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Michael Jackson News October 2001

Oct. 31, 2001: "Invincible" Album Released All Around The World

On Monday, October 29, 2001, Michael Jackson's first studio album in six years, "Invincible" has officially been released [US release date: October 30].

The absolutely amazing album is available in five different colors [cover] - for a limited time - and features over 77 minutes of new, groundbreaking and truly invincible music!

Without a shadow of a doubt the best album of the last six years!!! Get it now...

Oct. 24, 2001: "Cry" Video To Premiere This Week

The following has been taken from Planet Jackson:

A video for "Cry" will be serviced to TV stations around the world this week. Michael Jackson does not appear in the video. It is a montage of images illustrating the theme of the song.

[source: Planet Jackson
]



Oct. 24, 2001: Michael To Chat Online With His Fans !!!
This Friday, October 26, Michael Jackson will log on for a live chat with fans, AND earlier that same day, "Invincible" will make its world premiere, four days before it's in stores, at michaeljackson.com!!!

Michael will be log on at 7PM [ET] / 4PM [PT] for a live audio/text chat with you guys!

Go to http://chat.yahoo.com now and sign-up for a Yahoo ID so you're all ready to chat with him on Friday!

At 12PM [ET] / 9AM [PT] that same day, Michael's brand new release, "INVINCIBLE", will begin streaming for a non-stop 24 hours!! You'll be able to hear the entire album before it's in stores next week!

There will also be retailers from all over the world participating in the event so you'll be able to pre- order the album while you listen to it online and chat with Michael! DON'T MISS THIS!

[source: michaeljackson.com]

Oct. 24, 2001: Michael's "United We Stand" Performance !!!

On Sunday, October 21, 2001, Michael took over the stage again, performing "Man In The Mirror" and "What More Can I Give". Read what AP had to say about the charity concert:

Tens of thousands of music fans gathered in the capital Sunday to see Michael Jackson, 'N Sync, Aerosmith and an array of other pop stars at a marathon concert to celebrate America and raise money for victims of September's terrorist attacks.

"United We Stand: What More Can I Give?" raised about $ 2 million through the sale of more than 46'000 tickets. It was one of three benefit concerts over the weekend.

The Backstreet Boys sang the national anthem to kick off the sold-out show at RFK Stadium. "We can't let them defeat us," said band member Kevin Richardson. "We have to get up, get out and live our lives every day."


The concert ended with a grand finale early Monday, more than 11 hours after it began.

Under a spray of red, white and blue confetti, Jackson - joined onstage by the other artists - sang his new song written for the attack victims, "What More Can I Give?".

To the families of the victims, Jackson said, "You are not alone. You are in our hearts, in our thoughts and in our prayers."

In Washington James Brown took the stage dressed in a gold suit. He segued from his classic "Sex Machine" to "God Bless America." The audience sang along to the latter and waved small American flags. The crowd - which had been on its feet for almost the entire concert - sat down at one point at the request of Bette Midler. "I want to sing you a song not of sorrow but of hope," Midler said before her ballad, "The Rose". The crowd obliged, but was on its feet again when she finished.

Among the other performers were Mariah Carey, Bette Midler and Destiny's Child.

Parts of the concert will be televised in a two-hour special on ABC Nov. 1.

Security was tight outside RFK, with long lines forming as police searched concertgoers - many clad in red, white and blue - with handheld metal detectors.

Proceeds from the Washington concert will go to the American Red Cross Liberty Fund, the Salvation Army Relief Fund, the Pentagon Relief Fund and the Rewards for Justice Fund.

[source: AP]

Oct. 18, 2001: ABC To Broadcast Edited D.C. Charity Concert !!!
The following has been taken from Reuters/Variety - October 18, 2001:

ABC plans to televise a two-hour version of this Sunday's "United We Stand - What More Can I Give?" - an all-day concert at Washington, D.C.'s RFK Stadium benefiting victims of the Sept. 11 attacks.

