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Reply #180 posted 06/24/12 4:07pm

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Tonight on bet they are going to show life of an icon.
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Reply #181 posted 06/24/12 4:46pm

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Tonight on bet they are going to show life of an icon.

I hate that documentary. David Gest did him no justice with that one. The beginning parts about The Jackson 5 were insightful, but it was very spotty at best.

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Reply #182 posted 06/24/12 4:51pm

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I wish someone does a thorough documentary on Mike... can't wait for the Bad 25 docu...

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Reply #183 posted 06/24/12 5:25pm

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Timmy84 said:

I wish someone does a thorough documentary on Mike... can't wait for the Bad 25 docu...

[Edited 6/24/12 16:51pm]

When I heard spike lee was part of it I got a good feeling about it. I don't mind a honest one too about the music and his life. Because some like to sugar coat things but I would love for it to show everything.

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Reply #184 posted 06/24/12 5:49pm

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babybugz said:

Timmy84 said:

I wish someone does a thorough documentary on Mike... can't wait for the Bad 25 docu...

[Edited 6/24/12 16:51pm]

When I heard spike lee was part of it I got a good feeling about it. I don't mind a honest one too about the music and his life. Because some like to sugar coat things but I would love for it to show everything.

nod Exactly...

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Reply #185 posted 06/24/12 5:51pm

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silverchild said:

GoldDolphin said:

I agree, I was gonna mention them. Now they just need to release some damn tour videos as well, isn't kinda crazy that there isnt any offical Jackson 5 footage? :O

I have a rare VHS tape of Jackson 5 concerts from 1970 and 1974. The 1974 segment is actually the Africa documentary that is currently trying to get the greeen light for release. So proud I have the entire thing.

But yes, tour videos will be nice at this point. They went all out for the Live at the Forum collection. razz

Really? Wow i'm so jealous, I've been trying to get that for the longest! I've been asking people about it and I thought it would be released by now. So is it good?

Yes biggrin

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Reply #186 posted 06/24/12 5:54pm

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babybugz said:

Timmy84 said:

I wish someone does a thorough documentary on Mike... can't wait for the Bad 25 docu...

[Edited 6/24/12 16:51pm]

When I heard spike lee was part of it I got a good feeling about it. I don't mind a honest one too about the music and his life. Because some like to sugar coat things but I would love for it to show everything.

I hope 70 % of the documentary is about the music and his art and not about tabloid shit. That's actually the worse thing with MJ documentaries, they talk about the Motown era and end it around BAD (somtimes only with Thriller), then there's nothing on Dangerous or HIStory which totally sucks and the rest tabloid shit...

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Reply #187 posted 06/24/12 6:06pm

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So are they going to show any tributes tomorrow?
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Reply #188 posted 06/24/12 6:07pm

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GoldDolphin said:

silverchild said:

I have a rare VHS tape of Jackson 5 concerts from 1970 and 1974. The 1974 segment is actually the Africa documentary that is currently trying to get the greeen light for release. So proud I have the entire thing.

But yes, tour videos will be nice at this point. They went all out for the Live at the Forum collection. razz

Really? Wow i'm so jealous, I've been trying to get that for the longest! I've been asking people about it and I thought it would be released by now. So is it good?

Yes biggrin

Very great. Of course it's grainy as hell. It's an old VHS tape. But the footage is just excellent. The '74 Africa documentary is a keeper.

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Reply #189 posted 06/24/12 6:31pm

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GoldDolphin said:

babybugz said:

When I heard spike lee was part of it I got a good feeling about it. I don't mind a honest one too about the music and his life. Because some like to sugar coat things but I would love for it to show everything.

I hope 70 % of the documentary is about the music and his art and not about tabloid shit. That's actually the worse thing with MJ documentaries, they talk about the Motown era and end it around BAD (somtimes only with Thriller), then there's nothing on Dangerous or HIStory which totally sucks and the rest tabloid shit...

