NY Post - Adele reportedly walked out on an Australian TV host who flew 10,000 miles to interview her as part of a $725,000 deal — because he hadn’t listened to her new album.
Seven Network host Matt Doran flew from Sydney to London earlier this month to interview the “Hello” singer as part of a big-money deal that included rights to Adele’s Oprah Winfrey special and two-hour comeback concert, the Daily Telegraph said.
During the sit-down, Adele asked what the “Weekend Sunrise” host thought of her new album, “30” — only for him to reportedly admit, “I haven’t listened to it.”
Offended, Adele walked out on the interview — and her label, Sony, refused to allow Seven to use it, the paper said.
It left Australia “the only market in the world not to have a one-on-one with Adele” to promote her album launch, one Seven insider told the paper.
“Seven is obviously angry about it. Matt was reprimanded … He should have done the research,” the insider said, saying the host was suspended for two weeks.
Doran told The Australian that he is “mortified and unequivocally apologetic” to Adele, insisting it was a simple mistake.
Simple mistake. Totally Matt.
Landed a one-on-one with one of the biggest recording artists on the planet, as part of the MASSIVE promo leading up to her wildly anticipated new album. The least you can do is hit play on the thing and give it a listen during the 20 hour flight from Sydney to London.
“When I sat down to interview Adele, I was totally unaware that I’d been emailed a preview of her unreleased album,” Doran said.
“I have since discovered it was sent to me as an ‘e card’ link, which I somehow missed upon landing in London.
“It was an oversight but NOT a deliberate snub. This is the most important email I have ever missed,” he said.
Wait. Now I'm actually taking Matt's side here?
Those God damned "e-card" or "paperless posts"?
THAT is how you send the pre-release preview link for listeners?
The people who send these things are the fucking worst.
The same people who demand 20 people meet in person for what could easily have been an email. The same people who send emails and then when you don't respond, because you don't live on your email, text you "did you get my email?" when they could have just texted you to begin with.
You are the same people who send these ridiculous "e-vites", paperless posts, and the other nonsense rather than just a regular old email or text.
Sending them for your one-year-old's birthday party is an asshole move.
Sending them to media to listen to one of the most looked forward to records in recent years is ludicrous.
However, he insisted that “Adele didn’t storm out.”
“In fact, it was the polar opposite. What was meant to be 20 minutes was extended to 29 minutes,” he claimed.
Doran — who was back hosting his show this weekend — also insisted he had just been missing from the show and was not formally suspended.
“I’m utterly confounded. I’ve implored Sony to release the interview,” he said.
Doran had teased his interview with a photo with his crew in London on Nov. 4, writing, “This one is going to be pretty special …”
Well Matt lost me again.
"She wasn't mad. It was actually the exact opposite. She loved me!"
She loved you so much she told her agent to make sure your interview gets buried and never sees the light of day.
Just another example of Big J Journalists doing Big J Journalist stuff.
p.s.- Adele, if you'd like to do a real interview, with somebody who knows and appreciates your work, inside and out, hit me up and we will make some room for you on Barstool Backstage.