It's not a quadrophonic vinyl, it's just normal stereo vinyl with downmixed quadrophonic mixes on it. So you don't need a special setup for it.
UPD. Sorry, didn't read carefully your post.
It's clear that's not vandalism, just the star get damaged with time. Crack on the inner angles confirm that - it's a typical damage.
You know, the star is watched by people, it would be hard to try to break the star. It would be a lot easier to throw paint and run away.
Here's the photos:
Let's count. Wade testified for Michael in 2005. Maximum punishment for perjury is 7 years. That means statue of limitation is 7 years too. 2005 + 7 = 2012 < 2013.
So, it's true.
OK, did a deeper research. In California statue of limitation for perjury is 4 year maximum.
He said "Michael Jackson" as synonym for all rich people.
I don't like it too, but i feel it's not a dig at Michael but at typical racist average Joe which confuses MJ with Prince. You know, like: "Black, weird, screams in his songs - Prince, Jackson - who cares?" But it's only my thoughts.
"According to Radar Online" - that says all. Stop believin' this BS - what they can find? OK, he was an abuser and abused kids 'til his death in '09. That means it's been 10 years after last abuse. 10 YEARS! So ridiculous that someone can believe in this.
Yes, it's true. Album version sounds about quarter tone higher than how it was recorded - not a big difference, but you could hear it. It was done not only for fit the album - a small increase of tempo adds more energy to the song.