jmayerkatsuya082011_08_X17.JPGIt's been almost two years since John Mayer chatted with Playboy and revealed that Jessica Simpson was "sexual napalm", and he still can't stop talking about it!

He does have an album coming out tomorrow, so I guess it makes sense that he'd want to generate as much publicity as possible...

John chatted with Guy Raz on NPR the other day, and the 34-year-old singer admits that he gave the controversial interviews because he just wanted to stay relevant people to like him. "I had nothing to say – I was going through a time in my life where I didn't really want to share what was going on, but I didn't want to be boring," Mayer admits.

"I remember thinking to myself, 'We gotta give a Rolling Stone interview … I don't want anybody at Playboy to think this is a boring interview.' I got those lines so crossed, that what you read – among other things, obviously – is this complete miscalculation in why I was asked to do the interview."

Mayer continued, "I'd read comments [that said], 'He's a d-bag.' And then you go, 'No, I'm not!' If you're a control freak you [think], I'm going to figure out a way to make that one guy say, 'He's not all that bad.'" We're still not sure how he was aiming to do that by revealing personal facts about his famous exes, but at least he seems to have learned from his mistakes. "I completely lost sight of what the original plan was, which is [to] make music for anybody who wants to hear it," he added. "There was a part of me that was dead – a certain thoughtfulness that was gone."

On his fifth studio album, Born and Raised, Mayer says, "I hope people want to receive this music. I have so much that I need to say – I hope I get a chance to say it. I hope people are interested." We do love his music ... we just wish he'd keep his mouth shut when he's not singing!