Well since this is on the BAD album, I doubt they'd even get to the "tabloid shit"...

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Reply #190 posted 06/24/12 7:12pm

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Timmy84 said:

GoldDolphin said:

I hope 70 % of the documentary is about the music and his art and not about tabloid shit. That's actually the worse thing with MJ documentaries, they talk about the Motown era and end it around BAD (somtimes only with Thriller), then there's nothing on Dangerous or HIStory which totally sucks and the rest tabloid shit...

Well since this is on the BAD album, I doubt they'd even get to the "tabloid shit"...

They probably, after all that's what Leave Me Alone is about

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Reply #191 posted 06/24/12 7:33pm

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musicology54 said: So are they going to show any tributes tomorrow?


There were some tributes this weekend at various Live venues. There may be more this week. I'm sure radio DJ's will do something.

I think I'll listen to a lot more of MJ this week.
PaisleyRose was here rose
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Reply #192 posted 06/24/12 7:37pm

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I still miss my baby sad I can't believe it's been 3 years either, I almost feel terrified of how I will be tomorrow though I have come a long way. I've had emotional ups and downs over him this week though I found ways to enjoy life.

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Reply #193 posted 06/24/12 10:14pm

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musicology54 said:

So are they going to show any tributes tomorrow?

TV One will be showing the 30th Anniversary Special from 2001.

I'm sure VH1 Soul and VH1 Classic will be playing his videos and other exclusive stuff all day.

BET and Centric will be showing that David Gest documentary, Michael Jackson: Life of an Icon, again...meh!

Centric will also be showing The Jacksons: An American Dream as well.

Same 'ol, same 'ol really!

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Reply #194 posted 06/24/12 10:49pm

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musicology54 said: So are they going to show any tributes tomorrow?


There were some tributes this weekend at various Live venues. There may be more this week. I'm sure radio DJ's will do something.

I think I'll listen to a lot more of MJ this week.

Same here. I hope are radio station actually does something this year.
@silverchild I don't even have those channels so I guess only bet. I hope MTV does something with their amtv block or vh1's video block hour that shows at 1:00 am. But knowing them they're probably going to show their shitty reality shows instead.
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Reply #195 posted 06/24/12 10:52pm

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musicology54 said:

PaisleyRose said:
There were some tributes this weekend at various Live venues. There may be more this week. I'm sure radio DJ's will do something. I think I'll listen to a lot more of MJ this week.
Same here. I hope are radio station actually does something this year. @silverchild I don't even have those channels so I guess only bet. I hope MTV does something with their amtv block or vh1's video block hour that shows at 1:00 am. But knowing them they're probably going to show their shitty reality shows instead.

BET ain't doing much but showing that shitty documentary. MTV will probably be generous, but I don't have to worry about these crappy music channels. I have DVDs and albums here, so I'm straight. lol

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Reply #196 posted 06/24/12 11:03pm

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musicology54 said:


PaisleyRose said:
There were some tributes this weekend at various Live venues. There may be more this week. I'm sure radio DJ's will do something. I think I'll listen to a lot more of MJ this week.

Same here. I hope are radio station actually does something this year. @silverchild I don't even have those channels so I guess only bet. I hope MTV does something with their amtv block or vh1's video block hour that shows at 1:00 am. But knowing them they're probably going to show their shitty reality shows instead.


BET ain't doing much but showing that shitty documentary. MTV will probably be generous, but I don't have to worry about these crappy music channels. I have DVDs and albums here, so I'm straight. :.lol:

I have a bunch of his songs on my phone to but it erks me that they don't show is music vids more often. Then again this is the same network that created mob wives and jersey whores so what do I expect
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Reply #197 posted 06/25/12 12:07am

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So does anyone think Pepsi will relaunch those mj pepsi commercials?
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Reply #198 posted 06/25/12 12:16am

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So does anyone think Pepsi will relaunch those mj pepsi commercials?

