On the Scene: Maroon 5's album release party

Adam_lI’ve gotta hand it to the Maroon 5 guys — they sure know how to throw a party. To celebrate the long-awaited release of their new album, the appropriately titled It Won’t Be Soon Before Long, the band invited several hundred L.A. friends to a space called the Lot (no relation to the Fox show) on Tuesday night. The tone: black and sleek, fitting with the band’s updated designer suits-with-scarves look. The crowd? Unquestionably Hollywood cool.

Naturally, there were plenty of celebrities and musicians making the scene, like Adam Brody, Bill Maher, Seth Green, B.J. Novak from The Office, Samaire Armstrong, Lil’ Jon, JC Chasez, Lance Bass, Six Feet Under‘s Jeremy Sisto, Paul Banks from Interpol, Butch Walker, and Gavin DeGraw. All, with the exception of the inexplicably grouchy Maher, were ready to rage.

But none more so than Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine (pictured) who had his entire family (mom, dad, stepmom, grandma, cousins) there to lend their support and plant many, many kisses on his cheek. I imagine this is what Adam’s bar mitzvah was like, though he was likely less inebriated… Or maybe not.

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Of course, Adam and bandmates Jesse Carmichael, Mickey Madden, JamesValentine, and Matt Flynn had every right to get a little sloshed lastnight. The band’s been on a non-stop promo tour for months, hoping tosee the payoff next week when their album charts. And it was only 24hours earlier that they were leaving New York City after playing Saturday Night Live, which was preceded by a set at the Z100 Zootopia concert on Long Island on Friday and a performance back in L.A. on Idol a week ago.

And speaking of Idol, Blake Lewis performed the Maroon 5 hit "She Will Be Loved" on last night’s finale show,but when he made his way to the party around midnight, he couldn’t getin. That’s because the fire marshal called capacity and Blake, rollingsix people deep, was on the wrong side of the velvet rope. Seeminglypeeved, Blake took off only to return a few minutes later when fellowseason 6-ers Chris Richardson and Brandon Rogers, who were alreadyinside, came to his rescue.

Okay, so maybe the fire marshal doesn’t watch Idol, but whatdoes Maroon 5 make of Blake? Well, it turns out they’ve met him before.Some three years ago, back when Blake was B-Shorty, he beatboxed forthe band on their bus during an Oregon tour stop. Which made me think:was it this brush with fame that prompted Blake to give Idol ashot? Did he see himself riding that tour bus? I posed the question toAdam. His response: "If you’re saying I was partially responsible forBlake’s success, then good luck to him!"

Comments (14 total) Add your comment
  • Ellipsian

    B-Shorty? Please tell me you just made that up.

  • HM

    That is the biggest forehead I have ever seen.

  • Jesse

    Seriously bloggers lets get to whats really important today…. “Big fat loud mouth lesbian attack poor sweet innocent christian girl!” I’m axiously awaiting ew’s take on rosie and elizabeth going nuclear this morning…it made my day, joy asking the producers “what the hell is going on here go to commercial”…priceless, splitscreen and all

  • Eddie

    Well, judging by the language in Jesse’s post, the new filter is choosing all the right words to delete. Technology – yay!

  • lkbwitched

    If you couldn’t make it to the release party last night, you could make it tonight — everyone’s invited. All five guys (including yummy Adam) will be in The Music Lounge (http://www.themusiclounge.com) tonight at 8:30 p.m. PSD.
    You can even ask M5 questions now by emailing: celebs@doppelganger.com
    See you there…and thanks for the post.

  • Alicia

    Whoa. That’s some hair he’s sporting.

  • Murray

    Terrible album title. Terrible band.

  • Bozo
  • dre

    Sylar? Is that you?

  • Phil

    The album is BEYOND amazing, and I really hope people will go out & support it. In this day & age when album sales are dangerously slow, I can honestly say I’ve listened to this album about 20 times straight through and it is SO worth whatever money you pay for it! People who complain paying for cds that are filled with 3 good songs and a whole lot of FILLER need to pick this up! “It Won’t Be Soon Before Long.” is pure pop bliss & the next single is already been selected as track #4, “Wake Up Call”! Oh & Ellipsian, Shirley didn’t make that up, his old performing name was indeed B-Shorty! I am not sure, but Blake is on the rather short side! And Shirley glad you referenced Blake performing “She Will be Loved”, but the story was already covered last week, when he performed “This Love”. Blake was a friend of Maroon 5′s former drummer, and Maroon 5 have never cleared their songs for use on IDOL prior to Blake reaching out to them. He knows Adam alot more than performing on their tour bus..

  • Alicia

    Phil, if you don’t already do promotion work for Maroon 5, you should.

  • Ali Bali B

    He is the man of my dreams! Sugar, sugar now oww!!

  • Brooke

    Adam didn’t have a bar mitvah…we are getting married one day :)

  • Lorraine

    i love Maroon 5. I am their #1 BIGGEST Fan and dont u peeps forget that

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