Kelly Clarkson gives a very candid and funny interview in the August 2007 issue of Blender. Here are some highlights from it...
On what she does in her free time: â€œYou know, I never go out. If Iâ€™m in L.A., Iâ€™m usually at my house playing Guitar Hero.â€
So I flew to Sweden with lyrics Iâ€™d written to this track Iâ€™d been send, â€˜Since U Been Gone.â€™ I get there, and the writers are like, â€˜Oh, we already have lyrics. We just want you to sing it.â€™ It was really awkward. It was mean. Thatâ€™s why thereâ€™s no relationship with them. Because I donâ€™t like to be lied to.
On ex-boyfriend David Hodges, former Evanescence keyboardist: â€œI didnâ€™t even really like the guy. Iâ€™m more mad at myself for being so blind. Why would I pick someone like him to date? Whatâ€™s wrong with me? â€¦ Itâ€™s fine in the end. Maybe I ahd to go through that and learn more about myself. Maybe thatâ€™s why I donâ€™t date much, either.â€
On how many boys sheâ€™s made out with: â€œFour? No, wait. Oh my God, five! I have major trust issues. [laughs] I just donâ€™t make out with people. Thatâ€™s a waste of my kisses and time. And itâ€™s so personal. Itâ€™s like, my face. Plus, Iâ€™m afraid of mouth herpes.â€
On her face-to-face meeting with music exec Clive Davis: â€œIt was nice. It was just the two of us, and his dog. I was like, I donâ€™t know you very well, and I am not a bulls******. I get you donâ€™t like the album. Youâ€™re 80; youâ€™re not supposed to like my album. I said, â€˜Clive, Iâ€™m going to make tons of albums. It doesnâ€™t have to be mainstream every time. Then he kept bringing up people heâ€™s worked with. â€˜Youâ€™re a Whitney! Youâ€™re a Mariah!â€™ â€˜First of all, Mariah writes a lot of her stuff. Secondly, I dontâ€™ want a career like either of those singers.
Thatâ€™s why itâ€™s hard for us to make an album. You donâ€™t know me! You donâ€™t know what I like, and you donâ€™t know what my fans like.â€