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Josh Groban talks Kanye West, comedy, partying with Kid Rock and more



Josh Groban has a beautiful dark twisted fantasy, one involving long roads, grimy fingernails and rest-stop meatloaf: "I would love to be a truck driver for a year," the 32-year-old singer says. "Just go off and driiive."

The poperatic You Raise Me Up belter might be overstating his need for freedom just a smidge. He's a smart aleck; you learn that fast when chatting him up during a 20-minute phone call. But at this point in his career — when his comedic chops are garnering as much buzz as his all-world vocal cords — being a creative ramblin' man is appealing. Singer, actor, comedian, old-school multifaceted showman.

Don't fence Groban in, man.

"I don't think I could give up music like Justin (Timberlake) did (for a few years)," says Groban, who brings his current tour to the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Nov. 8. (Tickets are $46.75-$96.75; click here to get them.) "But sometimes you feel like you're just out of batteries. . . . Widening what people see you as gives you more options to express yourself. If you can go and make a silly comedy, you don't have to go and make a funny song."

For Sean Daly's full interview with Josh Groban, click here.

[Last modified: Saturday, November 2, 2013 10:51am]


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