Posts Tagged ‘Maroon 5’

Vinnie Hines

UTG EXCLUSIVE: Vinnie Hines Covers Maroon 5 & Marvin Gaye

Soulful and seductive singer-songwriter Vinnie Hines and Under The Gun Review have teamed up to bring you the exclusive premiere of his brand new cover video, a unique mashup of fan-favorite numbers by Maroon 5 and Marvin Gaye. Mixing these well-known artists together, the Illinois-based singer swoons the listener with his subtle vocal melodies and swift guitar playing. It’s not flashy or outlandish, just a simple composition of two songs done impressively well together.

Click the “Read More” button to check out the exclusive video and leave us your thoughts of the cover in the comments below. If you like …

Slick Rubin Jonah Hill

WATCH: Maroon 5 and Jonah Hill Making “HJ Train”

In 2007, Jonah Hill broke out into the comedy world via films such as Superbad and Knocked Up. These titles would boost Hill into stardom and later allow him to become a “serious actor.”

Before any of that happened, however, Hill made “HJ Train” a song about hand jobs.

In a short clip featuring the band Maroon 5 before the release of their second record, It Won’t Be Soon Before Long, Hill dons a turban and the moniker “Slick Rubin.” Slick is a big-shot producer hired by the label to help the band write their next hit. The hitch …


Maroon 5 Get Painted For “Love Somebody” Video

Maroon 5′s signature brand of dance-laden pop rock is not exactly rocket science. The band found a sound that worked well early in their career and have stuck with it. There is nothing inherently wrong with that, but sometimes it does make them a bit predictable. Their latest video, however, is another story altogether.

When it was premiered on The Voice earlier this week, “Love Somebody” struck me as just another Maroon 5 jam about a topic all their songs seem to be about (l-o-v-e). It was an acceptable entry into the current pop charts, but nothing out of the …

Owl City

Owl City Cancel Madison Square Garden Appearance

Owl City have unfortunately announced via their Facebook page that they will not be performing tonight at Madison Square Garden with Maroon 5 due to a vocal injury that Adam is currently recovering from. You can read a full statement from the band by checking below the jump.

The band has not indicated whether they will be canceling any of their other upcoming shows, but they have quite a few of them coming up in in the next several weeks so hopefully Adam recovers fully otherwise we might see more cancellations in the near future.…


MUSIC VIDEO/SHORT: The Lonely Island Ft Adam Levine and Kendrick Lamar – “YOLO”

More than a year has passed since Drake and the Young Money crew brought the phrase “YOLO” to the tongues and inebriated texts of people around the world. For better or worse, it seems everyone has something to appreciate about the idea “you only live once,” even if it’s nothing more than the courage to do something that could end said life much faster than the average person. That idea has almost nothing to do with this post, but it’s something to think about nonetheless.

Never ones to let a trending topic pass without making light of it as only …

Artist Vs Poet 2012

Artist Vs Poet Cover Maroon 5′s “One More Night”

Texas rockers Artist Vs Poet decided to cover Maroon 5′s radio hit “One More Night” and can be heard by clicking through the jump.

Since singer Joe Kirkland is on Adam Levine’s team for NBC’s show The Voice it seemed only right that the group covered one of their songs. Check out the cover of “One More Night” and be sure to watch an interview with Kirkland about the experience of being on television and much more.

We wish Kirkland the best of luck in this great opportunity.…


STREAM: Swanshore – “Payphone” (Maroon 5 Cover)

The six piece unsigned hardcore outfit hailing from Rome Italy, Swanshore, have unveiled their version of Maroon 5′s song “Payphone”. You can listen to the cover of the song by checking below the jump. If you like what you hear, you can check out the band’s other singles by heading over to their Facebook page.

What do you guys think? I’m personally ready to see bands start doing something different rather than covering pop and hip hop songs, how about you?…


REVIEW: Maroon 5 – Overexposed

Artist: Maroon 5
Album: Overexposed
Genre: Pop/rock
Label: A&M/Octone

Something of a rushed job in the wake of their “Moves Like Jagger” success last year, Overexposed is an awkward and lumbering album, yet one that musters some real gems before it gives out. It’s underwritten and bland, marked by a persistent insecurity as to how it wants to sound. Maroon 5 aren’t exactly the bearers of profound, thought-provoking musicality but their penchant for crafting a sleek pop tune has gone somewhat awry here. The title is fitting, as the tinkering and differing approaches taken to these tracks indicates a catch-all …


MUSIC VIDEO: Maroon 5 – One More Night

Maroon 5 have released their official music video for their newest single “One More Night.” The song comes off the band’s new album Overexposed, which hit stores today (June 26) through A&M/Octone Records.

In the video, Adam Levine (frontman of Maroon 5, for those who don’t know) is a boxer with a family at home. You will see various scenes in the video, the home environment, practice, and the match. I don’t want to give away the video, so you should watch it for yourself after the jump. Tell UTG what you think about the video in a comment! …


STREAM: Maroon 5 – One More Night

Maroon 5 have unveiled a stream of their new single “One More Night” and it shines some light on this cloudy Midwestern day.

Watch out for Maroon 5′s upcoming album, Overexposed, to hit stores on June 26 through A&M/Octone Records. You can bet that we will have a review of this album from our staff in the next week.

Please click through the jump to listen to a stream of “One More Night” and let Under The Gun know if this single will be on constant rotation this summer.…

JJAMZ Suicide Pact

JJAMZ Release Album Artwork

Do you know of the band JJAMZ? The band is composed of James Valentine of Maroon 5, Jason Boesel of Rilo Kiley, Alex Greenwald of Phantom Planet, Michael Runion, and Z Berg of The Like. If you haven’t noticed, their band name comes from the first letter in each of the band member’s names.

JJAMZ will be on select dates with Neon Trees and Penguin Prison from July 9th to July 31st. If they perform like the bands they were previously part of, their show will be great!

The band will be releasing their first …


MUSIC VIDEO: Maroon 5 – Payphone ft Wiz Khalifa

Maroon 5 have released their music video for their newest single “Payphone” featuring Wiz Khalifa. The single will be featured on the band’s up-coming album Overexposed, which is set to hit stores on June 26 on A&M/Octone Records

The band pulled out all the stops for this video. You can see a robbery, car chase, explosions, and more. And not to mention Wiz laying down some edgy rap over this radio hit.

Check out this catchy song’s music video after the link! …