Michael Jackson will release 'XSCAPE' in May

Apr 6, 2014 Full story: Examiner.com 35

On May 13, Epic Records , in conjunction with the Estate of Michael Jackson , will release XSCAPE , an album of new music by the internationally beloved music icon and King of Pop, Michael Jackson .

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“Why can't you share your bed?”

Since: May 13

Canada

#1 Apr 7, 2014
Looks like he's coming out from a sewage pipe.
Octopus

Schenectady, NY

#2 Apr 7, 2014
Sony will release "Xscape" in May.

Michael Jackson can not release anything because he is dead.

Internationally beloved?

Apparently, Sony is not grasping the reality of how far Wacko's legacy has fallen. That comment is wishful thinking on their part.

“Why can't you share your bed?”

Since: May 13

Canada

#3 Apr 7, 2014
Octopus wrote:
Sony will release "Xscape" in May.

Michael Jackson can not release anything because he is dead.

Internationally beloved?

Apparently, Sony is not grasping the reality of how far Wacko's legacy has fallen. That comment is wishful thinking on their part.
They gotta use hyperbole words, otherwise f'loons get their panties in a knot and picket their headquarters.

“Still the Dark Lord.”

Since: Jun 13

Everywhere.

#4 Apr 7, 2014
TripleH1976 wrote:
Looks like he's coming out from a sewage pipe.
LOL! You're comment makes me think of the sewer monster from the X Files. Come to think of it, it does have a certain resemblance to Jacko.

http://tinypic.com/view.php...
persephone

Mountain View, CA

#5 Apr 7, 2014
Octopus wrote:
Sony will release "Xscape" in May.
Michael Jackson can not release anything because he is dead.
Internationally beloved?
Apparently, Sony is not grasping the reality of how far Wacko's legacy has fallen. That comment is wishful thinking on their part.
You do understand that once an artist is deceased he is held to a different standard, don't you?

Just how many other deceased musical artists are expected to generate profits in the same way as those that are still alive?
Octopus

Schenectady, NY

#6 Apr 7, 2014
TripleH1976 wrote:
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They gotta use hyperbole words, otherwise f'loons get their panties in a knot and picket their headquarters.
The entertainment business within the artists and the corporate industry seem to be blind to what most of the general public thinks. That is why some of them praise Wacko. They seem to believe since Wacko was found not guilty in 2005 that all is forgiven. Sony just continues to bank on what Wacko did in the past and they want to capitalize on what Michael Jackson was before 1993. It is no secret that the recording industry is doing very poorly and Sony still believes that a dead Wacko can have a large audience with promotion and hype. It is because of the new pop artists that still sight Wacko as their main inspiration. That is why American Idol, The X Factor, Glee and certain dance programs feature tributes to the clown. It is just the tread of the current pop music culture today. None of them play instruments or do anything live on stage. It is pre-programed and lip synced. The music industry has always hated live music because of illegal piracy and bootlegging. Michael Jackson was tight with the corporate giant, Sony that seems to what to restrict what people hear. Since it is mostly aimed at kids that do not know what decent quality music is, Sony can make money selling garbage to the masses. It is not about art but rather making the most money as quickly as possible. Sales are not exactly booming like they were in the sixties, seventies and eighties.
Octopus

Schenectady, NY

#8 Apr 7, 2014
*want to restrict what people hear...
persephone

Mountain View, CA

#9 Apr 7, 2014
Octopus wrote:
<quoted text>
The entertainment business within the artists and the corporate industry seem to be blind to what most of the general public thinks. That is why some of them praise Wacko. They seem to believe since Wacko was found not guilty in 2005 that all is forgiven. Sony just continues to bank on what Wacko did in the past and they want to capitalize on what Michael Jackson was before 1993. It is no secret that the recording industry is doing very poorly and Sony still believes that a dead Wacko can have a large audience with promotion and hype. It is because of the new pop artists that still sight Wacko as their main inspiration. That is why American Idol, The X Factor, Glee and certain dance programs feature tributes to the clown. It is just the tread of the current pop music culture today. None of them play instruments or do anything live on stage. It is pre-programed and lip synced. The music industry has always hated live music because of illegal piracy and bootlegging. Michael Jackson was tight with the corporate giant, Sony that seems to what to restrict what people hear. Since it is mostly aimed at kids that do not know what decent quality music is, Sony can make money selling garbage to the masses. It is not about art but rather making the most money as quickly as possible. Sales are not exactly booming like they were in the sixties, seventies and eighties.
I notice Cirque de Soleil seems to be successful with their MJ shows.
Octopus

