The 10th Annual MJ Day
An evening with Michael Jackson
In aid of "Heal The Kids" & Sargent
Cancer Care for Children
Brought to you in association with MJWN, MJFC & TMC
Jackson will be on stage to make a speech and collect
an award from his fans at The 10th Annual Michael Jackson
Wednesday, March 07, 2001 [London, U.K.]
Doors open at 5:30 pm
Showtime 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
After-Party 9:45 pm - 12:00 am
To buy tickets and get detailed information,
please visit MJWN or MJFC!
Being held at one of London's most prestigious venues, the
event promises to be the most spectacular Michael Jackson
party ever! Not only will Michael be attending, but he will
also be making a speech about his new charity, "Heal
The Kids", along with its co-founder, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach.
Another very special reason to attend this event is to help
raise over £ 100'000 for "Heal The Kids"
and "Sargent Cancer Care For Children", an organisation
that works to provide assistance to children with cancer and
their families, and one that is very close to Michael's heart. All profits from the event will be donated to these two
[source: MJWN, MJFC]
28, 2001: Movie Action For Children
following has been published on Movie Action
For Children's website:
The undisputed "King of Pop", Michael Jackson
holds the world record for album sales.
Considered a pioneer of modern popular music,
dance and video technology, his most famous
albums are Thriller , Bad  and Dangerous
one-of-a-kind coat was made for Michael Jackson. Black synthetic
material with two full-length tails that wrap around the legs.
The left arm has a gold embroidered design filled with silver
lamé. The back has a similar design, with a floral pattern
and crown. The number "7" is embroidered in silver in the
center. Interior lining is black silk. Closes in front from
the collar to below the waist with two strips of velcro. Interior
label reads "Dennis Tompkins - Michael Bush". Michael Jackson
wore this coat to the Monaco Music Awards 2000.
Michael Jackson has made a very generous gesture by donating
a private and personal 'birthday phonecall' to the lucky designated
recipient. This auction item is priceless, and the call will
be made within the week of the designated person's birthday.
For more information, please read news bit dated January 19,
A personal note: The coat looks very much like the one
Michael Jackson was wearing to the Dame Elizabeth Taylor event
- and not to the World Music Awards.
Action For Children,]
26, 2001: New Album Release Date
announcing the new release date for the "HIStory"
Greatest Hits re-issue, Sony Music have rescheduled
Michael Jackson's new album as well.
Jackson report on their website on January 25, 2001:
Sony Music have rescheduled the new Michael Jackson
album to June 26thin the USA and June
25th in Europe . In order to meet this release
date, the recording of the new album will have to be
over by the end of March.
24, 2001: To The World's Greatest Fans !!!
following has been taken by courtesy of MJWN
Michael Jackson invites his fans to join
him on February 14, 2001 -
the first public event of Heal The Kids at Carnegie
Hall, New York City.
Click on the letter to read Michael's message
to his fans.
22, 2001: Michael Jackson To Be Best Man At Wedding
has been taken from Planet
Michael Jackson will be Israeli-born psychic Uri
Geller's best man at his wedding next month. Uri and
Hanna Geller married 10 years ago but want to exchange
vows again in a traditional Jewish ceremony.
Uri Geller told the press: "It is going to be a very
quiet and spiritual event. Michael and I go back many
years, we have done spiritual things together. We are
The wedding will take place at the Geller mansion in
Sonning, Berkshire [England], in the second week of
March. The service will be conducted by Rabbi Shmuley
19, 2001: Michael To Chat With Fan...
Movie Action for Children announced in a press
release that their scheduled auction will boast a
coat from Michael Jackson, gloves used by Sugar
Ray Leonard, Bono's wraparound shades … and much more.
Further to this, Michael Jackson has agreed to ring
a fan anywhere in the world on their birthday and
chat and sing Happy Birthday down the phone,
as Worldpop reports.
