November 27, 2012 1:24pm PT by Rebecca Ford
'The Voice's' Adam Levine Slams the Roxy Over Dressing Room Gaffe; Club Responds
On The Voice on Monday, coach Adam Levine shared a war story about his early days of touring -- and took a swing at one club in particular.
After contestant Cassadee Pope performed a Michelle Branch song, Levine talked about the days when his band, Maroon 5, opened for Branch.
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"We used to open for Michelle Branch," he said. "And I remember we opened for her at the Roxy, and they didn't even give us a dressing room. I hate the Roxy. I'll never play there again."
He continued: "The Roxy's horrible. Don't ever go there. They screwed us over, and now they're paying for it."
After the show aired on the West Coast, the legendary Sunset Strip club responded with a big sign, literally.
“Adam Levine, your dressing room is ready,” read the sign outside of the club. (See photo below.)
Roxy owner Nic Adler told Yahoo! that Maroon 5 had played at the club several times and that he had never been “screwed over.”
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“I use Maroon 5 as an example of a hardworking band that played the Sunset Strip and played the clubs and blew up,” Adler said. “You know, the Roxy has no control over dressing rooms. If Michelle Branch is playing, it's Michelle Branch's show. And if her management says, 'I want Michelle in this dressing room, and I want her band in this other dressing room,' we're at the mercy of the headliner. For a band to think dressing rooms define how we treat bands is crazy."
Levine and Maroon 5 have found major success since their days of opening for Branch on tour. The band released its fourth studio album – Overexposed – in June, and the second single from the album, "One More Night," became its biggest hit, staying at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for nine consecutive weeks.
The Voice airs at 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesdays on NBC.