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Elton John: Michael Jackson Was ‘Mentally ill,’ A ‘Disturbing Person’ In Final Years. 11-10-'19

Elton JohnElton John’s new book is said to claim that Michael Jackson was ‘a disturbing person’ and suggested the singer had ‘totally lost his marbles’ by the 2000's.

The star is baring all in a new soon-to-be-released memoir, Me: Elton John, in which he’s detailing his battle with drugs and his run-ins with royalty. But he also opened up on the so-called King Of Pop, reportedly questioning ‘what prescription drugs he was being pumped full of’ and claiming that he ‘couldn’t seem to cope with adult company at all’.

‘The poor guy looked awful, really frail and ill,’ the 'Rocket Man' singer allegedly wrote in his book, writing that Jackson’s nose was ‘covered with a sticking plaster’ and his make-up has been applied by a ‘maniac’.

According to Radar Online, Elton shared that during a lunch together in the 1990's, the 'Man In The Mirror' singer disappeared ‘without a word’ and was later found inside of the cottage of John’s housekeeper ‘quietly playing games’ with her 11-year-old son. For whatever reason, he couldn’t seem to cope with adult company at all,’ the book alleged reads, with John reportedly later writing that Jackson was ‘genuinely mentally ill, a disturbing person to be around’ and that he had ‘totally lost his marbles’ by the 2000's.

Source: Metro / Billie Jean


MJ OneMJ ONE Celebrates 3,000 Shows! 11-10-'19

On June 29, 2013, the world premiere of Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil open its doors at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

This week, MJ ONE celebrates its 3,000th show!

Written and Directed by Jamie King, MJ ONE has grown to be one of the fans’ favorite MJ related show. The music, the dance, the acrobats, the emotions, all in the spirit of Michael Jackson!

Congratulations to the Cirque du Soleil, MJ ONE cast and staff for carrying on the magic of Michael Jackson and if you haven’t seen it yet, go! It’s worth the trip!

Get your tickets here.

Source: MJ Vibe / Billie Jean


MJ Musical'MJ The Musical' Announces Broadway Premiere. 10-10-'19

MJ, a new musical inspired by the life of Michael Jackson, has been rumored to be Broadway-bound for some time. Today, producers have made it official. The jukebox musical, drawing from the canon of hits performed by the pop music superstar, will begin previews on July 6, 2020, toward an opening night of August 13. MJ will have its run at Broadway’s Neil Simon Theatre.

The new musical will feature a book by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Ruined, Sweat). Tony Award-winner Christopher Wheeldon (An American In Paris) will direct and choreograph. More details about the production, which remains in development at studios in New York City, will be forthcoming. Tickets for 'MJ The Musical' will go on sale on January 15, 2020, at 10 a.m.

Source: Broadway Direct / Billie Jean


Missing Michael Book Cover'Missing Michael' Book Is Released. 08-10-'19

A fictional novel just came out and very interesting by taking the view of a fan who believed Michael Jackson is alive. While the story is fictional and written in more of a blog way, the concept is very interesting.

Writer, Jonas Gülstorff, was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. He has lived in Amsterdam, Bangkok and New York, and published several poetry collections. The US Space Administration NASA has sent one of his poems with a space probe to Mars.

This time he tackles the world of Michael Jackson in a fictional story about a fan…

In the weeks after Michael Jackson’s untimely death, popular blogger, Skye Sanchez, sets out on a quest to uncover the truth about the King of Pop’s death.

Skye has built her life around worshipping Michael, following him around the world with other hardcore fans, and reporting the news to her followers. When Michael dies, she stands to lose everything, and convinces herself and her readers that the whole thing is a hoax. Some poke fun of her naïve belief, while others offer financial aid to investigate the rumors further.

Chasing shadows of an entertainer notoriously known for wearing disguises takes Skye back to Neverland, to Michael’s childhood home in Indiana, a mosque in Bahrain, and to a plastic surgeon’s office in Beijing. When Skye finally finds a man who fits the white glove, her readers turn against her, and she finds herself in the same media frenzy Michael was a victim of.