"It's a great offer," says a spokesman
for the charity. "Michael has agreed not just
to sing Happy Birthday but to chat for a while to a
fan. He sang Happy Birthday Lisa on The Simpsons a few
years ago when he played a character called Michael
Jackson. He says he might sing that song down the phone
and change the name."
You can bid for Michael's message, along with a coat
he has donated and movie memorabilia from other stars.
Movie Action for Children is a major fundraising event
organised by UNICEF Ireland, under the chairmanship
of Liam Neeson, and sponsored by IONA Technologies
For more information, please visit: http://movieaction.iona.com/
Sotheby's will host and conduct the auction both
live and online. The live auction will take place
in New York on March 6, 2001 and the online auction
will be held on www.sothebys.com
from February 15 to March 7, 2001.
Action For Children, Sothebys,
19, 2001: Bonus Tracks For Re-Issues Confirmed
Jackson reported on their website on January
Sony Music has released today the official
tracklisting information for Michael Jackson's
remastered editions of "Off The Wall", "Thriller",
"Bad" and "Dangerous".
Tracklisting as follows:
OFF THE WALL
01. Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
02. Rock With You
03. Working Day And Night
04. Get On The Floor
05. Off The Wall
07. She's Out Of My Life
08. I Can't Help It
09. It's The Falling In Love
10. Burn This Disco Out Bonus Tracks:
11. Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
12. Sunset Driver
13. You Can't Win
01. Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
02. Baby Be Mine
03. The Girl Is Mine
05. Beat It
06. Billie Jean
07. Human Nature
08. P.Y.T. [Pretty Young Thing]
09. The Lady In My Life Bonus Tracks:
10. Vincent Price
11. Got The Hots
13. Someone In The Dark
02. The Way You Make Me Feel
03. Speed Demon
04. Liberian Girl
05. Just Good Friends
06. Another Part Of Me
07. Man In The Mirror
08. I Just Can't Stop Loving You
09. Dirty Diana
10. Smooth Criminal
11. Leave Me Alone Bonus Tracks:
12. Bumper Snippet
14. Someone Put Your Hand Out
15. I Just Can't Stop Loving You
16. Fly Away
02. Why You Wanna Trip On Me
03. In The Closet
04. She Drives Me Wild
05. Remember The Time
06. Can't Let Her Get Away
07. Heal The World
08. Black Or White
09. Who Is It
10. Give In To Me
11. Will You Be There
12. Keep The Faith
13. Gone Too Soon
14. Dangerous Bonus Tracks [on additional disc]:
01. Bumper Snippet [Kid]
02. Monkey Business
03. Work That Body
04. If You Don't Love Me
05. Serious Effect
06. Happy Birthday, Lisa
07. She Got It
08. Black Or White [Remix]
09. Dangerous [Alternate Version]
10. Who Is It [Remix]
18, 2001: New Release Date - "HIStory"
Jackson the "HIStory" Greatest
Hits re-issue will now be released on February 26
[Europe] and February 27 [USA]. This due
to slight delays in production.
17, 2001: Dame Elizabeth On Friendship With Michael
January 15, 2001 - 9:00 p.m. ET, Michael
Jackson's friend Dame Elizabeth Taylor talked
to CNN's "Larry King Live" about her
friendship to The King Of Pop:
KING: The friendship with Michael Jackson.
What? How did that begin? You mean you seem on different planes.
TAYLOR: No! Why do you say that?
KING: You just seem on different planes. He's a very shy..
TAYLOR: No. We were both child stars.
TAYLOR: We had no childhood, either one of us. We were brought
up by tutors. We had no children of our own age to play with
or relate to. We were performing the whole time. He was on
the stage; I was on the...
KING: The screen.
TAYLOR: ... the soundstage. We would go home. I, in my case,
I would learn my lines, learn my homework, get up early in
the morning. I would go out to the polo field, where they
had 40 jumps set up, and to get some of my steam off as a
little girl I would take 40 jumps before I would go into work.
KING: And he had the same kind of life, in a sense. He had
to get up and take the bus to wherever they went to the next
TAYLOR: Yes and get his steam off dancing.
