Tucker Carlson Shouts ‘Your Body Is a Wonderland’ Lyrics at Female Guest in ‘Toxic Masculinity’ Debate

Tucker Carlson engaged in a heated debate over “toxic masculinity” on Monday, and accused a female guest on his Fox News program of hypocrisy over her refusal to specifically condemn John Mayer’s “Your Body Is a Wonderland” for being harmful to women.

“I want to restate that John Mayer is a really talented guy,” said Carlson. “But I remember his song, ‘Your Body Is a Wonderland’ and in it he’s got this line ‘one pair of candy lips in your bubblegum tongue’ … and I could go on,” Carlson said. “But I’m just wondering. Is that an examples of toxic masculinity right there?”

Carlson’s guest, described as “feminist” Anushay Hossain told him no, it was not.

Also Read: Colbert: Tucker Carlson ‘Has Degraded His Reputation by Saying Disgusting Things’ for Money (Video)

“No. It isn’t,” she said. “Toxic masculinity isn’t about saying your body is a wonderland. It’s actually about men being violent towards women and that song was written for his girlfriend at the time.”

The broader point of the segment was Carlson’s desire to highlight what he said was a double standard in the way artists like John Mayer were treated as opposed to Brett Kavanaugh.

“If Brett Kavanaugh’s calendar from 1982 had basketball with squee and then your body is a wonderland and your bubblegum tongue, you would have called for his arrest,” Carlson said.

Also Read: John Oliver Calls Kavanaugh Appointment a ‘Shameless Commitment to Bad Faith Arguments’ (Video)

The conversation then largely broke down, with Carlson calling “toxic masculinity” “some dumb made-up feminist term” and demanded to know about whether “toxic femininity” and “toxic homosexuality” were real as well.

The video ended with Carlson laughing in her face, and then laughing more for the camera. “Hilarious,” he concluded.

A representative for John Mayer did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

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Tucker Carlson engaged in a heated debate over “toxic masculinity” on Monday, and accused a female guest on his Fox News program of hypocrisy over her refusal to specifically condemn John Mayer’s “Your Body Is a Wonderland” for being harmful to women.

“I want to restate that John Mayer is a really talented guy,” said Carlson. “But I remember his song, ‘Your Body Is a Wonderland’ and in it he’s got this line ‘one pair of candy lips in your bubblegum tongue’ … and I could go on,” Carlson said. “But I’m just wondering. Is that an examples of toxic masculinity right there?”

Carlson’s guest, described as “feminist” Anushay Hossain told him no, it was not.

“No. It isn’t,” she said. “Toxic masculinity isn’t about saying your body is a wonderland. It’s actually about men being violent towards women and that song was written for his girlfriend at the time.”

The broader point of the segment was Carlson’s desire to highlight what he said was a double standard in the way artists like John Mayer were treated as opposed to Brett Kavanaugh.

“If Brett Kavanaugh’s calendar from 1982 had basketball with squee and then your body is a wonderland and your bubblegum tongue, you would have called for his arrest,” Carlson said.

The conversation then largely broke down, with Carlson calling “toxic masculinity” “some dumb made-up feminist term” and demanded to know about whether “toxic femininity” and “toxic homosexuality” were real as well.

The video ended with Carlson laughing in her face, and then laughing more for the camera. “Hilarious,” he concluded.

A representative for John Mayer did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

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Will Smith, LeBron James, Jon Stewart Join Dave Chappelle for All-Star Standup Show

Dave Chappelle hosted a star-studded surprise comedy show at the Peppermint Club in Los Angeles on Wednesday night (Sept. 19). Joining the comic for a turn on stage was the multi-hyphenate Will Smith (making his standup debut, with wife Jada Pinkett Sm…

Dave Chappelle hosted a star-studded surprise comedy show at the Peppermint Club in Los Angeles on Wednesday night (Sept. 19). Joining the comic for a turn on stage was the multi-hyphenate Will Smith (making his standup debut, with wife Jada Pinkett Smith and daughter Willow in attendance), basketball giant and recent L.A. transplant LeBron James, […]

Dead & Co. Raise Record $1.1 Million at Oceana Benefit; Stars Sing the Praises of John Mayer

“This is the third year and it’s kind of becoming a thing,” said manager and environmentalist Keith Addis, surveying the annual backyard benefit concert for Oceana, the seawater conservation organization, held at his home in the Los Feliz hills. “Sting…

“This is the third year and it’s kind of becoming a thing,” said manager and environmentalist Keith Addis, surveying the annual backyard benefit concert for Oceana, the seawater conservation organization, held at his home in the Los Feliz hills. “Sting was the first. [Don] Henley was the second. They’re all guys who have supported Oceana […]

Adam Levine Sells to John Mayer, Buys from Max Mutchnick

Maroon Five front man and “The Voice” coach Adam Levine and Namibian Victoria Secret model Behati Prinsloo can’t seem to stop buying and selling ever more expensive multi-million dollar homes. In the fall of 2016, after just two years of ownership, they sold an approximately 2,800-square-foot loft in lower Manhattan’s Soho for $5.3 million to […]

Maroon Five front man and “The Voice” coach Adam Levine and Namibian Victoria Secret model Behati Prinsloo can’t seem to stop buying and selling ever more expensive multi-million dollar homes. In the fall of 2016, after just two years of ownership, they sold an approximately 2,800-square-foot loft in lower Manhattan’s Soho for $5.3 million to […]

