John Mayer splits from manager
... John Mayer
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has parted ways with his long-time manager Michael McDonald. The 'Who You Love' singer has split from his manager after the pair worked together for 13 years and it's not yet known why they have decided to end their professional relationship. In a statement, Michael said: ''After 13 years, John and I are parting ways. ''It's been a magnificent journey, which began before his debut album, and along the way has included seven Grammy awards, years of massively successful tours around the world, and over 20 million albums sold. ''I hold John's talent in the highest regard and wish him nothing but the best.'' Michael formed Mick Management in 2001 with Mayer as a founding client. Most recently, he helped the 36-year-old musician return to touring after a he underwent surgery on his vocal cords after suffering a severe tissue inflammation. 'John Mayer
Live In Concert' is his first tour in three years and his latest album 'Paradise Valley', which features a duet with girlfriend Katy Perry, debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 in August. John is currently playing the second leg of his US tour, which finished on December 17 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. John Mayer
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John Mayer Parts With Michael McDonald, Manager of 13 Years
... I love a good challenge and that's certainly one. But the hope is you hear it once because of the curiosity and then you go, 'Wow, I really like that. I could find a place for hearing that a lot more.'" John Mayer
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John Mayer And Katy Perry's 'Sweet' Photo Shoot: Get The Intimate Details
... scenarios. We did that series of them, with him sitting on the floor. And there was a really cool moment with him playing guitar, he was singing and she was sort of humming along with him. And it was very sweet; maybe he just had a strong connection to that image and that moment," Sorrenti shared about why he thinks Mayer chose that shot. "I like the way it turned out. ...That picture to me looks like two musicians hanging out and being photographed. It's not pop superstars. They're like two musicians and they made a beautiful song." John Mayer
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John Mayer (October 16, 1977)
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Mayer has a neurological condition called synaesthesia, which causes him to see music as colors. He can describe any music he hears by the colors he perceives in it, and says Rock music is usually brown and gray. Jimi Hendrix sometimes talked about seeing colors in music and may have also had the condition.
In middle school, John Mayer played clarinet with little success. After watching the movie Back to the Future, Mayer was inspired by Michael J. Fox's guitar scene to pick up the instrument himself.
Although he's had several songs at the top of the charts, John Mayer considers "Your Body Is A Wonderland
" to be his only "hit" song. In an interview with Rolling Stone
, Mayer said "It's the biggest hit I've ever had, maybe will ever have. There wasn't a lot of music in that song. It's a novelty tune. I don't have Lady Gaga-sized hits."
John Mayer is a tabloid mainstay, but he doesn't have very much respect for celebrity blogger Perez Hilton. Mayer told Rolling Stone that Hilton is "not anyone the world should be scared of" and that he's "uneducated and highly opinionated."
Film critic Roger Ebert fired back at John Mayer for comments he made regarding black women. Ebert, who's married to an African American woman, wrote on Twitter: "To John Mayer regarding black women: What's not to like?" The post was a response to Mayer's Playboy interview in which he responded "I don't open myself to them" when asked about his attraction to black women.
At 17, John Mayer suffered a bout of cardiac dysrhythmia, a condition that hospitalized him for a weekend. Mayer admits that he suffers from panic attacks and takes Xanax, an anti-anxiety drug, to control his condition.
In 2004, the late Steve Jobs personally asked John Mayer to perform at Apple's annual Macworld Conference and Expo. Jobs used Mayer's performance as a fixture for the event and introduced his company's new Garageband software at the same time. Mayer appeared at the Expo again in 2007 for the announcement of the new iPhone.
In 2006, John Mayer appeared on the TV show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and performed "Waiting on the World to Change" and "Slow Dancing in a Burning Room." His song "Gravity" was also featured in the shows House and Numb3rs.
Many oldies acts take comfortable gigs performing on cruise ships, but Mayer got into it early: he hosted two theme cruises for the Carnival Cruise line. The first was a three day trip to the Caribbean in 2008 that also featured David Ryan Harris, Colbie Caillat, and David Barnes aboard the Carnival Victory. The second went to Mexico aboard the Carnival Splendor in 2009.
Mayer was forced to follow an extended vocal hiatus and couldn't tour for a couple of years after granulomas were discovered in his throat in September 2011.
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