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Big day for Adam Levine and Maroon 5, as the fellas announced a 2013 North American tour and revealed “Daylight” will be the third single from Overexposed. The music video will premiere next month on an episode of NBC’s “The Voice.”

Adam Levine seems pleased with Maroon 5’s journey – from breaking out with 2002’s Songs About Jane to gaining more momentum in 2007’s It Won’t Be Soon Before Long and then almost losing it all on the 2010 release of Hands All Over. Certainly thanks to the success of “Moves Like Jagger” and this year’s Overexposed, it is easier for Levine to look back fondly on the ride.

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“Listen man, it’s a long, weird road being in a band,” Levine explained on “The Ralphie Show.” “We kept treading a line between were we a pop group or were we trying to be a regular alt-rock band? Yunno, we just didn’t know what we wanted for a minute.”

To Maroon 5’s credit – the band figured it out. Not to mention, Levine’s overall involvement with NBC’s “The Voice” hasn’t hurt the cause. The aforementioned “Moves” collaboration with his fellow coach Christina Aguilera proved to revive the group’s popularity. Aguilera will depart after this third season to focus more on her music career. If anything, Levine won’t miss the media-manifested drama between the two.

“I never liked that sh-t,” Levine stated rather bluntly. “I’ll be the first person to say that we had our share of issues in the beginning but I love that girl. Yunno, we’ve been through a lot. We came out the other end as friends and I’ve always got nothing but love for Christina.”

Levine went on to describe what was reported about the two as, “petty, despicable bullsh-t” in publications he called, “god awful.”

The lead singer was just as candid about which candidate he is backing in this year’s presidential election. The last time Levine called in to “The Ralphie Show” was in 2008 on behalf of President Barack Obama.

“I’m gonna do whatever the hell I can (to help President Obama) because if he doesn’t get elected I’m f-cking moving,” Levine claimed. “I’d rather you be president that f-cking Mitt Romney, and I barely know you.”

Levine might be better suited for the position – if you believe those “god awful” publications, he certainly has “binders full of women.”

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These days, payphones aren’t usually in the best part of town.

On WBRE’s “PA Live!” for this week’s “The Ralphie Report,” I revealed Justin Bieber has the number one album in the country, recapped my trip to New York to see Maroon 5, and shared details on Derek Jeter’s 38th birthday party.

On Tuesday night, Maroon 5 showed its age in a way most bands only wished possible: playing 10 years worth of hits in a 45 minute set on a legendary stage.

With the release of Overexposed, Adam Levine and company took to New York’s Ed Sullivan Theater to perform “Live on Letterman.” The concert is streamed live on VEVO and radio.com and is available for on-demand viewing immediately following its conclusion.

After entering the theater by walking through the lower level of seats, Maroon 5 led off with its latest infectious track – the Wiz Khalifa-assisted “Payphone.” Then, the journey began as the California boys performed almost every single from 2002’s Songs About Jane, 2007’s It Won’t Be Soon Before Long, and 2010’s Hands All Over. Throw in the next Overexposed single “One More Night” and the track that literally revived the band, “Moves Like Jagger,” and you can understand why the entire crowd was on its feet from the show’s open to close.

Maroon 5 ended with “She Will Be Loved,” and Levine explained how easily the song’s lyrics came to him after creating the melody and progression.

“The next day we woke up and turned it in to a song, and we actually wrote a song in about 10 minutes,” he said to the jam-packed theater. “It was really fast, and it came from this idea… and the song that we wrote… wound up becoming ‘She Will Be Loved.’”

Certainly Levine had no idea that the song he recorded in a friend’s guest house would eventually go on to become one of the band’s biggest tracks to date; a song he would perform to conclude a concert on the same stage that The Beatles make its American debut on back in 1964.

Second single from Maroon 5’s forthcoming fourth LP Overexposed, out next Tuesday.

This is Maroon 5’s first single from the band’s forthcoming June album Overexposed. The track sounds more pop friendly than most of the 2010 release Hands All Over. Personally, I could’ve done without Wiz’s verse. I think a rapper who may have actually added more substance to the song – Travie McCoy, B.o.B, Lupe Fiasco – may have sounded better. Still, I’m a big fan of the track.

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Because you have no idea why you keep seeing people use #poundsigns for #noreason…

Gavin DeGraw has found living a “normal” life has afforded him more experiences to write songs from, something he says will be apparent when Sweeter is released on September 20. However, attempting to live like everyone else may have lead to an alleged incident on Monday morning, in which the singer was brutally beaten by a group of men.

“When someone says, ‘Oh well maybe you’re not on tour for a year or so, you’re in New York hanging out, watching bands and things like that,’ that’s so important to me as a writer,” DeGraw shared with me on his tour bus Saturday afternoon. “That’s my real life; otherwise I’d just be sitting here on the bus, singing songs about traveling all the time.”

But don’t let him mislead you: DeGraw is doing his fair share of traveling. He played a show in Camden, NJ with Maroon 5 and Train on Friday night. The next evening, DeGraw departed from the tour to headline a small show just outside of Scranton, PA. Sunday night, the “I Don’t Wanna Be” singer rejoined with M5 and Train for a date at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods in Mashantucket, CT.

DeGraw, a Manhattan resident, returned home Sunday evening. According to a report in the New York Post, he was assaulted around 4 in the morning, after leaving some friends at a bar. The singer suffered a broken nose and facial cuts before stumbling 13 blocks. Still dazed, a cab struck an injured DeGraw as he was trying to flee. He eventually made it to Bellevue Hospital, where a rep for the artist told TMZ, who broke the story, that DeGraw is stabilized and under doctors’ supervision.

Almost two days prior, DeGraw was all smiles on his tour bus in Jermyn, PA. The stop was one of just a handful of headlining shows for the Upstate New York-born singer. Perhaps it was growing up in South Fallsburg, NY that kept him grounded to reality.

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“There’s a different reality on the road,” said DeGraw of a singer/songwriter’s life on tour. “When you come off the road, you kinda have to come off the road and just be normal, and then go, ‘Whoa, something very f’ed up happened to me today,’ and other people are like, ‘What do you think we all go through man?’”

Unfortunately for DeGraw, that “f’ed up” thing happened Monday morning, and proved another perception of a musician’s life incorrect.

“It’s funny talking with musicians about their schedule, and then you talk to someone who has a real job, and they’re like, ‘That’s your schedule? I wish I had that schedule.’”

Tonight, the only thing being wished upon is prayers for DeGraw and his family, as he recovers. The pop star was previously scheduled to rejoin Maroon 5 and Train Tuesday evening in Saratoga Springs, NY, and was slated to perform on “Live! With Regis and Kelly” Wednesday morning. As of press time, there was no word from J Records on the cancellation or rescheduling of either appearance.

Best stuff I’ve heard from X-Tina in a minute. Maroon 5 can do no wrong in my book… okay, besides that track with homegirl from Lady Antebellum.