Country Star Brett Young Stood Up ‘The Voice’ Before Finding Nashville Success

When Brett Young heads to Las Vegas to attend the Academy of Country Music Awards on April 15, he’ll be closer to home than just about anyone else vying for a trophy. Uniquely among today’s country stars, he was bred in southern California and still considers Los Angeles home. He spent more than a decade […]

When Brett Young heads to Las Vegas to attend the Academy of Country Music Awards on April 15, he’ll be closer to home than just about anyone else vying for a trophy. Uniquely among today’s country stars, he was bred in southern California and still considers Los Angeles home. He spent more than a decade […]

James Blunt is not falling for John Mayer’s shit

Back in the mid-2000s, former British Army captain and warbly-voiced angel James Blunt burst onto the music scene with his album Back To Bedlam and the hit single “You’re Beautiful.” Soon, it was impossible to turn on a radio or television without being subjected to Blunt’s acoustic guitar-backed affirmation of your…

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Back in the mid-2000s, former British Army captain and warbly-voiced angel James Blunt burst onto the music scene with his album Back To Bedlam and the hit single “You’re Beautiful.” Soon, it was impossible to turn on a radio or television without being subjected to Blunt’s acoustic guitar-backed affirmation of your…

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John Mayer Poses Shirtless, Tries to Kick-Start #KyloRenChallenge With Adam Driver Homage

John Mayer was apparently so moved by Adam Driver’s shirtless scene in “The Last Jedi” that he’s cosplaying as the “Star Wars” villain on Instagram. Or he just wanted an excuse to post a gratuitous selfie.

Fans of “The Last Jedi” will surely remember the moment when Kylo Ren (Driver) and Rey (Daisy Ridley) have a long psychic conversation while he’s in the middle of disrobing. Even Ridley’s character is so startled by his nakedness that she asks him to cover up.

Now Mayer is re-creating that moment on Instagram with the hashtag #KyloRenChallenge.

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“The Last Jedi” director Rian Johnson explained his reasoning for the shirtless scene in an interview with People earlier this month.

“It’s all about those Force connection scenes,” Johnson said. “The keyword being intimacy. And the idea that this was a way to just, why not step that up? The idea that, what’s even more uncomfortable having a conversation face to face with a person you don’t want to, is if they’re half-naked during it, while you’re having to do it.”

So have an intimate moment with John Mayer and look at his one-third naked body below:

#kylorenchallenge

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John Mayer was apparently so moved by Adam Driver’s shirtless scene in “The Last Jedi” that he’s cosplaying as the “Star Wars” villain on Instagram. Or he just wanted an excuse to post a gratuitous selfie.

Fans of “The Last Jedi” will surely remember the moment when Kylo Ren (Driver) and Rey (Daisy Ridley) have a long psychic conversation while he’s in the middle of disrobing. Even Ridley’s character is so startled by his nakedness that she asks him to cover up.

Now Mayer is re-creating that moment on Instagram with the hashtag #KyloRenChallenge.

“The Last Jedi” director Rian Johnson explained his reasoning for the shirtless scene in an interview with People earlier this month.

“It’s all about those Force connection scenes,” Johnson said. “The keyword being intimacy. And the idea that this was a way to just, why not step that up? The idea that, what’s even more uncomfortable having a conversation face to face with a person you don’t want to, is if they’re half-naked during it, while you’re having to do it.”

So have an intimate moment with John Mayer and look at his one-third naked body below:

#kylorenchallenge

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8 Unforgettable Hollywood Party Moments of 2017: From Fergie to Katy to Weinstein’s Last Oscar Bash

The first surreal one-off industry gathering of 2017 was not a party, but a protest: the Women’s March at the Sundance Film Festival. In between that Saturday morning in Park City, Utah, and the year ending with a less-merry-than-usual awards season marching through the industry sexual assault reckoning, there were standout moments on the Hollywood party circuit.

Here are eight of the best bashes, moments and debuts.

Chris Martin Serenades Julia Roberts With “Pretty Woman”

 

At the L.A. amfAR Gala in October, this crazy rare performance of the Coldplay frontman serenading the movie star on the eve of her 50th birthday got lost in blowback over James Corden’s Harvey Weinstein jokes. Separate from that controversy, the Tom Hanks, Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson dinner party in Ron Burkle’s Bel Air backyard hit all the right notes.

As dessert, Fergie danced her way through the crowd while singing “I’ve Gotta Feeling,” ruining all future wedding and bar mitzvah bandleaders’ attempts at the same for the rest of our lives.

Also Read: Party Report: Chris Martin Serenades Julia Roberts with ‘Pretty Woman’ (Video)

CAA’s Emmy Celebration

Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Paulson, JJ Abrams, Seth MacFarlane, Laura Dern, Kevin Bacon, and Dwayne Wade amongst the crowd at the CAA Emmys Party 2017. (Alex Berliner/AB Images)

This Beverly Hills soiree left me asking one question:

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“Jane’s” Hollywood Bowl Movie Premiere

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” wasn’t the only film to get a super-sized rollout this year. In October, National Geographic and Brett Morgen leveled-up with a King Kong-sized outdoor seated dinner, premiere and live orchestra scoring the Jane Goodall documentary for over 15,000 guests.

