John Mayer

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Hmmm, some might have guessed John Mayer would be into harder stuff. But it turns out the guitar-slinger/singer-songwriter was addicted to Twitter! Known for his witty banter and over-the-top oversharing on the microblogging social network, Mayer's rationale for being a twitter quitter was left vague...until now.

The musician tells Rolling Stone, "I realized about a year ago that I couldn't have a complete thought anymore."

As for why? Mayer admits, "I was a tweetaholic." Hey, admitting it is the first step!

Mayer explains, "I had four million Twitter followers, and I was always writing on it. And I stopped using Twitter as an outlet and I started using Twitter as the instrument to riff on, and it started to make my mind smaller and smaller and smaller. And I couldn't write a song."

Now Tweet-free and healthy, Mayer's got a new strategy in place when it comes to his music: "Here are the rules for recording this record: No drum machines, no loops, no keyboards to start out with, no excuses, no breaks, no laptops, no nothing." Mayer's down-to-business attitude is no joke, and he adds, "If you take a break, it's to eat. If you're done, you go home." 

We're starting to miss the old loose-lipped John!

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