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R&B superstar Maxwell talks sex, The xx and his next career move

The number of X's in that headline is intentional, as this post is all about the XXX.

Loyal readers of this blog might remember that we here at SoundcheckCorp. are big fans of R&B crooner Maxwell, who blew us away with his performance last summer at Ruth Eckerd Hall.

So imagine our delight when the super-sexy, super-soulful singer consented to a recent phone interview with our own Dalia Colon, in advance of his June 15 concert (with Jill Scott opening!) at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa. (Click here for tickets.)

We were even more delighted when he opened up about his next career move, following an eight-year hiatus before last summer's BLACKsummers'night ("I might dip out a little bit again"); his reputation as a teenager ("I was pretty much a nerd in school") and, strangest of all, the most recent concert he saw that blew his mind.

"The xx," he said. "They’re more of a rock band. ... I love a lot of things that are super-creative and new and take risks. But I wouldn’t try to do a song like that. I wouldn’t try to break out a record like that in the middle of a concert in South Carolina."

Click here for the rest of Dalia's revealing interview with Maxwell.

-- Photo: Associated Press

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 3:19pm]


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