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Clive Davis

Songwriter's Pie Anyone?

Shelly Peiken | Posted 08.19.2014 | Arts
Shelly Peiken

I can't believe I'm actually going to say this. I many never work in this town again. But here goes. Financially, it's less and less possible for a songwriter to make a decent living. I know of a few who have contributed to hit songs that are still having trouble paying their rent.

Californication Music News, Chats with Mark Rivera and Allen Kovac, Plus Johnzo West and David Berkeley Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.11.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

So here's the official scoop on Californication's music followed by a 45 second snippet of a remix of Pete Townshend's "Let My Love Open The Door."

Conversations With Alan Parsons and The Dandy Warhols' Courtney Taylor-Taylor, Plus Ki:Theory and The Gloaming Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.28.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"What I and every artists I knew at 14, 15 years old, punk or new wave kids, all we really wanted was to create a world where people understood us and were interesting to us and we were interesting to them."

From 'Sunrise' to a Place In The Sun: Chatting With Eric Carmen and Ozomatli's Raul Pacheco

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.21.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"What is really certain in this world? We could get bigger than ever or fall apart. But as long as we are a band I know we'll bring it as best we can."

Grammy Weekend Kicks Off With Miley Cyrus

AP | MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 03.28.2014 | Entertainment

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — John Fogerty performed with the Foo Fighters and Jennifer Hudson. R. Kelly debuted a tribal new song in tribute to Nels...

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical: Bright on Broadway

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.15.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Woody Allen sat aisle right next to his wife Soon Yi opening night of the new musical Beautiful, about fellow Brooklynite Carole King. Well, everybody...

The Doors App and Beyond: A Conversation with Elektra/Nonesuch Founder Jac Holzman

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.07.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Photo courtesy Holzman Family Archive A Conversation with Jac Holzman Mike Ragogna: Jac, it's an honor to interview you. You and your label Elektra...

Pebbles: Clive Davis Threw Me Under The Bus

Posted 11.19.2013 | Black Voices

After weeks of releasing various statements and comments via social media in response to how she was depicted in TLC’s much talked about biopic, Per...

First Nighter: 'A Night With Janis Joplin' Gets Only a Piece of Her Heart

David Finkle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Whenever performers -- such as Mary Bridget Davies in A Night With Janis Joplin, at the Lyceum -- impersonate iconic figures, they're going to be compared to the original, whether they like it or not. They certainly can't be surprised when they are.

Born to (Almost Not) Run

John Garrett Andrews | Posted 11.04.2013 | Entertainment
John Garrett Andrews

As Bruce and band head into the final tour dates of 2013 and prepare for new dates down under in 2014, Craig Statham has released a fascinating chronicle of the very first years of Bruce Springsteen's rock career

Hamptons Journal: Look Who's Under the Tent on Authors' Night

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.11.2013 | Books
Regina Weinreich

By the time we got there, the tent at Gardiner's Farm was chockablock with browsers and book buyers, especially at one table where Gwyneth Paltrow sig...

Nilsson Still, Son! Chatting with Jimmy Webb on Harry Nilsson, Plus Catching Up with Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr.

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.29.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I think now is a great time to go back and take another look at Harry, in light of what we know about all the drug use and all the crazy stuff that we were all into and that he seemed to gravitate towards. He reveled in offending people, to be honest with you. It didn't bother him too much."

Music's Biggest Night Comes To Washington

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 04.18.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Music's biggest night came to Washington Wednesday at the annual Grammys on the Hill Awards, which honored Jennifer Hudson with the Reco...

Ménage's Promises, Peligro's Purple Haze, Indie Bands, Clive Davis and Our Need for Music

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 06.01.2013 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

Fledgling blues rock guitarist/songwriter Lorelei Brewer says, "My main inspiration for doing music is not to play 'rockstar' or to get rich and famous. Hell no. I quote a friend, 'I wish money had nothing to do with it.' "

Clive Davis Praises Frank Ocean And Hip Hop For Embracing HIm

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 03.06.2013 | Gay Voices

Clive Davis chatted at length about Grammy Award winner Frank Ocean's coming out and the hip-hop community's heartwarming reaction in a new interview ...

Who Is Clive Davis' No. 1 Priority?

AP | MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 05.01.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — When Clive Davis announced his latest project – a Broadway revival of "My Fair Lady" next year – it seemed to mark a step...

Clive Davis: I Knew The Heterosexual Side Of Whitney

Posted 02.26.2013 | Black Voices

As I saw Whitney, and you keep your personal life to a separate side. I really saw her in brief relationships with men. I do write that she did have a...

The Real Clive Davis: Dishing the Skinny with Don Silver, the Man Behind the Man

David Henry Sterry | Posted 04.27.2013 | Books
David Henry Sterry

Now that Kelly Clarkson has called Clive Davis a liar and a bully, and revealed that she felt violated by his account of their relationship in his autobiography The Soundtrack of My Life, I thought it would be interesting to get the perspective of a man who worked under Clive.

6 Celebs Who Came Out After Divorce

Posted 02.19.2013 | Divorce

In his new memoir, famed music mogul Clive Davis acknowledges his bisexuality publicly for the first time. In his book, "The Soundtrack of My Life...

Kelly Clarkson SLAMS Clive Davis

Posted 02.20.2013 | Entertainment

Kelly Clarkson has come out swinging at Clive Davis, whom she accuses of "spreading false information about me and my music" and bullying. Davis i...

Clive Davis Reveals He's Bisexual

AP | MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 04.21.2013 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK -- Record executive Clive Davis says he's bisexual. In his new memoir, out Tuesday, the twice-divorced 80-year-old reveals that he had sex w...

Music Mogul Clive Davis Comes Out As Bisexual

Posted 04.21.2013 | Gay Voices

The music mogul who played key roles in the careers of superstars like Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys and Kelly Clarkson has come out as bisexual. In ...

After Whitney's Death, Clive Davis' Grammy Party Presses On

AP | MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 04.12.2013 | Celebrity

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — A year after Whitney Houston's death, music executive Clive Davis remembered her in words – and video. Houston di...

Whitney Houston's Mom Is Not Impressed By Her Grammy Party Invitation

Posted 02.08.2013 | Celebrity

Most people would give their right arm to snag a coveted invitation to Clive Davis' Grammy party -- but not Cissy Houston. The mother of the late W...

When I'm President and Still On The Road To Freedom: Conversations With Ian Hunter and Alvin Lee

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.12.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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