- Saw his first concert when he was in the fifth grade—the glam-metal band Warrant.
- Began making music with pals Jesse Carmichael and Mickey Madden while in junior high; their first gig was at a school dance.
- Terribly shy as a child; he played with his back to the audience at his first performance.
- With Carmichael, Madden and fellow classmate Ryan Dusick, formed Kara's Flowers, an alternative-rock group that signed with Reprise Records, released one album and then was dropped.
- Exposed to hip-hop, gospel, R&B and soul while attending Five Towns College on Long Island with Carmichael; the music fueled the sound they found with Maroon 5.
- Maroon 5's 2002 album Songs About Jane took two years to reach platinum status.
- Father Fred Levine owns the M. Frederic boutique chain in L.A.