Mickey Madden

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Mickey Madden
Mickey Madden 2007.11.29.jpg
Madden performing with Maroon 5 in 2007.
Background information
Birth name Michael Allen Madden
Born (1979-05-13) May 13, 1979 (age 35)
Austin, Texas, US
Genres Alternative rock, funk rock, pop rock, soul
Occupations Bassist, musician
Instruments Bass guitar, guitar, synthesizers
Years active 1992–present
Labels J, A&M/Octone, Interscope
Associated acts Maroon 5, Kara's Flowers, Historics
Website www.maroon5.com
Notable instruments
Fender Precision Bass
Fender Jazz Bass
Music Man StingRay
Epiphone EBM-4 Bass ("Harder to Breathe" music video)

Michael Allen "Mickey" Madden[1] (May 13, 1979) is an American musician. Madden is best known for being the bassist in the pop rock band Maroon 5.

Life and career[edit]

Madden was born in Austin, Texas. He began playing in junior high school, playing in garages along with friends Jesse Carmichael (piano/keyboard) and Adam Levine (singer/guitar). The bands Pearl Jam and Nirvana were among their influences. In 1994, with the addition of Ryan Dusick (drums), the band Kara's Flowers was formed.[2]

After the break-up of Kara's Flowers, Madden attended classes at UCLA. After Madden attended college, the group reformed with the addition of James Valentine (guitar). He is a vegan[3] and supports Farm Sanctuary.[4]


  1. ^ "American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers". Ascap.com. Retrieved 2011-07-17. 
  2. ^ "Biography of Mickey Madden". Billboard.com. 1979-05-13. Retrieved 2011-07-17. 
  3. ^ Miller, Liz. "VN Chats With Maroon 5’s Vegan Bassist Mickey Madden". Vegnews.com. Archived from the original on 2012-05-08. Retrieved 2011-07-17. 
  4. ^ "California Dreamin'". beliefnet.com. Retrieved 2012-06-29. 

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