Billy Joel Keeps Maroon 5 Secret

BILLY JOEL is one of the few people in the world to know the reason American rockers MAROON 5 chose their name.

The SHE WILL BE LOVED stars, who used to perform as KARA'S FLOWERS, have kept the origin of their band name a closely guarded secret - but they couldn't hide the truth from the UPTOWN GIRL singer.

Singer ADAM LEVINE says, "He asked me where the name came from, and you can't really tell Billy Joel 'no'. I told him I was only going to tell him because he was Billy Joel. So he's the only other person who knows."

To the dismay of his bandmates, guitarist JAMES VALENTINE lets slip, "Actually, I told my mom."

16/02/2005 17:42


Tags: Billy Joel - James Valentine


More Billy Joel

Gershwinner: Our Top 5 Billy Joel Songs

Billy Joel has long been regarded as one of music’s finest songwriters but it will soon be all more official as he receives the prestigious...

Billy Joel Becomes Sixth Recipient of the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

Billy Joel has added the Gershwin Prize for Popular song to his long list of accolades. The 65 year old is being recognised by US...

Billy Joel's Allentown Reworked For New York Rangers Fans

Rock legend Billy Joel has given New York Rangers ice hockey fans a new anthem to sing in the Stanley Cup finals after allowing his...

Billy Joel - An Innocent Man [Live] Video

Legendary American singer songwriter Billy Joel is set to release 'A Matter of Trust: The Bridge to Russia', a CD and DVD of Joel's historic...


Billy Joel - NY State Of Mind (documentary outtake) Video

Billy Joel unveils a clip of him performing his track 'New York State Of Mind' some years ago. The scene is an outtake from his...

Billy Joel - Stiletto: Live in Russia, 1987 Video

A video for a previously unreleased performance of Billy Joel singing 'Stiletto' on his 1987 tour of Russia has now been unveiled. He is due...

Drugs, Alcohol, A Super Group With Sting - Billy Joel's Chat With Howard Stern

When Billy Joel started talking about his rocky history with alcohol and his dabble with heroin, most thought that the interview had reached the rocky...

Billy Joel and AC/DC. 'You Shook Me All Night Long'. It Happened.

In a frankly unusual live collaboration, singer-songwriter Billy Joel was joined on-stage by AC/DC's Brian Johnson at Madison Square Garden on Friday evening (March 21,...



Billy Joel Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Billy Joel

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All