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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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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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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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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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Black Keys Best Michael Jackson for Top Spot

May 21, 2014

Michael Jackson is back! But this time he's dead. And, at least as far as the sales numbers are concerned, so is his beloved (well, loved and hated, anyway) record business. Album sales are down 16 percent so far this year, and track sales are down 12...

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Michael Jackson Hologram Moonwalks at Billboard Awards

May 18, 2014

A hologram that looked like Michael Jackson performed the previously unreleased "Slave to the Rhythm" at the Billboard Music Awards Sunday night. The performance began with a synchronized SWAT Team dancing until a curtain dropped and Jackson was...

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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...

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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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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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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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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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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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Selling Memories of Michael: Jackson Estate Has Big Plans

June 9, 2014

Michael Jackson's estate managed to bring the late star back to life, sort of, with an unnerving onstage pseudo-hologram at May 18th's Billboard Music Awards – and that's just the beginning of its ambitious plans for his career, which could include...

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Quincy Jones Says Michael Jackson Album Is 'About Money'

May 21, 2014

Quincy Jones is not thrilled about Xscape, the posthumous compilation of new Michael Jackson songs that L.A. Reid recently released. "They're trying to make money, and I understand it," he recently told CBC Radio. "Everybody's after money, the estate,...

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