronted pop rockers donating a portion of their concert proceeds to the Japanese Red Cross for earthquake relief. Acknowledging each other on Twitter, they told followers:
Maroon 5 (@maroon5): We’re donating a portion of the proceeds from tonight’s show in Tokyo at Budokan to the Japanese Red Cross Society. See you all tonight!
Justin Bieber (@justinbieber): @maroon5 @adamlevine sounds like a good idea.. I’m in. Gonna donate a portion of my show to Japanese Red Cross too. #supportjapan #makeachange
incredible show in OSAKA! Now off to TOKYO…glad to be here
Adam Levine (@adamlevine): @justinbieber that’s awesome man!
thank you so much JAPAN!!! it was an honor to be here. your strength during these difficult times is beyond inspiring… we shall return!
Maroon 5 posted a video to announce their summer U.S. tour with Train. Singer Adam Levine was joined by his dog to talk about the trek. “We’re very excited about our summer tour,” Levine says. “It’s gonna be awesome… One place we’re really excited about in particular is the Hollywood Bowl. That’s one of those epic things you always dream about.” Watch the message via YouTube below and check out the tour dates and ticket information at maroon5.com.
Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine spoke with the Daily Telegraph about how he’s not been pleased with the sales of the group’s latest album ‘Hands All Over’. “I’m really not that happy, but I kind of have to be happy given the circumstances of the record industry – it’s definitely in a weird place right now,” Levine said. “Because this isn’t our break-out record; it’s just another Maroon 5 record. But I think it’s a great record. I want it to be well received. There’s just no way of knowing until you get to the end. It’s a marathon. We’ll see how it goes. It is selling. It’s nice to know people are buying it every week.” Levine added, “When you become accustomed to a certain level of success, anything less becomes unsatisfying. But in the current world we live in, it’s successful.”
Maroon 5 are among the music acts fans can vote to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. Jesse Carmichael and Adam Levine spoke about the magazine during a photo shoot. “The experiences we had with The Stones and The Police were really amazing, because those people we grew up worshiping from a distance, and all of the sudden our lives met up with theirs,” Jesse said. Watch via YouTube below.
Adam Levine was spotted at a photo shoot on Hollywood Blvd on Wednesday night (January 14), where the Maroon 5 frontman excited female fans by stripping down to his underwear behind a windowed cube to get in bed with his girlfriend Anne Vyalitsyna during a music video shoot for ‘Never Gonna Leave This Bed’. Watch Hollywood.tv footage via YouTube below and check out photos at dailymail.co.uk.
Maroon 5 are performing in Atlantic City on New Year’s Eve and are offering fans a chance to win tickets to attend the show. Enter at maroon5.com. “We’re having an amazing year and we’re wrapping it up in Atlantic City,” singer Adam Levine says in the video.
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Adam Levine was spotted departing the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday night (November 23) after attending the Lakers game against the Chicago Bulls. The Maroon 5 singer said he had no clue what a Hollywood.tv camera guy was talking about when asked for his thoughts on Jennifer Grey winning ‘Dancing with the Stars’ earlier in the evening. Pressed further, Levine said “congratulations”. Watch the comments below.
Maroon 5 are back with a new album called ‘Hands All Over’ and did an exclusive live set for Walmart Soundcheck, performing ‘Misery’, ‘Wake Up Call’, ‘Give A Little More’, ‘She Will Be Loved’, ‘Sunday Morning’ and ‘This Love’. During their interview, Adam Levine and company discussed working with Mutt Lange on the new project, going to Switzerland to record the album, having a more diverse album this time than their prior efforts, the process of recording ‘Misery’, their favorite song on the album, the advancements of being able to communicate with their fans, and how their fanbase demanded attention from the popular media. Watch a preview below, the entire performance at soundcheck.walmart.com, and view more photos from the show below the cut.
Follow Maroon 5 on the release day for ‘Hands All Over’ in a new webisode. The pop rock group were in New York City on the September 21st release day, which signer Adam Levine described as “one of the craziest days I can remember in recent memory.” They started off with a ‘Today’ show performance before heading to ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’. Adam then is seen taking on the persona of Shmoke, the assistant to the stars, before they wrapped up the night with their album release party.
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Adam Levine of Maroon 5 recorded a video for the ‘It Gets Better’ project. “There’s been a rash lately of a lot of gay suicides, people treating people so badly because of there very personal beliefs, and I just felt the need to say something to kids who are bullied and are made to feel they’re not amazing,” Levine said. “Don’t let them win, is all I can kind of offer. Please don’t let them win because it’s such a terrible energy to spread and all I can say, as the project says it gets better. High school is not the end of the line. I hated high school. High school fu**ing sucked, but if you can get through it, there’s a whole world out there that exists beyond people treating you badly.”
The message at YouTube has since been removed.