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Surveillance Video From 1989 Confirms Michael Jackson Took James Safechuck Jewelry Shopping

Back in 1989, Michael Jackson made headlines for shopping at Zales jewelers in a disguise. Security thought he looked suspicious, as if he was going…
Julia Gray, Stereogum / March 14, 2019

Leaving Neverland: 7 Disturbing Allegations Against Michael Jackson in HBO Documentary

The low-key presentation of HBO's documentary Leaving Neverland belies the weight of the allegations its subjects, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, make against Michael Jackson. The two men,…

Jury Begins Deliberations in Quincy Jones-Michael Jackson Estate Royalties Dispute

Talk of "word games" dominated closing arguments in the royalties trial between Quincy Jones and a company owned by Michael Jackson's estate — and a…

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James Brown: Our 1988 Interview

This article originally appeared in the June 1988 issue of SPIN. Just as the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach, with its circular stairway,…
Scott Cohen / October 5, 2019

Miles Davis: Our 1985 Interview, Part 2

This is Part Two of "Miles Style," SPIN's two-part story on the life and legacy of Miles Davis. Part Two originally appeared in the December 1985 issue of SPIN. (Check out Quincy Troupe's…
Quincy Troupe / September 28, 2019

Miles Davis: Our 1985 Interview

This is Part One of "Miles Style," SPIN's two-part story on the life and legacy of Miles Davis. Part One originally appeared in the November 1985 issue of…
Quincy Troupe / September 28, 2019

Leaving Neverland Judge Sides With Michael Jackson Estate, Compelling HBO to Arbitration

A federal judge in Los Angeles ruled on Friday (Sept. 20) that HBO must participate in arbitration with the Estate of Michael Jackson over the Emmy-winning …
Claudia Rosenbaum, Billboard / September 21, 2019

Leaving Neverland Wins Emmy Award for Best Doc or Nonfiction Special [Update]

HBO's harrowing Michael Jackson documentary Leaving Neverland has been awarded the Creative Arts Emmy for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special. The distinction was awarded at…
Rob Arcand / September 15, 2019

Run-DMC: Our 1988 Cover Story

This article originally appeared in the May 1988 issue of SPIN. When the car wasn't at the airport to pick them up, they…
Scott Mehno / September 1, 2019

Parliament-Funkadelic: Our 1985 Interview With George Clinton

This article originally appeared in the October 1985 issue of SPIN. Where it all began is a barbershop in Plainfield, New Jersey, back in…
Greg Tate / August 25, 2019

Paul Simon: Our 1987 Interview

This article originally appeared in the January 1987 issue of SPIN. There is this guy, call him Goatman, because that's what he sounds…
RJ Smith / July 21, 2019

Janet Jackson: Our 1987 Cover Story

This article originally appeared in the January 1987 issue of SPIN. Walk into the office of one of the hot managers in pop…
J. C. Stevenson / July 13, 2019

Michael Jackson Fans Sue Leaving Neverland Accusers in French Court

A group of Michael Jackson fan clubs are suing Wade Robson and James Safechuck, the two subjects of the recent HBO documentary Leaving Neverland. As…
Rob Arcand / July 4, 2019

Justin Bieber Defends Chris Brown, Compares Him to Michael Jackson & Tupac

Justin Bieber is coming to his pal Chris Brown’s defense, and spreading a message of forgiveness. The crooner took to Instagram on Friday…
Rania Aniftos, Billboard / May 4, 2019

Michael Jackson’s Legacy Is Safe in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Leaving Neverland, the recent HBO documentary detailing Michael Jackson's alleged sexual abuse of two young boys, has caused quite a stir among fans of the…
Rob Arcand / March 24, 2019

Diana Ross Voices Support for Michael Jackson: “A Magnificent Incredible Force”

Diana Ross has voiced support for Michael Jackson in the wake of the recent documentary Leaving Neverland. Ross took to Twitter on Saturday to call…
Rob Arcand / March 23, 2019

Barbra Streisand On Michael Jackson Allegations: “His Sexual Needs Were His Sexual Needs” [UPDATE]

Barbra Streisand has sparked controversy after voicing her opinion on the allegations against Michael Jackson in the wake of HBO’s Leaving Neverland documentary. In a recent interview…
Bonnie Stiernberg, Billboard / March 23, 2019

Michael Jackson Items Removed by Indianapolis Children’s Museum

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis has removed three Michael Jackson items from exhibits after a new documentary renewed allegations of child sexual abuse against the late singer…
Associated Press / March 17, 2019
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