The network sealed a deal with event producer Clear Channel Entertainment to air the special on Nov. 1 at 8 p.m., the first day of November sweeps. John Stamos will host.

The concert will feature performances by such acts as Backstreet Boys, Aerosmith, Bette Midler, 'N Sync, Destiny's Child and Mariah Carey.

An all-star finale will include Michael Jackson, who will perform his new song "What More Can I Give?" with other artists in attendance.

Clear Channel plans to donate proceeds from the concert to the American Red Cross Liberty Relief Fund, the Salvation Army Relief Fund and the Pentagon Relief Fund.

Separately, VH1 plans to air another benefit event, "The Concert for New York", live on Saturday.

ABC will pre-empt "Whose Line is It Anyway" and "Who Wants To Be a Millionaire" to air "United We Stand".

[source: Reuters/Variety]

Oct. 18, 2001: Exclusive! INVINCIBLE - Album Details
The following has been taken from Planet Jackson:

Here are the final and complete details of the INVINCIBLE album.

1- UNBREAKABLE [6:25]
[Written by Michael Jackson, Rodney Jerkins, Fred Jerkins III, LaShawn Daniels, Nora Payne, Robert Smith]
Produced by Michael Jackson & Rodney Jerkins
Featuring special rap by The Notorious B.I.G. [originally embodied on "I Can't Stop The Reign". Written by Nichol, Eugene and McIntosh]
Background vocals by Michael Jackson
Additional background vocals by Brandy

2- HEARTBREAKER [5:10]
[Written by Michael Jackson, Rodney Jerkins, Fred Jerkins III, LaShawn Daniels, Mischke, Norman Gregg]
Produced by Michael Jackson & Rodney Jerkins
Featuring rap by Fats
Background vocals by Michael Jackson, Mischke, LaShawn Daniels and Nora Payne

3- INVINCIBLE [4:45]
[Written by Michael Jackson, Rodney Jerkins, Fred Jerkins III, LaShawn Daniels, Norman Gregg]
Produced by Michael Jackson & Rodney Jerkins
Featuring rap by Fats
Background vocals by Michael Jackson

4- BREAK OF DAWN [5:32]
[Written by Michael Jackson, Dr. Freeze]
Produced by Michael Jackson & Dr. Freeze
Background vocals by Michael Jackson and Dr. Freeze

5- HEAVEN CAN WAIT [4:49]
[Written by Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley, Andreao Heard, Nate Smith, Teron Beal, E. Laues, K. Quiller]
Produced by Michael Jackson & Teddy Riley
Background vocals by Michael Jackson
Additional background vocals by Dr. Freeze and "Que"
Orchestra arranged and conducted by Jeremy Lubbock

6- YOU ROCK MY WORLD [5:39]
[Written by Michael Jackson, Rodney Jerkins, Fred Jerkins III, LaShawn Daniels, Nora Payne]
Produced by Michael Jackson & Rodney Jerkins
Intro by Michael Jackson and Chris Tucker
Background vocals by Michael Jackson

7- BUTTERFLIES [4:40]
[Written by Andre Harris, Marsha Ambrosius]
Produced by Michael Jackson & Andre Harris
Background vocals by Michael Jackson and Marsha Ambrosius

8- SPEECHLESS [3:18]
[Written by Michael Jackson]
Produced by Michael Jackson
Orchestra arranged and conducted by Michael Jackson and Jeremy Lubbock
Choir: Andrae Crouch and The Andrae Crouch Singers

9- 2000 WATTS [4:24]
[Written by Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley, Tyrese Gibson, J. Henson]
Produced by Michael Jackson & Teddy Riley
Background vocals by Michael Jackson
Additional background vocals by Teddy Riley

10- YOU ARE MY LIFE [4:39]
[Written by Michael Jackson, Babyface, Carole Bayer Sager, John McClain]
Produced by Michael Jackson & Babyface
Background vocals by Michael Jackson and Babyface
Bass and acoustic guitar: Babyface
Choir: Jason Edmonds, Nathan "8" Walton, Tabia Ivery, Lynne Fiddmont-Lindsey

