I won’t hold it against the man that he made a Coldplay joke (w/r/t Chris Martin) the minute I got on the phone with him. L.A. Reid is a legend after all. Too often I have great chats with industry folk, and all I have to show for it is a quote or two in a profile about an artist. Here he is speaking at length about Fifth Harmony, Simon Cowell, and how much he loves Justin Bieber’s sound.
In which I make Fifth Harmony cry, and try to patch it up with a trip to the froyo shop (spoiler: birthday cake flavor heals all wounds). I had the chance to interview these five for a smaller introductory Billboard piece just 14 months before (among my first for the mag), and now they (we!) are on the cover. RIYL an honest-to-god window into all the weird anguish that comes with being thrust into an ultimately impossible situation—which is to say, a girl group in 2016.
Quick bloggy bits* from around the L.A. underground (and up).
- Rage Against The Machine Wins UK Chart Upset, Issues Statement, Plans Free ‘Thank You’ Concert
- Watch: Indie Luminaries Covering Skip Spence and Neil Young
- Download: ‘A Decade Of Flying Lotus,’ Blended by Gaslamp Killer
- Snoop to Lead the 2010 Countdown at YOUR New Year’s Party
(all stories via West Coast Sound, via LA Weekly)
*If you like it, then you better put a tweet on it.