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Oddest Michael Jackson Interview Surfaces

September 16, 2014

From John and Yoko to Tupac, PBS Digital Studios' Blank on Blank series has taken music journalists' unheard audiotapes and fused them with clever animation. Now the series has unveiled yet another amazing interview: An intimate conversation...

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Watch Adam Levine Impersonate Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson

September 3, 2014

Throughout his late-night tenure, Jimmy Fallon has reigned as King of the Musical Impression. (Remember his take on Neil Young singing the Fresh Prince theme? 'Nuff said.) But the comedian faced stiff competition on Tuesday night's Tonight...

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20 Best MTV VMAs Opening Performances

August 22, 2014

If the Grammys are "music's biggest night," then the MTV Video Music Awards are music's most memorable. For three decades, the VMAs have had an incomparable ability to distill a year's worth of pop music into a single killer ceremony-opening performance....

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31 Most Outrageous VMAs Moments Ever

August 20, 2014

Since their 1984 debut, the Video Music Awards have thrived on being the unpredictable younger sibling of America's awards-show family — and the fact that they're 31 years old this year hasn't slowed down their penchant for causing headlines and...

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Michael Jackson's Neverland to Be Sold

August 1, 2014

Michael Jackson's opulent, 2,700-acre estate Neverland Ranch will be hitting the market in the near future. Forbes reports that the Los Olivos, California property is being sold by the real estate investment firm Colony Capital, which owns equity in Neverland...

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Reaching Out: The Best Michael Jackson Slow-Jams

June 30, 2014

As Jackson famously once said: "I'm a lover, not a fighter." These tracks prove that he was as adept at drama-drenched ballads and feel-good anthems as he was with glossy nightclub roof-raisers.

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Michael Jackson: Black Superhero

June 26, 2014

When Michael Jackson was a boy, you didn't have to say "black is beautiful," you just had to look at him and you knew. In 1969, as black people were getting comfortable with the idea that African features are gorgeous, he arrived as the perfect punctuation...

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Jack White Sets Vinyl Sales Record

June 18, 2014

The streaming-music business continues to clank along on its road to The Future of the Record Business. Apple bought Beats Music, but has yet to say what it'll do with it. Amazon recently unveiled its own modest service. And YouTube reps are saying its...

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Bart Simpson Does 'The Bartman' With Michael Jackson

August 21, 2014

By the fall of 1990 Simpsons mania had swept the country, even though the show had been on the air for less than a year. Bart was the breakout star and merchandise featuring the slingshot-wielding delinquent flooded stores, though schools across the country...

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Vintage Michael Jackson Clips Used for New Video

August 14, 2014

Even posthumously, Michael Jackson is going where no artist has gone before: His new video for Xscape's "A Place With No Name" marks the first time a music video has ever debuted exclusively on Twitter. Along with its tweet premiere, "A Place...

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Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith Top the Charts

July 2, 2014

What does Ed Sheeran's x album title really stand for? "Multiply" is the official pronunciation, but maybe it's just curse-word shorthand for "x@$%ing record sales," with albums down 15 percent this year and tracks down 13 percent. Ed Sheeran's Heartache...

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'Private' Michael Jackson Footage Sets off Lawsuit

June 28, 2014

Behind-the-scenes footage of Michael Jackson shot in 2007 has set off a lawsuit between the production company behind a new documentary and the executors of Jackson's estate. Michael Jackson: 25 Essential Moments According to The Hollywood Reporter,...

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Funky Strong: The Best Michael Jackson Dance Songs

June 27, 2014

No one's been responsible for more spur-of-the-moment than dance parties than Michael Jackson, whose funky fusions of rock, disco and R&B are just as beatific as ever. These songs will get you off the wall and on the floor.

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Michael Jackson's Dad: 'My Son Visits Me in My Sleep'

June 25, 2014

On the fifth anniversary of Michael Jackson's death, his father Joe has offered a remembrance of his son on his website. "Michael, not a day goes by when I don't think of you," he wrote. "I miss you. Everywhere I go, your music follows me. I hear it in...

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Michael Jackson 'Hologram' Now Subject of Two Lawsuits

June 20, 2014

The company that produced the Michael Jackson "performance" at the Billboard Music Awards this year has filed a $10 million countersuit against Hologram USA, which had preemptively sued it prior to the broadcast. Although Hologram USA claims to hold the...

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