Maroon 5 facts: Summer 2011 – V

Written by Marghe&Sere

Hi there everyone! This is our June plus July plus August plus September update and it will consist of The Voice Episodes, plus more appearances in video of Adam and the guys and some quick recap of their busy Summer months from tweets and blog/paper posts.

We won’t cover what they are about to be part of, namely the Rock in Rio October 1st bill along Coldplay (we are dead envious of Zaira for being RIGHT NOW there! Bitch! We love you though).

Moves Like Jagger Chart Domination

Sorry if we made you wait much, but we kept going back and forth with re-editing of this, waiting for Zaira to create an upload video page for us, attending her marriage in Japan, having our holidays… and this is the only way we did find to eventually put all updates up.

It’s definitely a lot of work to keep up a blog the way Zaira used to and we’ve realized we will never be as good so we will just try to let you have the most important things out of the past Summer months, without attempting any fancy commentary no more (besides those surviving out of our 120000 scratches and work-in-progress versions of this composite post…).

We honestly have no idea how she was able to do it all, especially since her life is always so busy (but she’s not our idol for anything, is she?).

You know by now how  TWO songs that have appeared these months, that have both Adam and/or Maroon 5 involved.

The Summer of 2011 has undoubtedly been a Maroon 5 one.

Maroon 5 had (and still have by September ends) the WORLDWIDE hit of Season with the multiplatinum smashing Moves Like Jagger, a song that has set year-to-date records (in Canada is the record song of the year, just to say one of them) and Adam has found some amazing  further success as a co-writer and guest feature on another huge hit song, Gym Class Heroes‘ return with Stereo Hearts.

It has been a surprisingly massive chart ride everywhere.

Expected by these figures?

Probably not, as the band itself confesses.

Although in so many ways, MLJ isn’t at all their best song, it will end being their most successful, beside maybe This Love (which appeared when singles got certified in different ways than the current, but which was the MOST successful song overall and worldwide in 2004, and for a well good chunk of 2005 too, let’s not forget past achievements).

If you wonder what Sir Mick Jagger thinks of the song, he actually approved of it straight and later on he also confessed at London Times that he LOVES the song, and wanted the band members to be featured MORE in it (since at the start the video included way more footage of only Mick Jagger).

Mick and Rolling Stones have had Maroon5 on their mega tour in 2007 and they LOVE Christina Aguilera so much they tributed her; no strange then Jagger is so well poned over such a cool tribute song to him.

That being said, Moves Like Jagger is a smash, and so is also Stereo Hearts, which is enjoying a pretty fine ride on its own.

Check both videos, and enjoy music:

See Adam and Jesse speak about their Summer achievements in this special Billboard page/feature, and as September ends, read about their amazing sales achievements (Moves Like Jagger is already their song with most weeks at number 1, and soon it’s gonna pass Makes Me Wonder also in total sales):

Click and jump to news page and the video

There are also other things that involve Adam and/or Maroon 5, as The Cab singer Alexander DeLeon tweeted that they have ALREADY recorded with him.

The result is the crispy and sexual “Animal“, a song that has written “Adam Levine’s lyrics” all over it:

While we’re at, we recently found this cute Youtube video that details very well the amazing perfection of Adam’s great voice, and we share it because so many times Adam doesn’t get the recognition he should for being a truly astonishing vocalist:

He’s SO great!!!!!!!!

And also SO cute… for further evidence about that, check the outtakes (with lovely Jesse&James too) of Sara Bareilles’ “Uncharted” video:

But these songs are like last in line out of a NUMBER of videos and appearances out of the past months, that you can fully watch also here:

THE STORAGE PAGE set by Zaira for us.

So please, sit down and enjoy these links : The Voice Episode 7, First Live Show (Team Blake and Team Christina, but again we easily think Adam did steal the show):

Click over the image and get redirected to the full episode, thank you

Great show, great people.

Before the subsequent episode, on June 13th, Adam graced The Tonight Show With Jay Leno: click down here and watch the episode (Adam starts being on around minute 30) because there is some very funny footage of him making a fool of himself on “Closet Star” when he was a kid:

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We sense the comedy that Adam and Jason Sudeikis could provide for a SNL episode.

This is a little collage of Adam’s images from the show (AP images):

Credit : Associated Press

Anyway, let’s go into what you mostly want to see. So, this is the 8th Episode of The Voice: highlight of it being Javier Colon’s flawless performance (and also Vicci Martinez‘s) and watching Adam’s house on the Hollywood Hills:

click over to watch the episode

The groups performances were also really nice: Adam chose the Beatles for his team, while Cee-Lo‘s one performed a well known song by Maroon 5’s fans (Everyday People, that our guys covered).

The insight from THR about the episode are very nice, so click HERE to read them, thank you very much.

There is also this other report from behind scenes from EW which is a bit different (but this was the site that bashed so hard the first episode of The Voice even before watching it fully, so…). Some people are very critical of the way The Voice is shaped (here, for instance, USA Today slams the coaches for stealing lights off contestants… but others, like Rolling Stone or Hollywood life, see exactly that as the plus of the show, and we agree with them).

The show is really a fresh thing.

Then there is this from current printed Hollywood Reporter (Christina makes three times as the others? And… why?): Christina shouldn’t earn so disparagingly compared to the other three, especially considering she hadn’t to backplan from sold out tours to be on The Voice. The huge paycheck difference might (rightly in our eyes) well bother her coworkers: in fact NY Post ran rapidly a story the day after that news broke about how Adam would be especially pissed about it all, and how he held a sort of alliance with Blake against Christina. The thing is… Adam’s people denied this but Christina’s didn’t.

Adam had already referred (also on Leno, as you saw) about his bickering with the pint-sized blonde diva as “brother-sisterly ones”… but could he really be saying any differently?

Anyway, Adam, Maroon 5 and Christina have collaborated on what is actually a smash hit song, Moves Like Jagger, which has reached the peak of Digital downloads in many Countries, included USA, as soon as it was out even before it got seriously promoted: we guess hate won’t ever be what will inform Christina and Adam’s feelings towards one another ever, at this point.

Adam denied the feud with Christina also at Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Brown party (you will see it later). This is instead Adam on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday 20th June, and this is part 2 as well  (click on the words and jump to the YouTube pages of the videos, thank you).

