Creepy rotting corpse Clive Davis is pulling out all the stops to sell his new autobiography, The Soundtrack of My Life. First, he is announcing he is bisexual, as if anyone is interested in sleeping with him. Second, he is insulting Kelly Clarkson in his book. If you remember, Kelly and Clive famously sparred with the release of Kelly's My December album which Clive bad mouthed and refused to promote. In typical Kelly fashion, she isn't having any of that shit. We'll let you read Kelly's blog:
First, he says I burst into "hysterical sobbing" in his office when he demanded Since You 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.
But, yes, I did cry in his office once. I cried after I played him a song I had written about my life called "Because Of You." I cried because he hated it and told me verbatim that I was a "sh*tty writer who should be grateful for the gifts that he bestows upon me." He continued on about how the song didn't rhyme and how I should just shut up and sing. 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.
He also goes on to say My December wasn't successful because I co-penned the album and it didn't have "pop hits". Well, first let me say, I've co-penned many of my "pop hits." Secondly, My December went platinum (It sold 20,000 less than All I Ever Wanted which followed My December.) Hardly a huge failure. Never Again, the ONLY single they released in the US from that record was a Top 10 hit. I am very proud of that and I have my fans to thank. But, again, what's most interesting about his story is what he leaves out: He doesn't mention how he stood up in front of his company at a convention and belittled me and my music and completely sabotaged the entire project. It never had a chance to reach it's full potential. My December was an album I needed to make for myself for many reasons and the fact that I was so completely disregarded and disrespected was so disheartening, there really aren't words to explain….
SMACK! Kelly and Clive have never really spoken openly about the whole thing before, most of it was behind the scenes gossip, but now they're both taking the lid off the whole thing. Kelly has always been one to speak her mind and we love her for it. And Clive has always seemed like an annoying douche. What do you think?
Kelly Clarkson is not a fan of The Voice's Erin Martin, as is evident from this video posted on MJ's Big Blog. Jump to 5 minutes in and Kelly starts mocking VFTW favorite Erin Martin. We think Kelly is just jealous because Erin is attractive, awesome, and perfect. We're not biased or anything. What do you think?
Kelly Clarkson's new song "Mr. Know It All" is out. Kelly seems to go between commercial crap written for her by her label and sometimes decent songs. This sounds like commercial crap and a rip off of that terrible Bruno Mars song. So that may mean it'll be successful.
A new Kelly Clarkson song leaked called "Wash, Rinse, Repeat". Clearly the song is about Ryan Tedder and his factory of terrible songs that she recorded one of ("Already Gone"). If she's recording a bad pop song to mock bad pop songs, it's interesting in that respect. But we think even she could be a bit more clever about it. Hey anyone that mocks cookie cutter music that Idol pops out is alright in our book though. So overall, win for Kelly. Just as long as this is just for fun and not on the next album.