I had never heard of Alexandr Misko before this video, but I've never heard the Michael Jackson classic 'Billie Jean' played like this before either... and likely will never listen to it the same way again.
“You know the one where Michael Jackson dresses up as an old white guy and dances in a haunted house?” is a thing I’ve said to countless people about the short film Ghosts. But every time I mention the Michael Jackson and Stephen King collaboration, no one knows what I’m talking about. That’s right, the King of Pop and the master of horror made a short film together in 1996. While the film may have 14 million views on YouTube, I’ve only met one other person who can slightly recall the movie. In honor of Halloween, I’m looking back on the 15-year-old movie and trying to figure out why it’s been forgotten.
Five years ago, Producer Joe was on location in Gary, Ind. at the boyhood home of Michael Jackson, where a ceremony was taking place on the one year anniversary of his death. Joe managed to get interviewed by about six different news sources including WGN in Chicago, as well as KTLA in Los Angeles!
In an interview with VICE, Ahmed Best, best known as the man who appeared in three less-than-enthusiastically received Star Wars prequels as the less-than-beloved Jar Jar Binks, says that while he was the one who ended up winning the role, there was a far more famous superstar who really wanted to play everyone’s ninth-favorite Gungan. And that man was Michael Jackson.
Is it wrong to be this excited over a tribute to one of pop music's biggest all-time artists? We don't think so, as some of metal and rock's most celebrated musicians have come together for one common purpose: paying tribute to the late Michael Jackson.
For its first couple decades of existence, the Super Bowl halftime show featured marching bands or “Up With People”-type musical medleys. Unfortunately, but the only folks who really got excited about those performances were the families of the performers.
Over the last 20 years, the Super Bowl halftime stage has become home to top hits and the increased star powers of popular musical acts.