During a recent interview with Variety, MAROON 5 singer Adam Levine was asked which genre of music he and his bandmates fit into: pop, rock or urban. He responded: “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,” he continued. “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.”
Levine added: “My goal is to make songs that don’t sound dated 10 years later. My main criteria for a song is, can I live with it forever? And if I can’t, I just don’t have the heart to do it. It’s that simple.”
After a fan tagged SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR Corey Taylor on Twitter by saying that Levine‘s comments “angered” him so much that he needed Taylor “to rip him a new one or something,” Corey happily obliged, writing: “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 f*cking ‘Voice'”