Michael Bolton bares his 'Soul'
Grammy Award winner pens new memoir
- Duration 3:50
- Date Mar 8, 2013
Grammy Award winner pens new memoir
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All right ladies for years he's been making women swoon with ons like -- I thought to live without you after selling 53 million records later Michael Bolton is finally revealing his soul.
Grammy Award winner Michael Bolton is here talking about his new memoir at the soul of it all my music my life plus she's got a new album called ain't no mountain high enough tribute to Pittsfield USA.
Michael -- on the program -- -- -- thanks for Hungary why did you decide now to write a book.
Because this is.
Point in my life for a feel like I'm teeing off on the back nine of my career.
-- -- -- very stellar front nine -- took a long time to get started it.
You know I -- -- arms sixteen have a first record -- didn't have -- -- 34.
You -- -- -- -- and eighteen year overnight success and how do you stick with it that long eighteen years to.
Playing clubs or you -- -- -- -- a.
I've been talking with a -- -- -- him and going back in time remembering that.
I kept having people like Clive Davis -- twenty -- need.
Five years ago I met Clive Davis he was already a legend -- I met some rural intimidated.
And he said.
You know there's something your voice that is very quietly commercial.
And you you know he was giving his pep talk.
Two years later nothing happens another record would come out Sul -- copied our family would buy two copies -- -- If you -- fourteen copy and then some other you know very successful why is.
Executive would say.
You're gonna make it in about.
Another year or so and they were off by ten more yeah.
Santana told I was gonna get next year -- open from.
But it was finally somebody who said -- these great tunes in writing for other people you should actually be -- yourself there was through the -- the president of Columbia records.
Al Teller was the wise one to call me into the offices are being called into the principal's office literally it was.
Michael what -- meeting watching a trucker was what it.
-- two records for our company's biggest Columbia records is usually enough to say you have success or you know good luck in the industry -- you know.
And I was thinking we try to do rock and roll.
Hoping for Ozzy Osborne crew -- -- And he said I've been hearing these songs in your writing and giving to.
The Pointer Sisters Kardashian and -- and strives.
Are indeed -- you're getting your all of these covers.
Can just move over there if people want to hear your voice let's -- sing these songs network I was like that's what this -- for.
Then comment and innuendo and I do and a whole bunch albums selling 53 million albums.
And now we'd like to take you back in time Michael Bolton Michael Bolton as many hairstyle -- here today -- tomorrow.
Look at the police awesome I'm -- really know there's a great and you address this in the book and you write about -- your decision to to cut the hair.
You just look at that how did you come to that decision.
Well our our war along here -- -- -- since The Beatles version invasion happened abuse and stones from Kingston zombie you know.
And in New Haven, Connecticut.
Rolled on their windows and yell things that you and in the school system tried to just cover -- my father was gonna happen.
He went to the school went to the principles and said.
Now that's where they're grown their hair and whether we like that so -- that was really important for me just standing up for one look we want about.
But you have to be revel basically abandoned and -- five made.
-- -- -- Absolutely and distillery W had a new album we want to talk to you about that on the.