Striking New Chords: Q&A with Mickey Madden

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Busy touring after the release of Hands All Over, Maroon 5’s third studio album, bass player Mickey Madden is happy to report that the band is part of the Green Music Group (greenmusic—a coalition of musicians spreading an environmental message.

Q What does the Green Music Group hope to achieve?

A The idea is to â??greenâ? touring standards, and also to bring up environmental issues with music fans all over the world.

Q You’ve been keeping your footprint light by being vegan for a decade now. Is that a problem at Thanksgiving?

A Not at all. My dad, the chef, and my mom, the baker, have adapted holiday fare so that I can eat pretty much everything.

Q What’s the staple of the day?

A Definitely cranberry sauce. I slather everything on my plate with it.

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