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James Valentine On Maroon 5′s Racy Lyrics

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It’s no secret that Maroon 5′s songs are filled with suggestive lyrics. In fact, their latest release Overexposed features a parental advisory on the cover for explicit content.


Guitarist James Valentine admits he’s more reserved than frontman Adam Levine and explained just why he doesn’t mind taking the backseat during concerts and interviews and why Adam’s the perfect man for the job.


“Adam loves just to make people uncomfortable, that’s kind of one of his things,” Valentine confessed. “That’s just a part of his personality. That’s a lead singer sort of thing. That sort of charisma or fearlessness is necessary to be out there in front of the band and to sell those songs.”



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