And this instead is the 9th Episode of THE VOICE, where we could see Adam finally wearing a suit again (tweeted proudly by Anne V., who has quietly come back in Los Angeles after her New York move for work, giving the full sense at Adam’s tweet earlier that day that Tuesday was his best day of the year so far – it couldn’t have been fully without her at his side we imagine):

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So Adam pick Casey Weston over Jeff Jenkins.

We’re not really down with that choice, but in the end we did think the finalist is going to be Javier anyway (amazing version of Coldplay’s Fix You he sang! And we agreed with Adam saying “this song is so important for so many people, show respect by following it well”).

Adam did well with Maroon 5 and Christina on the live version of Moves Like Jagger, but he attired lots of online hatred by overreacting Adam Lambert (former American Idol runner up) fans when he confessed to compliment Nakia he didn’t know the song What Do You Want From Me, but that he was sure he’d sung it better than the original singer.

Hollywood Reporter issue

Adam could have avoided that (but he said it also to Jeff Jenkins something like that regarding Rascal Flatt’s audition song) part of “I think you sang it better”, but on the other side, he clearly never followed singing reality shows before being part of one, and there is lot he isn’t familiar with about radio tunes (he always said it so it should surprise no one? Not everybody is a tv junkie… and he is busy living rather than spent time following the flower of the month? He knows those who are good enough: Coldplay, REM, Radiohead… Adam Lambert is just a guy – with a great voice indeed – out of a reality show who sold some records but never even comparably with nothing Maroon 5 sold all over the world in ten years? Exactly. Adam wanted just to compliment Nakia… those “Glambert” fans have their heads up in the sky if they REALLY think their totem is all that famous that ANYBODY should know about him. In Italy for instance NOBODY has even the faintest idea on who he is, because Idol never airs here. Get over it. All that offending and offended answers were way out of the top. He just said he was not familiar with either the song or the singer, and complimented Nakia for his performance, he never said the original singer was bad?).

Anyway, it all bowled out of proportions, as you will see.

Here is the place for videos strictly related to tv shows. This is the one for the first ever recap show of The Voice (episode 10).

Please click on the image and get to a page full of links to download the whole episode free of charge: We are sorry to not being able to upload here the video.

By now we hope all of our links will still work when you guys will click on them. This is THE FINAL episode (though not the very last one).

We LOVED all the efforts by contestants and coaches, our heart was with Javier all way through, but we immediately thought Dia might get the final win as soon as we watched all Country dudes standing up for her.

Country sells in USA. It’s a fact. Dia wouldn’t be a bad winner, but based on THE voice, Javier must win instead.

Anyway, this is the episode:

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We love Stich By Stich so much.

But what stole our hearts was the rendition Javier and Adam did together on Micheal Jackson’s “Man In The Mirror”.

That was amazing.

We didn’t really think that the opening number by the coaches was that strong instead.

They probably could have worked on merging voices more with different phrasing, because the final cut seemed rushed a bit.

Probably they were all too invested in sharing duties with their own protegees rather than mashing with one another this day.

Then the day came of the FINAL RESULT OF THE VOICE, Season 1.

From Anne V's twitpic in Adam's dressing room the sneak peak at his dapper mise for The Voice finals

We will let all the pictures from red carpet later (Anne was there with Adam’s mum, you can see them hugging as the winner was announced, right beside Javier’s family), but we totally want you to watch the episode because Adam was so emotional and overwhelmed (he wrote it too) that to not love him there is impossible.

It was also cute because it was the day of the live performance of MLJ and when it later went directly to iTunes number one, (as Adam did promise to Christina) all Maroon 5 camp went nuts over it, especially Anne.

The strong selling determined an amazing debut at number 8 on Billboard Hot Chart already as soon as the song came on sale.

And Javier duet with the impossibly talented Stevie Nicks?

From another galaxy.

Please, click over and get redirected to final episode of the Voice

Javier deserved but I think both him and Adam feared Blake’s Dia would have won (as we did), just based on the iTunes chart (only the performance of the original song was counting, so the fact Adam and Javier’s duet was also one of the top sellers wasn’t enough to drive the prediction towards Colon… but we’re glad the final voting proves us wrong also because, if you did not notice, Dia Frampton follows everyone BUT ADAM out of the voice – this well after the show has wrapped up and we write this down – present and past contestants, coaches, media room people…).

SHE FOLLOWS EVERYONE BUT ADAM and that is unclassy, uncool and plain stupid, not to mention she acts like she was never on a stage and instead she had a band for AGES and a recording contract too.

Little Miss Fake Framps? Anyway, we do love Blake too much to dislike Dia, but we definitely are happy she lost after we found out her disrespect for Adam.

Adam was the winner as much as Javier for us:

We loved the way Adam and Blake hugged also one another more than once at the very end… these two together are by far the icy on The Voice cake: so genuine and on the same wave, they must have a show on their own alone.

And yes, at the end out of all the party for the wrapping up of The Voice there were certainties about all the four judges to be back for Season 2.

This season was quite in rush, and probably some of the elapsing weren’t planned and were forced by the show unexpected success, but we look forward to see a more calmly approached Season 2 and get to know new contestant better than we did with this first crop of singers.

Well, and then we hope to see more of the coaches (especially Adam of course, and Blake) as well caught on camera.

Amazing?

Out of the party there are a lot of little interviews, where Javier and Adam and STEVIE NICKS (yes!) talk about incoming collaborations (Adam does have a voice similar to Don Henley, Stevie is right!).

There are also two videos that those interested in Adam + Anne will find cute: out of the party at Avalon, the lovebirds kissed before he had to head to airport quickly (Maroon 5 played on June 30 and then on July1st at Ravinia Festival, so he had to leave Anne in Los Angeles just as The Voice party endedand see their kiss, they most definitely hated to be parted that quickly!)

They really are cute as a couple (and the fact Anne is part of the family speaks volumes… did you notice her aside Adam’s mum on the final? Bonding necessities before a big step maybe?).

She has to be really embraced by his circle to be that person in his life, (we just need to see her along when Adam and Jake G. hang out together, but that always happens when she is not in town... Even though Anne seems more a type for Kung-Fu Panda than not Hangover 2 ?) because we all know Adam isn’t the easiest person to be with, for how charming and sweet he might be.

Adam is a special man, sure… but he has special needs, and special prerogatives, which he has opened up really widely as of late.

