you will never hear them
a chart of all the songs recognized by more than 90% of people
‘I don’t want to play with him.’ He was a racist mother —’
no artist has ever had a bigger investment in escapism
This didn’t prevent hypocrite Pitchfork to book R Kelly at their 2013 festival
the queen of these three past years
musicians are some of the most-followed people on social media,
It’s all about staying in a safe place, on a safe subject
‘Leaving Neverland’ had already said it all
worst backstory ever
one of the strangest pieces of music he ever released
Ten Years After His Death, Michael Jackson Still Rallies Fans From All Over The World At Forest Lawn Cemetery
‘He was someone who was so important for so many of us!’
He’d sing his line, then he’d disappear into the darkness
‘How does it ruin the timeline?’
It’s just a big web of lies.
even more insidious than you could imagine
That is a huge omission
The magical character of my childhood died a long time ago and ‘Leaving Neverland’ is the rightful nail on the coffin
the ‘believe the victims’ leitmotiv suddenly disappears
this master of pop, this breaker of racial barriers, and this deeply disturbed and repulsive man.
The bride wore cream, the bridesmaids wore pink
I feel as though I’ve been wandering these streets forever
‘It sounds like a total conspiracy theory’
a Japanese-anime makeover
Dead pop-rock stars are massive business
A sort of insane and forced Michael Jackson’s imitation
‘The defamation/lies are just too much and it has to stop’
His good name dragged through the mud by tabloid trash
THE WRONG WAY ROUND
There was a very profound point in the marriage when he had to make a decision.
‘Michael is a real hot-blooded man who loves women’
I know you think I’m finished here with MJ but I’m not.
MJ’s primary responsibility was to live through this for his three children
Shouldn’t you know you can’t call your website selling the popular puffy grains, ‘KingOfPop’ without a risk to get in trouble?
‘who was your saddest celebrity encounter?’
As for Bernie Sanders, does it even matter what kind of music he likes?
‘After that, he put on a scene from Prince’s movie Under the Cherry Moon, the artsy black-and-white bomb he made after Purple Rain, and he laughed some more at Prince.’
It’s a very odd choice, simply because white actor Joseph Fiennes looks nothing like the King of Pop
This was Michael Jackson first collaboration with Quincy Jones and the artistic zenith of both their careers. it is Justin Timberlake’s entire career by other means
Michael, like Presley, will sell records forever even in a world where most people don’t sell at all anymore.
Barely a month after his death, I wrote this think piece about what constitutes a good life… it still hurts a little
Google Play made it available to celebrate the 33rd anniversary of its release, which seems very bizarre, why 33? Why not 30 or 40?
But there was more than Demerol in the Jackson-Klein relationship, there was a real person, medical assistant Debbie Rowe, whom Klein introduced to Jackson. She married Jackson in 1996 and carried two of his children Prince and Paris, whose biological origins are still a mystery today.
Warner Bros. Television Group has announced that author and producer Tavis Smiley will be in charge of the production of a new TV series that will adapt several Smiley’s books for the small screen, including the upcoming ‘Before You Judge Me: The Triumph And Tragedy of Michael Jackson’s Last Days.’
went to see Michael Jackson with a girl named Christina at MSG the night before (with Whitney Houston! and Marlon Brando!) and we’d been out all night (Id taken the next day off work), we were at a bar in Queens when we saw it on the news, I took the last running train back to the city as my niece Louba was at work and I wanted to get her home safely… crossing 5th ave I watched WTC topple. Picked up Louba and no way out of the city we went on a pub crawl…
Choreographer Wade Robson sued the Jackson estate in 2013, claiming the king of pop had molested him during a 7-year stretch beginning 1990, when Robson was only 7. Unfortunately for him, Robson had testified that the singer had never abused him (during another molestation case in 2005), but he now claims that he got a revelation during a therapy session
When we look at this great moment in pop, I think we will see it as an equivalent to the summer of 1982: the pieces are on the chessboard but the moves haven’t been made yet. The moment in pop, when videos became central to pop and rock, hadn’t quite happened. In January 1983, Michael Jackson would drop “Beat It” and MTV and videos would become the story of music
Tony gives everything to the album, especially a playfulness and a depth of artistic integrity. On his website, Succar is quoted as saying “Even the horn lines, I would transcribe them from Quincy Jones’ productions and then apply them to the arrangement in a different way. The essence of every song was respected. I gave it my best to create this very thin line between what Michael did with his production and what I brought to the project.”
I wrote a little while ago that MJ’s primary responsibility was to live through this for his three children. That was his moral imperative. But the music world, or popstars issues with fame and feeling good about themselves, are not our concerns, our only concerns are the musical manifestation of mortality.
Michael Jackson lived and breathed excellence; he made millions because he gave to millions; world changer, people changer; one of the greatest performers of all time, a legend who left an immortal legacy and a shining example of the pinnacle of human achievement.