michael jackson

“Thriller” Songwriter Rod Temperton Dies at 66

Songwriter Rod Temperton has passed away last week after "a brief aggressive battle with cancer," according to chairman of music publisher Warner/Chappell Jon Platt. He was 66…
Brian Josephs / October 5, 2016

Michael Jackson Estate Sells Sony/ATV Music Publishing Business to Sony

The estate of Michael Jackson has sold its 50 percent stake in Sony/ATV Music Publishing to the Sony Corporation for $750 million, giving Sony sole ownership, Billboard…
Anna Gaca / October 1, 2016

Celebrity Choreographer Alleges That Michael Jackson’s Companies Were a Front for Child Sex Ring

Celebrity choreographer Wade Robson is levying serious new allegations against Michael Jackson. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Robson is alleging that the late pop icon used MJJ Productions…
Brian Josephs / September 15, 2016

Jesu/Sun Kil Moon Tell Us How They Really Feel About Michael Jackson on ‘He’s Bad’

Jesu's Justin Broadrick and Sun Kil Moon's Mark Kozelek have absolutely no love lost for Michael Jackson. Their new song, "He's Bad," is nowhere close to…
Anna Gaca / July 24, 2016

Will.i.am Has ‘a Hard Drive Full’ of Unreleased Songs by Artists Like Michael Jackson and Beyoncé

Will.i.am apparently has "a hard drive full" of unheard songs by pop megastars, with folders supposedly full of material by Michael Jackson, Beyoncé, Whitney Houston, Rihanna, Britney Spears, and…
Anna Gaca / March 22, 2016

Miguel Covers Michael Jackson’s ‘She’s Out of My Life’ at the Grammy Awards

Miguel, ever the consummate performer, celebrated the 35 years since Michael Jackson won his first Grammy for 1979's Off the Wall with by covering his ballad "She's Out…
Harley Brown / February 15, 2016

MTV VMAs: Every Video of the Year Nominee, Ranked

What do the videos for Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" have in common? Well, aside from being the only two videos…
Andrew Unterberger / August 27, 2015

Watch Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ Sung 20 Different Ways

Over the summer, "10 Second Songs" star Anthony Vincent made a good deal of Internet noise with his multiple-impressions cover of Linkin Park's "In The…
Brennan Carley / October 27, 2014

The 100 Greatest Live Performances on YouTube

We're coming up on the tenth anniversary of YouTube next February, but really, it feels like the site has been around far longer. In fact,…
Andrew Unterberger / October 22, 2014

Michael Jackson’s Camp Debuts ‘A Place With No Name’ Video

On the heels of his hologram performance at this year's Billboard Music Awards, Michael Jackson is back onscreen again with the posthumous new video for Xscape track…
Brennan Carley / August 14, 2014

You Can Help Buy Neverland Ranch

Former SPIN editor Mark Blackwell has experienced a stroke of genius: He's organizing a GoFundMe campaign to buy Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch. Earlier this week,…
Elissa Stolman / August 6, 2014

Michael Jackson Faces New Charges of Child Sexual Abuse

Michael Jackson has been charged with a new count of alleged sexual abuse, five years after his death. According to the Independent, 36-year-old James Safechuck…
Elissa Stolman / August 6, 2014

Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch Is Hitting the Market

The late great Michael Jackson made the fantasy of Peter Pan's Neverland into a real place in Los Olivos, California, and Forbes is now reporting that…
Olivia Forman / July 31, 2014

Michael Jackson’s 1987 SPIN Cover: ‘The Pressure to Beat It’

It is October 1986, and Michael Jackson is holed up in a West Hollywood recording studio trying to complete the follow-up to Thriller, the best-selling…
Quincy Troupe / June 25, 2014

Quincy Jones Blasts Michael Jackson’s ‘XSCAPE’ as a Money Grab

Quincy Jones certainly knows a thing or two about Michael Jackson's music. The 81-year-old legend produced the King of Pop's smash albums Off the Wall, Thriller, and Bad,…
Dan Reilly / May 21, 2014
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