The Gospel According to Dr. Luke

rs1103.jpgLast month, I spent a lot of time in the studio with superstar pop producer Dr. Luke (no, he wasn’t putting together my blockbuster debut album). Two credits in case you’re not familiar with his work: Kelly Clarkson, “Since U Been Gone” and Miley Cyrus, “Party in the U.S.A.” Dr. Luke’s collaborated so often with Max Martin, people think he’s Swedish too. “I’m really upset I’ve set the record straight,” Luke told me. “If you want to say I’m from Sweden, that would be awesome.”

The resulting article is in the new issue (#1103) of Rolling Stone, on pages 88 and 89–as is often the case, they haven’t put it online, so if you want to read it, you’ll have to track down a glossy paper copy.

posted 20 April 2010 in Articles and tagged , , . 3 comments

3 Comments on The Gospel According to Dr. Luke

  1. Chris M. Says:

    In the accompanying photo, is that an infinity pool he’s standing in? Mofo must have a sweet house.

    Best profile I’ve read of the guy so far.

  2. Gavin Says:

    Thanks! That is indeed an infinity pool. He told me he jumped into it so many times for that photo shoot, he ended up with bruises all over his body.

  3. Chris M. Says:

    Speaking of stuff RS is (or isn’t) doing online — not that I expect you to answer for them, but…is this true? (Emphasis mine:)

    On Monday, Rolling Stone erected a pay wall and unveiled a redesigned site. A one-month pass costs $3.95 while a full year costs $29.99. Online subscribers get a print subscription val-
    ued at $19.95. The online subscription comes with access to the online version of the current print magazine plus the magazine’s archives. Subscription to the print magazine does not come with online access. (Fast Company)

    I mean, WTF? No print subscriber access to the website? Not even the friggin’ Wall Street Journal does that!

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