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Music giant Jimmy Iovine in 'Defiant' alliance with Dr. Dre

Associated Press logo Associated Press 7/6/2017 By FRAZIER MOORE, AP Television Writer
FILE - In this June 27, 2017, file photo, music mogul Jimmy Iovine, center, poses with rapper Dr. Dre, left, and producer Allen Hughes at the premiere of HBO's "The Defiant Ones" at the Time Warner Center in New York. The four-part documentary series tracks the lives of Iovine and Dre, and their unlikely partnership turning out hit records and creating Beats headphones, which they sold to Apple in 2014. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this June 27, 2017, file photo, music mogul Jimmy Iovine, center, poses with rapper Dr. Dre, left, and producer Allen Hughes at the premiere of HBO's "The Defiant Ones" at the Time Warner Center in New York. The four-part documentary series tracks the lives of Iovine and Dre, and their unlikely partnership turning out hit records and creating Beats headphones, which they sold to Apple in 2014. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Music producer Jimmy Iovine (iVEN) says he never celebrated the successes. Not working with Bruce Springsteen and John Lennon decades ago. Not selling his Beats headphones business to Apple for billions.

FILE - Music and film producer Jimmy Iovine attends the premiere of HBO's "The Defiant Ones" at the Time Warner Center on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in New York. The documentary series tracks the lives of Dr. Dre, whose upbringing in Compton, California, inspired him to become a pioneer of gangsta rap, and Jimmy Iovine, a working-class kid from Brooklyn, New York, who made his bones as a record producer working with John Lennon, Patti Smith and Bruce Springsteen. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) © The Associated Press FILE - Music and film producer Jimmy Iovine attends the premiere of HBO's "The Defiant Ones" at the Time Warner Center on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in New York. The documentary series tracks the lives of Dr. Dre, whose upbringing in Compton, California, inspired him to become a pioneer of gangsta rap, and Jimmy Iovine, a working-class kid from Brooklyn, New York, who made his bones as a record producer working with John Lennon, Patti Smith and Bruce Springsteen. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Iovine says every triumph brought a measure of pain because he wasn't sure he could do it again.

But far more often than not, he did. The past quarter-century he proved himself a winner in tight partnership with rapper Dr. Dre. That's the story of "The Defiant Ones," a four-part docuseries premiering Sunday on HBO.

While previewing the film, Iovine says he made a major life decision: that it's possible to be ambitious but also at peace.

Going forward, Iovine says he will still get the job done. But now he'll do it with a sense of peace.

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