Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine pointed out that a comment he made about “The Voice” in an Rolling Stone interview was taken out of context, reports MTV.
Rolling Stone recently published Levine’s candid thoughts about the audition show he coaches at. Some of the excerpts “pissed off” the “Sunday Morning” singer.
The 35-year-old singer reportedly admitted in the Rolling Stone article that the show has been failing to produce “a breakout success like Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood.”
is very successful, but it’s got a ways to go if it wants to have as profound an impact as ‘[American]
‘” The award-winning singer also told the publication, “I’m not going to lie to you: I think there are problems… Millions of people watch the show every week and fall in love with a singer, then you don’t hear much from them.”
Despite “The Voice” not delivering the same impact as “American Idol,” it has earned an Emmy for Best Outstanding Reality-Competition Program (a feat which “Idol” has not achieved yet). It has also been enjoying higher viewer ratings than its rival.
When Levine spoke with MTV, however, the “The Voice” coach shrugged off the Rolling Stone issue, saying “The more I say, the more it’s taken out of context. I’d rather not discuss that.”
“Yeah, it was bullsh-t,” he further elaborated. He admitted his annoyance at the issue but insisted that “it’s all good.”
ith regards to “The Voice,” the “Payphone” singer told MTV that this new season (seven) is “far and away the best season we’ve ever had.” Levine also revealed that the addition of the Pharell and Gwen Stefani as new coaches is “so cool” and that the pair was “easy to work with.”
Chemistry’s a weird thing. You never know if you’re gonna have it,” he said, regarding the coach changes. “We’ve been fortunate now to have it three times in a row.”
Meanwhile, Maroon 5’s new album, V, will be available for the eager public on September 2.