Publisher: Forlaget Hjernevask
Author: Jonas Gulstorff
Pages: 252
ISBN: 978-8799933969
Printed: ?
Guide price: 22,5 €

Order the book here at Amazon.

Source: Amazon / Billie Jean


Michael Jackson Back To The Simpsons. 08-10-'19

Last March, the international press and the French press in particular, were eager to echo the withdrawal of the episode with Michael Jackson of the famous animated series The Simpsons.

This decision was made by historical producer James Brooks and creators Matt Groening and Al Jean after 'Leaving Neverland' aired.

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has just announced 'The Simpsons: The Complete Seasons' 1-20 Limited Edition, a brand-new collection containing every episode – 441 to be exact - from the series’ first twenty seasons, will be available on December 3, 2019.

The Simpsons Box Set
Only 1,000 copies of ‘The Simpsons: The Complete Seasons 1-20 Limited Edition’ collection, containing every episode of iconic series’ first 20 seasons.

Journey to Springfield to witness the adventures of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie from their humble and heartwarming beginnings in 'Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire' and through all of the wild adventures of their first twenty seasons, featuring iconic episodes such as 'Marge vs. The Monorail', 'Bart The General', 'You Only Move Twice' and the legendary two-parter, 'Who Shot Mr. Burns?' The beloved series won 34 Emmys and introduced the world to several celebrated guest appearances by fan favorites including Kelsey Grammer as the criminal mastermind, Sideshow Bob, Glenn Close who brilliantly played Homer’s loving and sweet mother, Mona Simpson and Albert Brooks as the evil genius, Hank Scorpio.

In total, 1,000 copies of 'The Simpsons: The Complete Seasons' 1-20 Limited Edition will be created, with 500 available at Best Buy, and another 500 available at Amazon.com. The collection is currently available for pre-order and will be available on December 3, 2019.

Source: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment / AWN / Billie Jean


Michael Jackson: Black Or White? Book Cover'Michael Jackson: Black Or White?' Book Is Released. 08-10-'19

French author, Isabelle Petitjean, just released her 3rd book about Michael Jackson titled 'Michael Jackson: Black Or White?'

In this book, all in French, Petitjean is talking and analyzing the influence of Michael Jackson on a racial, political, social and breaking barriers ways.

Hopefully this book will be also available in English soon as this topic is essential to understand what Michael Jackson, a black American man, did for the world.

However, this book is for only French speaking fans for now.

The forewords were written by Brad Buxer.

Publisher: Editions-Delatour
Author: Isabelle Petitjean
Pages: ?
ISBN: 978-2-7521-0394-9
Printed: France
Guide price: 25 €

Order the book here at Editions-Delatour.

Source: MJ France / Billie Jean


Remembering A King Book Cover'Remembering A King' Book Is Released. 08-10-'19

The book 'Remembering A King': a compilation of biographical poems written in tribute to “The King of Pop” is released.

How can one describe something such of greatness as this book? Awe-inspiring, captivating, amazing, and insightful are just a few works to describe how I felt while writing this book. I hope you will feel the same way and more. Upon reading this book, I promise you your life will never be the same. Your thoughts, truths, and what you believed or heard to be true about Michael will be confirmed or made false. You will come to know the true person of who Michael was and always will be. Remembering a King is a collection of his last words and insights into his life from his perspective and his point of view. Those choice words are spoken directly from his heart. I am just the vessel chosen to be bestowed with the honor of carrying the torch of his truths. Here lies his truths, spoken truly from the heart of Michael Joseph Jackson, concerning his life and ultimately his death. Read with an open heart and an open mind. Allow his words to speak to you and wrap you in his love. You are what made his Never, Never Land of imagination into a reality. He lived before us. Keep his legacy and his wishes alive. Keep his dreams and music too.

Publisher: Page Publishing, Inc.
Author: Euphonious Poet
Pages: 110
ISBN: 978-1643501383
Printed: ?
Guide price: 12 €

Order the book here at Amazon.

