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The Roxy nightclub fires back at Adam Levine's comments on The Voice

6/17/2014
The Roxy nightclub fires back at Adam Levine's comments on The Voice The Roxy nightclub fires back at Adam Levine's comments on The Voice

Bosses at Los Angeles' famed music venue, The Roxy, have fired back at The Voice judge Adam Levine, after he slammed the nightclub on Monday's (26Nov12) show. After aspiring hopeful Cassadee Pope sang a Michelle Branch song on Monday, the Maroon 5 frontman acknowledged that his band used to tour with the singer, but the L.A. staple wasn't too friendly with them during their time there. He touted, "We used to open for Michelle Branch, 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! The Roxy's horrible; don't ever go there. They screwed us over, and now they're paying for it." Although Pope, who was the former lead singer of the band Hey Monday, and played at the Roxy in 2010, seemed uncomfortable with Levine's words and meekly tried to stop him from badmouthing the venue even more, the coach didn't let up. But shortly after the show aired, the Roxy's management team decided to strike back at his comments, and put up, "Adam Levine your dressing room is ready," on their marquee. And the venue's owner, Nic Adler, tells Yahoo News that Levine's remarks are unfounded, insisting his band has played there many times since they toured with Branch. He explains, "Maroon 5 played the Roxy at least five times. Adam's previous band, Kara's Flowers played there like every weekend. I use Maroon 5 as an example of a hard-working band that played the Sunset Strip and played the clubs and blew up... 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." Branch even weighed in on the controversy to defend the Roxy, telling The Hollywood Reporter, "I'm sure it wasn't the Roxy's fault. Most likely my band was given one room and I was given the other per my contract."

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