This is an old rumour but I have just found out that this is true, Carly Simon wants to be spanked before she goes on stage!
Stage fright is something I understand. I could not get up and play in front of people (maybe that is because of my profound lack of talent). I admire even the worse pub rock band that gets up and does it – and I have a seen them (no names etc. but they have been playing in my home town of Clitheroe, Lancs UK, for a number of years).
That CS needs to be spanked beggars belief. If she had a dispassionate view of the great songs that she has written and recorded like “He’s So Vain” and er, all the others (help me with this) then she should not have stage fright.