Clive Davis Clarifies His Past Differences with Kelly Clarkson

February 22, 2013 10:05 am

Music producer Clive Davis phoned in to “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” to discuss his autobiography The Soundtrack of My Life.

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On Kelly Clarkson Dispute:
“We’ve had differences in the past. From the very beginning I believed in Kelly and I still believe in her as an artist. What our memory differs over is what and how much she disliked “Since U Been Gone” and “Behind These Hazel Eyes.” and how much I liked “Because Of You” when I first heard it.”

Clive continues: “Before this chapter went to press I had 5 independent, music major players read it, who were there during that period…and they totally verified it. The important thing is, as an artist, I do want to make it clear Kelly Clarkson is still growing. I’ve seen the growth in her and dispute our different memory recall issues. The bigger issue as an artist is she is growing and she will have a major career.”

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Was Clive Ever Fearful For Whitney Houston’s Life?
Clive actually wrote a letter to Houston and included it in his book. “I had not seen her in over a year. When I saw her at the Michael Jackson Madison Square Garden concert in 2001, I really feared for her. That’s why I included the letter in my book,” Clive says. “I learned that the power of drugs defies logic and is stronger than any faith that could be mustered between two people. The victim, the subject, have got to get to that level where they know that they need help for themselves.”

Clive Davis’ autobiography The Soundtrack of My Life is in stores now. Listen to the full interview below.