Maroon 5's Adam Levine: "I Was Very Uncool When I Was A Kid"

28 February 2012, 16:24 | Updated: 28 February 2012, 16:32

The 'Moves Like Jagger' star says he had "disgusting long hair" and considered himself a bit of a "nerd" in his childhood days.

Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine has confessed that he was "uncool" when he was younger.

The 'Won't Go Home Without You' singer told Access Hollywood that he idolized Pearl Jam star Eddie Vedder but was seen as an "awkward" and "nerdy" kid.

He admitted: " When I was 14-15, I think it was a little less cool to be in a band. I was very uncool, had disgusting long hair and shorts down to [to my knees], cut off shorts - I desperately wanted to be Eddie Vedder from Pearl Jam really badly, and I was just a nerdy, awkward kid and I was obsessed with music."

The star revealed that once he realised being in a band made him popular with girls he made sure he stuck at it.

He added: "Eventually, once I realized that singing was something that girls like, which I didn't know about really, [it became], just kind of 'Wow… Oh my God, girls like this! I'm shocked!' So I kept doing it - maybe for that reason."

Meanwhile, the source of the band's smash hit single 'Moves Like Jagger' - Rolling Stones star Mick Jagger - recently confessed that the song's success puts pressure on him when he goes out dancing.

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