KING: But we don't -- we know you. Look at you. We don't know
Michael, do we?
KING: What don't we know about him we should know?
TAYLOR: He's so tender. He is so compassionate. He hurts,
literally pains for other people's suffering. If there is
-- like -- the starvation of children in this country, in
India, in Africa...
KING: He feels it. It's not just a...
TAYLOR: He reaches out. I've been to the Orient with him.
And he says: "Roll down the window! Roll down the window!"
He reaches his hands out and just touches a baby's face. Oh,
you beautiful thing, and he just wants to give that baby everything,
his life. He'd give him all his money if he could, and the
car keeps on moving. And he'll turn back: "Oh, look at
The full transcript can be found on CNN
where also a video of this transcript can be ordered.
MJ News International has more information for you on
the imminent re-release of Michael Jackson’s back-catalogue.
This year, and ideally to coincide with the release
of the new album [currently slated for 23-24 April 2001],
Sony Music will re-issue the Off the Wall,
Thriller, Bad and Dangerous albums.
Each of these re-releases will be remastered
and will include bonus material. This bonus
material will consist of a mixture of new tracks and
remixes. In most cases, there will be around two
bonus tracks per album but Dangerous will be released
as a TWO CD set, with one CD entirely dedicated to the
bonus material. This is due to the fact that the Dangerous
album utilizes all the regularly available space on
With thanks to Nation Jam Productions.
Jackson's release dates for the re-issues
February 12, 2001 [Europe] - "HIStory - Greatest
Hits - Volume I"
13, 2001 [USA] - "HIStory - Greatest Hits - Volume
April 23, 2001 [Europe] - "Thriller"
April 24, 2001 [USA] - "Thriller"
Hip hop hero Dr Dre has turned down the opportunity
of working with Michael Jackson, because he
says the star doesn't need his help, dotmusic can
When asked if it was true that he said no to The King
of Pop, the producer responded: "Somebody approached
me about working with Michael Jackson and I did say
no because I like working with new artists."
"I can develop them from the ground up. There's no
standard that I have to live up to or anything like
that. All I have to do is go in the studio and they're
basically going to bust their ass to come in there and
do their thing the way it's supposed to be done."
11, 2001: New Album Release Date!
Jackson, Sony Music has planned a new release
date for Michael Jackson's new album:
Reportedly, the new planning coincides with Michael
Jackson's latest readjustment in the recording schedule.
Sony Music still hopes to deliver the new album to the
public before the summer.
The new working release date is April 24th in
the USA and April 23rd in Europe.
This schedule being very tight, a rearrangement is likely
Jackson reports that The King
of Pop is still working on new tracks for the album.
Although the mixing of most of the tracks is done, Michael
Jackson is still recording new material.
[Note: In a recent interview with
MTV, producer Rodney Jerkins stated that the
new album is due out this summer!]
article has been taken from Dotmusic:
Just as the King of Pop is set to make a return,
bands all over the globe are queuing up to work with
him and these include the chart-topping boy band A1.
The pop foursome have written some songs that they are
hoping will be featured on Michael Jackson's new album,
which is set to surface sometime this spring.
Apparently Jackson has listened to the two tracks,
which Christian and Ben have written with the legendary
songwriter Ray Ruffin, and is yet to make a decision.
Ben's song is entitled "That Kind Of Lover"
and Christian's offering is a mid-tempo ballad.
later said of his track: "I couldn't believe
it when I found out Michael Jackson was listening
to the song. He's been my hero since I was a kid!
It's a dream come true. These things don't happen
in real life."
09, 2001: Confirmed! Michael To Address The Oxford Union
the already confirmed date for the Special Evening at
Carnegie Hall Valentines Day 2001 in New York City,
Michael's second public appearance with Rabbi Shumley
Boteach, to take place at Oxford University,
has finally been confirmed.
