Howard said he was surprised by the uproar over the compliment he gave Scott the Engineer, but it's now clear that Scott had little to do with the great sound during Lady Gaga's in-studio performance: "I think I have to take away my compliment. Based on all the information we've gathered, I'm sorry I complimented him."
Howard laughed that things rarely went Scott's way--a half-dozen people have stepped forward to point out how little Scott was involved: "His whole compliment has been ruined by you guys. He finally got a compliment out of me and it's been ruined."
But worse than Scott are those seeking credit: "Lady Gaga is listening to the radio and hearing at least 100 people taking credit for her performance."