This is the ADHD infomercial Adam has been involved with as spokeperson to an ADD ADHD Association for Adults to acknowledge their ADD/ADHD sympthomes.

He looks really adorable when that vulnerable? We think he does.

And ADHD is a serious problem that can and must be fronted and confronted with the apt therapies so if you are in need of more infos, just read these links and rely to your therapist.

Adam Levine and his ADHD campaign for 2011

So yes, Adam has ADHD still.

It makes him more special to us… but we suppose it isn’t easy to be close to him when he can be that volatile in mood.

If Anne stays and they seem always so connected and loved up, and everyone in his clan truly seems have fallen for her too, then this couple just might be THE thing.

We start to believe she is gonna be Mrs. Levine soon, and to our surprise (we, Serena and Margherita, yes, we used to be very upset/jealous of her, thinking she was just “another model” in his strike of beauties aside) we are now all up for it.

She’s beautiful, but there’s more than it to her it seems clearer and clearer as time goes by.

We have to try to recap now a bit better, and why not start just with the start of June, when Adam and Anne reunited for a special event in Venice after WEEKS of separation, due to Maroon5 Asian ad Australian tour.

Anne flew in from Paris (where she has shot something we will see in September), and well excited about reuniting with her man (as she should have been).

Loved up.

And yes, they are so beautiful as a couple… or “Gorgeouso” as Adam would say.

Maroon 5 were in Venice at the start of the month of June (and the weekend after in Moscow) to share part of the entertainment provided by Dasha Zukhova (socialite, billionaire on her own, Los Angeles based, fashion icon, partner of Roman Abramovich, jewish… “kind of friend” with Adam, type of mentor) first at the Biennale of Venezia for the Russian Pavilion and then in Moscow for the celebratory days of National Pride Day in Moscow.

We guess the Levine/Russia connection by now has rocketed to the moon.

And we do find that cute, too.

When Adam and Anne flew back to Los Angeles post Venice, they went grocery shopping together.

Like a really normal living couple.

June 4th 2011. Adam Levine, Anne Vyalitsyna and friends.

They went riding on bikes with friends (Milo DeCruz, for instance) as you can see from this up there collage, and then at night they went all to Brass Monkey where Adam serenaded his ladylove and all lucky attendees (Let’s Get it On…we would have?).

It must feel cool for Anne to have him singing his heart out for her in front at everyone’s face, anytime they have a night out.

Anne had her things to do the days when Adam was again up and running into The Voice schedule, which included very early mornings set up interviews:

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He could be more charitable towards poor press for him… and learn a tidbit by his lady, maybe (we are kidding).

Anne in fact, given that Adam had to be so taken with all The Voice process, took a couple of days off Los Angeles to enjoy North Cali and the wine roads near San Francisco, after a last meal together at Silverlake Café.

She had a great time… and she seems really getting used to the Cali style.

Happy couple in Venice June 2011

FOTO for Dasha Zhukova Garage Center for Contemporary Culture Project in Venice (we still haven’t decent pics out from the Moscow event of the same group instead… sorry! Maroon 5 love to live the fast life and lately their connection with Russia have grown up SO much! Do Anne and Dasha speak Russian when together?).

Anne lately went holidaying in her mother Land for a couple of weeks in August; (not before having a wonderful and romantic dinner out in New York with her beau) we had to imagine the days when the band will be there this Winter… oh, wait… we are actually attending the Moscow and Saint Petersburg gigs, so we could see with our own eyes!)

Maroon 5 and Anne for Dasha Zhukova Contemporary Culture Project in Venice, June 2011

For the Moscow “blitz” Maroon 5 brought on the private jet ride a bunch of the crew of longtime friends, which shared also the Las Vegas time along the July 08 date. Refreshing to know they still in contact so close with the people who have grown up with them.

Adam Levine at Tonight Show with Leno 13 June 2011:

Adam on Leno 13 June 2011

The footage of baby Adam mimic singing was hilarious.

Maroon 5 in San Francisco for an event organized for charity from one of the hugest American Companies, and Adam at Scooter Brown (Justin Bieber’s manager…) bday Bash, which he attended straight after coming back from San Francisco (does he ever sleep?):

Let’s try not to hate too much on the Justin Bieber’s connections… it may be hard for some of us, we know: fact is, Adam seems to genuinely like the guy, whom he praised in various bits of interviews (see the one with Piers Morgan in our storage page, for instance) and from the long-time friendship with his manager Scooter, we sense some collaboration coming…

Justin Bieber as many knows was a very ACTIVE supporter of The Voice and Adam, and he twittered multiple times about this support (and with his following, that must have meant something).

The Voice semifinals reharsal and show (and some surprises with Gym Class Heroes):

Maroon 5 at Dicks Open of Gold 24 June 2011 (while on the other side of the Coast, Adam and Jesse visited French Woods, the summer camp where they both attended as kids, which made them music lovers):

The Voice Finale which was full of surprises and emotions:

Post Party at Avalon: Adam Levine and Anne v arrivals:

Adam and Anne before partying ways on July 5 in Los Feliz Cafe’ (he due to start the tour, and she traveling for her fashion duties), after they had a bye bye party at Adam’s house that involved also Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert:

By the way, if you ever wonder… this is Adam’s house in the Hollywood Hills:

Adam Levine's House on the Hollywood Hills

Fancy, isn’t it?

He likes to guests house parties there, so follow this series of advices about how to throw a great BBQ in your backside yard (click on the first image… there are 5 more pages!):

Click to read what Adam advices you to do!

The food thing was not only and Adam thing; read here what Anne has to say about her (and his) cooking skills and also be sure whose idea was about her wearing male knickers in Never Gonna Leave This Bed video!:

Anne V and men who can cook

Moves Like Jagger making of:  (at the moment the REMIX version with up and coming young rapper sensation Mac Miller is just about to drop, it will on October 4th and you can hear it HERE):

We think somebody should either be blind or with frozen blood to not get hot at the sight of shirtless Adam Levine… and this no matter your status, gender, sexual orientation.

He’s just… hot.

Completely, utterly, overall HOT.

And no way we could ever complain about Adam’s nudity, just like Blake Shelton never would.