Schenectady, NY

#10 Apr 7, 2014
persephone wrote:
<quoted text> You do understand that once an artist is deceased he is held to a different standard, don't you?
Just how many other deceased musical artists are expected to generate profits in the same way as those that are still alive?
Dead artists that continue making money in the music industry is nothing new. It goes way back to the early fifties with country artists such as Hank Williams, Pasty Cline and Jim Reeves. And today, Johnny Cash is doing really well with a brand new top three album on the current billboard charts. In fact, the man in black is all over the billboard top 200. You are delusional if you think a dead Jacko is doing anything that hasn't been done before.

“Why can't you share your bed?”

Since: May 13

Canada

#11 Apr 7, 2014
Octopus wrote:
<quoted text>
Dead artists that continue making money in the music industry is nothing new. It goes way back to the early fifties with country artists such as Hank Williams, Pasty Cline and Jim Reeves. And today, Johnny Cash is doing really well with a brand new top three album on the current billboard charts. In fact, the man in black is all over the billboard top 200. You are delusional if you think a dead Jacko is doing anything that hasn't been done before.
That's correct. Just look at the 3 music artist that died in 1959 dubbed, "The Day The Music Died" Ritchie Valens, Bobby Holly, and The Big Bopper. I think they've made more money in death then they did alive.
Octopus

Schenectady, NY

#12 Apr 7, 2014
persephone wrote:
<quoted text> I notice Cirque de Soleil seems to be successful with their MJ shows.
And yet, Cirque de Soleil's Michael Jackson inspired shows are not selling out every single time. They are only using remixed Jacko music that the clown never approved. If it is somewhat successful, it is because of the dancers and the producers doing the production. All those people still have to get paid, you know. Michael is dead and he can not take full credit because it is just a stage show built around his reimagined music. The "Immortal" CD sold poorly and never entered the top ten. It dropped off the charts after just a few weeks.
Octopus

Schenectady, NY

#13 Apr 7, 2014
TripleH1976 wrote:
<quoted text>
That's correct. Just look at the 3 music artist that died in 1959 dubbed, "The Day The Music Died" Ritchie Valens, Bobby Holly, and The Big Bopper. I think they've made more money in death then they did alive.
Eddie Cochran had some of his best work released after his death just as Buddy Holly but it was short lived. Roy Orbison made a huge comeback in the late eighties just before his death just as Johnny Cash did. Something about those Sun recording artists from Memphis. Johnny Cash seems to be more popular now than he ever was alive. After all, he has been dead for ten years. Recording Nine Inch Nail's "Hurt" was a stunning achievement.

Since: Jun 13

Wilson, NC

#14 Apr 7, 2014
Octopus wrote:
<quoted text>
The entertainment business within the artists and the corporate industry seem to be blind to what most of the general public thinks. That is why some of them praise Wacko. They seem to believe since Wacko was found not guilty in 2005 that all is forgiven. Sony just continues to bank on what Wacko did in the past and they want to capitalize on what Michael Jackson was before 1993. It is no secret that the recording industry is doing very poorly and Sony still believes that a dead Wacko can have a large audience with promotion and hype. It is because of the new pop artists that still sight Wacko as their main inspiration. That is why American Idol, The X Factor, Glee and certain dance programs feature tributes to the clown. It is just the tread of the current pop music culture today. None of them play instruments or do anything live on stage. It is pre-programed and lip synced. The music industry has always hated live music because of illegal piracy and bootlegging. Michael Jackson was tight with the corporate giant, Sony that seems to what to restrict what people hear. Since it is mostly aimed at kids that do not know what decent quality music is, Sony can make money selling garbage to the masses. It is not about art but rather making the most money as quickly as possible. Sales are not exactly booming like they were in the sixties, seventies and eighties.
Back a few years ago, there was an article going "Michael Jackson is not a genre" because a lot of pop/R&B artists were basically MJ clones. I would think the popularity of Michael Jackson helped to kinda belittle popular music and made it okay for people with not that much talent to do something similar to what MJ did. I say of the acts that came after him, Usher was probably the most talented of that bunch and even that's not saying much because he seemed to be more influenced by Bobby Brown.

