Looks like Kelly Clarkson has committed music industry hari-kari by biting the hand that fed her. Kelly, after two successful CD's has become the all knowing, all-powerful OZ. From being a waitress to best selling music artist has transformed her into a music business expert.
Apparently Kelly didn't like the direction Clive Davis was leading her so they had a falling out and Kelly took control of her destiny writing her new album herself. Clive Davis did not take this very well and on American Idol this year praised other Idol winners leaving Kelly Clarkson out.
Clive Davis has worked with artists ranging from P Diddy to Barry Manilow, Janis Joplin to Bruce Springsteen. Kelly Clarkson on the other hand has worked with ??? Apparently Kelly is more interested in writing control than money being that after selling 15 million CD's she's still only receiving $250,000 per CD.
It seems like a move like this could only end in tragedy possibly leading to poor ticket sales or getting your album shelved because the powers that be are not amused. Oh, Kelly's album was shelved, completed in January RCA isn't going to release till July 25th.
Kelly has canceled her summer tour because of poor ticket sales as well. They are currently assessing the situation to scale down the performances to smaller venues.
Getting too big for your britches may not be the way to go so early in ones career. One well known music producer likened the situation to career Russian roulette.
Clarkson has also canned her manager and co-producer. Go get em Kelly, show em who's boss. Don't piss off Avril.
From the desk of
Buck E Filbert