Talking about sexual orientation, one of the best things to come out during Summer was the amazing cover feature of Adam for gay bible “OUT” Magazine, where he outed his brother Michael, revealing his younger sibling is actually gay (not like we didn’t imagine it…):

Adam Levine in OUT magazine september 2011 (He's not gay. His brother is)

It’s clear Adam has always been an advocate for gay rights, and of course he is since he lived with his sibling being gay all his life; but not many famous people fight for real for gay rights as he constantly does, vocally.

Good job Adam: props to you!

Maroon 5 are always up for good causes: here for instance see Mickey pledge for Somalia Food crisis (follow his advice!).

As well as they keep being Green and Environmentalists, and so their tour is still in collaboration with Reverb and the Green group.

Then they can along Train gift away for charity and entire gig night, for helping those in need.

Or like when they went to John Hopkins Hospital to spend time with Children affected by cancer (heartbreaking, indeed).

More good things about Maroon 5.

During the Tour they had also private party plays at Las Vegas Palms, (for a lingerie launch, mind them!) and then a very special private Party at Stubbs in Austin, something huge and someway “big” as Americans like those stuff.

Closing places and entertain hundreds of guests with a chart topping band ain’t shallow is it?

Maroon 5 American Tour Pictures, post Ravinia (see review here) (July/September 2011), when in white, know it was a Friday Night gig:

Maroon 5 in Summer Tour 2011 (USA&Canada)

Maroon 5 tour for Summer 2011 alongside Train, as co-headliners, and Gavin DeGraw+ Matt Nathanson has been probably the most successful of their career yet (carried by the hype of a renewed chart love, surely).

It started with the Hollywood Bowl selling out, a dream came true for the guys and all of their enthusiastic entourage, which encompassed of course girlfriends and mums and families and friends.

So much love… and again the amazing Stevie Nicks to duet with!.

Top stuff.

Then the best t-shirt ever (yes… it goes with the one in Moves Like Jagger Video, now we know!)

And a long winding road which we believe had its fun moments… freaky funny moments, yes.

There are some ways to kill time on the road in between shows, and this was one of those:

Beside a canceled show in Saint Louis due to a sizzling storm, the rest of natural events couldn’t stop the overpowering band this year. No earthquakes, no wind, no rain, no waves.

Just very good music, and supporters.

Lots of tv shows and appearances boosted both the tour and the chart performance of Moves Like Jagger… and nobody could be happier than Anne V about this success and satisfaction (beside the guys themselves probably); and as always, for every good word Anne spends over Adam, Adam answers back with equal loveliness about her “”she’s still the most wonderful part of my life”, he says in this interview.

Then whenever they were together on Tour, they kept being so openly loved up it was hard not to feel their mutual belonging.

Too bad Amy Winehouse died in the time of the tour: Adam and the guys expressed profound pain and regret over that.

Anne in the main time managed to rock a number of fashion campaigns like the one for True Religion for instance, looking always hot.

Anne featured in Vogue Magazine spread

The girl is pretty much flawless and in this she’s a perfect pairing with Adam.

A very surprising element that added in as the tour progressed was the fact Adam Levine finally FELL FOR GOLFING.

So hard that any free day he had on tour was spent over American Towns practicing his par.

Head to toe fell in for the game, which he and Anne are now an ensemble freaking onto, and all Adam’s entourage decided to celebrate about.

Anne introduced Adam also to her friend and wife of one of the finest (the finest) golf teachers of all time; let’s just say he coached Tiger Woods into perfection (and, to prove he’s a good soul, he left him as soon as he revealed himself as a cheating douchebag), namely Hank Haney.

Hank states that Adam has a natural ability, because he has extraordinary athletic fittings (oh… we always guessed that!), and that will help him overcome the natural first struggles with meeting such a complicated sport (and at the start, he really faced a hard time…).

Adam is confident he can actually become good at golfing, in fact.

Every step Adam takes, Anne does along, but naturally, like it’s because she has the same likes he has (like when she had dinner in NY with Blake and Miranda, and wrote this on twitter, to tease her man who was touring on the other side, which she accomplished to make envious).

Anyway there was also basketball still and PING PONG on the tour sporty table… our guys aren’t boring.

Another lovely thing Adam did in summer was the interview with Piers Morgan (check our storage page and find the interview, because it’s really great). He stated there various things, included something we already imagined, that he wants to be a dad but he isn’t sure about marriage (in the interview, he actually says he will think about it… we suppose if things with Anne keeps progressing this way).

But it’s not always just Adam who speaks: check James have his adequate chunk of interviews here for Spike Magazine for instance, or this other one where he recalls times before Maroon 5 success.

Maroon 5 at Snapple “Tea Will Be Loved” launch, with their mojo of coolness, (click here for more on that launch), and  Anne V at New York Fashion Week September 2011, Maroon 5 at NFL kickoff game concert (September 2011):

September 2011: Maroon 5 at Snapple & NFL Season launches, Anne V at New York SS Fashion week

When the tour ended a few days ago, everyone was sad and felt something great had happened.

Other things we learnt this Summer were that Adam still has a style on his own, and that both Adam and Anne feel like they both have two dogs, as they share right now Frankie and Chovy (see tweets of them both, and the image of the two cutesy dogs in Anne’s NY house billboard that she showed in Glamour Magazine (current issue, October 2011: you can notice pictures of her and Adam in various places, included their holiday at the start of the year in Jamaica, that he tipped as “life-changing experience”):

Anne V takes us in her New York pad... and talks about Adam, too

After Rio concert which Maroon 5 had to fill in up after JayZ canceled his participation (and some holidays, though Maroon 5 are actually starting recording NEW ALBUM! They told before the new album was going to be made quickly this time) Adam will start to tape the first part of the Voice Season 2 (end of October is the taping starting, while the Premiere will be in February 2012, right after the most coveted TV spot in the whole tv year, the SuperBowl!).

He will also find time for completing his tutoring of Javier Colon, as he keeps being always so close to the man whom he led winning the Voice 1 (and a recording contract).

It won’t be the only television project the singer and NBC will share in the forthcoming times, because Adam will develop and executive produce also a COMEDY for the peacock Tv:

Adam Levine bound with NBC for comedy series

One tv he won’t be attending for any live event any soon is gonna be MTV, after the tirade he had towards VMA this year (he says all true things, but sometimes he should think better of consequences of his rants…)

So he basically has become someone he used to find boring… as he said himself, Adam’s now a tv executive producer who likes golf… and still has a decent auto-ironic attitude, we add (and a sweet half who’s on his same exact path of likes, and always ready to be at his side in the most enamored way).

