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Maroon 5 Announces New Album and Tour

Maroon 5Maroon 5 will release their new album V in September.

The "Moves Like Jagger" hitmakers have spent the last year recording material for their fifth album in Los Angeles, California and they've now announced that it will be available later this year. The Grammy award-winning band has also confirmed that they will be releasing a new single this summer before the album's release in the autumn.

Keyboardist Jesse Carmichael has been reunited with band members Adam Levine, Mickey Madden, James Valentine and Matt Flynn following his hiatus from the group while they recorded their fourth album Overexposed.

The band - who have also signed a worldwide tour deal with Live Nation and are expected to announce tour dates in the coming weeks - worked with producers Max Martin, One Republic's Ryan Tedder, Benny Blanco, Shellback and Sam Martin on V.

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Kid Rock “Disappointed” by Maroon 5

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Artist News, Gossip, Pop, Rock, New Releases,

Kid RockKid Rock is "disappointed" with Maroon 5.

The "American Bad Ass" rapper-turned-singer thought the "Payphone" group showed promise when they first came out, but is sad that they have turned into a pop act: "So many people don't [evolve as artists] - they just go for the common denominator. I thought that when Maroon 5 came out they were making some pretty good music and now they've just become pop artists, its disappointing man. You hit that pop stardom, man, you find out one day that they don't give a flying f**k about your ass."

Kid, 41, also said he's very proud of the message of his new track "Cucci Galore," as it reminds him of the anger his older tracks had. "'Cucci Galore' is a real, 'middle finger in the air' Kid Rock song. As I've said before, when I was young I didn't invent 'F**k you,' I just perfected it," he said.

Kid Rock's ninth studio album Rebel Soul is out now.

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Nicki Minaj and Rihanna Lead AMA Nominations

Nicki MinajNicki Minaj and Rihanna lead the nominations for the 2012 American Music Awards (AMAs).

The two singers are each in the running for four awards, with Drake, Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, One Direction and Usher following narrowly behind with three nods apiece.

Justin, Rihanna, Maroon 5, Drake and Katy Perry will battle it out for the coveted Artist of the Year prize, while J. Cole, fun., Gotye, Carly Rae Jepsen and One Direction are all up for New Artist of the Year.

Nicki's four nominations are for Favorite Female Artist - Pop/Rock, Favorite Artist - Rap/ Hip Hop, Favorite Album - Pop/Rock and Favorite Album - Rap/ Hip Hop for Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. As well as Artist of the Year, Rihanna is also up for Favorite Female Artist - Pop/Rock, Favorite Female Artist - Soul/R&B and Favorite Album - Soul/R&B for Talk That Talk.

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Adam Levine is Excited for Maroon 5’s ‘Rebirth’

Adam Levine performs with Maroon 5Adam Levine sees Maroon 5's new album as a "rebirth" of the group. The band are releasing fourth record, Overexposed, and frontman Adam wants it to show a different side to him and his bandmates.

"People often misinterpreted confidence or my playful cockiness with arrogance. I'm certainly an extremely humble person and my mother raised me right. I'm always polite, I'm always nice and never mean. And I'm excited, so excited to talk about the new record as I see it as a rebirth for Maroon 5," said the singer, who is joined by Michael Madden, PJ Morton, James Valentine and Matt Flynn in the band.

Adam also said he struggled when critics used to give him and the band - who went through a period where they didn't have a single hit between 2007's "Makes Me Wonder" and 2011's "Moves Like Jagger" - a tough time: "I put my heart and soul into our songs and love them, so when someone writes they don't like them or me, it hurt. But the ups and downs have been really important. And now I don't know why it's working, but it seems to be, so I keep doing it. Now it's OK to like us. For ages it was uncool to like Maroon 5."

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Maroon 5 Inspired by Journey

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Maroon 5 want to model their career on Journey's

The "Payphone" band want to be like the 80s rockers, whose track "Don't Stop Believing" was a minor hit when originally released in 1981, but a huge worldwide smash when re-released in 2008 after being used in TV shows.

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Maroon 5 Boosts Worker Productivity, Glee Prompts Anger

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Maroon 5 makes workers "more productive." A new study carried out by online music concierge service Songza discovered that half of respondents believe the group's hit single "Moves Like Jagger" makes them do better at work, while 42 per cent of those surveyed rely on Gotye's "Somebody I Used to Know" to give them an early morning boost.

By contrast, just over a quarter of people claim the Glee cast's cover of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin" provokes "deep feelings of resentment and anger."

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Maroon 5 Want to Collaborate With Adele, Mumford and Sons

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Maroon 5Pop rockers Maroon 5 would love to collaborate with Adele.

The band members are huge fans of the "Someone Like You" hitmaker, and keyboardist Jesse Carmichael revealed that she is top of his list of musicians he wants to work with: "In terms of collaborations, I don't know. My personal favorite would be to work with Adele right now. She's amazing."

However, lead singer Adam Levine is worried the singer is too popular to have time for them and spoke of his wish to work with Mumford and Sons. "Get in line. Mumford and Sons album is my favorite album of the year. Last time I saw them they were rehearsing for a performance with Bob Dylan at the Grammys and they were freaking out. It was awesome to see them so excited."

Meanwhile, Jesse revealed the band were worried their number one single with Christina Aguilera -- "Moves Like Jagger" -- would flop, because Adam loves it and when the lead singer hates one of their songs, it is usually successful. "In the past we had this barometer, which was that if Adam hated a song, we knew it was going to be successful," Jesse said.

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Christina Aguilera and Maroon 5 Duet

Adam Levine and Christina AguileraAdam Levine and Christina Aguilera have recorded a duet together.

The singer and the Maroon 5 frontman are set to unveil the track, "Moves Like Jagger," on talent show The Voice - in which they are both judges - on Tuesday. Adam explained it was "great" working with the 30-year-old beauty, and he admitted he's looking forward to debuting the song.

"We are excited to perform it for our fans on The Voice this Tuesday and on the road this summer. The guys and I recorded this track in Los Angeles last month and it was great getting to work with Christina on it as well."

Adam recently admitted the pair - who sit alongside Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton on the TV show's panel - row "like brother and sister" on the show: "They fabricate a lot of that - a lot of that's reality television fodder. She's fine, we bicker like brother and sister."

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