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John Mayer Plays An L.A. Dive Bar

Jon Mayer played a dive bar in the  Echo Park section of L.A. on July 26. (Rich Fury, Getty Images for Bud Light)

There was a surprise within a surprise when Alessia Cara joined John Mayer’s Bud Light Dive Bar Tour on July 26. They sang together an Erykah Badu cover, “Gravity” and Cara’s “Stay” for just 300 fans, part of a full 90-minute set. The beer giant’s muscular “underplay” went over big, with Lady Gaga beating this same path amidst the Super Bowl Halftime Show and stepping in as an emergency replacement headliner at Coachella.

Also Read: John Mayer, Alessia Cara Duet on Zedd’s ‘Stay’ at LA Dive Bar (Video)

The Block Is Hot in Hollywood

TAO Group’s Noah Tepperberg, Pavan Pardasani, and Jason Strauss and team celebrated the opening of their new entertainment block in Hollywood on Thursday, March 16. (Instagram (2))

The undisputed L.A. nightlife game change in 2017 was the arrival of the Tao Group complex in Hollywood. The three restaurants, Avenue nightclub and the mixed-use rooftop pool club and night lounge The Highlight Room enveloping the new Dream Hotel tilted the social axis. The New York and Vegas heavyweights waited over a decade before planting a flag in L.A., but when they did, their peers came to celebrate.

On scene on opening night: David Grutman (Liv, Story, Komodo – Miami), Mark Birnbaum (Catch – LA and NYC), Rande Gerber, Cindy Crawford (Getty Images)

The opening night party back in March was a stunning congress of hospitality rivals, competitors, big shots (present and long ago retired), festival titans, and at least a few former partners-turned-litigants, all responsible for captaining the U.S. nightlife industry over the past three decades. Of course, Leo D. was in the corner booth.

Nobody will ever remember that one of the sneak peek pre-opening events was the (last-ever) Weinstein Company Oscar night viewing party.

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Rapper Desiigner Pukes on a Table in Front of his Label Bosses, as Katy Perry Mocks Pop 

Capitol CEO Steve Barnett, Katy Perry, and Universal Music Group CEO Lucian Grange at Grange’s Grammy Weekend showcase at the Ace Theater in L.A. on February 11, 2017. (Lester Cohen/WireImage)

This list is heavy on music, but those guys have the most fun.

On the afternoon before the Grammys, Universal Music Group’s four-hour-plus showcase at the Ace Hotel in downtown L.A. brought artists as varied as Machine Gun Kelly, Bishop Briggs, Niall Horan, Jordan Smith and Lil Yachty to the stage for an industry audience of label heads.

Desiigner rose to the occasion (literally, standing on a cocktail table with his shirt off) by vomiting twice mid-song, and Katy Perry recalled her time working in a cubicle in Calabasas.

Sir Lucian, this event needs a TV deal.

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Genius Innovation: Shared Table Bottle Service 

The sharing economy of Lyft, Airbnb and urban Bike Share came to nightclub bottle service this year.

Dubbed “V-I-We,” it is the brainchild of longtime TAO executive Mike Snedegar. The Kentucky native launched it with a professional infomercial. (See above, he plays newsman Kent Brockman).

Between 40-50 guests a night — think of bachelorettes on a budget, couples and younger clientele — get access to the VIP Skybox where Kim Kardashian has celebrated her birthday on the E! show for bottomless bottles at the Las Vegas hotspot for a $100 flat buy-in (plus tax and gratuity).

Cocktail waitresses mix the drinks, presumably to keep the peace, and patrol the party pests known as “Grey Goosae Vulturus,” latin for “bottle vultures.”

“It’s a party within a party,” Snedegar told The Party Report at launch.

George Clooney, Rande Gerbe, and Mike Meldman’s Casamigos Halloween on the Sunset Strip

In June, the celebrity tequila buds sold their startup spirit in a deal reported to be worth up to $1 billion. This upped the volume on their ’70s-themed Halloween party in the old Tower Records on Sunset.

While George did not make it, Mrs. Amal Clooney stole the show, along with the Kardashian “Sonny and Cher” costume, and Adam Levine (center), whose band played a surprise set as AC/DC.

Bonus: A 2018 Red Carpet Game Changer?

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There’s now a device that snaps on to the back of your phone that will have you shaking your photos of Chris Martin, Kim Kardashian, Amal Clooney and more like a you-know-what.

This Polaroid Insta-Share is a hardware mod for the Motorola’s Moto Z phone. Other mods can turn phones in to 70-inch projectors and 360-degree cameras. This printer’s won some “Best of the Best” awards among tech press, but hasn’t yet dented the binary iPhone/Samsung mindset of the entertainment industry and event community as a red carpet novelty.

Wake up people!

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The first surreal one-off industry gathering of 2017 was not a party, but a protest: the Women’s March at the Sundance Film Festival. In between that Saturday morning in Park City, Utah, and the year ending with a less-merry-than-usual awards season marching through the industry sexual assault reckoning, there were standout moments on the Hollywood party circuit.

Here are eight of the best bashes, moments and debuts.

Chris Martin Serenades Julia Roberts With “Pretty Woman”

 

At the L.A. amfAR Gala in October, this crazy rare performance of the Coldplay frontman serenading the movie star on the eve of her 50th birthday got lost in blowback over James Corden’s Harvey Weinstein jokes. Separate from that controversy, the Tom Hanks, Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson dinner party in Ron Burkle’s Bel Air backyard hit all the right notes.

As dessert, Fergie danced her way through the crowd while singing “I’ve Gotta Feeling,” ruining all future wedding and bar mitzvah bandleaders’ attempts at the same for the rest of our lives.

