Friday, April 26, 2013

Michael Jackson “THE IMMORTAL World Tour” coming to Shanghai and Hong Kong

AEG China announced today that the blockbuster show Michael Jackson
will come to Shanghai and Hong Kong in August 2013.

The event’s promoter posted a short message on their micro blog, saying: “The globally acclaimed Michael Jackson “THE IMMORTAL World Tour” will land on China! The show is produced by Cirque du Soleil, and is a riveting fusion of 3D visuals, dance, music, and fantasy and will take you into the story of the greatest entertainer of the 20th century.”

AEG said that there will be five shows in Shanghai from August 15-18, and then the tour will land in Hong Kong to perform August 22-25. The promoter didn’t elaborate as to when tickets will go on sale, but rumors point to early May.

Coincidentally, AEG also promoted Jackson’s “This Is It” concert in London in 2009, but the singer died days before the show. AEG is now being sued by Jackson’s mother Katherine Jackson and his three children in a wrongful death civil suit, alleging that AEG negligently hired and managed Dr. Conrad Murray, who administered the dose of propofol that killed the singer.

Jackson’s “THE IMMORTAL World Tour” was written and directed by Jamie King, who has previously worked with Britney Spears, Madonna and Rihanna. The Tour just finished its European leg and will soon head to Asia, starting from Japan in May.

“THE IMMORTAL World Tour” has so far generated US$270 million box office worldwide and was the second highest grossing tour of 2012 in the U.S., just behind Madonna’s “MDNA Tour,” according to Pollstar.

The new Michael Jackson resident show “ONE,” also produced by Cirque du Soleil, will open in June 2013 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino located in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Westlake Studios in Hollywood, California Exclusive Thriller Studio Tour!

Westlake Studios in Hollywood, California is once again offering their Exclusive Thriller Studio Tour!

Fans raved about last years event, it was a huge success, so this year westlake is opening the doors once again.

Learn from the best - the Westlake Studios engineers - at the Thriller Studio Tour. You will learn how Michael's songs were mixed, get hand hands on experience on the mixing board all while Listen to Michael's songs in the very studio he recorded them. Enjoy the thrill of standing in the  very vocal booth where Michael recorded many of his famous songs and sing along with Michael's recordings.  You will feel the aura of Michael's presence the moment you walk in the door. See Pictures of Michael in the studio and  hear intimate details of Michael's time at westlake and much much more.  Take home your souvenir Westlake T-shirt and pictures of your experience. Westlake has some great suprises in store for those who take this tour.  You don't even have to be a fan to enjoy this historical experience. I hope you are able to attend and share your experience with us ~ Qbee

Thriller Studio Tour
Westlake Studios
Saturday, June 22 - Tuesday June 25, 2013
West Hollywood, CA

Westlake Studios in Hollywood, California is pleased to announce the return of the exclusive Thriller Studio Tour! This intimate 3-hour tour will take you through the locations where Michael Jackson’s legendary albums “Off The Wall”, “Thriller”, “Bad”, “Dangerous”, and more were recorded. Enjoy behind-the-scenes accounts of the making of these famous recordings as only the Thriller Studio Tour can provide.

This tour is being offered for a limited run June 22 - 25, 2013. 3 tours daily at 8am, 12 pm, and 4pm.

On June 25, 2013 we are offering a special VIP tour at 7pm. A limited number of tickets per tour are available on a first-come, first-served basis and will sell out quickly.

To purchase tickets please visit
Your purchase confirmation will provide additional details on parking and where to meet up with your group. You may call 1-323-851-9810 for additional information.

