Kelly Clarkson: The Blender Interview
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: âYou know, I never go out. If Iâm in L.A., Iâm usually at my house playing Guitar Hero.â
On her lying music label, BMG: âEveryone keeps saying how hard this record because be because of all the crap surrounding it, but that last one was really hard to make. I literally got told to my face that it wouldnât sell more than 600,000 copies. And I got lied to. One reason I donât like working with people at the label is that they like. They told me, âWe really want you to got Sweden. These people really want to write with you.â
So I flew to Sweden with lyrics Iâd written to this track Iâd been send, âSince U Been Gone.â I get there, and the writers are like, âOh, we already have lyrics. We just want you to sing it.â It was really awkward. It was mean. Thatâs why thereâs no relationship with them. Because I donât like to be lied to.
On ex-boyfriend David Hodges, former Evanescence keyboardist: âI didnât even really like the guy. Iâm more mad at myself for being so blind. Why would I pick someone like him to date? Whatâs wrong with me? â¦ Itâs fine in the end. Maybe I ahd to go through that and learn more about myself. Maybe thatâs why I donât date much, either.â
On how many boys sheâs made out with: âFour? No, wait. Oh my God, five! I have major trust issues. [laughs] I just donât make out with people. Thatâs a waste of my kisses and time. And itâs so personal. Itâs like, my face. Plus, Iâm afraid of mouth herpes.â
On her face-to-face meeting with music exec Clive Davis: âIt was nice. It was just the two of us, and his dog. I was like, I donât know you very well, and I am not a bulls******. I get you donât like the album. Youâre 80; youâre not supposed to like my album. I said, âClive, Iâm going to make tons of albums. It doesnât have to be mainstream every time. Then he kept bringing up people heâs worked with. âYouâre a Whitney! Youâre a Mariah!â âFirst of all, Mariah writes a lot of her stuff. Secondly, I dontâ want a career like either of those singers.
Thatâs why itâs hard for us to make an album. You donât know me! You donât know what I like, and you donât know what my fans like.â