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Diane Warren

Diane Warren

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Diane Warren (1990)

Interview by Steven Daly, Rock's Backpages Audio, 1990

The woman Michael Bolton calls "the Hit Bitch" talks about her working practice; how a song goes from demo to hit; her favourite artists; how she persuaded Cher to record 'If I Could Turn Back Time'; seeing the Beatles as a kid, and becoming a writer; not being keen on co-writing; still being thrilled to hear her songs on the radio; not wanting to be a performer; the writers she admires... and the songs Rod Stewart turned down.

File format: mp3; file size: 43.8mb, interview length: 45' 35" sound quality: **½

Diane Warren (2012)

Interview by Ian Ravendale, Rock's Backpages Audio, 14 July 2012

The fabulously successful songwriter talks about her inspirations (Brill Building, Motown); not wanting to be a performer; breaking into the business, and the artists — from Laura Branigan to Aerosmith — who've covered her songs.

File format: mp3; file size: 33.4mb, interview length: 36' 31" sound quality: ** (phoner)

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