James Valentine Interview, Maroon 5, “Music is not a competition…”


Double Grammy winner James Valentine wasn’t even sure if he was going to stay in music, when his band unexpectedly won a regional Battle of The Bands contest, beating out 6,000 other bands. Band members took the $25,000 prize money and moved to LA from Lincoln, Nebraska & James’ destiny was forever changed. How James hooked up with Adam Levine and the rest of the guys from Maroon 5… the toughest decision he ever had to make, and how it impacted his career… his Ernie Ball Signature Guitar… really smart advice for the budding musician…  meditation… and some great advice he learned from his parents.

Amazing conversation with this bright, thoughtful and introspective player who’s as grounded as it gets

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