The following has been taken from MJIFC:
On Tuesday, March 06, 2001 at 8:30
pm, one of the music industry's most formidable
talents will join Judaism's most talked about Rabbi
onstage to address the Oxford Union.
Michael Jackson,pop-star extraordinaire
and musical prodigy, will make an exclusive appearance
with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, the man who's shaken
the Jewish establishment on both sides of the Atlantic.
It is at this event that the duo will announce the official
launch of their new foundation, Heal The Kids. [source: MJIFC, dotmusic,
09, 2001: We Want You Back!?
reported on their website on Jan. 8, 2001 that Jermaine
has confirmed that the Jackson 5 are to reform, 16 years
after their split, with Michael on-board.
In an interview with Sirius Satellite Radio in Las Vegas,
Jermaine said that the band are currently in the studio
recording new material, expected to be released this
Jermaine: "We're going to do a new tour.
We're very, very excited." Whilst Jermaine refused
to reveal the whole story, when questioned whether these
new plans included Michael, he simply replied: "Absolutely."
Today [Dec. 09, 2001], The Associated Press
published a statement on their website by Michael
Jackson's publicist Cheri Fein from Monday, Dec.
08: "Michael will be recording two to three
songs for the new Jackson 5 album. He has not gone into
the studio yet to do this, and he has not yet committed
Jackson is on the cover of the latest issue of
"The Seminar Center" catalog. The issue
is available free of charge at The Seminar Center
or can be ordered by phone - for more information
for the event on February 14, 2001 in New York
City can be ordered online as well.
06, 2001: Rodney On Michael... Grammy Nominations &
feat. a statement on their website by Rodney Jerkins
speaking about what it has been like for him working
Jerkins: "Oh, it's incredible. I mean, you work with
so many artists that are trying to get to his level,
and I'm working with the person that's actually him,
you know, who's been around for years. I've learned
so much - the key thing I learned is endurance. I've
been working for two years and I'm not tired yet. I
really learned how to withstand this, you know? And
it feels good, man. It feels real good."
Darkchild Entertainment could not have had a
better start into the New Year: Rodney "Darkchild"
Jerkins and his brother Fred received a total
of seven Grammy Award nominations [four for Rodney
and three for Fred].
03, 2001: Michael In New York - Get Tickets!!!
has been taken from The Seminar Center:
Michael Jackson's Heal the World Foundation and
The Seminar Center present A Special Evening at Carnegie
Hall Valentines Day 2001!
International Entertainer and Humanitarian Michael
Jackson Invites You to Join A Star Studded Debate
featuring Rabbi Shmuley Boteach and a Panel
of Celebrities and Experts
A Valentine's Day Gift for Ourselves and Our Kids:
"Love, Work & Parenting: Can You Be a Success in the
Bedroom and the Boardroom?"
From adversity as children to superstardom as professionals,
The King of Pop, Michael Jackson and
the London Times "Preacher of the Year" and international
best-selling author, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach,
have had to learn to balance careers and parenthood.
Now, as the first public event brought to you by the
Heal the Kids initiative, Jackson and Boteach
bring you the opportunity to make this year's Valentine's
day gift the gift of family love. Join Michael and
Shmuley as they present a panel of children's experts
and celebrity faces in a lively, insightful and entertaining
discourse about romantic love, familial devotion and
professional dedication. Can you really have it all?
The Heal the Kids initiative is a new project
of the Heal the World Foundation that aims
to help busy adults reprioritize children. Just
one week before his historic lecture at Oxford University
in England, Michael Jackson will appear live! to welcome
and introduce his guests. Come learn from these
celebrities how they balance relationships, kids and
high-pressure professional careers and make this a
Valentine's Day to remember. The children we raise
with love today will lead our world to peace tomorrow!
No Refunds or Credit Vouchers for this event.
Seminar SP497 Wed. Feb. 14 6:30-9pm
Sec. A Orchestra Seating $ 65.00
Sec. B Box Seating $ 55.00
Sec. C General Seating $ 45.00