11- PRIVACY [5:05]
[Written by Michael Jackson, Rodney Jerkins, Fred Jerkins III, LaShawn Daniels, Bernard Bell]
Produced by Michael Jackson & Rodney Jerkins
Background vocals by Michael Jackson and LaShawn Daniels

12- DON'T WALK AWAY [4:25]
[Written by Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley, Richard Carlton Stites, Reed Vertelney]
Produced by Michael Jackson & Teddy Riley
Background vocals by Michael Jackson

13- CRY [5:01]
[Written by R. Kelly]
Produced by Michael Jackson & R. Kelly

14- THE LOST CHILDREN [4:00]
[Written by Michael Jackson]
Produced by Michael Jackson
Narrative by Baby Rubba and Prince Jackson
Contains audio snippets from the Twilight Zone

15- WHATEVER HAPPENS [4:56]
[Written by Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley, Gil Cang, J. Quay, Geoffrey Williams]
Produced by Michael Jackson & Teddy Riley
Featuring guitar by Santana
Background vocals by Michael Jackson
Additional background vocals by Mario Vasquez and Mary Brown
Orchestra arranged and conducted by Jeremy Lubbock
Whistle solo: Carlos Santana and Stuart Brawley

16- THREATENED [4:19]
[Written by Michael Jackson, Rodney Jerkins, Fred Jerkins III, LaShawn Daniels, Robert Smith]
Produced by Michael Jackson & Rodney Jerkins
Background vocals by Michael Jackson
Contains audio snippets of Rod Serling ["This song is especially dedicated to Rick Baker... The Guru of Special Effects"]

[source: Planet Jackson
]

Oct. 18, 2001: "You Rock My World" Takes Over Single Charts
The following has been taken from Planet Jackson:

This week, Michael Jackson's "You Rock My World" entered the commercial single charts around the world. The King of Pop's single makes a smashing debut.

Here are the chart positions for the first week:
Australia: # 4
Austria: # 9
Denmark: # 2
Finland: # 1
France: # 1
Germany: # 6
Holland: # 4
Hungary: # 5
Italy: # 3
Ireland: # 4
Norway: # 2
Portugal: # 1
Sweden: # 5
Switzerland: # 5
United Kingdom: # 2

All rankings solely based on sales.


[source: Planet Jackson
]

Oct. 18, 2001: New Single To Hit Radios In America
The following has been taken from Planet Jackson [October 17, 2001]:

Sony Music will release a new single to American radios on November 6. After "You Rock My World" and "Cry," "Butterflies" will be released to radios.

This promotional release only concerns the USA.

[source: Planet Jackson
]

Oct. 18, 2001: Michael In "Men In Black" Sequel !!!
The following excerpt has been taken from Reuters/Variety - October 18, 2001:

Will Smith isn't the only cast member of "Men In Black 2" with platinum-selling records on his shelf.

Michael Jackson has quietly joined the cast of Sony's sci-fi sequel, playing a small role - apparently, not an alien.

"We shot a small scene with Michael on Tuesday,'' said helmer Barry Sonnenfeld. "He was charming, funny and really cool to work with.''

[source: Reuters/Variety]

Oct. 18, 2001: Michael Has Finished Recording "What More Can I Give"
The following has been reported by Rolling Stone - October 18, 2001:

Michael Jackson has finished recording "What More Can I Give", his new star-studded single that he hopes will raise more than $ 50 million for families of victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks.

Since the tragedy, Jackson has been crisscrossing the country to collaborate with Ricky Martin, Santana, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Tom Petty, Destiny's Child's Beyonce Knowles, the Backstreet Boy's Nick Carter, Aaron Carter, Shakira, Mya, Ziggy Marley and others.

"A song is a mantra, something you repeat over and over," Jackson told Rolling Stone. "And we need peace, we need giving, we need love, we need unity. I want the whole world to sing this song."

