Photo courtesy of JamesBlunt.com, where the artist recommends Cat Power, Elliot Smith, Elton John, and Linda Perry.
Pulled from an article by Austin Scaggs in the current issue of Rolling Stone.
3. In reference to his haters, Blunt says: "I made a chocolate cake, and everyone liked it. But they had a lot of chocolate cake. And eventually they started saying, 'I'm bored with chocolate cake.' It doesn't have to do with who made the cake. You just say, 'Today I'm going to have lemon meringue.' It's like going into the kitchen and screaming at the chef. It just seems childish."
2.He doesn't know who James Taylor is. Scaggs writes: "Even when I sing him a line from 'Fire and Rain,' he still has no idea who Taylor is, but he's impressed by the singer's six-foot-plus frame. 'I thought all songwriters had to be short,' says Blunt, who is five feet eight."
1. In his bachelor pad, he has "a custom Back to Bedlam foosball table. Over the stereo there's a neon sign that reads BLUNTY'S NIGHTCLUB — WHERE EVERYONE IS BEAUTIFUL."