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How to be a blues playboy, and still shut your critics up with really great music

  I want to dislike John Mayer. His talent, eye for beautiful woman, and basic lottery winning genetics are what annoy me. No, I’m not bitter. His little black book reads like any 18 year old's fantasy list of wrist action lovers. Maybe I want to dislike him because when he hit the scene he sounded exactly like a ...

Album Stream: Tony Bennett – Duets II

What a momentous album! Not only is it Amy Winehouse's last performance, but it proved to me that Lady Gaga could actually sing without being a total retard about it, and packs the punch of some other totally legendary pairings, like John Mayer and Bennett. Let's take a listen: » Launch/PopUp NPR Player Duets ...

U2 and John Mayer among the artists standing up for cancer

U2, John Mayer, Mary J. Blige, Celine Dion, Katy Perry and Kenny Chesney are among the new artists providing content for the second installment of "Stand Up 2 Cancer On Demand," which debuted on Comcast in December. "Stand Up 2 Cancer" is the first-ever video-on-demand initiative focused on broadening awareness and ...

Small fries Friday: news catch up

There's a lot that's happened over the past week, so here we go:- Some douchebag from her record company decided T.Sweezy's uncharismatic Grammy performance needed defending, even though she's like everyone's favourite artist right now. He pissed off Kelly Clarkson in the process. And made himself sound really stupid. ...

Small fries Friday: Music news

 - It's a soul and blues awesomeness overload this year with Quincy Jones, John Mayer and Bill Withers headlining the LA Music Expo. - Who needs Pete Wentz? Not Patrick Stump, as he heads out to record a solo album.- There seems to be a lot of Hope For Haiti as the benefit concert's record goes straight to number one. ...

John Mayer to perform on VH1 Storytellers

Days before he sets out on his recently announced 2010 tour behind his chart-topping album "Battle Studies," John Mayer [ tickets ] will turn up on VH1 as part of the music-network's "Storytellers" series.Scheduled to premiere Jan. 28, "VH1 Storytellers: John Mayer" features a Dec. 10 performance Mayer gave for a small ...

John Mayer taking a break from the ladies

We're all way too involved in John Mayer's dating life. He likes the ladies, a lot. But lately he's been trying to play up this new nice, sensitive guy image who's really just misunderstood.Just last month he was telling E! News he wants to settle down and today he told Ellen DeGeneres he's going to take a break from ...

John Mayer: Battle Studies

John Mayer is a musical enigma from the point of view that his live guitar playing, particularly when he hits his stride with classic blues songs, is incendiary, and has set him up as one of the slickest young virtuosos around today. Just listen to his previous release, Where The Light Is: Live in Los Angeles for an ...

Lindsay Lohan cosies up to John Mayer

Is Lindsay Lohan finally moving on from Samantha Ronson? Last night at Butter in NYC, it seemed like her sights were set on none other than John Mayer.The two were spotted sharing a table and dancing at the nightclub.Although there was no PDA, a source says LiLo seemed very interested in John, although we're not ...

John Mayer debuts Battle Studies at intimate NY gig

As John Mayer strummed the opening riff of his 2003 hit “Why Georgia” at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York, last night, he reassured the crowd of several hundred, “If you were afraid of me ever evolving away from you… if you were afraid that I could never be the guy who still wondered what the ...

John Mayer makes sure music rises above the tabloids

If you're engrossed in the tabloid Internet-gossip that has come to define the celebrity world, then John Mayer's latest CD, "Battle Studies," could provide enough fodder to fill at least a dozen Perez Hilton blog posts or at least one story in Us Weekly.The CD's first single, "Heartbreak Warfare," already has some ...

John Mayer just wants to smoke pot

This John Mayer story has nothing to do with his love life, dressing in short-shorts or thoughts about Twitter.In fact, today it's just about his latest video. And no, it's not even one of those quirky clips he does for a certain tabloid TV show. It's simply about the music, as we unveil the ...

John Mayer: Where The Light Is

John Mayer, the uber-cool king of blues for the 21st century, has released a live album and a DVD to show the world what he does best - rock out. We’re not even going into the intricacies of the DVD because Mayer tends to look like he’s about to be sick when he sings, so it’s not recommended for ...

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