Levine Reveals Secret Behind Maroon 5 Name To Joel
MAROON 5 frontman ADAM LEVINE broke a band pact recently when he revealed to BILLY JOEL the meaning behind the group's name.
Nobody but the members of Maroon 5 knows the reason for the band's name, until Levine decided he had to tell Joel after the singer/songwriter unveiled a secret of his own.
Levine says, "I'm a huge Billy Joel fan. I was having dinner at Nobu in New York, and I ran into Jay-Z, who I'd just met, and he introduced me to Billy.
"I had to ask him, 'What do you say in the sax solo in Still Rock And Roll?, because I thought he said, 'All right, Rico.' He was astonished. He took a second and said, 'All right, Rico.'
"Later he came over and asked, 'Where'd you get the name?' It's the stupidest, s**tiest story you've ever heard, but I had to tell him."