It all started when Team Blake’s Cassadee Pope covered the Michelle Branch track, “Are You Happy Now?” on last night’s episode.
It reminded Levine of when his band used to open for Branch. Specifically, a gig at The Roxy came to mind.
“I remember we opened for her at the Roxy, and they didn’t even give us a dressing room,” Levine declared live on air. “I hate the Roxy. I’ll never play there again.”
Pope seemed thrown by his surprising comments and tried to lighten the mood by saying she loved The Roxy, but Levine continued his rant.
“Oh, the Roxy is horrible. Don’t ever go there. They screwed us over,” he said, as it became clear that he wasn’t joking. “And now they’re paying for it.”
The Roxy responded late Monday night with a special message. “Adam Levine your dressing room is ready,” read the marquee on Sunset Blvd.
In an interview with Yahoo!’s Reality Rocks, Roxy owner Nic Adler explained his side of the story.
“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.”
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-Sarah Carroll, 97.1 AMP Radio/Los Angeles