Linda Perry's career — 4 Non Blondes frontwoman, songwriter of hits like Christina Aguilera's "Beautiful" and Pink's "Get the Party Started," discoverer of artists like James Blunt — has now entered what you might call the fuck-you phase, an often paradoxical phase characterized by having enough money and enough hits and enough power that you can officially, publicly Not Give A Shit about what anyone thinks about you, while also constantly taking steps to ensure that your Legacy™ is exactly what you want it to be.Hence my sitting on a very comfortable orange velour sectional in Perry's perfectly temperature-controlled San Fernando Valley studio on a sweltering July day, surrounded by her very expensive collections of guitars, amps, and drums; a floor-to-ceiling built-in bookcase of color-coded books; three pianos; a Japanese samurai mural; several candles; and burning incense, so we can discuss her upcoming episode of VH1's Behind the Music and, debuting the same night, her new eight-episode reality series, Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project, a Making the Band-esque show in which Perry produces seven unsigned musical acts (some solo, some band) and, at the end, signs one of them to her independent label, Custard Records."I woke up one morning and I was like, It's time for you to go to TV," she says, sipping a cup of hot tea.She is an American rock singer, songwriter and record producer.Born on April 15, 1965 in Springfield, Massachusetts, U.Perry then wrote the band's huge 1993 hit, "What's Up?," which has been a staple of karaoke nights and one-hit wonder shows for the last 20 years. " ran out and Perry was near broke, she got a call from the then-unknown Pink — and it just so happened that Perry had recently written "Get the Party Started." In the last decade-plus, she's become one of the music industry's most influential rock songwriters and producers, writing songs for everyone from Christina Aguilera, Adam Lambert, and Gwen Stefani to Alicia Keys and KT Tunstall — particularly noteworthy in an industry where female songwriters are common but producers are rare.Their relationship continued for a decade and they broke up in 2011.
"Every parent's been in the car going, 'Oh my God, I can't hear this 'Car Goes Beep Beep' song one more time!
According to her, she moved to San Francisco at the age of 21 to pursue career in music and started to work at pizzeria.
She was very fluent playing guitar and had incredible voice, she began to sing own songs in her apartment with no windows.
Later people named her as "that chick with the big voice" which gave her immense confidence to perform in front of huge audiences.
She started to play guitar and used to cover songs while performing at Bay Area clubs and coffeehouses.
There's only so much I can do in here and I'm an Aries. So the idea of TV — it's not really my thing, but fuck, yeah, sure, I'll do it. If someone said I'm supposed to own a shoe store, or open a restaurant, I'd welcome that as well.