CAA’s Emmy Celebration

Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Paulson, JJ Abrams, Seth MacFarlane, Laura Dern, Kevin Bacon, and Dwayne Wade amongst the crowd at the CAA Emmys Party 2017. (Alex Berliner/AB Images)

This Beverly Hills soiree left me asking one question:

“Jane’s” Hollywood Bowl Movie Premiere

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” wasn’t the only film to get a super-sized rollout this year. In October, National Geographic and Brett Morgen leveled-up with a King Kong-sized outdoor seated dinner, premiere and live orchestra scoring the Jane Goodall documentary for over 15,000 guests.

John Mayer Plays An L.A. Dive Bar

Jon Mayer played a dive bar in the  Echo Park section of L.A. on July 26. (Rich Fury, Getty Images for Bud Light)

There was a surprise within a surprise when Alessia Cara joined John Mayer’s Bud Light Dive Bar Tour on July 26. They sang together an Erykah Badu cover, “Gravity” and Cara’s “Stay” for just 300 fans, part of a full 90-minute set. The beer giant’s muscular “underplay” went over big, with Lady Gaga beating this same path amidst the Super Bowl Halftime Show and stepping in as an emergency replacement headliner at Coachella.

The Block Is Hot in Hollywood

TAO Group’s Noah Tepperberg, Pavan Pardasani, and Jason Strauss and team celebrated the opening of their new entertainment block in Hollywood on Thursday, March 16. (Instagram (2))

The undisputed L.A. nightlife game change in 2017 was the arrival of the Tao Group complex in Hollywood. The three restaurants, Avenue nightclub and the mixed-use rooftop pool club and night lounge The Highlight Room enveloping the new Dream Hotel tilted the social axis. The New York and Vegas heavyweights waited over a decade before planting a flag in L.A., but when they did, their peers came to celebrate.

On scene on opening night: David Grutman (Liv, Story, Komodo – Miami), Mark Birnbaum (Catch – LA and NYC), Rande Gerber, Cindy Crawford (Getty Images)

The opening night party back in March was a stunning congress of hospitality rivals, competitors, big shots (present and long ago retired), festival titans, and at least a few former partners-turned-litigants, all responsible for captaining the U.S. nightlife industry over the past three decades. Of course, Leo D. was in the corner booth.

Nobody will ever remember that one of the sneak peek pre-opening events was the (last-ever) Weinstein Company Oscar night viewing party.

Rapper Desiigner Pukes on a Table in Front of his Label Bosses, as Katy Perry Mocks Pop 

Capitol CEO Steve Barnett, Katy Perry, and Universal Music Group CEO Lucian Grange at Grange’s Grammy Weekend showcase at the Ace Theater in L.A. on February 11, 2017. (Lester Cohen/WireImage)

This list is heavy on music, but those guys have the most fun.

On the afternoon before the Grammys, Universal Music Group’s four-hour-plus showcase at the Ace Hotel in downtown L.A. brought artists as varied as Machine Gun Kelly, Bishop Briggs, Niall Horan, Jordan Smith and Lil Yachty to the stage for an industry audience of label heads.

Desiigner rose to the occasion (literally, standing on a cocktail table with his shirt off) by vomiting twice mid-song, and Katy Perry recalled her time working in a cubicle in Calabasas.

Sir Lucian, this event needs a TV deal.

Genius Innovation: Shared Table Bottle Service 



The sharing economy of Lyft, Airbnb and urban Bike Share came to nightclub bottle service this year.

Dubbed “V-I-We,” it is the brainchild of longtime TAO executive Mike Snedegar. The Kentucky native launched it with a professional infomercial. (See above, he plays newsman Kent Brockman).

Between 40-50 guests a night — think of bachelorettes on a budget, couples and younger clientele — get access to the VIP Skybox where Kim Kardashian has celebrated her birthday on the E! show for bottomless bottles at the Las Vegas hotspot for a $100 flat buy-in (plus tax and gratuity).

Cocktail waitresses mix the drinks, presumably to keep the peace, and patrol the party pests known as “Grey Goosae Vulturus,” latin for “bottle vultures.”

“It’s a party within a party,” Snedegar told The Party Report at launch.

George Clooney, Rande Gerbe, and Mike Meldman’s Casamigos Halloween on the Sunset Strip

In June, the celebrity tequila buds sold their startup spirit in a deal reported to be worth up to $1 billion. This upped the volume on their ’70s-themed Halloween party in the old Tower Records on Sunset.

While George did not make it, Mrs. Amal Clooney stole the show, along with the Kardashian “Sonny and Cher” costume, and Adam Levine (center), whose band played a surprise set as AC/DC.

Bonus: A 2018 Red Carpet Game Changer?

A post shared by Polaroid (@polaroid) on


There’s now a device that snaps on to the back of your phone that will have you shaking your photos of Chris Martin, Kim Kardashian, Amal Clooney and more like a you-know-what.

This Polaroid Insta-Share is a hardware mod for the Motorola’s Moto Z phone. Other mods can turn phones in to 70-inch projectors and 360-degree cameras. This printer’s won some “Best of the Best” awards among tech press, but hasn’t yet dented the binary iPhone/Samsung mindset of the entertainment industry and event community as a red carpet novelty.

Wake up people!