[source: Rolling Stone]

Oct. 18, 2001: "Butterflies" To Premiere Online Today !!!
MICHAELJACKSON.com EXCLUSIVE:

Newly Expanded Site To Premiere "Butterflies" October 18.

A brand new single from Michael Jackson's forthcoming release, "Invincible", is making its online premiere at: http://www.michaeljackson.com.

"Butterflies", will stream in its entirety beginning at 5PM [ET] / 2PM [PT] on Thursday, October 18, and will be available to fans on demand.

MICHAELJACKSON.com has just been expanded to include two new sections:

- an intensive History timeline that highlights MJ interviews, performances, releases, milestones, charts, & awards from 1971 to present

- and an Interactive area where fans around the world can chat about Michael, as well as download MJ Wallpaper and instant messenger icons.

The Short Films section of the site has full-length versions of Michael's short films on demand.

[source: michaeljackson.com]

Oct. 17, 2001: Michael To Join Jay-Z On "Girls, Girls, Girls" Remix

LOS ANGELES - [MTV] - Oct. 17, 2001:

Jay-Z and Michael Jackson won't stop 'til they get enough [remixes]

Since Jigga rhymed on a hip-hop version of the Gloved One's single "You Rock My World", Jackson plans to return the favor by singing the hook on a "Girls, Girls, Girls" remix.

"My mom likes it because she gets to see how successful her son is. 'You're working with Michael Jackson, you must be all right; you must be pretty good,' " Jay-Z said while lounging in a Beverly Hills hotel suite Saturday.

He had just returned from working on the track at a nearby studio. The "Girls, Girls, Girls" remix, produced by Kanye West, will be released around Christmas, Jay said.

The Jay-Z/Jackson alliance became public when the rapper brought M.J. onstage during a Long Island, New York, festival concert last summer [see news archive]. "Izzo [H.O.V.A.]", the first single from Jay-Z's recent "The Blueprint", samples the Jackson 5's "I Want You Back".

Jay said he and Jackson haven't discussed shooting videos together but said he's open to the possibility. "I'm working on my dance moves, so we'll see. No, I'm joking - no dancing. I have rhythm, but I'm cool to leave that to Mike."

[source: MTV]


Oct. 16, 2001: Michael Calls The "Oprah" Show

The following transcript has been edited by BootyLishuzMJ for KOP; additional information by MJNI.

Michael called the "Oprah" show today, 15th October, to say hello to his friend Quincy Jones, who was on the program to promote his autobiography "Q". Michael spoke for about two minutes and said he was "honored" to call in and talk about Quincy.

MJ: What was it like working with Quincy?

Oprah: Yeah.

MJ: He's very professional, very talented, and he's a musical visionary. He's been around ahh, as you know, haha, a very long time. [Quincy gives a funny look. Audience and Oprah laugh.]

Quincy: Michael?

MJ: Yes?

Quincy: This is Quincy. Can I call you by the name we used to talk to each other by?

MJ: Yes, if you want. [giggles]

Quincy: Uh huh. Okay Sm..

MJ: I'm scared. [audience laughs]

Quincy: Smelly..[to Oprah] What did he say?

Oprah: He said "I'm scared." [more laughter] Now where did..?

Quincy: That's very affectionate because Michael does not use profanity..ever. Right, right Smelly?

MJ: N..no no.

Quincy: And so when it got good, we say "That stunk," and he said "Don't say that, it's smelly jelly," you know? [audience laughs] It's smelly jelly, so from then..

Oprah: You don't even use funky?

Quincy: Michael doesn't say that word.

Oprah: No, no. Doesn't say any kind of bad words at all?

Quincy: I've heard a couple, yeah.

MJ: From who?

Quincy: Haha.. from you!

MJ: Not me, is it?

Quincy: Oh no, no. Just smelly jelly.

Oprah: No, so that's why you started calling him Smelly. What have you learned from Q that you take with you for the rest of your life, Michael?

MJ: I learned a lot. You once said something to me, Quincy. I don't know if you want it repeated but it was just.. just beautiful. You said um..You don't write music. You let the write.. the music write itself. Let it create itself. It's like we're just the source from which it comes.

