Music industry legend Clive Davis is already getting quite a bit of press over his new memoir, “The Soundtrack of My Life.” In the book, he comes out as bisexual, and gives details of his first same-sex experience. That’s not the part of the book that’s whipped singer Kelly Clarkson up into a frenzy, though.
She doesn’t like the way she’s characterized in the book, claiming Davis is spreading false information about the singer, and her music. She penned an open letter to her fans, correcting the mistakes she says Clive made.
To Davis’ claim that Clarkson sobbed hysterically in his office, when he demanded the song “Since U Been Gone” appear on her album, Kelly denies it ever happened. She says her only complaint about the track was that it needed more guitars, which Davis disagreed with. Eventually, the song got the guitars Clarkson wanted, and went on to become a hit.
Clarkson does admit to crying in his office once, though. The singer writes, “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 ‘s***** writer who should be grateful for the gifts that he bestows upon me.'” The song went on to become another hit for Clarkson.
Her last complaint is Davis’ comments about her album “My December.” Davis claims that the album wasn’t a success because Clarkson co-wrote the songs, none of which were considered “pop hits.” Clarkson counters with sales figures for “My December,” which went platinum. She also takes issue with her record label only releasing one song, “Never Again,” as a single, though it was a Top 10 hit.
Clarkson ends her letter noting that she loves her job, her label, and the professional relationships she now has. Davis left the label, RCA Records, in 2008.