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Rolling Stone Gathers Whitney Houston's Dark Side

The new issue of Rolling Stone takes a look at Whitney Houston's life, including some of the demons that plagued the pop singer throughout her life.

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Although Whitney could be incredibly warm and charismatic, many of those who worked with her had a hard time understanding her dark side. "A lot of us talked about that, and no one could come up with an answer," Gerry Griffith, the A&R man who brought Houston to Clive Davis' attention around 1982 told the magazine. "Where is that rebellion coming from? It didn't come out for a while."

Narada Michael Walden, one of the pop star's many producers, added, "Because of her cousin Dionne [Warwick], she understood all those pretty-ass melodies from Burt Bacharach. But because she was young and from the era of Michael Jackson, Prince and Madonna, she had soul in her, too -- those rhythms. She had both sides. Plus, she was so damn gorgeous. You couldn't say no to her."

Read more of the interview at RollingStone.com.

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