Summer may not get its' official start until June 21st, but for Maxwell fans the sun, temperatures, and blood pressures will rise on Friday, June 17th when his edition of VH1 Storytellers premieres on the cable network at 11 pm. Set your DVRs and your alarms because this is going to be an hour-long special that you won't want to miss by any means necessary. Filmed on location in New York City on May 11th, Maxwell and his 10-piece all-star band performed before an audience of 150 in an intimate setting perfect for him to dig into his catalog of recent hits and beloved classics. In addition to performing a dozen tunes, Max spoke about the music and his inspiration behind creating some of the songs. As if all this wasn't enough to send Maxwell lovers into a tizzy, the singer unveiled a sexy new look during the taping.
The slim designer suits he's been frequenting of late got left in the closet in exchange for a more relaxed, rugged look with him rocking a pair of black pants, white tee, and vest. But the talk of the program will surely be Maxwell's new beard, which looks breathtaking in these photographs. For everyone missing his massive afro, this is the next best thing because his fine factor just multiplied by infinity with the addition of this facial hair. Simply put, the man looks delicious. Eye and ear candy will abound on VH1 Storytellers and give us just enough Maxwell to keep us satisfied until SUMMERS' is released later this year.