But he still so cute and Maroon 5 are still so good at doing music it’s good for us to follow them:

We are sure they’re on the verge of even a greater success, after the impromptu new relevancy gained after The Voice.

James instead will lend a hand to those in need by running the LA Marathon, and while he’s at it he will keep shaking things up along JJAMZ who have just started to tour for real.

We’re thrilled about it all, and we can forgive the band if they canceled Padova gig to be on The Italian Version of XFactor (maybe we’re cool with it because we have tickets for Rome and Milano already)..

(PS: Thank you Zaira for letting us see the magazines, and for buying us also Antidote Magazine!).

See you hopefully soon (enough) again.

Margherita & Serena

Maroon 5 facts – March/April 2011 – II

Written by Marghe&Sere

Hi wandering people!

Here we come with a second update of this up-and -coming space that will keep you informed with things related to Maroon 5 world, until somebody (who still better at doing this than we could ever be) will retake her position as informant, ending her current state of indifference about the guys who (still, believe us) are her favorite band.

Oh… and today we couldn’t have avoided to mention you, our darling Miss Z.: HAPPY 26th BIRTHDAY ZAIRA!!!

We know you’re enjoying yourself down there where you are now with your sweetheart Karim. We love you (and you throw best parties out by far and far and far… last weekend was fireworks!)

Adam Levine's shockingly yummy butt nsfw

Now we get back on topic.

We will track you back from where we left at past post, but the first input of today’s post is an invite to follow Jesse and Adam‘s footsteps and try to get into yoga, along their trainer, Chad:

Chad is Maroon 5 boys' yoga teacher

Also we like to start with something that is in real absolutely new in terms of time.

But we so like the song we want to put it up immediately and not waiting until you will scroll all the post of today.

Just the other day Maroon 5 have released the video for one of our favorite songs out off Hands All Over, “Runaway”.

The video will disappoint many maybe, because it shows nowhere the band, and it looks more like a documentary video, but in our opinion (and Zaira‘s, even though she’s so upset with Adam about The Voice she sure won’t say a word about this video for a long more) it’s a very beautiful take on the song, and it shows how well it describes universal feelings anyone can find himself drowned into.

This is Runaway video:

The song… We love to jam over it!

And now, we truly start our proper work, getting back from where we left last time, and prosecuting on and on.

Adam and Anne are often seen at Lakers games when they are in Los Angeles, because he would never miss a game in his right senses. This was  taken from their attendance at Lakers versus Orlando Magic, the last thing they did together those hours before Anne had to fly back to New York for working commitments that she later posted about, on March 15th:

Adam Levine and his girlfriend attend Lakers game in Los Angeles on March 14th 2011

The day in Los Angeles right now are often meaning for Adam to remain in an NBC studio and taping the first stages of The Voice, the new NBC contest for aspiring singers where he will be a mentor along Christina Aguilera, Cee-Lo Green and country act Blake Shelton, with whom Adam is developing a very entertaining and open mouthed bromance (refer to their twitters if you like, thank you very much).

The Voice mentors

Adam and his fellow mentors have released lots of interviews (sometimes the links won’t work outside US though. We hope you have ways to catch these though, because Adam always is so cute when he speaks over camera!) about the incoming adventure of theirs, that we are trying to post or link as much as we can for you to enjoy.

On March 15th then The Warblers performed “Misery” on Glee.

We like Darren Criss’ take on the song, but that said, he lacks in our opinion the typical sexy snarl of Adam, and that is why Maroon 5 songs work better if Adam sings them… otherwise you miss the over-sexy, no matter how good a singer you are, Adam is a great singer with that sexy thing more than you could ever get from others.

This is Glee take at Misery:

Maroon 5 also shared a webisode out of their forcefully cut European  tour:

We are glad they rescheduled the dates lost out of Adam’s commitments with NBC.

from Los Angeles Times, Adam Levine, Anne V, and their beds

Now we know Maroon 5 isn’t a one man band, so what are the other guys doing when Adam is at NBC studios, smashing guitars and smiling with his flawless grin?

James Valentine indulges in his favorite sport, with famous people, for instance.

And he sweats… hearts, it seems:

James Valentine, tennis indulgent person

The whole band had some days in Los Angeles to spend around to celebrate birthdays, thing that drove Jesse back from Hawaii retirement for instance, as expected and logic of friendship would request (Adam and Anne’s detached from 24 hours birthdays to be precise, and Anne was keen at finishing her New York based commitment to get free to fly back to West again), but they were aware soon they would have to fly to London for the Coca Cola Outsourcing experiment that you can read about here, thank you:

For the birthdays’ time, anyway, there was somebody pretty important – considering the environmental surroundings – reaching Los Angeles as well along Anne V.

Her mother.

You make all of your guesses now. Certainly  we made ours, and this kind of developing stuff rings bells (decide which types of them yourselves).

Birthday bound Adam received as well cheerings from Hart Hanson, his first boss at work and fellow bike lover, and from Scrubs’ star Zach Braff; and both Adam and Anne received cheerings from their co-time feted stylist friend Aristotle, and from the man who connected them first in February 2010 at Sports Illustrated party, Jorge Perez:

But we know no cheering could please Adam more than this one he received from his lovingly girlfriend Anne:

Anne Vyalitsyna tweets her love to Adam Levine for his birthday

She’s a lucky girl, and very much in love if she can be overheard (as reported by New york Post in this article) constantly ravishing about her man:

But we will admit he is a lucky man too.

A gorgeous looking and uber-talented lucky man:

Maybe Adam would need a bit of Jesse’s laid back and mellow and wise approach to life, just maybe, to slow him down in his whirlwind-ed acts.

But then he would be Jesse and not Adam anymore and we’re pretty sure nobody wants that: not even Steve Nash, the famous baller, with whom he exchanged a very flattering tweet conversation.

Take a look at this, because here Adam is very much Adam:

We wonder if Adam, Hart Hanson, and Sons Of Anarchy’s creator Kurt Sutter will finally be able to have that ride over Harleys they are trying to set up since last year, given their schedules.

We still want that to happen mostly to have a final say about Adam Levine guest starring on the show of Kurt, as well.

