Jamon and Q are excited to dig into a big news roundup this week, with lots of developments in the world of Michael Jackson and the Jackson family. They cover the outcome of the Moonwalkers documentary on Kickstarter, a new book publishing this Fall by Richard Lecocq and Francois Allard, and news from Will.i.am regarding music he worked on with MJ. They also discuss the new Bad World Tour concert footage released by the Indy Channel, and Bryan Loren’s public plea to fans for monetary compensation regarding his leaked tracks.
On the Jackson family events front, Janet Jackson has announced additional tour dates (and launched a national back-up dancer search!) and will be headlining a major music festival in Los Angeles this summer. The Jacksons will perform at the Detroit Music Weekend, a three day festival celebrating their impact and legacy. And, in Tulsa, OK, a Michael Jackson Tribute event will be held on June 24, hosted by Jankins of Moonwalk Talks.
Jamon and Q will also discuss the news from 3T, who have released their Chapter III song, “Fire”, as a single in France. And on TV, La Toya Jackson dons her beloved classic headband on the reality show, “Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition”. Plus, Paris Jackson has a star-studded 20th birthday bash, and gets some well-deserved attention for the important work she’s doing on the activist front by publishing an op-ed in Teen Vogue about HIV/AIDS awareness. Paris will receive the LIFE+ award on behalf of her godmother, Elizabeth Taylor’s AIDS foundation, at the 25th Life Ball this June.
This episode also features several of our correspondents, including Steven Hodges of MJFFC (Charity Correspondent), Charles Thomson (Legal Correspondent), and Janneke van der Linden of Jackson Source (Jackson family Correspondent).
- Richard Lecocq and Francois Allard are set to release a new book on Michael Jackson titled Michael Jackson – All The Songs: The Story Behind Every Song, Every Video, Every Dance Move.
- Will.i.am again tells reporters he won’t be releasing the songs he worked on with Michael Jackson.
- The Indy Channel has released a retrospective article on Michael’s final performance in Indianapolis featuring never-before-seen footage from the Bad World Tour.
- Record producer Bryan Loren has released a plea to Michael Jackson fans asking for monetary compensation regarding his many leaked tracks
- Upcoming Michael Jackson Tribute event, Sunday, 24 June 2018, Tulsa Oklahoma, held by Jankins of the Moonwalk Talks podcast. Games, trivia, movies, dance, art, prizes and charity, tickets are $10, or $5 for 14 and under.
- Paris Jackson Said Goodbye to Her Teens with a Star-Studded 20th Birthday Bash
- Paris writes inspiring op-ed piece for Teen Vogue magazine on why HIV/AIDS awareness is close to her heart, and also will receive the LIFE+ award on behalf of her godmother, Elizabeth Taylor’s AIDS foundation at the 25th Life Ball, June 2 charity event in Vienna.
- The Jacksons are set to participate in Detroit Music Weekend, a three day festival celebrating their impact and legacy
- 3T to release their Chapter III song, “Fire”, as a single in France.
- La Toya Jackson participates in the new season of “Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition”
- Janet Jackson to perform at LA’s FYF Fest in July
- Janet Jackson launches #DanceWithJanet campaign, and announces further dates for her successful State of the World tour.
- Will Smith shares his story of the one time he met Michael Jackson.
Main Discussion Topic
- Random fan chat!
Finds of the Week
- Jamon – Michael Jackson’s 30th Anniversary Celebration: The Solo Years (Long Version)
- Q – New Michael Jackson video mix by @roboemjay on Vimeo, from late 2017.
- Kylie Minogue’s new album ‘Golden‘
- Michael Jackson’s Legacy project
- Prince Jackson’s Heal LA project
- Michael’s Dream Foundation
- Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation
- 3T’s Dee Dee Jackson Foundation
- MJ Fans for Charity website and the Global Total page
- Michael Jackson Monthly Giving Project
- Photo of Michael Jackson and Will Smith ‘in the closet’
Ad & Music Breaks
- Janet Jackson and Kylie Minogue – Slow and Nasty (Initial Talk Mix)
- The Jacksons – Music’s Takin’ Over (Belabouche & Fendercillo Discotronix Mix)
- Michael Jackson – Remember the Time (Aevion Remix)
- Steven Hodges of MJFFC (Charity Correspondent)
- Charles Thomson (Legal Correspondent)
- Janneke van der Linden of Jackson Source (Jackson family Correspondent)
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