Adam Levine Disses the Roxy on ‘The Voice,’ Nightclub Tweets Cheeky Response
Adam Levine doesn’t forget when he’s been slighted. Years after opening for Michelle Branch at the Roxy in Hollywood, Levine called out the nightclub on ‘The Voice‘ for not giving his band a dressing room back then, which led the club to respond in humorous fashion on Twitter.
The subject of the Roxy came up during Monday’s show, which caused Levine’s inner diva to emerge. He said, “We used to open for Michelle Branch. 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… Oh, the Roxy is horrible. Don’t ever go there. They screwed us over, and now they’re paying for it.”
Since Levine’s rant, both Branch and the Roxy have said that Levine’s criticism was off the mark. Roxy owner Nic Adler told Yahoo that Branch, as the headliner, got to decide how the dressing rooms were assigned.
“I use Maroon 5 as an example of a hard-working band that played the Sunset Strip and played the clubs and blew up,” Adler said. “And so when he said that…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.”
The Roxy further attempted to defuse the situation by tweeting an amusing photo along with the message, “We have officially named our dressing room after Adam Levine”: