Bordeaux 5 frontman Adam Levine is best known for his role as judge on The voice lately, you’d think he’d know what’s going on in the music business, but according to him, there aren’t any rock bands. Oh really?
Speaking to Zane Lowe of Apple Music, he begins “I played him a lot of Avril Lavigne records”, I meaaaaaaaaan. Okay, but anyway he goes on, “Like, man, ‘I’m with you’ it’s like – it’s, yeah, that makes you cry. It’s crazy, ’cause you don’t. don’t remember it the same way, because you took it for granted, because it was like when you were growing up, and it was just part of what you had on the radio. good songs that I didn’t understand how good they were back then “, then Levine drops the bomb.
“It’s funny, when the first Maroon 5 album came out there were still other bands. I feel like there aren’t any bands anymore, you know? That’s what makes me a little sad, is that there were only groups. “
Yes, I feel like there are no more bands because there are fewer mainstream outlets for bands to thrive, thanks to shows like The voice.
Levine continued, “There aren’t any more bands, and I feel like they’re an endangered breed. In the limelight as well, or in the pop limelight, but I wish there could be more around. “
In 2018, Levine made a similar proclamation saying Variety “Something unique about this band is that we’ve always looked to hip-hop, R&B, all forms of rhythm music, from when we were writing our first album until now. Rock music is nowhere, really. I do not know where it is. If it’s around, no one has invited me to the party. All the innovations and the amazing things that happen in music are in hip-hop. It’s better than anything else. Hip-hop is weird and avant-garde, imperfect and real, and that’s why people love it.
At the time, Corey Taylor (who was much more active online) saw this and retorted, “Just because you claim to have ‘Moves Like Jagger’ doesn’t mean you approach ROCKING like Jagger. stupid to go back to the fucking ‘Voice’ ?? “
We would have to agree. Although, ironically, Taylor has recently had heat for his own thoughts on modern rock bands. Fun fact, Levine once went to summer guitar camp with Ben Weinman from The Dillinger Escape Plan. He certainly liked rock:
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