Oprah: Yeah. I've heard him say he always leaves room for God to walk in the room.

MJ: There you go.

Quincy: The divinity is most important.

Oprah: Well, thank you Michael for joining us. Thanks for taking the time to call up and say "Hey Q!"

MJ: haha

Quincy: I love you, Smelly.

MJ: I love you more, Quincy.

Quincy: Your show was great in New York.

MJ: Thank you.

[source: KOP, MJNI]


Oct. 16, 2001: "United We Stand: What More Can I Give" Sold Out !!!

WASHINGTON - [ENTERTAINMENT WIRE] - Oct. 16, 2001:

United We Stand What More Can I Give? The Concert for Washington, DC and America; October 21 Show is a Sell-Out

Michael Jackson
, 'NSYNC, Aerosmith, Backstreet Boys, Mariah Carey, Destiny's Child, Usher, Rod Stewart and many more team up for all-star music festival at RFK Stadium.

Tickets for the "United We Stand What More Can I Give?" benefit concert at RFK Stadium in Washington D.C., October 21, 2001 is a complete sell-out, event promoter Clear Channel Entertainment announced today.

Proceeds from the all-star concert will benefit the American Red Cross Liberty Relief Fund, the Salvation Army Relief Fund and the Pentagon Relief Fund.

"United We Stand What More Can I Give?"
will feature performances by Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, 'NSYNC, Destiny's Child, Usher, Rod Stewart, Aerosmith, Backstreet Boys, Ricky Martin, Train, P.Diddy, Goo Goo Dolls, James Brown, Al Green, and many more. Additional artists will be announced as they are confirmed.

Show time is 1:00 pm; doors will open at 11:00 am.


About Clear Channel Entertainment [formerly SFX]:
Clear Channel Entertainment, the world's leading producer and marketer of live entertainment events, is a subsidiary of Clear Channel Worldwide, a global leader in the out-of-home advertising industry. Clear Channel Entertainment currently owns, operates and/or exclusively books 135 live entertainment venues, including 44 amphitheaters in the U.S. and 28 venues in Europe. Each year, more than 62 million people attend approximately 26'000 events promoted and/or produced by the company including: Live music events; Broadway, West End and touring theatrical shows; family entertainment shows; and specialized sports and motor sports shows. In addition, Clear Channel Entertainment owns leading, independently operated talent management businesses, which specialize in the representation of athletes and broadcasters. Clear Channel Entertainment is headquartered in New York City.

According to net reports, MTV Germany will broadcast the event on October 22, 2001; 10.00 pm to 12.00 pm. Set your vcr!!! More information on TV broadcasts of this event in other countries to follow.

[source: ENTERTAINMENT WIRE, mtv.de]


Oct. 15, 2001: All Four Re-Issues Officially Released

Today, Monday, October 15, 2001 all four re-issues - containing previously unreleased material plus a new booklet with new photos - were officially released.

Click on the thumbnail on the left to enlarge.

Get them now...


Oct. 14, 2001: All Four Re-Issues To Be Released Tomorrow
Great day for all Michael Jackson fans:

Tomorrow, Monday, October 15, 2001 "Off The Wall", "Thriller", "Bad" and "Dangerous" - the expanded versions will be officially released [American release date: Tuesday, October 16].

Please check Sept. 20 news-bit to see the brandnew artwork plus the news archive for details on the bonus tracks of each re-issue.


Oct. 13, 2001: Michael Appears In "Space Channel 5 - Part II" Game

The following has been reported by ign ps2 - [Oct. 12, 2001]:

Michael Jackson Appears in Space Channel 5 Sequel

The king of pop [yes, he's still the king of pop] seems to have a bigger role this time.

Fans of the original Space Channel 5 will be pleased with this bit of info. One of the most pleasant surprises in the game was the appearance of Michael Jackson in the role of Space Michael Jackson.