I have been asking myself that question lately as well. It won't be surprising if they do. It would be hot and weird at the same time.

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Reply #199 posted 06/25/12 1:30am

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Today marks three years since the passing onto eternity of the late, great King of Pop Michael Jackson.

Ever tragic, in that his demise at age 50 was entirely premature, there’s also a certain sweetness to be sourced from the fact that his impact remains inescapable. Think about it: be it in a commercial, video game, blasting from a car, playing in a store, or even a reference from your favourite artist – the music of Michael Jackson is still a feature of our everyday lives. Literally.

Much ado is made about the words “icon” and “legend” – both of which are used these days with careless “flimsy”. Yet, one needn’t rely on the propaganda of PR spin to know what those words represent. For, put simply, Michael Jackson is the blueprint.

Longtime readers will know that it was Michael’s musicality, vision, and precision that birthed my love for music; and ultimately my desire to share that with the masses via the creation of That Grape Juice five years ago. As such, like millions the world over, MJ occupies a special place in my life personally.

And while classics such as ‘Billie Jean’, ‘Black or White’, and ‘Bad’ are etched in mass consciousness, it’s the lyrics from ‘Unbreakable’ – the opener on Jackson’s 2001 opus ‘Invincible’ – which resonate the most for yours truly:

“You can’t believe it, you can’t conceive it
and you can’t touch me, ’cause I’m untouchable
and I know you hate it, and you can’t take it
You’ll never break me, ’cause I’m unbreakable “


While, in life, an emphatic response to his many critics, the song’s lyrics carry with them a potent new meaning now that he is no longer with us: love it or loathe it, the legacy of Michael Jackson is insurmountable. Indeed, unbreakable.

With that, there is little else to say than: Michael Joseph Jackson, we salute you. We thank you. As generations to come will learn, greatness lives beyond the body.


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Reply #200 posted 06/25/12 10:02am

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Rest In Peace, MJ.

I still miss you deeply.

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Reply #201 posted 06/25/12 10:29am

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Even though I'm a die hard Prince fan. I can't deny it was a very sad day in the entertainment industry when It was found out MJ passed. Being in the entertainment industry myself it struck me hard. The industry will never be the same without him...At least we still have PRINCE & his equally talented sister Janet left...

R.I.P MICHAEL

eye think of prince like a "ACT OF GOD"! N another realm. eye mean of all people who might b aliens or angels.if found out that prince wasn't of this earth, eye would not b that surprise. All prince needs 2 do 2 take over the world again is decide he wants 2.
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Reply #202 posted 06/25/12 10:31am

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Today is the third anniversary of the death of Michael Jackson. (Also the the third anniversary of Farrah Fawcett’s passing, FYI.) Epic Records cannot get Michael’s posthumous recordings out properly.

Way back I told you that Michael’s longtime engineer Bruce Swedien had one extra track from “Bad”–the same one the late Frank DiLeo remembered as being outstanding. It was called “Don’t Be Messin’ Around.” I wrote about it here: http://www.showbiz411.com/2009/0...uce-swedie.

So it turns out that three weeks ago, on June 5th, Epic released “Don’t Be Messin’ Around” as the B side of the reissued “I Can’t Stop Loving You,” the original single from the “Bad” album. I spoke to Bruce a few minutes ago. He says the track is NOT a demo, it’s the finished track. “Michael didn’t make demos. hmm He played piano on that track. That’s the record.” Sony did not consult Swedien about the track. They did send Spike Lee down to interview him for a video they’re doing on the “Bad’ 25th anniversary release set for…September. But for now, no publicity.

What??? After all the fighting about the Cascio tracks from the “Michael” album, here was the one track everyone agreed was really Michael, was really from classic sessions, and could have been trumpeted into a big deal. Not only has there been ZERO publicity, but also you can only buy the single at Wal-Mart, and only physically. Not digitally. In 2012.

