John Mayer Responds to Katy Perry Ranking Him Her Top Celebrity Lover


«I’m 39 — I remember 32. I don’t wanna do it again.»

When Katy Perry let cameras track her every move for a 96-hour YouTube live stream earlier this month, few moments broke through like James Corden convincing the pop star to rank three of her celebrity exes in bed. She reluctantly put Diplo in third place and most recent boyfriend Orlando Bloom in second, while John Mayer earned the triumphant top spot.

You might assume that Mayer celebrated the achievement, but according to his lackluster response to a Rolling Stone interview question about the ranking, it sounds like he’s taking it in stride.

«I don’t have a cool-enough thought for you,» the singer-songwriter told the reporter when asked if he cared to comment on the tabloid headlines. «I’ve hacked this game. I pay very little of the price of fame now. I get to play the music that moves me the most. I’m having the time of my life. I’m 39 — I remember 32. I don’t wanna do it again.»

The couple began dating back in 2012 and were on and off up until as recently as 2015. But the significance of Mayer not wanting to repeat the same mistakes of age 32 actually predate his relationship with Perry. Back in 2010, when Mayer was 32, was when he gave a sexually and racially charged interview to Playboy in which he called ex Jessica Simpson «sexual napalm» and said that he’s not racist but his «d–k is sort of like a white supremacist. I’ve got a Benetton heart and a f—in David Duke c–k.» So perhaps he’s (wisely) decided to stop talking about his bedroom activities at age 39.

Relive Perry’s bedroom rankings below, and read Mayer’s full RS interview — in which he talks about learning from his Dead & Company bandmates and embracing pot — here.

This article was originally published by: Billboard 

John Mayer on How Katy Perry Relationship Inspired His New Music: ‘Who Else Would I Be Thinking About?


It’s been nearly four years since John Mayer released his most recent full-length album, Paradise Valley. Fortunately for Mayer’s fans, the wait for new music is over April 14, when The Search for Everything — which he has teased with two «waves» so far — drops in full.

In those first two waves of new material, Mayer has released eight tracks, three of which reveal something pretty personal about the 39-year-old: He’s not totally over Katy Perry.

If titles «Still Feel Like Your Man,» «You’re Gonna Live Forever in Me» and «Moving On and Getting Over» aren’t indicative enough that Mayer is feeling a sense of regret over a past relationship, he was pretty frank about the song’s subject in a new interview with The New York Times. «Who else would I be thinking about?»

Mayer was specifically talking about the track «Still Feel Like Your Man» (which features lines such as «I still keep your shampoo in my shower» and «Still think I’m never gonna find another you») — and while the song is certainly telling about his feelings, he stressed that it’s also a testament to the fact that Perry was his only serious relationship in the last five or six years. «That was my only relationship,» he added. «So it’s like, give me this, people.”

Not all eight of the songs in waves one and two of The Search for Everything revolve around heartbreak, but at least those three breakup tunes triggered Mayer’s emotional side. «There were times when tears came out of me, and I went, OK, John, this is not about an on-again, off-again relationship. This is something more profound.”

Since Perry and Mayer’s on-and-off relationship officially came to an end in 2015, Mayer says he uses an exclusive dating app from time to time, but «there are very few people actually meeting up.» Still, after recently becoming an uncle, he admits that he’s ready to settle down. «That’s the final frontier, man,» he said. And with his 40th birthday approaching this October, he acknowledged that he may be celebrating as a single man. «I wish there was somebody to throw me the 40th.»

He continued by confessing that he’d like to have a baby that would sit side-stage with his wife (protective earphones on, of course), also admitting that he’s wary about settling into another bachelor-pad-type residence. «I want to say, ‘We’ll take it,’» he said, adding, «I’m right on time for my career, and I’m running late for my life.»

Even if the album after The Search for Everything continues the narrative longing for Perry, Mayer insists that he’s not afraid to write vulnerable music about true events. And no matter the topic, it’s going to be him — and only him — writing the material.

 This article originally appeared on New York Times