'New' Michael Jackson song emerges online 'Slave To The Rhythm' is produced by Timbaland
- Last Updated on Monday, 10 March 2014 15:32
The first fruits of a posthumous Michael Jackson album being produced by Timbaland have emerged online.
A 67-second section of the song ‘Slave To The Rhythm’ appeared on Soundcloud on Friday (March 7), but was withdrawn from the service by March 9.
The snippet is dominated by an 808 synth hook and Jackson singing “Because she’s a slave to the rhythm”. It is unrelated to Grace Jones’ 1985 single of the same name, which reached No 12 in the UK.
Timbaland confirmed last September that he is producing an album based on unreleased Jackson songs which the singer recorded before his death in 2009. “I have a lot of unreleased Jackson songs,” Timbaland told Revolt TV. “Producing an album of his would complete my legacy.”
Since Jackson’s death, the only officially-released posthumous album of unreleased recordings was ‘Michael’ in 2010. This featured guest appearances by Akon, 50 Cent and Lenny Kravitz, with a variety of producers including Teddy Riley and Tricky Stewart.
“Slave To The Rhythm” is featured in the advert of the new Xperia Z2 phone
- Last Updated on Thursday, 27 February 2014 10:14
We are thrilled with the use of the new solo Michael Jackson recording, “Slave To The Rhythm”, which is featured in the 90 second online spot for the new Xperia Z2 phone.
For those of you not lucky enough to be in the room for the premiere of the spot, look for it online!
Michael Jackson Estate wants choreographer's abuse allegation dismissed
- Last Updated on Thursday, 20 February 2014 12:14
Michael Jackson's Estate have asked for an abuse allegation against the late singer to be dismissed.
Choreographer Wade Robson - who testified to defend the Thriller singer when he was accused of molestation in 2005 - has alleged in a creditor's claim he was abused by the King of Pop for a seven-year period from the age of seven, but the Estate have asked a Los Angeles judge to reject his allegations because he waited too long to file.
The Estate's lawyer, Howard Weitzman, says in order to pursue a claim, Wade should have filed his case within 60 days of learning the Estate was in probate court in 2009 - and there was no way he wouldn't have known because it made worldwide news.
However, the choreographer claims he delayed filing his allegations against the star - who died of acute Propofol intoxication in June 2009 - because of a repressed memory and only remembered after suffering two "breakdowns" which led to him seeking therapy.
In their argument against the claim, the Estate have pointed out that Wade gave a deposition in a guardianship dispute over Michael's children Prince, now 16, Paris, 15, and 11-year-old Blanket, in which he admitted he was "aware that John Branca and John McClain were co-Executors of Michael's estate and understood they were running the Estate's 'entertainment business'."
In addition, Wade was contacted by Cirque du Soleil in 2011 to work on Immortal, a show themed around Michael, and according to the court documents obtained by RadarOnline.com, he "wanted to do this MJ show badly"