Source: Amazon / Billie Jean


Taj JacksonUpdate On Taj’s Documentary. 06-10-'19

Taj just updated the fans on his untitled Michael Jackson Documentary:

A lot has been happening, all of which is good.

Applehead Club Productions:
The project will officially be made under this production name. The name “Applehead” is very important to me. It is the name my uncle Michael use to call me and my brothers as well as other friends. The name actually comes from the 3 Stooges. However to me hearing the word “Applehead” represents an incredible time of pie fights, water balloons, crank calls, and stink bombs. Since this project is being made with the help of some of those Appleheads from Michael’s life, I thought this would be the perfect name for the production company.

The Square One Screening:
On Sept 28th we attended the 'Square One' screening.
The movie was amazing, and everything I hoped for and more. Danny Wu did an incredible job. It comes out today on YouTube for free in less than an hour. It specifically deals with the 1993 MJ allegations. Please help spread this amazing doc cause the truth cannot be ignored any longer.
I know we are trying to trend it on twitter today. Use the hashtag #SquareOneMJ

Here’s where to see 'Square One'.

The tide has turned and everyone is feeling it. Expect extreme pushback and more.
The other side is desperately trying to stop this huge momentum we now have for the truth to be known.

As for this project. We have secured a couple of really important key MJ people and friends who are now onboard with this project. Please note…I am not trying to win a battle, my goal is to win the war. My purpose of this project is to rightfully reclaim and solidify my uncle’s legacy once and for all. This project will be for the history books.

I hate that I have to be so secretive but as you have seen even before 'Square One' was shown, they are trying to discredit anyone who is pro Michael and stands up for him or any pro Michael news. I don’t want to tip my hat too early and give them a chance to sabotage this project. At the same time I know how important it is to keep you guys in the loop.
More to come…

Source: GoFundMe / MJ Vibe / Billie Jean


Jackson's Bodyguard Matt Fiddes Says Some 'Parents Pushed Children On King Of Pop'. 05-10-'19

Matt FiddesMichael Jackson would be harassed by some parents who would attempt to force him to befriend their children, his bodyguard has claimed.

Jackson’s confidante Matt Fiddes revealed to Daily Star Online he constantly have mums and dads attempting to get him to pal up with their children.

The parents then would “kick off” if he didn’t indulge them – with Fiddes saying Jackson was “too nice” to tell them “no”.

“Thy were never happy, it was the parents who always pushing their kids upon him the whole time,” Fiddes explained.

Fiddes – who now runs the world's largest chain of martial arts schools Matt Fiddes Martial Arts – dismissed allegations of child abuse as “nonsense” saying he had “no interest in children”.

The bodyguard said it was also “quite normal” for King of Pop to have people stay in his room.

He explained it was a habit developed out of both comfort and security which he picked from his childhood staying with his brothers.

Fiddes told Daily Star Online: “He had no interest in children at all, its ridiculous – and people going on about ‘little boys’ all the time.

“From us who knew him, the fans who wanted to hang around him was boys, girls and kids in general.

“But then the parents would push their kids on Michael.”

His friendships with children however combined with his secretive private life, led to child abuse allegations.

He was speaking out defending his friend as four-hour long documentary 'Leaving Neverland' – which details allegations from Wade Robson and James Safechuck – won an Emmy.

Fiddes said: “We would be out shopping, and they would recognise Michael.

“The parents would encourage their kids to come and meet him, and Michael would be nice.

“They would have their picture taken, and then when we go to take him away – as that was our jobs – the parents would kick off.

“They were never happy, it was the parents who always pushed their kids upon him the whole time.

“It was always ‘got stay with Michael’ and ‘ask Michael if you can stay in his room’ – we would get that all the time.”

Fiddes said it was “quite normal” for Jackson to have been stay in his room, saying it was the “way he was brought up”.

At times he would sleep in the same room as all his brothers, so he would always have everyone stay in there, he added.

“It was pretty scary being anywhere on his own.”