This is the schedule of The Voice:

The show will be taped until the end of May episodes start, and this will allow all mentors to tour and do their stuff.

Maroon5 in fact still have a wide portion of Far East tour to accomplish, that hasn’t been affected by Japanese tsunami either.

This is a valuable interview Adam gave to a Philippines’ news source:

We found an old interview online with a spiky Ryan Seacrest that somehow fits with this interview, so take a look by clicking over the image and thank you again:

Ryan was so much cooler without dressing like his grandpa.

After the birthday frenzy, Adam had to leave Anne and Los Angeles and fly to London for the 24 hours marathon with Coca Cola and the fans that would eventually produce a song to be downloaded for free (and for charity).

It had to be intense to sleep barely for one hour and then stay awake for the press, the mixing, then again for the flight back and forth.

Intense, but worthy in our eyes.

We have multiple sources about that and an entire micro site from Coca Cola that you might just want to check:

You click up there and you get to the page from where you can download the song, the uptempo and feasty “Is Anybody out There?”, a song which features PJ Morton, and that is most certainly completely inspired by Anne V.

Out of our requests, then, Zaira last time agreed in posting something Maroon5 related again on her blog, even though you know at the moment she isn’t friendly with them at all.

Please, click here and scroll until the dedicated part of her post to get to see some good 4 hours and more of the fully streamed Coca Cola Session from her page.

Thank you Z. (mostly for the fact you gave to us NINE hours worthy of videos from that; thank you a lot also to Charisse and Melania for taping all that: our computers love all of what you did!).

If you can read French, this was posted by a French girl on her blog:

Back to The Voice, with yet another article.

We are not so sure about Shelton being cuddly.

We think he might be quite similar to Adam: even if reaching Adam’s level of ‘brattiness’ seems unlikely.

The videos from The Voice are pretty interesting, especially with Cee-Lo and Adam involved.

please click on this image to go to the Official Blog Page of The Voice on NBC

The routine in Los Angeles, waiting for Anne to reach him back again in a new meeting, was sort of romantic in a different way for Adam, back from London.

But he also had time to spend with his good friend Jake Gyllenhaal, at the Spare Room of the swanky Roosevelt hotel, which is also the place where Adam celebrated his birthday and the place where all of his crew and Anne use to bowl when they twitpic about it.

Jake later said to EW Adam is a better bowler than he is.

Roots matter for Adam, and while we take for granted that all his fans and Maroon 5’s know that, we are sure you will enjoy this little feature of Adam’s dad, Fred Levine:

Adam also enjoyed at once family bonds and more Lakers games while in Los Angeles to accomplish his working duties with NBC; he brought first his grandma and then his stepbrother Sam at the Lakers games.

He’s really a family type.

And so is Anne: as Adam was bringing his silverfoxy granny at Staples Center, Anne was taking her mum at Madison Square Garden for some Knicks support.

The two ladies were really cute but we have to say the reaction of Adam at the “Go Knicks!” shout wasn’t really happy.

Adam is a Laker obsessed fan, granted.

Anne somehow had to justify globally the fact she can’t help but cheer on the Knicks (she has lived in New York all her life out of Europe! It’s natural she cheers on the town’s team?).

A bit of gossip news that can turn some head: it seems that Anne and Adam will be attending Kings Of Leon’s Caleb Followill’s marriage with model Lily Aldrige.

This news still relating to family, after all?

A music news one instead is this: Adam will be featured in an incoming Gym Class Hero’s song called ‘Stereo Hearts’ (we knew this already from twitter, now we get to know the title of the song):

Adam might be more regularly featured in music news, but Jesse always is featured in heart-connected things and so we are happy to share his message:

Jesse also shared the twitpic of his childhood teddy bears: the cuteness!

And in the same subject of cuteness, here it comes the images of Adam taking Sam at the Lakers game:

From People Magazine we got to learn that seated next to Sam was Jeremy Piven : we love that this year Adam’s giving free light in snapping Sam to Noah Graham, the Getty NBA associated photographer that takes most of his pictures at Staples Center.

Sam has got standard Levine’s jawline…

That day rolled on and moved to feature also a night of family business as there was a special opening  again involving Fred’s activity, where again Adam and little Sam attended at too.

Adam there met fans and event-goers effortlessly.

He’s very down-to-earth if nothing bothers him.

On the other side of USA, the morning after, Anne had to wake up early for an important job: she landed herself along Iza Goulart and Aline Weber the Donna Karan DKNY Fall/Winter 2011 campaign.

Pretty good job, Anne: Adam’s sure proud of you.

And the rest of the world must give it up to the girl (we know it isn’t easy, but the girl has qualities, it’s hard to confute).

She also shared that day that the week after she would have walked without shoes for the annual charity organized by TOMS shoes which gives visibility to the fact in the world billions of children in poverty don’t even have shoes to walk with.

So, Anne Vyalitsyna in line is: beautiful, kind, she’s got a good brain, she’s got a good heart… and she’s got Adam Levine’s love.

Some people are luckier than others, from start to finish.

That’s what we learn thanks to Anne.

Don’t think we are mean if we don’t extensively cover Anne’s activities and we just detailed some of these two things she did here: we can slide over them a bit because Zaira will most surely create proper pieces about Anne: she might have outed Adam for a while off her own blog until he won’t end The Voice thing, but she still so into Anne she will create for her something, and so we don’t have to.

In a way, this is good because it’s hard for us to accept she might be the one for Adam (which we totally think she is, in fact).

Zaira has always been better than us in handling this fact: she called it as soon as Anne stepped into Adam’s life, last year.

She immediately ravished saying already by March 2010 Anne was meant to be the one completing Adam, for the better.

Foresight of tall, slim, blonde beautiful girls are in tune among them maybe?

We don’t know because both Serena and I are shorter than 5’7” (Zaira is 5’9” and Anne is 5’10”), we are brunettes and although we are slim, we need way more than genes to keep our sizes, and we struggle to fit the right way bikinis in a way definitely Anne and Zaira won’t ever experience.

Forgive us for being still jealous of Anne.

We like her, but it’s hard not to think that some people have it all and some other… won’t.

We will be happier in telling what Adam was doing while his half worked in New York anyway.

He was doing interviews with Carlson Daly for The Voice, and being as expected a bit bossy about the competition:

Adam has recruited famous producer and music all over man Adam Blackstone for his The Voice team, and this means we think crooning and hip pop beats will dominate Adam’s team sound.

