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Jonesin': Maroon 5 returns to its roots

Musicians Jesse Carmichael, James Valentine, Adam Levine, Matt

Musicians Jesse Carmichael, James Valentine, Adam Levine, Matt Flynn and Michael Madden of the band Maroon 5 attend the VEVO Summer Sets Concert Series at the Empire Hotel in New York City. (July 1, 2010) Photo Credit: Getty Images

WHO Maroon 5 and Train

WHEN Friday night at 7, Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

THE DETAILS Famous for hits such as "She Will Be Loved" and "This Love," Maroon 5 is touring in support of last fall's "Hands All Over" album, which features the single "Misery." Train's "Hey Soul Sister" was iTunes' most downloaded song last year and fits with the band's past hits, which include the Grammy-winning "Drops of Jupiter."

LOCAL CONNECTION Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine and keyboardist Jesse Carmichael attended Five Towns College in Dix Hills, where they were exposed to gospel, R&B and soul music in a way they hadn't been before, leading to a shift in Levine's songwriting and eventually influencing Maroon 5's music.

THIS COULD BE IT "Hands All Over" could be Maroon 5's second-to-last album. Levine has been quoted as saying he thinks the band might make one more album before going their separate ways because he doesn't want to be like the Rolling Stones and tour into his 40s and 50s. Nobody told Levine that the Stones are touring well into their 60s and that he's the first person to ever compare them with Maroon 5.

ON THE SIDE Levine is one of the celebrity coaches on NBC's "The Voice," leading eventual winner Javier Colon to victory on the reality TV show.

GET WELL SOON Opener Gavin DeGraw had to cancel his appearance at tonight's show due to injuries he sustained in an early-morning altercation in Manhattan this week. "Hi my friends," he wrote on Twitter Tuesday night. "Honestly, I don't remember much. I only know I can recover from here."

FEEL-GOOD BONUS Bring a nonperishable and nutritious food item to rock CAN roll Inc., which will be collecting on site. The organization helps keep local food pantries stocked. Visit for more info.

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