Sony, Michael Jackson Estate Talk Transfer of Catalog

October 9, 2015

Sony ATV, the famous music-publishing catalog that Michael Jackson bought in 1985 and used for decades as a financial lifeline, will soon be sold in full to the late singer's estate — or the estate may sell its own half back to Sony Corp. The technology...


Watch Paul McCartney's New Video for 'Say Say Say' Remix

October 6, 2015

A renegade with a bottomless bag of dance moves helps put the final contemporary touches on the 2015 remix of Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson's "Say Say Say," off the newly remastered edition of McCartney's 1983 LP, Pipes of Peace. Ryan Heffington...


Inside Michael Jackson’s Iconic First Moonwalk Onstage

October 5, 2015

Rolling Stone contributing editor Steve Knopper's new book, MJ: The Genius of Michael Jackson (in stores October 6th), is the first narrative biography to deconstruct Jackson's inimitable dance steps, live performances, songwriting method...


Jay Z Joins, Quits Instagram After Michael Jackson Tribute

August 30, 2015

While Beyoncé ranks second on Instagram with 44.4 million followers, her husband Jay Z doesn't even have an account on the photo-sharing network. That is, until Saturday, when the rapper joined Instagram to post a photo remembering Michael...


Michael Jackson Wanted to Play Jar Jar Binks in 'Star Wars'

July 24, 2015

Michael Jackson was the "King of Pop." But he nearly became the King of Acting Flops. The singer reportedly told Star Wars mastermind George Lucas that he wanted to play goofy Gungan Jar Jar Binks, one of the most despised characters in film history,...


Michael Jackson Molestation Lawsuit Dismissed

May 28, 2015

A molestation lawsuit filed against the Michael Jackson estate by choreographer Wade Robson was dismissed Tuesday by a Los Angeles judge who ruled that Robson waited too long to seek legal action. Robson, who previously testified under...


Watch Baltimore's Michael Jackson Protestor Cover Beatles

April 30, 2015

After giving Rolling Stone a glimpse of what it takes to be the "Michael Jackson Protestor," Baltimore's Dimitri Reeves shows off his moves and optimism with a performance of Michael Jackson's cover of the Beatles' classic "Come Together." Atop...


'Motown 25' Special, Expansive Box Set Planned for Release

February 23, 2015

In 1983, music icons like Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and Diana Ross came together for Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever, a live NBC special that celebrated the 25th year of that legendary label. Now an updated version of the...


Wesley Snipes Talks Being Michael Jackson's 'Bodyguard'

September 18, 2015

Michael Jackson went epic with his video for 1987's "Bad," recruiting Martin Scorsese to direct a lengthy short film about urban gangs with choreography nods to West Side Story. Among the sprawling cast was a young Wesley Snipes, who played "Mini...


Sheryl Crow Starts a New Chapter, Live in Nashville

August 17, 2015

"If I can walk into a room like the Bluebird and connect with even five or 10 people, that's, to me, better than playing for 100,000 people," says pop-rock legend Sheryl Crow.  With Live at the Bluebird Café – the sixth installment...


Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch Lists for $100 Million

May 29, 2015

Michael Jackson's opulent Santa Barbara County, California estate Neverland Ranch has been put on the market for $100 million. Named after the fictional world in Peter Pan where children never grow up, the King of Pop resided on the estate,...


Michael Jackson Bassist Louis Johnson Dead at 60

May 22, 2015

Louis Johnson, founding member of funk band the Brothers Johnson and an in-demand bassist who appeared on Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" and "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough," died on Thursday, May 21st. He was 60. Johnson's nephew Troy confirmed...


Watch 'Michael Jackson Protester' Try to Heal Baltimore

April 29, 2015

Amid the riots and heartbreak Baltimore is facing in the wake of Freddie Gray's mysterious death while in police custody, Dimitri Reeves has brought some light to a dark situation — and done so by channeling the King of Pop. Videos of Reeves performing...


Can Michael Jackson Save Figure Skating?

January 23, 2015

Can the King of Pop lift figure skating from its doldrums? That question will be answered this season as the International Skating Union allows athletes in all disciplines to perform to music with lyrics for the first time. Skating insiders say that...



Watch Billy Gilman Cover Michael Jackson

November 21, 2014

At 13 years old, half the age he is today, Billy Gilman took the stage at New York's Madison Square Garden to participate in Michael Jackson's 30th Anniversary Concert. Taped on September 7 and 10, 2001, the special tribute to the King of Pop also featured...


Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Video to Live Again as 3-D Film

October 1, 2014

Michael Jackson's 14-minute music video for "Thriller" will be getting revived in 3-D next year, now that the clip's director, John Landis, has settled a legal dispute with the singer's estate. Although he is still working out specifics, the...


Hear Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury's Long-Lost Duet

September 19, 2014

Thirty-three years after they first began work on the track, Queen will finally release "There Must Be More to Life Than This" - featuring vocals by Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson - on their upcoming compilation album Queen Forever, which...


Hear Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Sung 20 Different Ways

October 27, 2014

More than three decades after Michael Jackson's Thriller became a worldwide smash – thanks to its genre-hopping amalgam of pop, rock and soul – a singer named Anthony Vincent has tested the versatility of the album's ghoulish title...


Hear the Jackson 5's Long-Lost First Recording 'Big Boy'

September 30, 2014

Since 1968, the earliest commercially available Jackson 5 recording has been the "Big Boy" 45 that the band cut for Steel Town Records and released in January that year. The previous July, however, they had cut the same track for Chicago's One-derful!...


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...