If Adam Levine will ever make a solo record, we think Blackstone would be an excellent producer choice too.

Adam let his inner circle being snapped from NBC cameras too (how big is Shawn getting? He wasn’t that built a few months ago?).

On April 1st Adam took his rommate Gene Hong at the Lakers game against Dallas team:

Adam becomes a TREE for the bimonthly current cover of YRB Magazine (it’s a fashion and trends magazine you find in USA retailers such as Barnes & Noble, if you care to wonder):

After the game ended, Adam tweeted that he would go silent for a little while.

We understand why: the moment he reappeared at Staples Center on Sunday he was with Anne, all smiling and happy.

She didn’t even tweet she was moving from New York to Los Angeles as she does generally, so it’s safe to assume the two wanted to be completely on their own.

But since Adam was spotted on Saturday at the Kids Choice Awards, it’s also safe to assume she was with him there too?

Well, she was when he was grocery shopping at HHills Market.

Family life.

Are they blessed or what?

Anne was meant to leave Adam’s side on Monday morning, as she would have to lead the TOMS shoes event the day after in New York, but it’s hard not to understand why Adam now believes the shit out of Ray Charles’ singing, now that she is into his life.

If you are not familiar with his material, think that some of his most famous songs are:

Halleluya I Love Her So, All I Ever Need Is You, I Got A Woman, Night Time Is The Right Time, This Little Girl Of Mine… and you paint the rest easily after those, we think.

Anne did a really great job on the Without Shoes project: Sara Bareilles and James Valentine tweeted their support to the cause and she was really energetic all day about the cause; she gave a few interviews and brought again her mum along for support; she bared the rain and kept a beautiful smile all day long.

Why are we talking again about her, you’ll ask probably.

All to present you this Just Jared interview, which is nice, and which tells at some points something that could definitely involve Adam as well.

Talking still about family things, and kids.

We still hear bells whistles: do you?

Anyway Adam couldn’t take off his shoes that day because he was still at NBC studios:

We’are at the finish line.

One more interview, candid and honest, given to Australian newspaper yesterday:

We also add the latest video from Adam witnessing the Lakers against Utah Jazz on April 5th evening:

With its related picture, too, for you:

Just this past hours there have been more taping of The Voice, where it has started to be taped the moment of elimination apparently.

Adam got a bond with Cee-Lo’s team partner Monica (Monica is a famous R&B singer and wife of Laker Shannon Brown… enough for Lakers enthusiast Levine to start a Twitter following and reciprocate the consideration, we see!).

There is a picture you will like:

And this one too:

This is all?

It is.

This weekend the guys will be in Barbados for the special event Breakfast in Barbados and considering Anne is in Turcs and Caicos for shooting for the brand that gave her the swimsuit for Sports llustrated this year, probably the couple will reunite in the Caribbean soon?

For sure James Valentine has also to get reunited with the guys (he is in New York from a few days, after jamming with JJAMZ in Los Angeles past week).

We will keep you informed about this all, and incoming Turkey and Dubai gigs with next post.

For now, we hope you liked our efforts in this one.

Marghe&Sere.

 

Maroon 5 facts – March 2011 – I

Written by: Marghe&Sere

In this blog post we will try to bring you some news about Maroon 5 listed in chronological order.

Adam Levine

Please don’t expect the style of writing you were used to whenever Zaira was uploading pieces of news in her blog because neither of us can be as creative as our unique Miss Z.

We are going to try to use her method of linking many Twitter posts as we write though  – she said it’s the best way to keep the writing short, and she must know?

We are using this limited space to just try to fill the gap until The Voice stops airing or preparing, so that she will feel again ready to cherish on Maroon 5 and Adam Levine (our Lady Z. can be very stubborn and harsh on her principles, and she truly felt so let down by Adam ditching touring for being in a reality show… but she has promised a small Maroon-related update these days of birthdays, and then a very beautiful version of Stutter, that we will link as well hopefully soon from her YouTube Page).

Anyway, let’s start with the updates and  we leap off with a linkage of a couple of videos that you will like.

The first one is the recently released Sara Bareilles’ video for Uncharted.

Jesse and Adam star along a very huge number of other musicians, so we are sure you will like what you see:

After this video, we post some more videos from Maroon 5 page, included the one of Hands All Over that Zaira never linked in her pages (because she hates it):

Video for the announcement about the interrupted European tour:

The tour beside it has already been re-scheduled for November /December dates (in Italy now we have THREE dates and not just one, as joining Milan in December are also Rome and Padova).

Rescheduled Maroon 5 dates

Maroon 5 have also posted a new webisode of their performed actual European leg, which ended already, but developed mostly in UK:

While Maroon5 were in Amsterdam, instead, you know Adam tatted himself with a “I Love Mum” tattoo on his arm, opposite to his beautiful tiger tattoo, and he was inked by one of the greatest tattoo artists in the world.

Maroon 5 in Amsterdam Videos (Feb 2011) : click and jump

Maroon 5 in Amsterdam Videos (Feb 2011) : click and jump

The month of March started with Maroon5 moving towards Paris, and also offering a song to charity for a very important cause (read this article from the Huffington Post about it, thank you) .

Another charitable initiative is this one (again, just click and read from Maroon5 Blog directly, thank you).

In Paris, on their free day, the band (well, Adam more than “the band”) was joined by his girlfriend Anne V, who was meant to be in town for Paris Fashion week, and who had left Los Angeles after taking a stand during Vanity Fair Oscar Party.

The two very much in love drove around town as soon as she arrived in Paris, because she had to attend various fittings and castings, but then lately in the day they had ways to relax and enjoy their own off-time.

They also ate a lot – Adam doesn’t like model who starves, as he tweeted – and it seems that Adam’s look was taken as not very bound to Fashion Week later that night.

Serena and I are extremely jealous of Anne, still, especially when she tweets things that clearly describe the way she and Adam share the most valuable time as one, but we have to admit in all these months she has grown on us a lot. We are not in awe of her like for instance Zaira is and always was, but now we think she is a great girlfriend for Adam… We do.

She is in synch with many if not every one of Adam’s crew people, and loved back by all of them from what we get to know openly.

That is cute.

And it’s likely to keep Adam quite happy.

