May 22nd, 2012
08:26 AM ET
John Mayer scoffs when asked about an "unnamed source" who claims his new single, "Shadow Days," was written as an ode to his ex-girlfriend, Jennifer Aniston.
"It's weird because I've never told anybody what a song is about, literally," the seven-time Grammy winner explains to CNN. "There's no sources because no one ever asked! At no time writing the song did the engineer say, 'What's that about?' At no time did (producer) Don Was look at me and say, 'Hey Johnny, what's that song about?'"
But if you listen to the lyrics, you'd realize "Shadow Days" isn't about a woman. It's a mantra from Mayer to himself: "I'm a good man with a good heart/Had a tough time/Got a rough start."
May 16th, 2012
10:33 AM ET
If John Mayer has learned nothing else these past few years, it’s to keep quiet when he’s not singing.
The 34-year-old rocker - who admits he's suffered from a little disease affectionately known as "foot in mouth" - told Ellen DeGeneres a series of verbal blunders he made are responsible for "[rocketing him] into adulthood."
"I lost my head for a little while,” he said on Tuesday’s “Ellen” of some controversial comments he made two years ago about ex-girlfriend Jessica Simpson’s moves in the bedroom, his true feelings about another ex, Jennifer Aniston, and his thoughts about black women.
October 24th, 2011
02:03 PM ET
Singer/songwriter John Mayer had throat surgery last Thursday, and the Grammy winner has taken to his Tumblr to brief fans on his recovery.
“I wanted to give you an update on the granuloma just above my vocal cord,” Mayer wrote on October 20. “I had surgery this afternoon to remove it and am now on complete vocal rest for a month or more. It’s been a very long process in waiting to see if time was an alternative to surgery, but even given two weeks’ voice rest (along with many other approaches), there was no change for the better.”
The troublesome granuloma (a small area of tissue inflammation) caused Mayer to cancel concerts last month. "I'm bummed to have to bow out of both the iheartradio Music Festival in Las Vegas and an appearance with Tony Bennett in Los Angeles," the acoustic rocker said in a statement at the time.
October 6th, 2010
11:02 AM ET
The Twitter community may be mourning the loss of John Mayer but the singer says he left the social networking site for the sake of his art.
MTV reports that the former king of oversharing, who quit Twitter in September, explained it all in a blog post that appears to have been removed. "It occurred to me that since the invocation of Twitter, nobody who has participated in it has created any lasting art," he wrote. "And yes! Yours truly is included in that roundup as well."
In fact, Mayer, 32, claims that most people's tweets are "disposable," and goes on to question, "Has any artist, since they've begun to give you daily insights into their life, created their best work yet? Are the best writers of our time on Twitter?"
September 8th, 2010
03:13 PM ET
You’re an internationally renowned musician, in the middle of a tour - what do you do on a rare off night?
For John Mayer, the answer was easy as he prepared for a show on his “Battle Studies” tour in Atlanta: Go back to where it all started.
Tuesday night Mayer tweeted around 10:30 p.m., “Atlanta people! Lets jam out at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur. 11:30pm. Heading over now.” By the time it hit 11:30 p.m. the line wrapped around the block and down the street for a rare 21+ show for only $10.
August 27th, 2010
11:21 AM ET
On Thursday, HuffPo wondered if the soulful singer and his ex Jennifer Aniston were back on, quoting a London newspaper’s account of statements he reportedly made at his Hollywood Bowl show on Sunday.
“You can still start over again from home base,” Mayer reportedly said. “Next time you get a text from the one you love just text back 'come over' - no matter what happened in the past. If you really love someone, just tell them and be with them.”
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