I can’t imagine why Sony/Epic/Legacy and the Michael Jackson estate was unable to do this right. It’s like everything else with Michael Jackson’s post-death recordings. And to think Sony said it made a deal for $200 million. They’re not going to earn it back this way!

http://www.showbiz411.com...-bad-album

confuse confused ???

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Reply #203 posted 06/25/12 10:35am

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^ When it comes to Michael (or Madonna) I can't trust Roger Friedman's opinions any more than I can about a fake celebrity marriage...

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Reply #204 posted 06/25/12 11:23am

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Timmy84 said:

^ When it comes to Michael (or Madonna) I can't trust Roger Friedman's opinions any more than I can about a fake celebrity marriage...

Yes but he claims he spoke to Bruce Swedien and that he said that DBMA is the actual track and not a demo because Michael doesnt make demos. Thats the part that stood out and made me hmm

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Reply #205 posted 06/25/12 11:53am

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Timmy84 said:

^ When it comes to Michael (or Madonna) I can't trust Roger Friedman's opinions any more than I can about a fake celebrity marriage...

Yes but he claims he spoke to Bruce Swedien and that he said that DBMA is the actual track and not a demo because Michael doesnt make demos. Thats the part that stood out and made me hmm

Michael has recorded demos but what he could have meant was that it's the complete track, it just didn't make the cut on the album. I haven't heard the song itself yet.

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Reply #206 posted 06/25/12 11:53am

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R.I.P. Michael...those three years went swiftly! I'm celebratin' hard today though...Damn.


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Reply #207 posted 06/25/12 11:57am

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R. Kelly Shares His Memories of Meeting Michael Jackson

Monday June 25, 2012 02:20 PM EDT

It's been exactly three years since Michael Jackson's untimely passing. But for R. Kelly, the memory of spending time with the King of Pop will last forever.

They met when Kelly wrote "You Are Not Alone" for Jackson, and the late pop star agreed to sing it. Kelly details the thrill of meeting Jackson, their collaboration on the song – and what it was like to hit the mall with the mega-star – in his upcoming memoir, Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me, on sale June 28, reprinted here with permission from SmileyBooks.

R. Kelly Shares His Memories of Meeting Michael Jackson| Tributes, Music News, Michael Jackson, R. Kelly

R. Kelly's new book, Soulacoaster


The day finally came. I got to the studio two hours early. I ordered my favorite Chinese food. I was sure to include some vegetarian dishes for Michael. I was so nervous that I started practicing in front of the food just how I would introduce Michael. Would I say, "Mike, would you like some Chinese food?" Or, "Mike, want some of this, man?" Or maybe it'd be better to say, "If you're in the mood for some Chinese food, Michael, you're welcome to it."

Thirty minutes and several phone calls from Jackson's people later, the legendary singer arrives.

He looked at least eight feet tall. He looked like an avatar. He was wearing a black mask over his face. Only his eyes were showing.

Finally, Mike walked over to me. He looked in my eyes, opened his arms, and gave me the hug of my life, whispering to me in his lighter-than-air, soft, high voice. "The world's gonna be singing this song."

I blurted out something silly like, "Congratulations on everything you've done, Mike. Congratulations on being Michael Jackson."

Just about then, Bubbles the chimp pranced into the room. In my mind, I called Bubbles "Trouble." The chimp made me nervous.

"He's friendly, isn't he, Mike?"

"Oh, yes, he's not going to hurt you."

"Anyway," I said, "I'm just glad you like the song."

"I don't like it, Rob. I love it. I don't want to change one thing. I want to sing it just the way you wrote it. You captured me beautifully. That's the reason I came here. We can get started just as soon as I do my vocal warm-ups."

"If you excuse me for a minute," I said, "I'll be right back."

I walked to the bathroom and just fell out on the floor. I broke down and cried. It wasn't that Michael Jackson was singing my song; it was that Michael had felt how I'd caught his spirit. Michael Jackson had come to Chicago to work with me!

