John Mayer was proud to show off his colourful tattoo sleeve on the December cover of US mag Details. He's out and about talking about his latest album, Battle Studies, but in typical Mayer fashion John didn't only speak about business. The singer quickly got candid about his personal life. Here's more:
- On his relationships with Hollywood's leading ladies: "You just never know who’s going to come into your life. To my mind, the only thing sicker than saying, 'Wow, you’re a famous person and it would do a lot for my career to go out with you,' is to say, 'Wow, you’re a famous person and I like you and all, but I can’t do that to my career.' I don’t think either of those is a good option."
- On his unexpected collaboration with country star Taylor Swift: "I don’t know if you know, but I’m not exactly Bob Dylan — I’m already a pop musician . . . I want to reach as many people as possible."
- His music vs. his celebrity persona: "Sometimes I feel like I do two things for a living. I make records and I talk to people. The record is much, much better than any interview I can give — you’ll walk away from the record liking me a hell of a lot more than you would walking away from an interview."