Picks and Pans Review: Catching Up with ... Adam Levine

updated 09/20/2010 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/20/2010 AT 01:00 AM EDT

The soulful singer, 31, returns with Maroon 5's third album, Hands All Over, and explains why he'll never go solo

ON THE LONGEVITY OF THE BAND

I feel fortunate surviving the Best New Artist [Grammy] curse-you win and are never heard from again. We didn't fall into any traps because we didn't feel it was proof of anything other than we were popular.

ON THE ACTION-PACKED "MISERY" VIDEO

[Working with model girlfriend Anne V, 24] was awesome. We had a team of stunt doubles, but a lot of the fake fighting we did ourselves.

ON HIS NEW CLOTHING LINE 222

I would typically cringe at a celebrity starting their own line [but it] reflects what I wear. It's basic and unpretentious-the right jeans and T-shirt always win.

ON GOING SOLO

Never. I don't want to be a solo artist-it's nerdy. Being in a band is so cool. I'm going to do my own things, but my anchor is Maroon 5.

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