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    Default Roy Horn from Siegfried & Roy dies age 75.

    Roy Horn, half of the famed Las Vegas magic and entertainment duo Siegfried & Roy, has died of complications related to the coronavirus, partner Siegfried Fischbacher said in a statement Friday. He was 75.

    “Today, the world has lost one of the greats of magic, but I have lost my best friend,” Fischbacher said. “From the moment we met, I knew Roy and I, together, would change the world. There could be no Siegfried without Roy, and no Roy without Siegfried.”

    Illusionists Siegfried and Roy recalled a special bond they had with superstar entertainer Michael Jackson.

    In 1989, when the illusionists were preparing their Mirage performances that ran for 13 years, Michael Jackson loved to watch the rehearsals.

    Siegfried asked Michael if he would come up with a theme song to be used for the show.

    “As I was talking to him, I noticed he was tapping out a tune with his fingers,” Siegfried said.

    Michael Jackson often attended their shows at The Mirage. Siegfried would introduce him to the audience.

    “People would applaud and he would stand up and wave,” Siegfried said.

    It was in Japan, where Siegfried and Roy performed for a year while The Mirage was being built, that the introduction of Michael caused a near riot.

    “I introduced Michael and the fans went crazy,” Siegfried said. “People were jumping over barriers. We had to stop the show.”

    Michael wrote a song for their show in 1989 called “Mind Is The Magic”

    Rest in Peace Roy! The Magic never dies!

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    Default Mirroring Michael Jackson, A new documentary out on August 29.

    “Mirroring Michael Jackson” is a documentary film honouring the King of Pop showcasing how Michael Jackson’s groundbreaking musical legacy has influenced performers of the past, present and future.

    Sounds positive for once!

    The film which is due for release on 29 August 2020 is going to be based on real-life events that happened during the course of Michael Jackson’s life and not the desensitised version.

    The film presents cherished memories of Jackson via the collective voices of MJ’s friends, fellow recording artists and collaborators.

    Michael Jackson’s talent and artistry is celebrated in the film with original musical performances in loving memory of the “King of Pop”.

    Directed by Christopher Broughton. With Gabriella Wright, Ola Ray, Gladys Knight and many more.

    It is unknown where the documentary will be showcased and as soon as we know we will let you know!

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    Default Queen: How Michael Jackson Helped the Band Earn Their Biggest Hit

    Queen might be the most beloved band of the 1970s. One of their most popular songs is “Another One Bites the Dust.” Interestingly, the inspiration for the track came from another band.

    Queen didn’t make their music in a vacuum. “Another One Bites the Dust,” like many other Queen songs, was inspired by the work of another band – Chic.and interestingly Michael Jackson also had a major role in making the song a hit.

    How another song inspired Queen’s ‘Another One Bites the Dust’
    John Deacon was Queen’s bassist. Not only did he have the privilege of being in Queen, he also got to hang around with another musical icon: Nile Rodgers of Chic. Deacon was in the room when Rodgers composed “Good Times,” one of Chic’s most indelible hits.

    Rodgers said “Another One Bites the Dust” was an homage to “Good Times.” The two songs have very similar bass lines. Once you know one song influenced the other, it’s impossible not to notice the resemblance between the two.

    Interestingly, “Another One Bites the Dust” became a number-one hit exactly one year after “Good Times” became a number-one hit. Did Chic have an issue with Queen taking inspiration from their music? No. Rodgers explained his influence on Queen to The Guardian, saying “Good composers borrow, great composers steal.” Another Chic member, Bernard Edwards, said he was alright with the fact that Queen took inspiration from his band.

    However, the critical reaction to “Another One Bites the Dust” did irk Edwards. Many people assumed “Good Times” was inspired by “Another One Bites the Dust” rather than the other way around. According to The Billboard Book of Number-One Hits, Edwards said “‘Good Times’ came out more than a year before, but it was inconceivable to these people that black musicians could possibly be innovative like that. It was just these disco guys ripping off this rock ‘n’ roll song.” Luckily, in the modern era, people justly give Chic credit for inspiring “Another One Bites the Dust.”

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    Default Michael Jackson: Hall & Oates Said He Admitted He Stole 'Billie Jean' From Them

    Michael Jackson was one of the biggest artists of the late 1970s and 1980s. Hall & Oates were perhaps the most iconic musical duo of the same era. However, for all their fans, Hall & Oates don’t seem to have as much of a cultural legacy as Jackson.

    Or do they? Daryl Hall of Hall & Oates has discussed meeting Jackson. According to him, Jackson said he stole the baseline of “Billie Jean” from an obscure Hall & Oates track.

    The origin of a Hall & Oates groove
    The New Yorker reports that Hall & Oates released their album Private Eyes in 1981. Private Eyes included a number-one single called “I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do).” The song doesn’t get lots of airplay today. However, it may have inspired a much more famous song.

    Regardless of the song’s staying power, John Oates was proud of it. Oates told The Guardian the song’s groove was lightning in a bottle. “What can I say? It’s an amazing groove, but it was all a bit of a fluke how it happened. Daryl just hit that button!”

