"Michael Joseph Jackson ~ Gone But Not Forgotten"

Michael changed the way people sang and how they danced. He changed the way records were produced and engineered. He changed the music video and how music was marketed and sold. He was undoubtedly the most recognizable entertainer in the world. We love you Mike! x

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Janet To Replace Michael Jackson On Jackson 5 tour3

The Jackson 5 will set off on a world tour this year in honor of their late brother Michael Jackson with sister Janet Jackson making five.

Jermaine, Marlon, Tito and Jackie Jackson mounted the effort to pay tribute to their brother's "This Is It" comeback tour that never was, even incorporating some of the sets that were not used into the new show. Janet now has decided to step in to substitute for Michael.

"Janet will be joining us. We're all talking about it now. She has never played with us before so that will be very special. She definitely wants to do it," Jermaine said. "We had a conference call and Janet has agreed to join us on tour."

After her stellar opening performance at the AMAs, Janet, pictured in London on Saturday, will surely do her brother proud. The Jackson's are also united against Conrad Murray whom they claimed responsible for Michael's death and got charged with involuntary manslaughter this month.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

**LA taxpayer sues Michael Jackson's estate over cost of memorial**

A disgruntled taxpayer is suing Michael Jackson's estate for $3.3 million (£2 million) to cover the costs of the singer's memorial.The costs were incurred by the city of Los Angeles where Jose F Vallejos pays his tax. Mr Vallejos has filed a creditor's claim for the money, stating that he is entitled to seek reimbursement as a taxpayer.

Los Angeles paid out for costs including police overtime and sanitation when a memorial was held for the late singer in July at the Staples Center, a venue owned by entertainment giant AEG Live. Local politicians have wrangled for months over how to try to recoup some of the money but no resolution has been reached. Mr Vallejos claims the singer's estate benefited from the use of public resources that amounted to an illegal gift of public funds. His claim states that the money should be returned to the city treasury.

The Jackson estate is already facing millions of dollars in claims. They include several from Jackson's former collaborators, lawyers and those who sold the singer goods or services. A representative of the estate had no immediate comment.

There have been suggestions that Los Angeles may in fact have not lost any money by hosting the memorial.
According to one report it meant a $4 million (£2.4 million) boost for hotels, restaurants and other businesses.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Hi Everyone,

Here's an article I came across about Michael's Thriller Album. Thought I would post this to see what you think?

Late pop legend Michael Jackson's classic Thriller becomes the first music album that will be inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress of the US.

The 1983 work of the King of Pop is the first music video to make it into the archives that preserves original copies of classic films, TV and other recordings at the Packard Campus of the National Audio-Visual Conservation Centre near Culpeper, Virginia, reports star-magazine.co.uk.

However, Library officials will have to battle to obtain a copy of the horror video for preservation because it's currently the subject of a lawsuit between music video director John Landis and the tragic star's estate.
Landis, who directed and co-wrote the Thriller script, filed suit against Jackson in January 2009 claiming he's owed royalties for his work on the video.