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John Mayer ‘Recovering, in Good Spirits’ After Surgery; More Tour Dates Postponed

John Mayer is recovering from the emergency appendectomy he underwent on Tuesday and is in good spirits, according to a press release from a Dead and Company rep. However, the remaining two dates of the group’s tour have been postponed. Tickets for the Dec. 5 show in New Orleans, Dec 7. in Orlando, Florida and […]

John Mayer is recovering from the emergency appendectomy he underwent on Tuesday and is in good spirits, according to a press release from a Dead and Company rep. However, the remaining two dates of the group’s tour have been postponed. Tickets for the Dec. 5 show in New Orleans, Dec 7. in Orlando, Florida and […]

John Mayer is in the hospital getting an appendectomy as we speak

John Mayer’s body parts are getting him into trouble again, but this time it’s not his white supremacist penis that’s at fault. No, Mayer was rushed to the hospital earlier today to undergo an emergency appendectomy, as NBC Chicago reports and Mayer’s bandmates in the Grateful Dead-ish touring act Dead & Company…

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John Mayer’s body parts are getting him into trouble again, but this time it’s not his white supremacist penis that’s at fault. No, Mayer was rushed to the hospital earlier today to undergo an emergency appendectomy, as NBC Chicago reports and Mayer’s bandmates in the Grateful Dead-ish touring act Dead & Company…

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John Mayer Hospitalized for Emergency Appendectomy, Concert Postponed

John Mayer was hospitalized for an emergency appendectomy on Tuesday, forcing his band Dead & Company to postponed a scheduled show.

“Early this morning, Tuesday, December 5th, John Mayer was admitted into the hospital for emergency appendectomy forcing the Dead & Company December 5th concert in New Orleans to be postponed,” the band shared on Twitter.

The band has two other shows scheduled this week — on Thursday in Orlando, Florida and on Friday in Sunrise, Florida. No decisions have been announced about those two shows, the band’s final two of the year.

Also Read: John Mayer, Alessia Cara Duet on Zedd’s ‘Stay’ at LA Dive Bar (Video)

Founded in 2015, Dead & Company is a touring band made up of Mayer and former Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, along with Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti.

Early this morning, Tuesday, December 5th, John Mayer was admitted into the hospital for emergency appendectomy forcing the Dead & Company December 5th concert in New Orleans to be postponed.

— Dead & Company (@deadandcompany) December 5, 2017

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John Mayer was hospitalized for an emergency appendectomy on Tuesday, forcing his band Dead & Company to postponed a scheduled show.

“Early this morning, Tuesday, December 5th, John Mayer was admitted into the hospital for emergency appendectomy forcing the Dead & Company December 5th concert in New Orleans to be postponed,” the band shared on Twitter.

The band has two other shows scheduled this week — on Thursday in Orlando, Florida and on Friday in Sunrise, Florida. No decisions have been announced about those two shows, the band’s final two of the year.

Founded in 2015, Dead & Company is a touring band made up of Mayer and former Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, along with Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti.

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Powerhouse Nashville Rock Agent Scott Clayton Leaves CAA for WME

The late-fall weather just got more humid in Music City’s agency community. In a defection that took fellow agents in and out of Nashville by surprise, Scott Clayton has exited as the co-head of CAA Nashville and moved over to take that same position at WME’s office in Music City. At WME, Clayton will be […]

The late-fall weather just got more humid in Music City’s agency community. In a defection that took fellow agents in and out of Nashville by surprise, Scott Clayton has exited as the co-head of CAA Nashville and moved over to take that same position at WME’s office in Music City. At WME, Clayton will be […]

John Mayer Establishes Scholarship in His Father’s Name

One of musician John Mayer’s biggest hits is the song “Daughters,” but as a son, Mayer himself deserves some recognition. In honor of his father, Richard Mayer, who turned 90 last week, the singer-songwriter has established the Richard Mayer Scholarship Fund at Fairfield County’s Community Foundation in his home state of Connecticut. The elder Mayer was an […]

One of musician John Mayer’s biggest hits is the song “Daughters,” but as a son, Mayer himself deserves some recognition. In honor of his father, Richard Mayer, who turned 90 last week, the singer-songwriter has established the Richard Mayer Scholarship Fund at Fairfield County’s Community Foundation in his home state of Connecticut. The elder Mayer was an […]

Film Review: ‘California Typewriter’

Vinyl made a comeback, and so did slow food and long beards. So why not the typewriter? Actually, there’s a good reason why not: If you’re composing on a typewriter — a letter, say — and you change your mind about a word or a sentence you’ve just written, then you have to white it… Read more »

Vinyl made a comeback, and so did slow food and long beards. So why not the typewriter? Actually, there’s a good reason why not: If you’re composing on a typewriter — a letter, say — and you change your mind about a word or a sentence you’ve just written, then you have to white it... Read more »

John Mayer, Alessia Cara Duet on Zedd’s ‘Stay’ at LA Dive Bar (Video)

On an off night between arena California shows in Anaheim and Sacramento, John Mayer routed himself through an unlikely venue on Wednesday: The 500-seat Echoplex in the Echo Park section of Los Angeles.

It was a secret show.

There, he played a 90-minute set in multiple configurations — with a full band, as a trio, and as a show-stealing solo acoustic encore programmed exclusively by audience requests.

Also Read: John Mayer Admits Song With Lyrics About Hoarding Old Shampoo Bottles Is About Katy Perry

The invitees? A select group of devoted fans, L.A. notables and lucky media huddled together as buckets of beer flowed freely and cameras livestreamed the festivities to 1.3 million viewers on host Bud Light’s Facebook page.

