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    Default Quincy Jones' New Interview

    Quincy Jones doesn't have very good things to say about Michael in a new interview:

    http://www.vulture.com/2018/02/quinc...versation.html

    You worked with Michael Jackson more than anyone he wasn’t related to. What’s something people don’t understand about him?
    I hate to get into this publicly, but Michael stole a lot of stuff. He stole a lot of songs. [Donna Summer’s] “State of Independence (Originally written by Vangelis and longtime Yes front man Jon Anderson, “State of Independence” was recorded by Donna Summer in 1982. Jones produced Summer’s version, Michael Jackson helped out on backing vocals, and the song’s central riff does sound awfully similar (albeit faster) to the iconic bass riff on Jackson’s hit single “Billie Jean.” It should also be noted that, last year, Jones won a lawsuit over a royalties dispute against Jackson’s estate.) ” and “Billie Jean.” The notes don’t lie, man. He was as Machiavellian as they come.

    How so?
    Greedy, man. Greedy. “Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough” — Greg Phillinganes wrote the c section (Phillinganes, an in-demand studio keyboardist, played on a handful of Jackson-Jones collaborations, including the 1979 album Off the Wall, from which “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” comes. .) Michael should’ve given him 10 percent of the song. Wouldn’t do it.

    What about outside of music? What’s misunderstood about Michael?
    I used to kill him about the plastic surgery, man. He’d always justify it and say it was because of some disease he had. Bullshit

    How much were his problems wrapped up with fame?
    You mean with the way he looked? He had a problem with his looks because his father told him he was ugly and abused him (Jackson described being abused by his father Joe in a 1993 interview with Oprah, as well as in a 2003 interview with Martin Bashir. “It was really bad,” he recalled during the latter. .) What do you expect?

    It’s such a strange juxtaposition — how Michael’s music was so joyous, but his life just seems sadder and more odd as time goes by.
    Yes, but at the end Michael’s problem was Propofol, and that problem affects everyone — doesn’t matter if you’re famous. Big Pharma making OxyContin and all that shit is a serious thing. I was around the White House for eight years with the Clintons, and I’d learn about how much influence Big Pharma has. It’s no joke. What’s your sign, man?
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    Default Re: Quincy Jones new interview

    I'll wait for others to comment first!!!
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    To be fair, he was tearing up EVERYBODY in this interview, including the Beatles, whom he said were "the worst musicians in the world." So...

    The only thing I don't understand is, I just listened to 'State of Independence' and I don't hear an ounce of Billie Jean in there. What's he talking about??

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    Default Re: Quincy Jones new interview

    Quincy being Quincy as usual! I love the guy, so candid!!!

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    seen
    King of performing. No one will be like MJ.

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    He's losing his mind with age.
    The way he speaks about MJ, not just in this interview, but in others as well, is shameful, classless and uncalled for. They made great music together for a period of time, then they each went their own way doing different things. That's all Quincy needs to say.
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    I've tried giving him the benefit of the doubt on a few occations, but I just can't do that anymore. Quincy is simply just a horrible person

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    I love production on Michael's records but as a person he just frustrates me. Very little class and no morals

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    Quincy is up to his usual again. Didn’t MJ say at one point he was inspired by Hall & Oates for Billie Jean and not what Quincy is claiming?

    And iirc Phillinganes had nothing but positives about MJ making music and all that. As for Quincy’s BS comment well the medical records prove that bit wrong, because there’s the proof Michael had Vitiligo and Lupus. And maybe some of the plastic surgery was for more than for that but who cares?

    Anyway, interesting how he knew about Weinstein and others but yet did not say anything...that’s what people should be really focusing on.

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    Hi! New member here.

    I think Q should stick to the art. what I especially don't like, is that he makes a lot of claims about a lot of people who aren't here to defend themselves and betrays a level of trust and loyalty you'd hope your friends have for you. Saying that Michael "stole" and that Marlon Brando slept with Richard Pryor/Marvin Gaye/and James Baldwin is just beyond the bounds of decency -- especially for people he claims were his friends. Q has progressively gotten worse when it comes to interviews and its clear he harbors animosity towards Michael in some ways -- maybe because of how their professional relationship ended. But he gave a GQ interview in January, and again, he goes off into lala land regarding some things... and much of what he's said you have to take with a grain of sale. Dated Ivanka Trump? Not likely. Currently dating 22 women? Ha! Some good stuff in his interviews + a bit of old man ramblings. Lucid and loopy at the same time.

    Here's the GQ interview:https://www.gq.com/story/quincy-jones-has-a-story

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    Well, Sony did not want Mj to hired Q for the Off the Wall but MJ fought to have Q produce it so MJ was WILLING to share. Yes, I do think MJ may have been tough on some things but that is because MJ was going to make sure he get his dues and no one can take it from him. Like Michael said, "I know my worth" and I am not mad at MJ for that.
    Mike's PYT

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    Keep Calm & Listen to MJ

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    Mike Smallcombe
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    2h2 hours ago

    What Quincy Jones was referring to in the part about Greg Phillinganes and 'Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough'


    Keep Calm & Listen to MJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goddess4Real View Post

    Mike Smallcombe
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    2h2 hours ago

    What Quincy Jones was referring to in the part about Greg Phillinganes and 'Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough'



    That's very interesting. But Greg went on to work with Michael for many years afterward. And went with him on tour all over the world. Did it never come up again? I don't get why Quincy was so antagonistic toward Michael in this interview. Just last month in the GQ interview he was asked about what made Michael unique and he was discussing his attention to detail and generally had good things to say about him and their collaboration.

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