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Pop Rewind: Michael Jackson “Black or White”

Yesterday, June 25, marked five years since the “King of Pop” passed away. It only seems fitting, then, to pull another Michael Jackson hit out of the vault for this week’s Rewind. “Black or White,” Jackson’s ode to racial harmony, was the lead single from 1991’s Dangerous, blending pop, dance, rap and a touch of metal into a highly catchy tune that dares you not to dance to it. The […]

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Listen to Michael Jackson Posthumous Single “Love Never Felt So Good”

It’s been nearly five years since we lost Michael Jackson, but a team of producers headed up by Timbaland and executive producer L.A. Reid have been hard at work helping keep his memory alive, most notably with an upcoming posthumous album Xscape, a collection of “contemporized” unreleased tunes reportedly mined from about 40 years’ worth of demos. During last night’s broadcast of the first-ever iHeartRadio Music Awards, L.A. Reid officially […]

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Pop Rewind: Michael Jackson “Billie Jean”

From a music history standpoint, Michael Jackson really had two careers: a child singing star who stole the spotlight among his brothers early on as part of the Jackson 5; and his emergence as the “King of Pop” in the 1980s.  This week’s rewind, “Billie Jean,” the second single from 1982’s breakthrough album Thriller, is one of the songs that helped propel Jackson’s second career into megastardom. Ironically, “Billie Jean” […]

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Quincy Jones Sues Michael Jackson Estate for $10 Million Plus

Claims unpaid royalties, credit for posthumous versions of his work

It never reads well in print when a living icon sues a dead one. Nevertheless, on Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court, legendary music producer Quincy Jones filed a $10 million lawsuit against the estate of King of Pop Michael Jackson relating to alleged unpaid royalties from several projects released after Jackson’s death, as first revealed by The Hollywood Reporter. As is usually the case, the business agreements behind the […]

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AEG Live Cleared of Negligence in Death of Michael Jackson

The latest court case involving the untimely death of pop icon Michael Jackson has ended with the vindication of AEG Live, the promotion company tasked with promoting the late performer’s “This Is It” comeback shows. A jury unanimously decided that the company had not acted negligently in the hiring of Jackson’s physician Conrad Murray, who is currently finishing a prison sentence for involuntary manslaughter for his role in administering a […]

Michael Jackson Thriller

Pop Rewind: Michael Jackson “Thriller”

Given the time of year, it simply makes sense to bring out Michael Jackson’s video for “Thriller” as this weekend’s pop rewind. Despite the controversy that swirled around the “King of Pop” over the years, Jackson remains an icon, not because of the hype surrounding him, but because of his talent. He is one of those artists whose work changed the musical landscape, influencing and altering the way people after […]


Bad 25: The Remixes

It was always inevitable following his death in 2009 that no corner of Michael Jackson’s back catalogue would remain untouched. Just three years on and there’s already been a collection of his unreleased recordings (Michael), a Cirque du Soleil soundtrack (Immortal) and countless cash-in compilations. So it was little surprise when it was announced that Jackon’s seminal 1987 seventh studio effort, Bad, was to be given the full deluxe edition […]