"I thought it was time for him to do a very honest album," producer says of 1987 smash that spawned "Man in the Mirror" and four other Number Ones
"He provided that canvas and that's why he's the 'Fifth Beatle,'" producer says. "[His death] just tore my heart out"
Singer-actress and her producer nephew on how they teamed for Boss Selection's "Flip and Rewind," track's throwback video
Legendary producer explains how a robbery steered him from crime to music
Prolific funk bassist appeared on 'Off the Wall,' 'Thriller' and Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin tracks
The producer and musical legend dishes on jazzbo slang, out-partying his kids and his film 'Keep On Keepin' On'
"Everybody's after money, the estate, the lawyers," he says
After the album was released, pop music would never be the same again