He recalled how once Jackson’s security found fans hiding underneath the popstar’s bed – and added they would also try to book themselves into the same hotels as Jackson.

The bodyguard also revealed how a group of fans snuck into to Yuri Geller’s wedding to meet Jackson.

Jackson was under security watch 24/7, with the bodyguard saying “the amount of time I spent with him, I know [the allegations] are nonsense”.

Fiddes explained the Jackson was “too nice for his own good” while also being secretive about his personal life.

The bodyguard said: “Since I met Michael it has been ongoing rumours and allegations, the media and the public asking questions about his private life.

“I know you can never make people understand him, unless you knew him you would never get him.”

He added: “He would tell use he wanted his life to be the biggest mystery and the greatest show on Earth.

“Michael wanted to look after his fans. But towards the end, he should have been more open with his private life.”

Fiddes had explained he hoped 2019 would have been a celebration of Jackson’s life on the 10th anniversary of his death.

It hasn’t been possible however as Fiddes said he has been trying to fight the allegations from 'Leaving Neverland'.

He said: “Michael was our friend, and we expected this year to be about his dance, his music and his life.

“Not this nonsense we have had to put up, which we would had to put up with during his life as well.

“He was investigated by the FBI for 10 years and child services. He was cleared.”
Fiddes went on: “The [Jackson family] do not want their kids growing up thinking Michael was a child molester.

“He deserves a reputation like Beethoven. The stress on the family is unbelievable.”

'Leaving Neverland' details allegations from Wade Robson and James Safechuck that Jackson subjected them to years of molestation.

Members of Jackson’s inner circle have hit back at the claims made by the two men – claiming they are financially motivated and entirely baseless.

The controversial film has been denounced by diehard Jackson fans worldwide and a raft of the popstar’s celeb pals, including Dave Chapelle, Corey Feldman, Aaron Carter and Madonna.

Fiddes said he wished more of Michael’s friends had spoken out, saying: “His friends are all artists with big contacts with big corporations.

He added that some have been told not to speak about it.

'Leaving Neverland' has however received critical acclaim, and praised for the compelling testimony of Robson and Safechuck by documentary maker Louis Theroux.

Details in the film are both shocking and graphic, painting Jackson as a calculating sexual predator who abused them from the ages of seven and 10.

Fiddes has been involved in the production of counter-documentary 'Michael Jackson: Chase The Truth' which defends the King of Pop from the claims in 'Leaving Neverland'.

The martial artist has also challenged the two accusers to have a debate with him, Michael’s nephew Taj, and his pal Mark Lester, on TV.

MJ always denied allegations before he died.

Source: Daily Star / Billie Jean


MJ MusicalMichael Jackson Musical Gets Renamed- MJ. 04-10-'19

The new Michael Jackson musical 'Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough' has been making its controversial way towards Broadway, first announcing a Chicago run then cancelling shortly after the documentary 'Leaving Neverland' premiered. The production wasn't deterred, announcing a cold open on Broadway in summer of 2020.

The musical, now titled simply MJ, is currently in the midst of a developmental lab.

The new musical 'Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough' will feature a book by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage and a score made up of some of the best-loved, top-selling songs in recording history. Tony Award winner Christopher Wheeldon will direct and choreograph.

Source: Broadway World / Billie Jean


Michael Jackson's 'This Is It' 10Th Anniversary (Limited Numbered Edition) Box Set Will Be Released.
04-10-'19

A small-batch box set of film, music and memorabilia will be released to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s 'This Is It', the movie that captured Jackson’s final concert rehearsals before his death.

Only 1,000 numbered copies will be made of the set that is available for presale at the Jackson online store and will be released on Dec. 11, Sony Music and the Jackson estate announced Friday.

Each will include four LP's on translucent-blue vinyl, a 3-D Blu-ray disc of the film, a 60-page coffee table book and a ticket for a July 24, 2009 concert at O2 Arena in London that was never held because Jackson died 18 days before the shows was scheduled to begin.

The film, which had the highest global box office gross of any concert documentary, was released in theaters that October, the first of several posthumous projects the Jackson estate would produce.

It was culled from the rehearsal footage for what was to have been a comeback tour before Jackson’s doctor after his doctor gave him a fatal dose of the anesthetic propofol.

Michael Jackson's 'This Is It' 10Th Anniversary (Limited Numbered Edition) Box Set
This box set released by Sony Music shows Michael Jackson's 'This Is It' 10th anniversary. Sony Music and the Estate of Michael Jackson are releasing only 1,000 copies.

Release Date: Box sets will ship to arrive approx. 13/12/19.

Box Set Includes:
•A repressing of the 'This Is It' 4-LP vinyl set on translucent blue vinyl with original jacket artwork.
•12” X 12” 60-page hardcover coffee table colour photo book containing full-page still photographs from original CD booklet and additional previously unpublished photos from 'This Is It' rehearsals.
•Rare promotional 3D enhanced Blu-ray disc of the film never released as a standalone version (3D Blu-ray player and TV not required for playback in 2D).
•Each box contains one of the actual lenticular concert tickets for the July 24, 2009 performance of 'This Is It' at the O2 arena, mounted in acrylic ticket holder.
•All contained in a collectible limited-edition numbered custom box with a built-in sound-responsive LED light panel on the front cover.
•Limited to only 1000 copies.
•539,99 euros and without shipping costs.

Shipping Details: All box sets will be dispatched by secure courier delivery and will ship to arrive approx 13/12/19.

Pre-order the box set here.

Source: michaeljackson.com / Billie Jean


Classic Mixes - Halloween In The Mix 1 CD Album Cover'Classic Mixes - Halloween In The Mix 1' CD Album Is Released. 04-10-'19

The big specialists of the DJ's "DMC" that you know obligatorily just released the CD album 'Classic Mixes - Halloween In The Mix 1' in the UK, those remixes are for some rare to find and some you might already know!

Track list:

1. Michael Jackson - Thriller' (DMC 2019 Remix) - 6:38
2. Halloween Party Hits - 15:04
3. Ray Parker Junior vs Christina Aguilera Fe. Nile Rodgers - Ghostbusters Telepathy - 6:01
4. Halloween 2018 40th Anniversary Mix - 4:29
5. Michael Jackson vs Yello - Thriller vs Bostich - 3:04
6. The Real Halloween Story (Roaxx J's Fright Night Mix 2018) - 12:54
7. Michael Jackson vs Ray Parker Junior - Thriller vs Ghostbusters (2) - 9:53
8. Shakira - She Wolf (Halloween 2019 Remix) - 4:04
9. Michael Jackson - Ghosts (DMC Remix 2018) - 5:07
10. Ray Parker Junior - Ghostbusters (DMC 2018 Remix) - 5:10
11. Michael Jackson - Thriller (DMC 2018 Remix) - 5:25

Record label: DMC
Series number: DMCCLASS81
Printed: UK
Guide price: 14 €

Order the cd album here at DMC.

Source: DMC / Billie Jean


LawsuitThe Lawsuit By 3 French Fan Clubs Postponed To December. 04-10-'19

Today, the tribunal of Orleans which was supposed to take a decision on the lawsuit between 3 Michael Jackson Fan clubs and 'Leaving Neverland's protagonists has been postponed to December 5.

Three associations in France: MJ Comminity, MJ Street and On The Line have lodged a complaint against James Safechuck and Wade Robson regarding their says in the so called documentary 'Leaving Neverland'.

In France, you can go to the police to lodge a complaint towards others if you feel you have been victimed of a crime or prejudice.

It will be up to the French Justice system to find if the complaint is justified and can go to court.

The 3 fan clubs have lodged the complaint against the 2 “actors” of the movie yesterday (October 3rd) and more information regarding this complaint will be reveiled soon by those fan clubs.

Why this has been postponed? The reason is that Wade Robson was not found to be notified yet. The court said they would like to hear from all parties before taking a decision.

A dozen of fans came to the hearing and they will have to come back on December 5… if the court can find Wade Robson in the US.

