Maroon 5 singer, Adam Levine, has found himself in a bit of hot water this week for allegedly not being the most faithful husband/father. As more women share alleged photos online of his advances, one in particular caught our eye because it’s another in a long series of dumb things he’s said about musical genres that he, frankly, knows nothing about.
Back in 2018, Levine said some pretty silly things about rock music in an interview with Variety:
“Something unique to this band is that we have always looked to hip-hop, R&B, all rhythmic forms of music, from back when we were writing our first album to now. Rock music is nowhere, really. I don’t know where it is. If it’s around, no one’s invited me to the party. All of the innovation and the incredible things happening in music are in hip-hop. It’s better than everything else. Hip-hop is weird and avant-garde and flawed and real, and that’s why people love it.”
In response, one Corey Taylor quipped: “Tell that schmuck to go back to The fucking ‘Voice’ ??”
Just because you claim to have ‘Moves Like Jagger’ doesn’t mean you come anywhere CLOSE to ROCKING like Jagger. Tell that schmuck to go back to The fucking ‘Voice’ 🙄🖕 https://t.co/tFm0VHvV82
— PANDEMIC! AT THE DISCO (@CoreyTaylorRock) November 30, 2018
Last year, Levine followed up the comment with some more pretty laughable comments about how there are “no bands anymore” (?):
“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 the thing that makes me kind of sad, is that there were just bands…Yea, it feels like there are no bands anymore because there are less mainstream outlets for bands to thrive, thanks to shows like The Voice. There’s no bands anymore, and I feel like they’re a dying breed. And so I kind of, in a weird way, as far as … I mean, there still are plenty of bands, and maybe they’re not in the limelight quite as much, or in the pop limelight, but I wish there could be more of those around.”
Now, as part of the new texts surfacing around his alleged infidelity, Levine takes a cheap shot at women and metal, stating in an exchange with a woman who says she’s a metal fan: “Said no hot chicks ever other than you.”
The singer would probably do best to stop making dumb, sweeping generalizations about music fans. Especially music he doesn’t know anything about.