    Michael Jackson meets Hall & Oates
    John Oates said he met Jackson following a Hall & Oates concert. Oates says Jackson was enamored with “I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do).” Oates recalled Jackson saying “I loved to dance to that song in my bedroom in front of the mirror.”

    Hall would bump into Jackson as well during the creation of “We Are the World.” “We Are the World” still stands as one of the most famous celebrity team-ups of all time. If you were a music fan in the 1980s, it was very unlikely you didn’t like at least some of the artists on the track. One of the interesting things about it was that it gave Hall the opportunity to talk with Jackson.

    Hall told Rolling Stone that Jackson admitted to stealing from him. He remembered Jackson saying “I hope you don’t mind. I stole the groove from ‘I Can’t Go for That’ for my song ‘Billie Jean.’”

    Hall didn’t seem upset about this. He told Jackson “It’s all right, man, I just ripped the baseline off, so can you!” Hall didn’t say which song inspired the baseline of “I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do).” Furthermore, he told Jackson “Oh Michael, what do I care? You did it very differently.’”

    At the same time, Hall noticed the similarity. “I can’t say I’d ever noticed but he was quite insistent. Of course, I went away and listened to ‘Billie Jean.’ And sure enough, it was our groove.” It doesn’t appear Jackson ever publicly commented on any perceived resemblance between the songs.

    Does “I Can’t Go for That” have the same baseline as “Billie Jean?” Fans will have to decide if they think the two songs are particularly similar. However, many of Jackson’s fans like to listen to “I Can’t Go for That” to see if Jackson took inspiration from another song for his magnum opus.

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    Default Re: Michael in the Media - Thread for Miscellaneous Articles

    I'll omit the part of this article about TE Ross (after her anti-MJ acting role). The part about Threatened and the Rod SERLING 'rap' is interesting though.
    (not Rod Sterling - I wish journalists would CHECK FACTS). Also, I don't think the 'rap' on 'Threatened' came from 'many' episodes. It seems mainly related to the intro to the episode called 'It's a Good Life', which starts: 'Tonight's story on The Twilight Zone is somewhat unique and calls for a different kind of introduction'. ) But there may be another rap....?

    Hitting ‘The High Note’: Producer Rodney Jerkins on Working With Tracee Ellis Ross, What Michael Jackson Taught Him

    Having worked with some of the biggest names in pop and R&B, Jerkins thinks back to his experience with Michael Jackson on the “Invincible” album in 2000 and 2001 as a key moment in his own career in music. “He challenged me to dig deeper,” Jerkins reflects. “Michael [would say], ‘Go to the junkyard and hit on things and make sounds.’ There were a lot of 3 and 4 a.m. phone calls. ‘I need you to go to the studio for me.’ I’d be super tired. I would play songs over the phone and he’d say, ‘I need you to pan the hi-hats differently.’ Genius. How did he hear that over the phone?”

    Jackson had a way of testing those who worked with him. Jerkins explains: “We were finishing the album and Michael wanted a song that could come out at Halloween. He had ‘Thriller,’ he had ‘Ghost’ — he always wanted spooky songs. He loved the track for the song ‘Threatened,’ only he said, ‘It’s missing Rod Sterling. I need Rod Sterling to rap on this.’ At first I’m thinking, ‘Is there some new rapper called Rod Sterling that I don’t know about?’ I said, ‘Elaborate, Michael.’ He said, ‘You know Rod Sterling from “The Twilight Zone.”‘ Five days later he says ‘Did you get Rod Sterling to rap on it yet?’ I said, ‘Michael, Rod Sterling is dead.’ He said, ‘Yeah but I still need him to rap on it.'”

    Jerkins obtained VHS copies of every ‘Twilight Zone’ episode, deconstructed Rod Sterling’s voiceovers and built, with the help of a rapper, an eight-bar rap using the vocal snippets.

    Jerkins continues: “Michael comes back in the studio and again, he says, ‘Did you ever get Rod Sterling to rap?’ I said ‘As a matter of fact I did.’ He looked at me as if to say, ‘You’re lying. There’s no way. I was just playing around with you!’ I pressed play and the joy that came on his face. It looked like he wanted to cry. He was so amazed that we got that done and that I took on that challenge and he loved it. It was sad it never came out [as a single] as he had big plans for that song.”

    You could say the same of Jerkins’ future goals in the movie business. “I wanna go big,” he says. “Give me ‘Avatar 2’ or ‘Star Wars’ or ‘The Avengers.’ That’s what I would want.”

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    Default Re: Michael in the Media - Thread for Miscellaneous Articles

    Magic Johnson Appeared On Michael Jackson’s “Remember The Time”
    By Carson Mack - May 29, 2020 21:10

    Everyone remembers the popular song “Remember The Time” by the King of Pop. But, do you remember the stars that appeared on the music video? The scene was set in Egypt and featured appearances from Magic Johnson, Eddie Murphy, Iman, The Pharcyde, Tom Lister, and Wylie Draper! Magic played the Herald in the short film. He recalls the great memories of acting alongside Michael Jackson by saying, “That video was so funny. Michael Jackson is the most detail-oriented cat, most professional dude that you would ever want to work with.” Check out the short film below!

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