Come join MJJC to discuss the Thriller Tour, see the rave reviews and summaries of last years event.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Michael Jackson - The Final Days ( Katherine Jackson vs AEG )

I'm  not really a fan of the tit for tat tabloid approach in the media concerning the Katherine Jackson vs AEG wrongful death suit. It reminds me too much of how the media treated Michael Jackson's trial in 2005.  But I know many fans want to stay updated and informed.  So In light of the upcoming wrongful death suite of Katherine Jackson vs AEG, CNN has created this special showing what led up to Michael's death and the upcoming civil suit brought by the Jackson's against the AEG concert promoters.  This will lead you from Michael Jackson wanting to return to the stage with his "THIS IS IT" concerts, to his tragic death, the trial of his physician Dr Murray and what led up to this wrongful death civil suit now in progress. In my opinion, this Anderson Cooper Special, is one of the most unbiased informative ways to be up to date until more details unfold when the actual civil suit/trial begins. ~ Qbee 

Michael Jackson -The final days 

(Anderson Cooper, CNN, April 4th 2013)

Source: For  more videos, case summaries and complete coverage visit
 Forum :    Katherine Jackson vs. AEG Live

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Timeless - A beautiful Tribute to Michael Jackson recorded by Bruce Swedien

This beautiful song is a moving tribute to the late Michael Jackson recorded by Bruce Swedien at West Viking studio, Florida in March 2013.  A live version of 'Timeless' from the album 'Another Roller Coaster' by Scott & Michelle Dalziel.

From the album 'Another Roller Coaster'

“All these memories, keep washing over me
Every time I hear your songs
All of these melodies keep coming back to me
Even though I know you’re gone
There may never be, a brighter star in our galaxy, to come along

Five years old and brave when you stepped on that stage,
You owned it like a man
But your future didn’t tell, fame would be your prison cell,
That few could understand
Keeper of the dream, it never seemed, like your feet ever touched the ground
Out of sight out of mind, won’t happen this time, cause timeless always stays around

Named the selfless King, but was it worth everything, to give your innocence
Could it be the crown that finally weighed you down, in the end
So many cried when you left too soon
But now you’re free, to walk upon the moon.

Keeper of the dream it never seemed that your feet ever touched the ground
Out of sight out of mind, won’t happen this time
Cause timeless always stays around
All these memories keep washing over me

Even though I know you’re gone
There will never be a brighter star in my galaxy to come along
There will never be a brighter star in my galaxy to come along

Sunday, April 07, 2013

In The Studio With Michael Jackson: Seminar

In The Studio With Michael Jackson
Four studio albums.  Countless sessions.  Video mixes.  Dance mixes.  Three world tours.  A ranch called "Neverland."  This was Brad Sundberg's life and career for nearly 18 years, working closely with the King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson.  This is your chance to hear of the music, the stories behind the music, and what it was like to be a part of Michael's team.  This is a one-of-a-kind music, photo and video-filled seminar. 

Brad had the opportunity to work closely in the studio and at Neverland Valley Ranch with Michael Jackson.  He was Michael's technical director and one of the engineers on four studio albums including "Bad", "Dangerous", "HIStory", and "Blood On The Dancefloor."  (Michael even gave Brad the nickname "Really, Really Brad".)  These mammoth projects (including production, tour-prep and countless remixes) took upwards of 16 months each.  You will see and hear what it was like to be in the studio with Michael and the team of engineers and producers who created these songs, through a carefully crafted timeline of music, video and behind-the-scenes info.  From "Captain Eo" to "Man In The Mirror" to "Scream", Brad was there, and you will hear about the production process.
Additionally, Michael tapped him to help in the early days of designing and building Neverland Valley Ranch, his incredible home.  The ranch was filled with rides, music and surprises waiting to be discovered.  He commissioned Brad to bring music to virtually ever corner.  Michael would even give him specific playlists for certain areas of the ranch, to create just the right environment. 
Brad is generous with his insights and knowledge, and there will be time for questions.  If you are a fan of Michael's music, or are curious about how those albums were recorded and the staggering amount of tapes, tracks and time invested, you will want to attend "In The Studio With Michael Jackson."
For More information check out Brads Facebook page: 
Details:  The event will  be offered twice on June 29, 2013, at 11 AM and again at 5 PM.  There are a limited number of VIP tickets available for the 11AM session which will include front-row seats and a catered dinner with Brad.  This will include one of Michael's favorite "studio meals" and give you extra time to ask questions and hear a bit more about their time working together. 

Smash Studios New York
June 29th, 2013
11:00 am – 9:00 pm

For Tickets and more information please visit