"I don't know where that came from," Levine said, adding that any reports claiming Maroon 5 had signed on for the high-profile gig have "nothing to do with any real conversations."
But that's not to say it isn't a possibility. According to the 36-year-old singer and coach on The Voice
, Maroon 5 is "on a short list" of groups who might be asked to perform, and that they have been on that short list "for a couple of years."
Levine revealed that, while no talks have taken place, it doesn't mean the band wouldn't be excited for the opportunity.
"I think the band would be thrilled to do it," he said. "We very actively want to play the Super Bowl."
During the conversation, Stern raised the question of whether or not corporate politics might be a factor when it comes to deciding if Maroon 5 would get to play the halftime show, noting that Levine's popular singing competition show airs on NBC, while the Super Bowl will be broadcast on CBS.
"I don't know what their motivations behind those decisions are," Levine admitted, "other than they probably want to get the best person for the job, I guess."
The big game is still a few months away, so fans can still hold out hope that the band could be asked to perform.