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John Mayer Talks Jay Z Collaboration Hopes, Favorite Paramore Song & More in Twitter Q&A

John Mayer performs during the 2013 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Music Festival at Fair Grounds Race Course on April 26, 2013 in New Orleans.
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John Mayer performs during the 2013 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Music Festival at Fair Grounds Race Course on April 26, 2013 in New Orleans.

John Mayer has gotten in trouble in the past for being a little too open in interviews. But during a wide-ranging Twitter Q&A with fans on Tuesday morning (June 6), Mayer revealed all his deepest musical secrets in a good way, holding court on the dream Jay Z collaboration he's been mulling for years, his favorite Paramore song and thoughts on the new Grateful Dead documentary Long Strange Trip.

With a day off from his current tour with Dead & Company, Mayer told fans he was "resting up like it's nobody's business -- but I want to make it OUR business," so he encouraged fans to hit him up with some questions.

Here are some of the highlights:

Rapper he's most eager to collaborate with:

Which legendary guitarist/band he'd love to tour with:

Last movie/song that made him cry:

His thoughts on the new Grateful Dead doc Long Strange Trip:

Musician whose death was hardest for him:

What he wants for his 40th birthday:

The story behind "Rosie":

Answer to whether he's still in "recovery from being an ego addict?":

What he listens to when he's taking a rest from listening to music:

Last thought in his head before he walks out on stage:

What he wishes there was more of in this world:

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