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Little Big Town covers 'Moves Like Jagger': Watch!

The country quartet Little Big Town, known for its smokin’ smooth harmonies, has covered Maroon 5’s “Moves Like Jagger” for the latest installment of its online video series “Scattered, Smothered & Covered.”

I’m reminded of something Keith Urban once told me: “If you’ve got something on the ghetto blaster that sounds like it should never have banjo anywhere near it, that’s the perfect song to put banjo on. Banjo goes on everything — it’s a bit like whipped cream, really. Well, I guess whipped cream probably shouldn’t go on fried chicken, but banjo does seem to fit really well on anything that’s got a groove.”

Also, you may not have seen a white man’s overbite on an upright bass player since Casey Abrams was on American Idol. Watch it here: READ FULL STORY

Adam Levine gets naked for fashion (and love): See the pictures

Is it hot in here?

It’s getting harder and harder to breathe thanks to these new (naked!) shots of Adam Levine in Russian Vogue.

Check out these NSFW pics featuring multiple images of The Voice judge and Maroon 5 frontman giving sexy stares and seducing the camera alongside his Russian-born supermodel girlfriend Anne Vyalitsyna.

These two seem to be joined at the (nude) hip: She’s been in the Maroon video  for “Misery” as well as “Never Going To Leave This Bed,” both of which feature the pair in various states of undress.

Inside the magazine, in another naked shot, we see Levine has tattooed  A N N E across his fingers—sorry ladies, I guess it’s serious for now. Can we talk for a second about just how tattooed Levine is? It took seeing him without clothes to realize how fully decked out his (extremely fit) body is. Check those arms!

This isn’t the first time the “Moves Like Jagger” singer has forgotten his pants for the camera. The singer stripped down for testicular cancer awareness in a UK Cosmopolitan centerfold last February. He’s hot and socially aware!

Readers, what do you think? Is he showing too much skin, or not enough?

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‘Moves Like Jagger’ hits number one on Billboard, continues tradition of singles you can only get on deluxe albums
Adam Levine lashes out at the VMAs on Twitter
Adam Levine sues ‘Band Hero’ for exploiting his likeness, making him sing like a lady

'Moves Like Jagger' hits number one on Billboard, continues tradition of singles you can only get on deluxe albums

Adam Levine don’t need no stinkin’ MTV to score a chart-topping hit.

When “Moves Like Jagger,” Maroon 5’s collaboration with Christina Aguilera, surfaced a few weeks ago, it seemed like the perfect way to capitalize on the success of The Voice, bringing together two of the hit singing competition’s coaches and giving them a sharp groove produced by Shellback (Britney Spears’ “If U Seek Amy”) and Benny Blanco (Katy Perry’s “California Gurls”).

The combination paid off: After four weeks on the chart, “Moves Like Jagger” has ascended to the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100. The single has also provided a boost for Hands All Over, the under-performing Maroon album that dropped last year but has been reissued with a handful of extra tracks (including “Moves Like Jagger”). After falling into the lower echelons of the album chart, it’s back up in the top 30 this week and promises to continue climbing on the back of the chart-topper.

“Moves Like Jagger” is part of an interesting trend of late-blooming singles that have breathed new life into dormant albums. Though she didn’t necessarily need the boost,  Beyoncé tapped Lady Gaga to augment the I Am … Sasha Fierce track “Video Phone” for the release of the deluxe edition of that album, which gave it an extra few months (and also that awesome video).

And remember when Shakira scored a hit with “Hips Don’t Lie” and you had to buy the rerelease of Oral Fixation Vol. 2—because the song wasn’t immediately available as a standalone single—to get it? That was a true comeback; that album ended up going nearly double platinum after “Hips Don’t Lie” became a runaway smash.

Album buyers may cry foul because they invested in the album in the beginning and don’t get automatic access to a hit, but it’s a pretty good gamble for bands looking to keep the heat on albums that otherwise might be fading.

Can you think of other instances where this occurred? Does it seem like fair play to you? Sound off in the comments below!

Maroon 5, Christina Aguilera pay homage to Mick’s dancing, longevity in ‘Moves Like Jagger’ video: Watch it here
Adam Levine lashes out at the VMAs on Twitter
Adam Levine sues ‘Band Hero’ for exploiting his likeness, making him sing like a lady

Adam Levine lashes out at the VMAs on Twitter

Maroon 5 frontman and The Voice judge Adam Levine will not be tuning in to the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards this Sunday night. He laid out his distaste for the show earlier today on Twitter.

“The VMA’s. One day a year when MTV pretends to still care about music,” he wrote. “I’m drawing a line in the sand. F— you VMA’s.”

An hour later, Levine wrote, “Still waiting to have my ‘Jerry Macguire mission statement moment of deep regret…’ Not happening. Phew!” Clearly, he’s sticking by his opinion (and perhaps wanting somebody to show him the money).

But Levine brings up a reasonable point that comes up around this time every year. Should MTV even bother doing this annual award show? On the one hand, it’s typically an extremely high-rated event, and it has become one of the few pieces of television that links the network of today with its roots.

However, the distance between what MTV was and what MTV has become is driven home powerfully every time the VMAs come around. READ FULL STORY

Maroon 5, Christina Aguilera pay homage to Mick's dancing, longevity in 'Moves Like Jagger' video: Watch it here

When Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera dropped their collaborative single “Moves Like Jagger” last month, did anybody doubt that the video would feature a parade of people shaking, strutting, and dancing like the legendary Rolling Stones frontman?

That’s exactly what the team delivered in the clip that premiered last night.

