One day after Clive Davis is touting his autobiography and us actually being nice about the whole thing we hear this. Clive Davis’ memoir Soundtrack Of My Life just getting a sales boost, thanks to Kelly Clarkson. The singer posted a letter on her official site slamming Davis. She accuses the music honcho of bullying her.
“First, he says I burst into ‘hysterical sobbing’ in his office when he demanded Since U Been Gone be on my album. Not true at all. His stories and songs are mixed up. I did want more guitars added to the original demo and Clive did not. Max, Luke and I still fought for the bigger sound and we prevailed and I couldn’t be more proud of the life of that song. I resent him dampening that song in any way,” writes Clarkson. Clarkson also says,
“I cried because he hated it. …This was devastating coming from a man who I, as a young girl, considered a musical hero and was so honored to work with. But I continued to fight for the song and the label relented. And it became a worldwide hit. He didn’t include that in the book.”
Eh, I’m a little mixed on my feelings here. Davis is a musical icon and he’s gonna be hard on some artists. That’s the way it is. I just don’t feel there’s enough here to feel bad for Clarkson yet. I could be wrong but I’m sure Davis has done things way harsher than this in which the artists didn’t freak out. And no I’m not dogging Clarkson here either. I just think we need more information.