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10/5/16-Rod Temperton dies

Rod Temperton, the British songwriter best known for Michael Jackson's "Thriller," "Off The Wall" and "Rock With You," has died. Temperton died in London last week at the age of 66 after "a brief aggressive battle with cancer." Temperton's other hits included "Boogie Nights," "Always and Forever" and "Grooveline" for his band Heatwave. "His family is devastated and request total privacy at this, the saddest of sad times," Mr Platt […]

todayOctober 5, 2016


5/19/16-Jackson dad ill

Joe Jackson, the 87-year-old father of the entire Jackson clan, has been in a Los Angeles hospital since last Friday after falling ill during some routine tests. According to TMZ, Jackson was at his personal physicians’ office on Friday when he became weak and spiked a fever. He was taken to the hospital where he has remained for treatment and observation. TMZ says that sources report that he has not […]

todayMay 19, 2016


2/20/16-Jermaine Jackson vs. Trump

>>First off, we love Jermaine Jackson! His solo records are all amazingly overlooked as his talent. Second of all, I think Trump is the most un-American hating bully who possibly has ever run for this office. He is not a kind person. If you support him, sad to say, you are either uninformed or unpatriotic. End of rant.>> Jermaine Jackson has attacked presidential hopeful Donald Trump for claiming his late […]

todayFebruary 20, 2016


1/25/16-Michael Jackson Documentary

Spike Lee contextualizes the landmark 1979 album that cemented Jackson's status as a superstar solo artist and propelled him on to an even bigger breakthrough with 'Thriller.' The first bars of "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" are among the most iconic sounds in 20th century pop — that teasing entry beat, those half-whispered Stars Wars-esque opening lyrics ("The force, it's got a lot of power") and that signature falsetto […]

todayJanuary 25, 2016


12/17/15-Thriller again the biggest!

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the Estate of Michael Jackson, Epic Records and Legacy Recordings announced today that Michael Jackson’s THRILLER is the first album in RIAA Gold & Platinum Program history to be certified 30X multi-Platinum for U.S. sales, continuing The King of Pop’s reign as the biggest selling artist of all time with worldwide sales of over 100 million for Thriller and 1 billion overall. “RIAA […]

todayDecember 17, 2015


5/25/15-Brother Louis Johnson dies

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 his death to Rolling Stone, though a cause of death has yet to be revealed. "I've never been given parts to play in my whole life. I'm the most rare […]

todayMay 26, 2015


1/2/15-Paul McCartney's latest duet

Kanye West has released a brand new song for New Year's Day with Sir Paul McCartney. The track 'Only One' was rush released to iTunes. 'For any of you guys who were wondering what I was doing with Kanye. Here it is: 'Only One'. Happy rocking new year,' McCartney announced at his official website. Kanye wrote the song about his late mother, Dr. Donda West, who was also his mentor, […]

todayJanuary 2, 2015


8/12/14-Quincy Jones on career

Quincy Jones has shared what he believes is the 'key to accomplishment'. The famed music producer, who has worked with the likes of Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra and Ray Charles, has enjoyed success for decades. And in a Facebook post on Sunday, the industry icon, 81, offered a few words of advice to those trying to make it big. 'To all of my beautiful friends,' he wrote. 'When pursuing your […]

todayAugust 13, 2014


7/21/14-Motown 25th!

There has been no official announcement, but it appears that the TV special Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever may be coming to DVD. The major clue is two new Amazon listings, one for a one-DVD/150 Minute version and one for a 3-DVD/450 Minute set. Both are listed with a September 30 release date via Time-Life. Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever is a 1983 television special celebrating the 25th anniversary of […]

todayJuly 21, 2014