Just because Maroon 5 is busy getting ready for their North American tour doesn’t mean it’s all work and no play. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. In a recent interview with David Letterman frontman Adam Levine explained how he came to take part in a late night jam with Prince.
“I had a jam session party at my house in LA,” Adam recalled. “I called all my friends and was like, ‘Let’s play music in my living room. I’ll set it up, it’ll be great.'”
Adam knew Prince’s assistant and decided to extend the invitation to Prince.
“Turns out he wanted to hang out. So he came over,” he said. “He came with his band, it was kind of like a Prince movie. Here he is with his bass player, drummer, keyboard player.”
Adam said it’s a night he’ll never forget. Embarrassed because it wasn’t an elegant party (they were having nachos), Prince didn’t seem to mind and once he arrived asked if he could play.
“His band takes over and starts jamming in my living room,” he said. “Something breaks and he stops and he says, ‘Let’s go to my house. The jam session will continue at my house. Bring all your friends.'”
“So we go to his place and jam and play music until 6 a.m. and I kid you not, at the end of the night he did offer us pancakes,” Adam said.
Stoked to be back out with @neontrees … Got to see them nightly when JJAMZ was opening 4 them, they are siiiick live
— James Valentine (@jamesbvalentine) October 22, 2012
In an interview with CBS Local, guitarist James Valentine explained just why the band decided to embrace pop music on their latest release.
While you wait for them to come to your city and experience the band perform Overexposed live watch Maroon 5 play in an intimate setting from the Red Bull Sound Space at AMP Radio on Tuesday, October 30 at 1 p.m. ET/10:00 a.m. PT.
-Annie Reuter, CBS Local