Adam Levine, the blonde haired lead singer of Maroon 5, has done a 180 when asked recently about critical comments he made about his hit NBC TV show The Voice.
“The more I say, the more it’s taken out of context. I’d rather not discuss that. Yeah, it was bulls**t. I was pissed off about it, but it’s all good.”
Levine’s criticism of The Voice in comparison to American Idol included major problems when it comes to the breakout success of many of their winners. “It’s got a ways to go if it wants to have as profound an impact as ‘Idol,'” Adam said. The blonde haired co-host continued, “Millions of people watch the show every week and fall in love with a singer, then you don’t hear much from them.”
Whether or not Adam Levine has a point or not is up for debate. However, his comments, along with the recent cell phone prank that was proven to be a hoax, underlies a recurring theme of unhappiness with the show. Levine told Rolling Stone:
“That was not real. I’m not supposed to say that, but I don’t give a s**t, because it’s so silly. Telling you is probably my way of not having to do other gags in the future. I want people to know it was bulls**t and we were messing with them.”
The Voice is currently shooting its seventh season and it remains to be seen whether there will be any real tension between Adam and his co-hosts, including Blake Shelton. In the meantime, Levine is hard at work on Maroon 5’s newest album V (pronounced “Five”). MTV News caught up with Levine who simply gushed over fellow blonde-haired lead singer Gwen Stefani’s involvement on the record.
“She’s incredible. It was so much fun,” Adam said of Stefani. “We just sat around and talked for hours. It was so fantastic getting to know her. I’m a huge fan of hers.”
And that’s a good thing, considering Gwen was recently announced as a new coach on this fall’s season of The Voice as well. Meanwhile, Levine shed some light on V, which drops September 2, describing the album as “all over the place.” He continued:
“I think that’s kind of the idea behind the album. It’s our fifth record. [Five] is literally part of our name. We thought we’d get back to certain elements that we’d been missing out on for a while with our original sound, but also bridge the gap with the new stuff that we’ve been doing. I think it’s an all-encompassing kind of record.”
The Voice, featuring Adam Levine, returns this fall on NBC.