“This is one of those things where it just shakes you out of ‘the loop,’” Mayer said after the Facebook livestream ended and he was speaking to just the intimates in the room.

“You get to play at a little club and have fun. You can feel that it’s golden hour outside [Note: it was 8:27 p.m. PT] and I’m going to go get dinner with my friends after this and just for one second, I get to come off the (tour) loop and look around and take all of it in. This is like … I get to drive this one, this one leg of the road trip and it’s really fun.”

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(Mikey Glazer)

Alessia Cara, with a breakout smash collaboration “Stay” with Zedd, arrived as a surprise for the final three songs of the main set, reimagining the song with Mayer. (Top video, above.)

“I can’t let you leave,” Mayer said after that one, inviting her to say on for his hit “Gravity.”

The two traded verses and lines, faxing out on the Grammy-award winning song on the fly.

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The scene backstage. (Mikey Glazer)

Hours earlier during an extensive check-in and security screening (cellphones were banned for all except media), fans heard portions of “Gravity” wafting out of the Echoplex, without Cara. There was a buzz as fans were thrilled to project that it might be on the night’s set list.

The underground “Dive Bar” show arrived courtesy of Bud Light’s Dive Bar Tour. Amidst the Super Bowl and Coachella, Lady Gaga first beat this path with the brew, performing multiple shows in unlikely venues. (She’s going to do one more later this year.)

The night felt like one of those incredulous Bud Light commercials come to life. (Mikey Glazer)

“John Mayer was an easy choice for us as we were considering who we should partner with for the return of the Bud Light Dive Bar Tour this summer,” said Andy Goeler, vice president, Bud Light. “We’re happy to consider him a friend of the brand.”

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For Mayer, other highlights included a crowd sing-a-long to “Dear Marie” and Mayer taking requests during an acoustic encore that was not part of the livestream.

“Let’s make it fun,” Mayer said in soliciting requests from the crowd. “Let’s go deep, deep and weird. I’d rather do three songs that I bail on (for not remembering them, than songs from his current rotation).

(Mikey Glazer)

The hardcore Mayer fans in the audience, many of whom scored tickets via Mayer’s unofficial online fan community “MyStupidMouth.com” and at least one executive who had flown in from Chicago, ignited to hear him wobble through deep catalogue cuts “St. Patrick’s Day” (from 2001), “Man on the Side,” and “3 x 5”. The audience prompted him with lyrics when he couldn’t remember a line.

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In promoting the one-off show, Complex labeled Mayer’s music “arena-ready makeout rock”, but The Party Report did not spy any lip locking despite all the love in the room. We did spy Maroon 5’s James Valentine, fans who had been featured Bud Light’s hidden-camera prank viral videos (Karen, the women at right in the picture below), and and a peppering of over-fifty “Deadhead” crossover fans, lured in to the fandom by the Mayer-fronted resurrection of the “Grateful Dead.”

“Fire on the Mountain!,” one yelled during a break. Mayer indulged with a short riff.

After Mayer shut down for good and the crowd was sent out with free concert T-shirts, the venue had to make room for its regularly scheduled indie acts like “Wolf Alice” and their weekly “143” R&B slow jams party.

Mayer is in the midst of a world tour in support of his “The Search for Everything” album, his seventh.

Look out “Big Easy.” Bud Light is bringing someone huge to play somewhere in New Orleans on Wednesday, Aug.30. (It can’t be Mayer, he’s in Ohio that night, but his fans appear sated.)

“That hit the spot!” one woman in the front yelled out during a break.

“Hashtag, ‘That hit the spot’,” Mayer echoed. “I’ve never heard anyone say that before.”

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On an off night between arena California shows in Anaheim and Sacramento, John Mayer routed himself through an unlikely venue on Wednesday: The 500-seat Echoplex in the Echo Park section of Los Angeles.

It was a secret show.

There, he played a 90-minute set in multiple configurations — with a full band, as a trio, and as a show-stealing solo acoustic encore programmed exclusively by audience requests.

The invitees? A select group of devoted fans, L.A. notables and lucky media huddled together as buckets of beer flowed freely and cameras livestreamed the festivities to 1.3 million viewers on host Bud Light’s Facebook page.

“This is one of those things where it just shakes you out of ‘the loop,'” Mayer said after the Facebook livestream ended and he was speaking to just the intimates in the room.

“You get to play at a little club and have fun. You can feel that it’s golden hour outside [Note: it was 8:27 p.m. PT] and I’m going to go get dinner with my friends after this and just for one second, I get to come off the (tour) loop and look around and take all of it in. This is like … I get to drive this one, this one leg of the road trip and it’s really fun.”

(Mikey Glazer)

Alessia Cara, with a breakout smash collaboration “Stay” with Zedd, arrived as a surprise for the final three songs of the main set, reimagining the song with Mayer. (Top video, above.)

“I can’t let you leave,” Mayer said after that one, inviting her to say on for his hit “Gravity.”

The two traded verses and lines, faxing out on the Grammy-award winning song on the fly.

The scene backstage. (Mikey Glazer)

Hours earlier during an extensive check-in and security screening (cellphones were banned for all except media), fans heard portions of “Gravity” wafting out of the Echoplex, without Cara. There was a buzz as fans were thrilled to project that it might be on the night’s set list.

