MJ Studies Today, June 2021, looks at anniversary re-issues of the King of Pop’s adult solo albums, including Thriller25 and Bad25. But what about Dangerous and HIStory?
The latest appeal by one of Michael Jackson’s accusers was dismissed by the court on 24 April 2021, but the legal battle to fully reinstate Jackson’s integrity continues, as discussed by Kerry Hennigan in this month’s MJ Studies Today column. The Jackson Estate are suing for public arbitration with HBO on the latter’s four-hour television film that, in 2019, threatened to put an abrupt end to Jackson’s legacy as an entertainer and humanitarian.
MJ Studies Today, April 2021 continues the discussion of Brice Najar’s publication Book on the Dance Floor: Let’s Make HIStory in the Mix which was previously the subject of our February 2021 column. In his book, Najar interviews numerous Michael Jackson collaborators on the King of Pop’s “Blood on the Dance Floor” remix album and brings to light little-known details of Jackson at work in the studio, on his “Ghosts” short film, and on tour.
This month’s column looks at how Michael Jackson’s Super Bowl halftime show in 1993 became the benchmark for all other artists who followed in his footsteps.