Maroon 5 is pretty high-profile these days thanks to Adam Levine's exposure on The Voice, the band's tour with Train, and its #1 hit "Moves Like Jagger." So the band is psyched to be able to use its position to help those less fortunate.
As previously reported, Maroon 5 has teamed with Snapple to raise money for Feeding America, the country's largest hunger-relief charity. The band and Snapple have made a $250,000 donation to Feeding America, and they've also created their own Snapple flavor, called "Tea Will Be Loved," which is in stores now. Adam tells ABC News Radio, "Basically, we went in there and just mixed a bunch of things up, with all the flavor scientists...it was a pretty interesting, cool experience." As for why the band has chosen to work to fight hunger in America -- as opposed to the many other causes it could have supported -- Adam says, "Hunger is pretty basic. It seems like everyone has the right to be fed, and if they can't be, then it's a horrible thing. So, anything we can do...lending whatever awareness we can to [this] very basic need is important."
On Thursday, Maroon 5 will join Lady Antebellum and Kid Rock as performers at the NFL Kickoff 2011 concert at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI. The concert will air live Thursday night before the Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints play the NFL season opener on NBC in primetime. Adam says he's happy to be performing at the event because as an L.A. native, he feels like he's been "robbed of a football team." "We lost the Raiders and the Rams," he tells ABC News Radio. "So I have to live vicariously through my other friends and their teams. I've got people who are big Saints fans and big Packers fans in our group of friends so it's cool." He's also looking forward to visiting Lambeau Field, which he calls "a football mecca."
Meanwhile, "Moves Like Jagger" has now lost its #1 spot on the chart to Adele, but Adam says that the fact that it even topped the chart is amazing to him. "I was always confident about the success of the song, but number one is one of those weird things that you can't expect, 'cause it's such a strange intangible thing that makes a song #1," he says. "So you just release songs and you support them...and then they're either successful or they're not. But I did have a special feeling about this one in particular." Adam also says Maroon 5 hopes to complete a brand-new album by the end of the year.
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