The underground “Dive Bar” show arrived courtesy of Bud Light’s Dive Bar Tour. Amidst the Super Bowl and Coachella, Lady Gaga first beat this path with the brew, performing multiple shows in unlikely venues. (She’s going to do one more later this year.)

The night felt like one of those incredulous Bud Light commercials come to life. (Mikey Glazer)

“John Mayer was an easy choice for us as we were considering who we should partner with for the return of the Bud Light Dive Bar Tour this summer,” said Andy Goeler, vice president, Bud Light. “We’re happy to consider him a friend of the brand.”

For Mayer, other highlights included a crowd sing-a-long to “Dear Marie” and Mayer taking requests during an acoustic encore that was not part of the livestream.

“Let’s make it fun,” Mayer said in soliciting requests from the crowd. “Let’s go deep, deep and weird. I’d rather do three songs that I bail on (for not remembering them, than songs from his current rotation).

(Mikey Glazer)

The hardcore Mayer fans in the audience, many of whom scored tickets via Mayer’s unofficial online fan community “MyStupidMouth.com” and at least one executive who had flown in from Chicago, ignited to hear him wobble through deep catalogue cuts “St. Patrick’s Day” (from 2001), “Man on the Side,” and “3 x 5”. The audience prompted him with lyrics when he couldn’t remember a line.

In promoting the one-off show, Complex labeled Mayer’s music “arena-ready makeout rock”, but The Party Report did not spy any lip locking despite all the love in the room. We did spy Maroon 5’s James Valentine, fans who had been featured Bud Light’s hidden-camera prank viral videos (Karen, the women at right in the picture below), and and a peppering of over-fifty “Deadhead” crossover fans, lured in to the fandom by the Mayer-fronted resurrection of the “Grateful Dead.”

“Fire on the Mountain!,” one yelled during a break. Mayer indulged with a short riff.

After Mayer shut down for good and the crowd was sent out with free concert T-shirts, the venue had to make room for its regularly scheduled indie acts like “Wolf Alice” and their weekly “143” R&B slow jams party.

Mayer is in the midst of a world tour in support of his “The Search for Everything” album, his seventh.

Look out “Big Easy.” Bud Light is bringing someone huge to play somewhere in New Orleans on Wednesday, Aug.30. (It can’t be Mayer, he’s in Ohio that night, but his fans appear sated.)

“That hit the spot!” one woman in the front yelled out during a break.

“Hashtag, ‘That hit the spot’,” Mayer echoed. “I’ve never heard anyone say that before.”

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Dave Chappelle Pays Tribute to Charlie Murphy: ‘Everybody In Comedy Is Heartbroken’ (Video)

Dave Chappelle paid tribute to his “Chappelle’s Show” collaborator and co-star Wednesday night.

The comedian showed up onstage at a John Mayer concert, where he took the mic to say a few words about Murphy, who died after a battle with leukemia earlier in the day.

“My good friend, Charlie Murphy, passed away this morning, and everybody in comedy is heartbroken,” Chappelle said.

The comedian then joined Mayer in a rendition of the singer’s song “You’re Gonna Live Forever in Me,” saying, “it reminds me of my friend.”

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Murphy was instrumental in several of “Chappelle’s Show’s” most enduring sketches, including “Charlie Murphy’s True Hollywood Story” parodies of Rick James and Prince.

Chappelle said at the concert that while Prince said no to participating in his sketch – as James did in his – the “Purple Rain” singer admitted after seeing the show that he wished he had said yes.

Charlie Murphy, the older brother of comic legend Eddie Murphy, co-wrote some of his more famous sibling’s movies, including “Norbit” and “Vampire in Brooklyn.” But Charlie Murphy is arguably best known for his “C! True Hollywood Stories” sketches on Chappelle’s mid-2000s Comedy Central show.

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“Rest in peace, Charlie Murphy,” Chappelle said. “We love you, we love your comedy, we love your stories, and we love your spirit.”

Comedy colleagues across the world also paid tribute to Murphy on Wednesday following news of the actor’s death.

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Dave Chappelle paid tribute to his “Chappelle’s Show” collaborator and co-star Wednesday night.

The comedian showed up onstage at a John Mayer concert, where he took the mic to say a few words about Murphy, who died after a battle with leukemia earlier in the day.

“My good friend, Charlie Murphy, passed away this morning, and everybody in comedy is heartbroken,” Chappelle said.

The comedian then joined Mayer in a rendition of the singer’s song “You’re Gonna Live Forever in Me,” saying, “it reminds me of my friend.”

Murphy was instrumental in several of “Chappelle’s Show’s” most enduring sketches, including “Charlie Murphy’s True Hollywood Story” parodies of Rick James and Prince.

Chappelle said at the concert that while Prince said no to participating in his sketch – as James did in his – the “Purple Rain” singer admitted after seeing the show that he wished he had said yes.

Charlie Murphy, the older brother of comic legend Eddie Murphy, co-wrote some of his more famous sibling’s movies, including “Norbit” and “Vampire in Brooklyn.” But Charlie Murphy is arguably best known for his “C! True Hollywood Stories” sketches on Chappelle’s mid-2000s Comedy Central show.

“Rest in peace, Charlie Murphy,” Chappelle said. “We love you, we love your comedy, we love your stories, and we love your spirit.”

Comedy colleagues across the world also paid tribute to Murphy on Wednesday following news of the actor’s death.