But the video for “Moves Like Jagger” (directed by Jonas Akerlund, who has also pointed a camera at things for Lady Gaga and Britney Spears) also adds a shirtless Adam Levine (you know, for the ladies) and quite a few women channeling the spirit of Kelly Rowland (because let’s face it, that’s how Mick would have wanted it).

Check out the video after the jump, though be warned that because of the errant nipples, it should probably be considered NSFW (unless, of course, you work for ABC). READ FULL STORY

Adam Levine sues 'Band Hero' for exploiting his likeness, making him sing like a lady

The makers of the video game Band Hero continue to take it in the shorts even though the thing was released almost two full years ago (which, in video game time, is several lifetimes). Maroon 5 frontman and The Voice coach Adam Levine is the latest to file a lawsuit against Activision, the developers of Band Hero, and says that even though he licensed his likeness to be a playable avatar in the game, he was never made aware that his character could perform songs from other bands (which would not have received his stamp of approval).

According to the suit, Levine is suing for fraudulent inducement, breach of contract, violation of the common-law right of publicity, and unfair business acts or practices. He is seeking unspecified damages.

This is exactly like the suit that Activision faced seemingly seconds after the game first hit store shelves in 2009, when No Doubt sued the company for exactly the same thing. READ FULL STORY

Adam Levine and Stevie Nicks sing 'Leather and Lace' at the Hollywood Bowl: Watch it here

Adam Levine and Stevie Nicks: lovers forever, face to face!

During a Maroon 5 show at L.A.’s Hollywood Bowl on Monday night, the Fleetwood Mac icon joined the Voice judge on stage for a surprise duet of “Leather and Lace,” Nicks’ 1981 hit with Don Henley.

“This is one of those moments where you don’t actually realize what you’re doing until you do it,” Levine said before bringing Nicks on stage. “What I’d like to do is sing this next song with one of my favorite artists of all time, and I’m sure one of yours too, God, do I love this woman.” And just in case you didn’t believe him, he concluded the performance by going down on his knees and prostrating himself in front of her.

Ever the superfan, Levine spent the last season of The Voice praising his little white-winged dove. He paired contestants Casey Weston and Tim Mahoney on “Leather and Lace,” and later gushed when season champion Javier Colon invited Nicks herself on stage for a version of Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide,” a song that’s already a well-documented favorite of Smashing Pumpkins, Gwyneth Paltrow, and the cast of Glee.  Shedding actual tears, Levine told Colon, “Stevie’s one of my heroes, and now you’re one of my heroes because you just sang with her.”

Now, the dude’s gonna be his own hero. Watch him live his dream below: READ FULL STORY

Rihanna, New Kids on the Block, Chris Brown, Lenny Kravitz, and more set to rock Today show's Toyota concert series

NBC’s Today show recently announced the lineup for their annual concert series.

Flame-haired songstress Rihanna will kick off the Toyota-sponsored affair on May 22, making this her fourth time on the Rockefeller Plaza stage.

Nineties pop studs and upcoming tour brothers New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys perform a few Fridays after, on June 3, while acts like Chris Brown, Train, an Maroon 5 all join later.

Check out the entire roster of performers after the jump:


Jack Johnson, Bonnie Raitt and Maroon 5 debut new music for launch of Patagonia Music Collective

jack-johnsonImage Credit: Mark Metcalfe/Getty ImagesJack Johnson, Bonnie Raitt, Mason Jennings, Pearl Jam, Maroon 5, and the Zac Brown Band are just some of the eco-conscious musicians teaming up with outdoor clothing company Patagonia Inc. to exclusively release previously unavailable songs.

The Patagonia Music Collective will charge $.99 for each track, with net proceeds going directly to the environmental organizations of the artists’ choice. Starting today, the songs will be available in Patagonia stores and on iTunes, for sale on two separate albums of 11 tracks each.  Subsequently, one new benefit track is to be released each week.

Jack Johnson, who debuted his latest music video, “From the Clouds,” on last week, will be contributing a live version of his song “To the Sea.” For Johnson, his involvement was a natural outgrowth of his engagement in other eco-friendly charities and his friendship with Patagonia founder—and fellow outdoorsman—Yvon Chouinard. “I first signed up for 1% For the Planet, which Yvon launched in 2001,” Johnson says. “You donate at least 1% of all your earnings for the year to environmental non-profit groups.”

For the Patagonia Music Collective, Johnson intends for proceeds from sales of his song to benefit the Kokua Hawaii Foundation, which he says “supports environmental field trips in which kids can get out of the classroom and get into nature.”

Bonnie Raitt has chosen the non-profit public interest law firm Earth Justice as her recipient. “I’ve been a supporter of Earth Justice for almost a decade, because, as their slogan states, ‘the Earth needs a good lawyer,’” she says. She’s teaming up with Jon Cleary on a live duet of his “So Damn Good.”

Other exclusive tracks include a live version of the Zac Brown Band’s “Cold Hearted,” Mason Jennings’ “Don’t Let the World Go Black,” Maroon 5’s acoustic take on “Wake Up Call,” and, fittingly, a live recording of Pearl Jam’s “Oceans.”

Jack Johnson’s new video ‘From the Clouds': Watch it here — EXCLUSIVE

Bob Dylan to perform at Grammys with Mumford and Sons and Avett Brothers

dylan-mumford-sonsImage Credit: Gary Miller/FilmMagic.comBob Dylan will perform at this Sunday’s Grammy Awards, it was announced today. The legendary singer-songwriter is set to take part in a salute to acoustic music with Grammy nominee Mumford & Sons and the Avett Brothers.


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