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About 1,800 Chicagoans did Thursday — for free.
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"Right now we're living downtown in (River North)," Rancic told me in the green room of "Windy City Live" earlier that day. "We're looking for a place. … I've been coming (to Chicago) once a month, but I'll be coming more often now that awards season is over."
The piano-playing Bareilles opened for Maroon 5 with a six-song set, including a cover of
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"That happened later, during LMFAO's set," Maroon 5 guitarist James Valentine told me over the phone Wednesday, ashamed that his band didn't elicit the same reaction from the Pro Bowl tight end. "That's (LMFAO's) specialty. We need to look into what we did wrong and might need to take a look at our party-rocking skills."
Maroon 5 opened its set Thursday with its most recent hit, "Moves Like Jagger," rather than predictably ending with it. (The guys closed with "She Will Be Loved" instead.) Valentine said having another hit song such as "Jagger" nine years after the band's 2002 debut album, "Songs About Jane," has kept the band motivated, and the hope is to release its next album this summer.
"It helps immensely," Valentine said of the song. "We've been around such a long time. It's been interesting to see the ebbs and flows. It's been inspiring lately. It's like we're going through (becoming popular) again, but experiencing it on a larger scale. … I think there will be a couple more albums. Nobody has any plans of stopping."