John Mayer http://kunc.org en John Mayer On World Cafe http://kunc.org/post/john-mayer-world-cafe Becoming a rock star has major implications — just ask <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15396370/john-mayer" target="_blank">John Mayer</a>. The singer-songwriter's personal history and relationships are all public knowledge, thanks to the enormous media attention that the 34-year-old attracts. The attention in turn attracts trouble, but Mayer, who has just released his fifth solo studio album, tries to take it all in stride.<p>In today's episode of <em>World Cafe</em>, Mayer discusses the circumstances under which he recorded <em>Born and Raised</em>. Fri, 25 May 2012 20:19:00 +0000 27883 at http://kunc.org John Mayer On World Cafe John Mayer: Restoring An Image, And An Instrument http://kunc.org/post/john-mayer-restoring-image-and-instrument <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15396370/john-mayer" target="_blank">John Mayer</a> is one of the biggest-selling artists of the last decade — and with love interests like Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Aniston, one of its most pursued by the media. In 2010, he gave a pair of interviews to <em>Rolling Stone</em> and <em>Playboy</em> that shocked readers with sexually aggressive and racially insensitive language. Mayer seemed to be self-destructing in full view of his fans.<p>The blowback was intense, and Mayer pulled way back from the spotlight, rejecting almost every interview request. Sat, 19 May 2012 19:26:00 +0000 27559 at http://kunc.org John Mayer: Restoring An Image, And An Instrument