Fans remind Adam Levine he's in a band after he says 'there aren't any bands anymore'

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Adam Levine. Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images for iHeartMedia
  • Adam Levine said he feels like "there aren't any bands anymore" during a recent interview.

  • The Maroon 5 singer continued to say bands are a "dying breed" in the popular music scene.

  • People on social media quickly questioned his comments.

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Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine said pop bands are a "dying breed" and claimed "there aren't any bands anymore" during a recent interview with Apple Music's Zane Lowe.

Levine sat down for the interview to launch Maroon 5's latest single with rapper Megan Thee Stallion and to tease the release of his band's forthcoming album following a four-year hiatus.

"It's funny, when the first Maroon 5 album came out there were still other bands. I feel like there aren't any bands anymore," he said.

"That's the thing that makes me kind of sad, is that there were just bands. There's no bands anymore, and I feel like they're a dying breed. And so I kind of, in a weird way, as far as I mean, there still are plenty of bands, and maybe they're not in the limelight quite as much, or in the pop limelight, but I wish there could be more of those around."

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Adam Levine and his band Maroon 5. Jason Kempin / Getty Images

Levine's comments were quickly questioned by people on social media who noted an array of successful and popular bands currently working in mainstream music that contradict his statement.

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And others noted that although Levine has enjoyed a successful solo career and a stint as a vocal coach on the talent show "The Voice," he is, in fact, in a band himself.

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During the interview with Lowe, the 41-year-old singer continued to say that he has recently been showing his daughter old music videos and rediscovered the music of Avril Lavigne, for which he has grown a brand new appreciation.

"I've been showing my kid music videos, my little girl. And it's funny how you go back and re-watch like these old videos, and listen to these old songs, and I've been playing her a lot of Avril Lavigne records. Like, dude, 'I'm With You' is like - it's, yeah, that gives you tears," he said.

"It's crazy because you don't remember it in the same way, because you took it for granted, because it was like when you were growing up, and it was just part of what you had on the radio. But there's some really great songs that I didn't understand how good they were back then."

In 2019, during an interview Variety, Levine angered rock fans after saying that the genre lacked direction and all contemporary musical innovation was originating from hip-hop artists.

"Rock music is nowhere, really. I don't know where it is," he said. "If it's around, no one's invited me to the party. All of the innovation and the incredible things happening in music are in hip-hop. It's better than everything else. Hip-hop is weird and avant-garde and flawed and real, and that's why people love it."

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