Mickey Madden

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Mickey Madden
Mickey Madden 2007.11.29.jpg
Madden performing with Maroon 5 in 2007.
Background information
Birth nameMichael Allen Madden
Born (1979-05-13) May 13, 1979 (age 40)
Austin, Texas, U.S.
Years active1992–present
LabelsJ, A&M/Octone, 222, Interscope
Associated acts


Michael Allen Madden[1] (born May 13, 1979) is an American musician. He is the bassist for the pop rock band Maroon 5.

Life and music career[edit]

Madden was born in Austin, Texas. He began playing in junior high school at the Brentwood School in Los Angeles, 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 guitarist James Valentine joining the line-up, and Jesse Carmichael mainly playing the keyboards, and pursued a new musical direction, changing their name to Maroon 5. Throughout their career, the band has released six studio albums: Songs About Jane (2002), It Won't Be Soon Before Long (2007), Hands All Over (2010), Overexposed (2012), V (2014) and Red Pill Blues (2017).

He is the only other member besides Adam Levine to have remained in both Kara's Flowers and Maroon 5 consistently.

Personal life[edit]

Madden was a dedicated vegan for several years[3] and supports Farm Sanctuary.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers". Ascap.com. Retrieved July 17, 2011.
  2. ^ "Biography of Mickey Madden". Billboard.com. May 13, 1979. Retrieved July 17, 2011.
  3. ^ Miller, Liz. "VN Chats With Maroon 5's Vegan Bassist Mickey Madden". Vegnews.com. Archived from the original on May 8, 2012. Retrieved July 17, 2011.

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