The king of pop lent his voice to the game as part of a grand buildup towards one of gaming's most inspired ending sequences, and the result likely brought a smile to any who played through the game.

We can report that MJ is back for the sequel to Space Channel 5, Space Channel 5 Part 2. The trailer shown at Tokyo Game Show, a portion of which we posted yesterday as part of our Pre-TGS coverage, reveals the king of pop strutting his stuff in support of main character Ulala.

Jackson appears in more than one scene, making us believe that he may have a bigger role this time around. Stay tuned for the full trailer from the game, which packs so much energy and variety that the original looks tame in comparison.


[source: ign ps2]


Oct. 12, 2001: "United We Stand: What More Can I Give" - Tix Today !!!

WASHINGTON- [ENTERTAINMENT WIRE] - Oct. 11, 2001:

United We Stand: What More Can I Give
The Concert for Washington, DC and America
Benefit Concert Tickets On Sale October 12th At 10:00 am ET


Rod Stewart, P.Diddy, the Goo Goo Dolls and Train join Michael Jackson, 'NSYNC, Aerosmith, Backstreet Boys, Ricky Martin, Kiss and many more for all-star music festival at RFK Stadium.

Tickets for the benefit concert "United We Stand: What More Can I Give", the concert for Washington D.C. and America, October 21 at RFK Stadium, will go on sale Friday, October 12 at 10:00 AM ET.

Clear Channel Entertainment announced today that tickets will be priced at $ 25, $ 50 and $ 75 [plus applicable charges] and can be purchased through Ticketmaster or by visiting www.CC.com.

Proceeds from the all-star concert will benefit the American Red Cross Liberty Relief Fund, the Salvation Army Relief Fund and the Pentagon Relief Fund.

"United We Stand What More Can I Give" will feature performances by these artists: Michael Jackson, 'NSYNC, Rod Stewart, Aerosmith, Backstreet Boys, Ricky Martin, Kiss, Train, P.Diddy, Goo Goo Dolls, James Brown, Al Green, and many more. Additional artists will be announced as they are confirmed.

Show time is 1:00 pm; doors will open at 11:00 am.

About Clear Channel Entertainment [formerly SFX]:
Clear Channel Entertainment, the world's leading producer and marketer of live entertainment events, is a subsidiary of Clear Channel Worldwide, a global leader in the out-of-home advertising industry. Clear Channel Entertainment currently owns, operates and/or exclusively books 135 live entertainment venues, including 44 amphitheaters in the U.S. and 28 venues in Europe. Each year, more than 62 million people attend approximately 26'000 events promoted and/or produced by the company including: Live music events; Broadway, West End and touring theatrical shows; family entertainment shows; and specialized sports and motor sports shows. In addition, Clear Channel Entertainment owns leading, independently operated talent management businesses, which specialize in the representation of athletes and broadcasters. Clear Channel Entertainment is headquartered in New York City.

Contact: For Clear Channel Entertainment, New York Rogers & Cowan Lorraine Osmundsen, 646/658-8327 Stephanie Rudnick, 646/658-8328.

According to Planet Jackson, Michael Jackson is currently rehearsing his forthcoming special performance for the concert, which will include the premiere of his humanitarian anthem "What More Can I Give".

[source: ENTERTAINMENT WIRE, Planet Jackson]


Oct. 10, 2001: "United We Stand" Appearance Confirmed !!!

The following has been reported by CC.com - [Oct. 10, 2001]:

UNITED WE STAND: THE DETAILS BEHIND THE ALL-STAR BENEFIT

Michael Jackson, Mick Jagger, Aerosmith, 'NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, James Brown, Aaron Carter, Al Green, Ricky Martin, KISS...Live on one stage!

As the nation asks What more can we give?, many of the world’s greatest performers are teaming with Clear Channel Entertainment for a star-studded music spectacular, "United We Stand", to raise money in support of the recovery efforts from the September 11th attack on America. The eight-hour music festival will be held Sunday, October 21, at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC, beginning at noon EST.

"United We Stand" has confirmed performances from the artists listed above, with more still to be announced as they are confirmed.

