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John Mayer on Influencing Ed Sheeran & Shawn Mendes: 'Those Guys Are Me'

John Mayer is opening up about the new wave of musicians who cite him as a big influence on their careers.

The 39-year-old “Slow Dancing in a Burning Room” singer was asked about Ed Sheeran and Shawn Mendes, in particular.

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“I didn’t see it coming. We don’t realize that every five years a motherf-cker is born into the world of music,” John told Rolling Stone. “I don’t apply as much from the blues world to my music as I’d like to, but there’s a lot to be applied from the blues world spiritually on this: Those guys are me. I looked up to Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan. All my heroes were awesome to me, so there’s a contract to make the new guys feel accepted.”

John and Ed are buddies and even got tattoos together!

Meanwhile, John recently invited Shawn on stage in Toronto to sing with him during his concert.

John Mayer Quit Drinking & Just Smokes Weed Now

John Mayer is taking a break from alcohol.

The 39-year-old singer recently opened up about why he prefers to stick to marijuana.

“I put it where drinking used to go, and the quality of life has gone up considerably,” John told Rolling Stone. “Drinking is a f-cking con. How much is enough? Every time I drank, I was looking for some sort of regulated amount. It always feels wrong for me. I always feel like I went overboard. ‘I said two, now it’s three, now we’re at four?’ I never had a serious issue with it, but I remember looking around going, “This feels rigged. I’m taking a break. There’s never an amount that felt like I was succeeding at life. It always felt wrong.”

“I was always the guy saying that I didn’t like altered states,” he added. “Once you know who you are, then it becomes OK. I’m much more open-minded to small changes in consciousness. I remember every trip I ever took. I remember every thought I ever had when I laid there.”

In case you missed it, John also opened up about his ex Katy Perry‘s sex ranking of him.

John Mayer Responds to Katy Perry's Sex Ranking Of Him

John Mayer is speaking out about his ex Katy Perry‘s comments on his skills in the bedroom.

In case you missed it, she recently ranked the 39-year-old “Gravity” singer first out of her other two ex-boyfriends, Orlando Bloom and Diplo, when it comes to sex.

“They’re all amazing lovers and I want to have sex with all of them when I get out of this place,” Katy also said.

John played it coy when he was asked about it.

“I don’t have a cool-enough thought for you,” John told Rolling Stone. “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.”

Katy and John dated for several years until 2015.

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Watch Katy Perry Rank Her Ex-Boyfriends Orlando Bloom, John Mayer, & Diplo From Worst to Best in Bed

Katy Perry really opened up about her love life during one of the most recent videos from her four-day live stream!

The 32-year-old entertainer, who is busy promoting her new album Witness, sat down with Late Late Show host James Corden and he asked a really scandalous question!

“From best to worst in bed…rank John Mayer, Diplo, and Orlando Bloom,” James said.

(She dated Diplo for a couple months in 2014, John on and off for three years until late 2015, and Orlando for about 10 months until earlier this year.)

Katy repeatedly yelled “No!” to the question, before saying, “They’re all amazing lovers and I want to have sex with all of them when I get out of this place.”

Watch below to see who Katy ranked best and worst!

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John Mayer: 'Search for Everything' Full Album Stream & Download - Listen Now!

John Mayer has officially released the full version of his new album The Search for Everything!

The 39-year-old musician previously released some of the songs in two separate waves. Now, the third wave has dropped and the full album of 12 tracks is complete.

“And that ends an era. August ’14-April ’17. I made this record for *you*. May you hear and see and feel yourself in these songs. 🌊♥️🌊,” he tweeted upon the album’s release.

Fans who have purchased one or both of the two other waves can complete their album at a lower cost on iTunes. Go download the album now!

John is currently on tour and you can see him perform the new music when he reaches a town near you.