15 May 2012
Producer extraordinaire Mark Ronson has revealed that he walked away from recording sessions with the Gossip after learning of the death of close friend Amy Winehouse- because her death made him realise that he didn't have as good a chemistry with them.
Mark was working with Beth Ditto and her band on their latest album, A Joyful Noise, when he learned his Back To Black collaborator had died.
He told MTV, "It was really strange. It was almost like a turning point. When I found out that Amy passed I was in disbelief. I walked out of the session and I never fully came back."
Ronson admits that the shock of Amy's passing made him realise his tracks with Gossip lacked the magic he shared with Winehouse.
He added, "I think the main thing, the chemistry of what we had going on with the Gossip album wasn't really amazing and being reminded about how good it is when it's good, maybe I thought I was forcing something."
Ouch! Do you think Mark's comments are fair? Or should he have kept them to himself?