Adam Levine: Only Billy Joel Knows The “Horrendous” Origin Of Maroon 5 Name

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By Michael Lewittes




Adam Levine revealed on Monday’s “Late Show With David Letterman” that Billy Joel is the only person outside of Maroon 5 who knows the true origin of the band’s name.


The singer admitted that it was his idea to never tell anyone for one very specific reason.

“The origin of the name is so bad,” he explained to Letterman. “It’s such a horrendous story that we decided that shrouding it in mystery will make it a better story than the actual story, and it works!”

While the singer refused to share the truth behind the name with the late night host, he did admit to telling Billy Joel in a moment of weakness.

For how Joel reacted to the top secret information, check out the videos below!

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