“Why can't you share your bed?”

Since: May 13

Canada

#15 Apr 7, 2014
Stormageddon wrote:
<quoted text>LOL! You're comment makes me think of the sewer monster from the X Files. Come to think of it, it does have a certain resemblance to Jacko.
http://tinypic.com/view.php...
That was a great show with Scully and Mulder in the early 1990's. It use to film here in Vancouver, Canada. But then they moved the show to Los Angeles in the 6th Season and the show lost steamed never went any further.
Octopus

Schenectady, NY

#16 Apr 7, 2014
BadMan84 wrote:
<quoted text>
Back a few years ago, there was an article going "Michael Jackson is not a genre" because a lot of pop/R&B artists were basically MJ clones. I would think the popularity of Michael Jackson helped to kinda belittle popular music and made it okay for people with not that much talent to do something similar to what MJ did. I say of the acts that came after him, Usher was probably the most talented of that bunch and even that's not saying much because he seemed to be more influenced by Bobby Brown.
It is not just the R&B artists that all sound the same but modern country and alternative rock artists are just as guilty of not developing their own styles. That seems to be a big problem for recording acts around today. As far as copying Jacko and cloning him, it is their delusion that they believe that they will sell multiple millions of cd's like Jacko did. But in the eighties, there were countless of artists who were successful and creative by being original. The whole hair band era disappeared over night when the recording industry suddenly decided not to promote rock bands that did live music anymore. The recording industry does not want to sign artists that do not sell instantly. In the past, an artist or band toured and built a following with every release. You do not see that much today. The big labels want only a few proven acts, which they hype to get sales. If it was still about art and music, there would not be people like Lady Gaga in the business. It is really a depressing scene. Garbage.

“Still the Dark Lord.”

Since: Jun 13

Everywhere.

#18 Apr 7, 2014
TripleH1976 wrote:
<quoted text>
That was a great show with Scully and Mulder in the early 1990's. It use to film here in Vancouver, Canada. But then they moved the show to Los Angeles in the 6th Season and the show lost steamed never went any further.
Great show indeed! But I stopped watching after Ducovny left. For me, when a series changes so drastically like that after running so long it just seemed weird.

“Waiting for f'loons to wake up”

Since: Dec 06

Goofybaboon's Not Listening

#19 Apr 7, 2014
Octopus wrote:
<quoted text> Recording Nine Inch Nail's "Hurt" was a stunning achievement.
Now that HAD to have been an eclectic sounding Johnny Cash!
Octopus

Schenectady, NY

#20 Apr 7, 2014
Reality_Awaits wrote:
<quoted text>
Now that HAD to have been an eclectic sounding Johnny Cash!
The new lost song, "She Used To Love Me A Lot" off the just released Johnny Cash album, "Out Among The Stars" is pretty good. He was certainly original. He sounds in better voice here as it was recorded in 1983 when he was a bit younger.

“Waiting for f'loons to wake up”

Since: Dec 06

Goofybaboon's Not Listening

#21 Apr 7, 2014
Should have recognized Trent Reznor's influence in that.
Trent and Peter Murphy combined to do Joy Division covers and those turned out really good. Makes one wonder 'What if' Johnny Cash and Trent actually combined, what they'd turn out like.

We all know Michael Jackson couldn't do crap working with others as the whole effort would have been almost always from the others. Wacko would have taken the credit for the song and tried to claim publishing rights, and the dancing in the video, and the inspired paintings by others, and the whateverelse he could grab (perhaps some more boy-sleepovers just because he was excluded from being accountable for that sort of thing).
'Wacko and the Sewage Pipe' sounds better as a title.
Octopus

Schenectady, NY

#22 Apr 7, 2014
Stormageddon wrote:
<quoted text>LOL! You're comment makes me think of the sewer monster from the X Files. Come to think of it, it does have a certain resemblance to Jacko.
http://tinypic.com/view.php...
That is probably what Wacko would look like today if you opened up his filthy casket in his lonely tomb. He was certainly a sewer monster. lol.

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