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Unreleased mix of “She Was Lovin’ Me” produced by Taryll Jackson surfaces online!

By Damien Shields | As fans around the world celebrate what would have been Michael Jackson’s 56th birthday today, an unreleased version his song “She Was Lovin’ Me” has surfaced online. Two versions of this track – the original demo as Jackson recorded it in 1999 and a ‘contemporised’ version remixed by Timbaland in 2013 – have already been released as part of the ‘XSCAPE’ album under the title “Chicago”. This never-before-heard version of “She Was Lovin’ Me”, produced by Taryll Jackson, takes more of a “rock” approach than previously-released versions of the track, featuring powerful drums, electric guitar, finger clicks and the echoey use of Jackson’s warm-up vocals to create a more mysterious mood throughout. The full story on this song can be discovered in my previously-published article – newly updated to include additional relevant information. Click here to read the article. Just for fun I have whipped together a video that fans can watch while listening to the track. The video took me four hours to storyboard and edit together, and was my first-ever attempt at using Final Cut Pro (so go easy on me!) Watch the video featuring “She Was Lovin’ Me” produced by Taryll Jackson below:

The Jacksons on Tom Joyner Morning Show for Michael Jackson birthday celebration

The Jacksons are performing tomorrow night at the 2014 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion. They are currently on tour and recording a new album. Jackie, Tito and Jermaine talked to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about growing up in his Indiana, their sleeping arrangements in the small home and who pee’d in the bed. LISTEN to hear their tribute to Michael! 

Happy Birthday, Michael!

Happy Birthday Michael! Today we celebrate the life, career and message of Michael Jackson: the Greatest Entertainer that ever lived and a great human being. Keep his legacy alive and spread his message of love, peace and heal the world every day! 

Michael Jackson birthday celebrations kick off Thursday in Gary

Chicago Sun Times, by Teresa Auch Schultz - Celebrations for Michael Jackson’s birthday have grown from a block party around his boyhood home to a three-day festival set to start Thursday in what local officials and event promoters hope will become an annual affair. The Michael Jackson Tribute Festival of the Arts focuses not only on the the famous musician, but also on encouraging new artists.“(We want to) let them know it’s a good thing to develop the arts,” Karvin Johnson, one of the event’s promoters, said. “Develop your creativity.”

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Michael inducted R&B Hall of Fame and Museum

This year as Michael Jackson was inducted into the momentous Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame and Museum (R&BHOF). The awards was presented to Michael's father Joseph Jackson. On Sunday, August 24, 2014, the R&BHOF induction ceremony was held in Canton, OH at the Canton Palace Theater. Honorees included, along with Michael, Whitney Houston, The Whispers, Marvin Gaye, The Funk Brothers, Gene Chandler, Joe Jackson, and The Sweet Inspirations. Joseph attended the R&B Hall of Fame and thanked Artist Nicolosi for the dedicated beautiful artwork done in honour of his son Michael. 

The Jacksons to headline Java Sounds Fair in Jakarta, Indonesia

The Jacksons will headline at Java Sounds Fair in Jakarta, Indonesia. Java Sounds Fair takes places at Jakarta Convention Center from October 24-26. 

Jermaine on GGN (WestfestTV) with Snoop Dogg on August 19th

Check out Jermaine's interview with Snoop Dogg on GGN at WestfestTV

Jermaine opens up about his life, career, Michael's latest album and the Billboard hologram

Watch Jermaine's interview with Oprah as aired on "Where Are They Now" on OWN Sunday August 17th. Jermaine opens up about his life, career, giving back project VITÁ Water and he speaks his mind about Michael's album Xscape and the hologram used at the Billboard Awards. 

"A Place With No Name" music video to premiere on Twitter August 13

Epic Records and The Estate of Michael Jackson, announced today that “A Place With No Name,” the next single from this year’s critically acclaimed, chart-topping Michael Jackson album XSCAPE [MJJ Music/Epic Records], will make history when it premieres on Twitter (twitter.com). At 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday August 13, 2014 the short film will be tweeted through @MichaelJackson allowing the Twitter universe to be able to view the video within a tweet. And for those fans in New York City, “A Place With No Name” will be shown on the massive Sony screen in Times Square at the very same moment.

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Jermaine on "Where Are They Now" August 17 9/8c on OWN

Tune in Sunday, August 17, at 9/8c to OWN because for the first time Oprah sits down with Jermaine! Watch the trailer. For more info visit http://www.oprah.com/WhereAreTheyNow