Before the whole bisexual drama started, John Mayer was a guest DJ on XM Radio today, and as usual, he had a lot to say. We've broken it down to just the juiciest tidbits:
His career: When most people ask me, 'Who do you want to duet with?' I just say Alicia Keys. It's my catchall answer, because if I could make a career out of doing nothing but making music with Alicia Keys, I would do it. There's just not enough hours in the day, and I'm not that likeable person for her to want to hang out with all the time.
His fans: Having fans is like children. You love them all equally, but they need discipline. Let's also discern between fans and public. I love my fans. I need to keep my public, you know, kind of in their place all the time. My fans — My fans tell me what to do overall. I tell my public what to do. The public are people who don't own my records, couldn't name me three songs off one record, but get onto a blog site and go to the comments and say, "Well, he was with that dog so-and-so. He probably smells like butt." You know, people try to like do the Perez Hilton syntax, and it's terrible.
His biggest dream: - My dream of all dreams — and I've never told anybody this before — is to be the guitar player in a band that I'm not singing in. I would love to run around the stage, play the guitar. It would allow me — Because I've got to sing. There's all this stuff I want to do on the guitar that I can't play because I'm singing over it. So to be — to have — And my, my vocal range — I don't know that I have a career's worth of songs in my vocal range, but to have some — some singer going, "Hey, you! Who said that? Baby, how you been?" while I'm just running around drinking booze and playing guitar, running up and down the catwalk, I mean, that — that, to me — And I would want to start out on the Sunset Strip.