Tickets go on sale Friday, October 12, and will be available by visiting all Ticketmaster outlets or www.CC.com.

All money raised from "United We Stand" will benefit the American Red Cross Relief Fund, the Pentagon Relief Fund and The Salvation Army Relief Fund.

"Music is a common language that brings people together in times of triumph and sadness,"
said Clear Channel Entertainment Chairman and CEO Brian Becker, the producers of the show. "We support the President’s call for unity and are extremely proud to contribute in any way we can to help these stellar artists raise money to assist in recovery efforts and to show their support for the military who are risking their lives for our safety."

Clear Channel Entertainment President – Music, Mid-Atlantic Region Larry Magid will executive produce "United We Stand". Among his production credits is 1985’s "Live Aid".

In addition to "United We Stand", Clear Channel Entertainment produced the "Stand Up New York" comedy festival starring Jerry Seinfeld on October 9th, and will oversee the October 20 "Concert for the Americas" at Madison Square Garden in New York City and the "Country Freedom Concert" in Nashville on October 21.

[source: CC.com]


Oct. 10, 2001: More Michael... Get "Invincible" First !!!
Want to see more of Michael's "You Rock My World" short film? Then ask for it!!!

Put the King of Pop at the top of MTV's TRL Countdown! Here's all you have to do:

Call 1-800-DIAL-MTV [1-800-342-5688] every day between 3-3:30PM [ET],
2-2:30PM [Central], 1-1:30PM [Mountain], 12noon-12:30 PM [PT] and request "You Rock My World" / Michael Jackson.

Keep calling until you get through and then call again! You can do this, so show Michael what you're made of, and a huge thanks for the support!

How would you like to have the new "Invincible" CD before it's in stores? Starting Monday, October 15, you'll be able to order Michael's new CD online AND get it sent straight to your mailbox BEFORE it arrives in record stores on October 30!

Be sure and check back on Monday to: http://www.michaeljackson.com to be one of the FIRST to get "Invincible"!

[source: michaeljackson.com]

Oct. 10, 2001: CBS To Air MSG Tribute In November...
The following has been taken from MJNI [Oct. 09, 2001]:

TV Guide Preps Five Different MJ Collectible Covers

According to today's Hollywood Reporter, CBS is planning to air Michael's MSG Tribute concert on Tuesday, November 13th.

The show will last two hours [three hours for European airings] and will consist mostly of footage from the October 10th show, including 61 minutes of the King of Pop on stage.

The Reporter also wrote that the final cut was sneaked last week by its producer David Gest to several industry execs as well as folks over at TV Guide, the latter of which is planning to give Michael five different cover images during the week of the show's airing.

Gest also gave a sneak screening at the Sony studios in Manhattan for several of the powerhouse talents in the show, including Liza Minnelli, Whitney Houston [there with hubby Bobby Brown], Usher, Deborah Cox, Monica, Mya and the 98 Degrees foursome.

"The show moves at such a rapid pace that by the time it finishes, you wish it had lasted a few hours more," said Liza about the final cut.

As TV Guide's Jennifer Graham tells the Reporter: "It seem like every big-name pop star in the industry is on the stage at one point or another. ... But by far the highlight is seeing Michael emerge, join the Jackson 5 and then do some of his solo material. He looks and sounds as good as he ever did."

Many are predicting that this can be CBS' ratings topper for the year.

[source: MJNI]

Oct. 08, 2001: "You Rock My World" Single Released
Michael Jackson's first single off "Invincible", titled "You Rock My World" hit stores today, Monday, October 08, 2001.

The King is back!


Oct. 08, 2001: Michael To Appear At "United We Stand" Show ?
The following has been taken from MJNI [Oct. 06, 2001]:

According to the Zomba/Jive Records site www.getmusic.com, Michael will take part in "United We Stand", an all-star concert in Washington, DC on 21st October.

The show will run from noon until 8 p.m. and MTV will broadcast the concert live. All proceeds will benefit the Red Cross and The Salvation Army.