Source: MJ Vibe / Billie Jean


I Want You Back Single CoverThe 50th Anniversary Of 'I Want You Back'. 03-10-'19

October 7 marks the 50th anniversary of the release of the Jackson 5’s debut single 'I Want You Back' on Motown Records. 'I Want You Back' introduced the world to the Jackson 5, “and specifically their enormously talented lead singer Michael Jackson,” says Jack Hamilton, assistant professor of American studies and media studies at the University of Virginia and pop critic for Slate magazine.

'I Want You Back' was written by the Corporation, a songwriting team including Deke Richards, Freddie Perren, Alphonso Mizell and Motown founder Berry Gordy. And even though the Jacksons were qualified musicians, Motown hired highly skilled studio musicians to record the song’s instrumental track, including the Jazz Crusaders’ Joe Sample and Wilton Felder.

“This jewel was cut before the Jacksons got into the studio,” writer David Ritz says. “The Jacksons of course had to put the gleam on the jewel, but it is very much a producer-driven vehicle.”

While the songwriting and instrumentation remain of the highest quality, the most attention-grabbing element of the recording is the bright rambunctious voice of a young Michael Jackson singing the lead. “Michael Jackson’s voice, for one, is pure, it’s pristine and it’s clear,” says Melissa A. Weber a.k.a. WWOZ’s DJ Soul Sister. But, “as bright as his vocal is, the lyric is a bit dark.”

The lyrics detail the story of a male narrator who disregarded his lover and is now begging to have her back. “You’ve never heard a vocal quite like this before from a prepubescent child,” Hamilton says. “He really conveys this sense of desperation ... and all these things that you would not normally expect for an 11-year-old to be able to get across so effectively.”

'I Want You Back' also marks the beginning of Motown’s operational transition from Detroit to Los Angeles. The Jackson 5 were one of the first Motown groups who recorded almost all their material in Los Angeles. “It really marked the end of the classic Detroit-era of Motown,” Hamilton says.

“Not only did ['I Want You Back'] take off,” Ritz says, “it was like a rocket ship.” 'I Want You Back' went to number one on the pop charts, as did the next three Jackson 5 single releases. “There was Jacksonmania back then, way before Michael struck out on his own as a solo star,” says Adam White, author of “Motown: The Sound of Young America.”

Jackson’s alleged molestation of young boys, depicted pretty convincingly in the recent HBO documentary, 'Leaving Neverland', has led some people to stop listening to his songs altogether. But some of those same fans give 'I Want You Back' and other early Jackson 5 recordings a pass, since Michael Jackson was himself a child when he recorded them.

“I feel some discomfort listening to some of Michael Jackson’s music — particularly some of the music he made when he was older and more firmly in adulthood,” Hamilton says. “I don’t really have a problem listening to a song like ‘I Want You Back,’ partly because I love it so much but also because it’s probably one of the least complicated artifacts in Michael Jackson’s catalog.”

Source: Pri / Billie Jean


Thriller Night Party. 02-10-'19

Prince Jackson, who has created the charity 'Heal Los Angeles Foundation', will be organising, like the past few years, a Halloween themed party on October 25 at Hayvenhurst.

The party which is on invite only and called 'Thriller Night' is presented by the Michael Jackson Estate and all proceeds of the event will go to the Heal Los Angeles Foundation.

Thriller Party
Enjoy the party people!

Source: MJ Vibe / Billie Jean


MJ Stained Glass WindowMJ Stained Glass Window From Argentina. 02-10-'19

A photo of a Michael Jackson stained glass window has been going around internet for the last past few days.

The photo was taken at Rock & Feller’s a restaurant which is themed around music memorabilia.

The restaurant in question is based in Argentina:

R&F PILAR
Hey Add Center
Las Magnolias 533, Pilar Branch-Km 50
Pilar – Buenos Aires.

You can find multiple memorabilia from Elvis to Madonna and including Michael Jackson of course!

Source: MJ Vibe / Billie Jean

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