After early-releasing two EPs from his new blues/pop/rock/ soul album, The Search for Everything, John Mayer, 39, has finally released the full project, the follow-up to 2013’s Paradise Valley. Here are five facts you may not know about the Connecticut-born, Grammy-winning artist.
1. Michael J. Fox’s rockin’ guitar solo in Back to the Future inspired Mayer to pick up the instrument at age 13.
2. He speaks Japanese.
3. Mayer’s “SRV” tattoo is an homage to his idol, the late guitar legend Stevie Ray Vaughan.
4. Taylor Swift allegedly wrote the song “Dear John” about him after their 2009 breakup.
5. He is a practitioner of Krav Maga, Israeli hand-to-hand combat.