Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine loves to play pranks while the band is on tour - even hiring a group of male strippers to surprise girl rockers The Donnas.
Levine organised for the hunks to arrive backstage dressed as policemen in a bid to scare the all-female group.
But his practical joke was soon revealed when the officers began to strip off.
He tells New York gossip column Page Six, "We were on tour with the Donnas, and we were partying backstage and we hired male strippers. So these male cheeseball strippers came in and the Donnas were panicking.
"These guys kind of looked like cops, enough to fool them. Once everyone realised they were strippers, one of the guys plugged in the music to start dancing, and by then everyone was over it, and it was extraordinarily uncomfortable."