Other stars scheduled to take part are P.Diddy, Backstreet Boys, Aerosmith, Maxwell, James Brown, Al Green, Mick Jagger, Matchbox 20, and Bette Midler.

[source: MJNI]

Oct. 06, 2001: Second Single Off "Invincible"
The following has been taken from Planet Jackson:

"Cry" will be the new single from "Invincible".

It is currently planned to hit radios internationally on October 29th. A commercial release is planned for December 3rd.

[Note that these are working dates subject to change.]

[source: Planet Jackson]

Oct. 03, 2001: Two New DVD's To Be Released
The following has been taken from Planet Jackson:

On November 12th, Epic Music Video will release 2 brand new Michael Jackson DVDs.

HISTORY - VIDEO GREATEST HITS SPECIAL DVD EDITION
Selections:
-"Brace Yourself"
-“Billie Jean"
-"The Way You Make Me Fell" [Full-length version (9:30) - Never-before-released commercially]
-"Black Or White" [Full-length version]
-"Rock With You" -"Bad" [Full-length version (18:00) - Never-before-released commercially]
-"Thriller" [Full-length version]
-"Beat It"
-"Remember The Time" [Full-length version]
-"Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough"
-"Heal The World"

Special DVD features:
-Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, PCM Stereo / English subtitles / Discography / Instant chapter access.

Retail price: $ 24.98

DANGEROUS - THE SHORT FILMS
Selections:
-"Black Or White" [Full-length revised version]
-Superbowl "Heal The World"
-"Remember The Time" [Full-length version]
-"Will You Be There"
-"In The Closet"
-"Gone Too Soon"
-"Jam"
-"Heal The World"
-"Give In To Me"
-"Who Is It"
-"Dangerous"

Special features:
-Extensive at-the-shoot footage from "Black or White," "Remember The Time" and "In The Closet;" 2 versions of "Heal The World;" Dangerous Tour highlights.

Special DVD features: -Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, PCM Stereo / English subtitles / Discography / Instant chapter access.

Retail price: $ 24.98

[source: Planet Jackson]

Oct. 03, 2001: Three New "You Rock My World" Clip Versions...
The following has been taken from Planet Jackson:

This week, Sony Music is servicing TV stations around the world with 3 new versions of Michael Jackson's "You Rock My World" short-film. Each new version has been personally re-edited by Michael Jackson, including new footage, sound effects and dialogues.

American viewers have already - and only - seen the long version of the newly edited video. They will never see the original version of the short-film that has been broadcast worldwide up to now.

From now on, the 3 new versions of the video will replace the ones that have been seen internationally until today.

The new revised versions of the "You Rock My World" short-film are:

-"You Rock My World" Full Length Version [13:29]
-"You Rock My World" Extended Edit Version [10:00]
-"You Rock My World" Revised Edit Version [5:45]

[source: Planet Jackson]

Oct. 03, 2001: Michael Nominated For "My VH-1 Awards"...
The following has been taken from MJNI:

VH-1 Debuts "Ghosts", Nominates King of Pop in Several "My VH-1" Categories

On October 27th - during its all day of MJ programming - VH-1 in the United States will air the King of Pop's short film "Ghosts", last seen in America at MJNI's inaugural MJ DAY in New York, back in 1998.

Before then, "Ghosts" had a limited run in select US Sony/Loews theatres, airing before the Stephen King thriller "Thinner". That was back in October of 1997.

Speaking of VH-1, the music channel is planning its 2nd annual “My VH-1 Awards Show” for December 2nd. These awards are voted on entirely by the fans and VH-1 is asking viewers who they think should be nominated for each of the awards.

Michael is up for consideration for a record six trophies:
Song of the Year ["You Rock My World"]
Hottest Live Show
Best Actor in a Video [Marlon Brando, Chris Tucker and Michael Madsen for "You Rock My World"]
Must Have Album ["Invincible"]
Favorite Male Artist


[source: MJNI]

 

 

 

 

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