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John Mayer Admits Song With Lyrics About Hoarding Old Shampoo Bottles Is About Katy Perry

“I still keep your shampoo in my shower/in case you wanna wash your hair,” singer-songwriter John Mayer croons on “Still Feel Like Your Man,” the first track off his upcoming new album “The Search For Everything.” Yes, that’s kind of TMI, but more important than the awkwardness of imagining old bottles in his shower is this: Just whose shampoo is he talking about?

Spoiler alert: It’s Katy Perry’s shampoo.

For more than two years, Mayer and the pop superstar were one of the most famous couples in the world. Then in early 2014, they broke up and went their separate ways. Perry moved on, and eventually ended up in a high profile relationship with “Pirates of the Caribbean” star Orlando Bloom. Mayer, on the other hand, not so much.

In an interview with the New York Times, the “Your Body is a Wonderland” singer admitted he hasn’t dated much since he and Perry broke up, and that “Still Feel Like Your Man” is about her.

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“Who else would I be thinking about?” he said. “And by the way, it’s a testament to the fact that I have not dated a lot of people in the last five, six years. That was my only relationship. So it’s like, give me this, people.”

In the interview, Mayer also spoke frankly, and at length, about the last several years of his career, including the PR disaster he experienced in 2010 — thanks to interviews with Rolling Stone and Playboy in which he famously dropped the n-word and referred to his penis as “David Duke” — and his subsequent withdrawal from a high-publicity lifestyle.

But you’re here for the relationship stuff, so we’ll get back to it. Mayer, who turns 40 this year, is apparently ready to settle down, saying that he wants a baby and longs for a home. We can’t help him with that, but we can note that as of two weeks ago, Katy Perry and Bloom have reportedly called things off.

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“I still keep your shampoo in my shower/in case you wanna wash your hair,” singer-songwriter John Mayer croons on “Still Feel Like Your Man,” the first track off his upcoming new album “The Search For Everything.” Yes, that’s kind of TMI, but more important than the awkwardness of imagining old bottles in his shower is this: Just whose shampoo is he talking about?

Spoiler alert: It’s Katy Perry’s shampoo.

For more than two years, Mayer and the pop superstar were one of the most famous couples in the world. Then in early 2014, they broke up and went their separate ways. Perry moved on, and eventually ended up in a high profile relationship with “Pirates of the Caribbean” star Orlando Bloom. Mayer, on the other hand, not so much.

In an interview with the New York Times, the “Your Body is a Wonderland” singer admitted he hasn’t dated much since he and Perry broke up, and that “Still Feel Like Your Man” is about her.

“Who else would I be thinking about?” he said. “And by the way, it’s a testament to the fact that I have not dated a lot of people in the last five, six years. That was my only relationship. So it’s like, give me this, people.”

In the interview, Mayer also spoke frankly, and at length, about the last several years of his career, including the PR disaster he experienced in 2010 — thanks to interviews with Rolling Stone and Playboy in which he famously dropped the n-word and referred to his penis as “David Duke” — and his subsequent withdrawal from a high-publicity lifestyle.

But you’re here for the relationship stuff, so we’ll get back to it. Mayer, who turns 40 this year, is apparently ready to settle down, saying that he wants a baby and longs for a home. We can’t help him with that, but we can note that as of two weeks ago, Katy Perry and Bloom have reportedly called things off.

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Watch Dave Chappelle and John Mayer Cover Nirvana’s ‘Come as You Are’ (Video)

Things seem to be going OK with Dave Chappelle’s career these days, but if he ever needs to pick up some extra cash, maybe he can take up lounge singing.

The former “Chappelle’s Show” star shared a stage with John Mayer in Los Angeles this week, dueting with the singer on the Nirvana classic “Come as You Are.”

The performance was captured on video and posted on Instagram by an attendee, who raved, “Let’s talk about how I go to see #JohnMayer for $10 at the amazing Hotel Cafe and DAVE CHAPPELLE SHOWS UP and then they do A NIRVANA TRACK TOGETHER what a magical night.”

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As might be expected, Mayer carries most of the weight on the cover, with Chappelle occasionally chiming in on the microphone, when not taking sips from his bottle.

Mayer performed at the 200-capacity Hotel Cafe, which he’s played at before, on Tuesday. According to Live for Live Music, he and Chappelle played multiple covers. Mayer, meanwhile dipped into his catalog to perform “Who Says,” “Big Shirt” and others, as well as a new song “Move On, Getting Over.”

Watch Mayer and Chappelle kick out the jams in the video.

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Things seem to be going OK with Dave Chappelle’s career these days, but if he ever needs to pick up some extra cash, maybe he can take up lounge singing.

The former “Chappelle’s Show” star shared a stage with John Mayer in Los Angeles this week, dueting with the singer on the Nirvana classic “Come as You Are.”

The performance was captured on video and posted on Instagram by an attendee, who raved, “Let’s talk about how I go to see #JohnMayer for $10 at the amazing Hotel Cafe and DAVE CHAPPELLE SHOWS UP and then they do A NIRVANA TRACK TOGETHER what a magical night.”

As might be expected, Mayer carries most of the weight on the cover, with Chappelle occasionally chiming in on the microphone, when not taking sips from his bottle.

Mayer performed at the 200-capacity Hotel Cafe, which he’s played at before, on Tuesday. According to Live for Live Music, he and Chappelle played multiple covers. Mayer, meanwhile dipped into his catalog to perform “Who Says,” “Big Shirt” and others, as well as a new song “Move On, Getting Over.”

Watch Mayer and Chappelle kick out the jams in the video.

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