Lisa Robinson has a nice interview with Maroon 5’s Adam Levine over at Vanity Fair. Here’s a few snippets of the interview, along with that cool photo of him and his 1958 Porsche Speedster, photographed in Los Angeles in 2011.
Do you agree that “The Voice” changed people’s perceptions of you?
I thought “The Voice” was a great opportunity for me to repair any kind of character damage I’ve done in the past. I can actually speak, rather than be judged on just silly gossip, or someone not liking one of our songs — [neither of which] I think is a fair barometer for judging someone’s character.
That is a very rarefied airspace to be in. The diversity in people’s tastes now is so much cooler. Everyone is saying MP3s and the Internet have ruined the music business—and it’s sad there are no record stores—but music is just so present now in the culture. More than it’s ever been. That’s a result of the [technological] advancements we’ve made. I’m such a huge fan of where music is right now.
Do you think you’ll ever regret the decision to have all those tattoos? Supposedly, you can’t be buried in a Jewish cemetery …
It’s funny, people say two things: they say I can’t be buried in a Jewish cemetery, and I think, so cremate me. It’s not going to matter to me, I’m dead. The other thing people say is I’m not going to want to be an old man with tattoos. And I’m like, yeah, I do. I think it’s f*in’ badass.
Read the full interview here.