In Paris Adam wore again this sweater (from a picture that surfaced of him holding hands with Anne before the performance):

Fashion Face Off Beckham vs Levine

The show in Paris the day after has been (in the words of a very pissed off Zaira, who was there and not really easy to conquer, since her disappointment for the ruined rest of her touring March) “absolutely fantastic”.

Adam has also started to tweet a lot more since his open acceptance of the judging role on The Voice, so we had chances more to understand how he was feeling also before that gig.

And after.

Anne also had a very private and beautiful view of the Casino De Paris stage:

Anne V saw this

After gig Adam tried to best his fashion range, but we don’t think it worked (do you?):

Adam Levine cow-boy style in Paris

And these are James and Mickey, as well post gig:

James Valentine and Mickey Madden. And a dog.

If you want to see more pictures from the Paris gig, please go to this Flickr page and surf happily.

After Paris, Maroon5 moved out of France for a date more in Cologne, and again Adam felt some urge to write.

This is some kind of explanation or apology, we guess:

Message from Adam Levine

Some new activity to keep the band going that is not linked to The Voice show is incoming for Maroon5 no matter the postponed tour.

The most notable is the outsourcing experiment the band will experience along Coca Cola Company:

Click and jump on the page, thank you

Other appearances will include a guest spot on the cooking show “Top Chef”, which new season starts in the USA on April 6th.

If you belong to Maroon 5 S.I.N. Club (and we do), sign to win Adam’s Grammy Pass through this competition.

Maroon5 flew back to California after Cologne, when Anne stayed in Paris for attending a fashion show for Isabel Marant among other duties.

It seems that Adam and the band are recording or at least pre-recording some new material.

Adam said it’s jazz-oriented and it sounds promising.

Or it could also be that Adam’s a very huge egomaniac, as he noted himself.

From Savannah Buffet

Adam shared with a publishing source dedicated to food some steak recipe.

We are Italians and not impressed, but other people might find this that he wrote tasty?

Probably his girlfriend finds his skills at cooking fine enough though: and we guess she probably likes anything he tries anyway.

Sunday Dinner with Adam Levine

Anne flew “home” in Los Angeles as soon as her working duties in Europe allowed her to, and she is spending still time aside her man (paint both Serena and Margherita sighing. Margherita slightly less, because her husband might mind a little bit).

Anne and Adam shared as well International Women’s Day and it was funny the way Adam had – or seemed to have – a very kindred and useful approach to honoring the event, that was later on quite remarked a bit from Anne herself (we will admit she is kind of funny, too).

Anne V for VS Pink 2011

Anne V 12 march '11

Anne not only shares happily Adam’s patterns of life; she doesn’t merely enjoy his circle of friends, which is now hers; she does not limit herself in liking sushi just as much as he does, or Italian food, or French wine; she also seems to totally share as well Adam’s love for yoga… for sweetsand for animated movies.

Up is one of the best movies lately made so it’s not like we can make fun of neither Adam nor Anne for having spent a night watching it.

These past days Adam and Anne enjoyed themselves in the spare times.

For instance on Saturday it was time for some Universal Studios checking up in Los Angeles area.

Now that had sure to be fun.

And pretty… sweet again.

On Sunday instead, after a night spent playing the pool, the Harleys took place in and it became time for a long ride on the Pacific Coast Highway, one of the most beautiful roads in the whole world, full of breathtaking sightseeing.

The last week Adam has been using his time to get ready for his coaching job for The Voice.

The show will probably be available for streaming online as the majority of NBC shows are.

This means not only Americans will be allowed to watch.

Adam has done press, shot promos, and shot photo sessions, and just these days he has started tape the actual show previews.

The Voice Taping is running now

This is why he had to postpone Maroon 5 gigs so no surprises.

About his mentoring role, he had multiple things to say over twitter, and most of them were quite enjoyable (this if you are not somebody very lateral about the fact he will do that show, of course).

The judges of The Voice - via Perez Hilton

This was then the mail we received as SIN members, with the complete schedule of the new leg of the tour in November /December:

SIN Newsroom March 2011

Actually it has to be highlighted that the Cairo gig that even this page reports as running, has been in fact POSTPONED, as you can read from Maroon 5 Blog:

Cairo gig postponed too

Let’s hope it’s not a trend.

Also because for instance the Japanese situation casts a shadow on incoming trips.

Japanese tragedy has hit all of the boys, especially Jesse (who was in Hawaii when the after wave of trembling undersea forces reached the Islands), and of course also Adam, Anne and the whole of the band.

Adam also tweeted in disgust about that stupid student of UCLA who ranted against poor Japanese people dying for the tsunami (people can be very stupid, indeed).

More touring dates (in USA) are these two:

Ravinia Festival 2011

And a very special Hollywood Bowl performance along Train (wow?):

Maroon 5 and Train Hollywood Bowl

James Valentine in the time being has been enjoying mixing JJAMZ’s record (cool stuff), and then he has taken advantage of the Indian Wells tournament, being the tennis enthusiast we know about.

Are we the only ones though who found his note about Maria Sharapova’s a bit… awkward, given the time she was with Adam?

Adam Levine and Anne V - Lakers game 14 March 2011

Oh, well, it’s their link and business anyway?

We never found Maria the right girl for Adam.

And speaking about Russians…

In a handful of hours, we know it will be Adam’s 32nd birthday (on March 18th); the day after, on March 19th, Anne will turn 25.

The two are probably going to get celebrated again together as they were last year (along Aristotle Circa, Adam’s pal and stylist), and by then Adam will have to accept that he’s fully “thirthy-something”.

We wonder if they will be attending again the Lakers game on the 18th of March, as they did on March 14th to see Los Angeles Lakers prevail onto the Orlando Magic; again they seemed pretty picture perfect and completely happy as the Kiss Cam wandered on them.

They are surely as cute as a button together.

We can’t deny evidence.

On March 17th Adam is slated to attend Clinton’s Benefit soirée for his Charity Foundation: Anne must be here along, we have no doubts (check this Billboard News about the upcoming event).

We have decided to end our first major upload on this blog ( it took us hours, and we wondered how Zaira could do this repeatedly and covering NOT ONLY the band’s stuff?!??) with a very nice plus.

Glee has done a cover of Misery, and it’s worth of a listen, although no, nothing comes close as Adam’s singing:

Written by: Marghe&Sere

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