Are there other members of Maroon 5 besides Adam Levine? According to their new video, not really. I never knew their names so I looked up the guitarist who plays all those catchy riffs on their radio friendly singles. His name is James Valentine.
In the new Maroon 5 video, you see him right at the beginning– just his guitar, hands, and ends of his long hair. But not his face. You do see Adam, a ton of celebs, and Levine’s model wife and child.
I think of Maroon 5 like the Three Dog Night of modern music– capable pop, a little impersonal, but supermarket ready. And I guess the other members, whoever they are, dig the paycheck. But maybe they’d like to be seen, too, one day.
PS My favorite Adam Levine songs were from the movie “Begin Again.”