Captain EO has been a Disney park staple since 1986, the height of Michael Jackson’s post-Thriller fame—but the Francis Ford Coppola-directed, George Lucas-produced short will shut down December 6 to make way for new attractions. A new oral history sheds light on all the making-of drama.
The music of Michael Jackson is so popular that it’s pretty much universal and probably timeless and can even transcend instruments. I mean, just watch Yoshimi Tsujimoto play Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal on a shakuhachi (a bamboo flute) with the help of two backup koto instrument players. It’s Michael Jackson…
An incredible thing happened on July 17, 2007. A video of several hundred inmates wearing orange jumpsuits and performing an immaculately choreographed dance to Thriller appeared on a small website called YouTube. Two years later, Michael Jackson was dead, and YouTube had changed history.
Everybody knows how the 13-minute-long, zombie-laden adventure that is the Thriller video shaped the history of music and saw the birth to a little phenomenon called MTV. Michael Jackson was primed to reinvent the medium from the start, though, with his very first music video.
In 1981 Freddie Mercury recorded "There Must Be More to Life Than This," which originally featured additional vocals from Michael Jackson. The song was eventually released without Jackson's voice, but thanks to the new compilation Queen Forever, you can finally hear Freddie and Michael together.
Until recently, I was one of those people who refused to believe that Michael Jackson was really dead. I know, I know, I'm probably crazy, but look, I grew up on the guy's music, OK?
Last night's Billboard Music Awards brought Michael Jackson back from the dead in the form of a hologram—and you can watch the footage right here. Spoiler: there is moonwalking.
If you don't care about the Mileys and the Biebers like most sane humans of this world, one of the most iconic music videos to you is probably Michael Jackson's Thriller. Or maybe Billie Jean. Or is it Smooth Criminal? Beat It? Actually, it can be five more MJ creations. But Thriller is somethin'. And it's even more…
Fans of forward-looking music have at least two things to be excited about this spring: new albums from Boards of Canada (which is teasing fans with the rarest vinyl released this year) and Daft Punk, whose Random Access Memories is set for a May 20th release.
So the basic takeaway here is while the new discussion system is big, new, and scary and all, we—both readers and writers—should try to not be a bag of dicks during the adjustment period.
Sony has had a rough time being hacked in the past. But now hackers have reportedly downloaded their Michael Jackson back catalog, consisting of 50,000 tracks, many of which have never been released.
There are plenty of compact Bluetooth speakers in the world, but none quite have the provenance of Croft House's offerings. They're made from maple wood that Michael Jackson himself spent hours dancing on. Now that's HIStory.
Scientists have found that if you lean to the left, you think Michael Jackson had fewer number one hit singles than if you lean to the right or stand up straight.
Is it wrong to feel envious of an animated Autobot's dance moves? I'm never going to feel the same way about the Transformers again. [Technabob]
"Breaking News," the first single from Michael Jackson's forthcoming posthumous album Michael, is pretty awful. But that might not be Michael's fault! While Sony insists the track's legit, Jackson's nephews say that it actually isn't MJ singing at all. Controversy!
Just a little something to set the mood, from Gizmodo and guest artist emeritus, Powerpig. Featured in this picture: 24 undead minifigs, and a Lego Michael Jackson—it's more involved than it sounds.
iPads versus iPhones. Twitter fights. The King of Pop. Hipsters. Suits. And an impressively faithful recreation of one of the most indelible music videos of all time. Now that's bad. But, like, good bad.
If you have a pair of hard-soled shoes, two pressure-sensitive LED tiles, and some baby mama drama from which you need to extricate yourself, let this Instructable be your guide and recreate the special-FX steps from Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean."