Mickey Madden

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
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 Madden[1] (May 13, 1979) is an American musician also known as Mickey Madden. Madden is best known for being the bassist in the pop rock band Maroon 5.

Life and music career[edit]

Madden was born in Austin, Texas. He began playing in junior high school, playing in garages along with friends Jesse Carmichael (guitar/vocals) and Adam Levine (vocals/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) under the name Maroon 5. The band has released 5 studio albums.

Personal life[edit]

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. 

External links[edit]