"Rob," he said in that high, sing-song voice, "would you mind coming in here and singing backgrounds with me?"

Mind? Are you kidding? Michael Jackson was asking me to sing with him!

I had to practically stop myself from running to the vocal booth. I paced myself so I could walk slowly, but in my heart I felt like a little girl.

When we started to sing, the blend was perfect. We were butter and toast. He did that some rocking motion I'd seen him do on "We Are the World." Sitting there next to me – my voice over his, his voice over mine – I tasted heaven. Heaven on earth. Brother, this is as good as it gets.

"You know, Rob," he said later that afternoon, "sometimes it can take me a month to get a song where I want it."

"Me, too, Mike," I agreed. "Sometimes it takes me more than a month."

"I'm glad you understand. You'll be patient with me, won't you?"

"I'll be whatever you want me to be, Mike. It's still like a dream for me."

Then, the King of Pop made an unexpected request

"Can I ask you something else?"

"Sure."

"Is there a mall around here, Rob?"

"Just a couple of blocks away."

"Would you go there with me? I love malls."

"I love 'em too, Mike. Let's roll."

With Bubbles and the security team in place, we went to Water Tower Place, one of the nicest malls in Chicago. Michael headed straight for the Disney store where he was fascinated by a larger-than-life statue of Donald Duck hung above the entrance.

"That's beautiful," said Michael. "Do you think they'd sell it to me? I'd love to have Donald Duck for Neverland."

"Couldn't hurt to ask," I said.

Of course Michael Jackson walking into the Disney store caused a near-riot. When the manager appeared, Michael couldn't have been sweeter: "Is there any way I could buy that Donald Duck?" he asked.

"I'm afraid not, Mr. Jackson. It's permanently built into the front of the store."

"Oh, that's a shame," Michael said politely. "But thank you anyway, sir."

I'd never met anyone with better manners.

The pair worked on perfecting the song over the next three weeks and spent time chatting together in the studio.

The experience of working with Mike was drama-free. Every night after he left the studio and got in his van, people were hanging out the windows of office buildings and hotels, stretching their necks to get a glimpse of him. He'd always stop and wave.

When the job was done and it was time for him to leave Chicago, he gave me another hug and said, "You're my brother."

I was too choked up to say anything.

When "You Are Not Alone" dropped as the second single off Mike's Historyalbum, it made the Guinness World Records book as the first song to debut at #1 on the Billboard Top 100 chart. It was #1 in the U.K. as well as in France, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland, and Japan. Mike was right. They were singing it all over the world."

Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009. News of his death was like a hatchet to my chest. He meant to me what breathing means to most people. He was not only my brother and friend, he was also my mentor. I am honored and blessed to have been in Michael's presence. I got to know him like most of the world never will – on a person-to-person, soul-to-soul level.

Watch R. Kelly recount his time with Michael Jackson – and do a spot-on impersonation of the King of Pop – here: http://www.people.com/peo...56,00.html

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Reply #208 posted 06/25/12 12:09pm

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NaughtyKitty said:

Timmy84 said:

^ When it comes to Michael (or Madonna) I can't trust Roger Friedman's opinions any more than I can about a fake celebrity marriage...

Yes but he claims he spoke to Bruce Swedien and that he said that DBMA is the actual track and not a demo because Michael doesnt make demos. Thats the part that stood out and made me hmm

Bruce Swedien don't even know what he's talking about anymore. He's got the same case of Oldtimer's as Quincy. neutral

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Reply #209 posted 06/25/12 12:16pm

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Awww sad Great tribute by R. Michael was such a sweet and down to earth man. Rest in peace :'(
"Do Me, Baby...oh, oh, OOOOOOOOOOOH"
"Scandalous I'm talkin' bout u n me"
"Insatiable's my name when it comes 2 u"
"When 2 R N Love their bodies shiver at the mere contemplation of penetration"
"Flesh against flesh, And God Created Woman"
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