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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...


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'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...


'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...


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 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...


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...


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...


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.


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...