Michael Jackson lives! In impersonator form, anyway. Photographer Lorena Turner’s portrait series The Michael Jacksons, shows just how many MJ impersonators are out there, making a living from the King of Pop. Turner started working on this project shortly after Michael Jackson’s death in 2009 ‘after she traveled to Harlem and was captivated by all […]
I was helping out in my daughter’s third grade class many years ago when I noticed that one kid kept staring at me. Finally, he looked up and said ‘You look like Michael Jackson’. I don’t remember how I responded (I do remember he was wearing a too-tight gold pinky ring). He was right, however. […]
Annette Jung makes films for Talking Animals, a Berlin-based animation studio. Her latest thrilling stop-motion short features Michael Jackson’s Thriller in Lego blocks, which came next after her Lego Dance video. Full-length versions, please!
Wish you could have Michael Jackson’s plastic surgery altered features without paying the medical bills involved? Well, now you can. Look like a glamorous celebrity in the blink of an eye with this face substitution app by Kyle McDonald.
This is the official video for Ed Sheeran’s new song, You Need Me, I Don’t Need You, where the lyrics are signed by an 80s Michael Jackson looka-like. It just goes to show that simple equals good. Hey, isn’t he that guy from Harry Potter?
There’s a special energy when heavyweights share the stage. Like The Last Waltz, or whenever Danzig did Last Caress with Metallica. This might hold the crown though. James Brown and his band playing with BB King in 83, invites both Michael Jackson on stage, who gets spirits up, and then Prince, who brings the house […]
Dan Seaton Brown must have a soft drink addiction. Seriously, he created this stunning portrait of Michael Jackson using only discarded aluminum cans. It was all for a good cause, of course: promoting the opening of the Michael Jackson movie screening at the Regent in Los Angeles. Wink wink.
Simply stunning! This arrangement of Wacko Jacko’s dark pop epic, Smooth Criminal, by Stjepan Hauser and Luka Sulic shows the power of a great melody in the hands of virtuoso musicians.
Dame Edna Everage looking anything but average, Michael Jackson small and sensitive? It all seems rather fitting, really. As does the rest of this brilliant series of photos featuring pets tussled, styled and pampered like the hungry celebrities that they are.
It seems the music world is still gaga for MJ. Michael Jackson: The Remix Suite features remixes by the Neptunes, Polow Da Don and Dallas Austing. I particularly dig this version of ABC produced by Salaam Remi.
In Kim Lenz’s cool new video for Zombie For Your Love, she goes on a full moon date to the wildest bar in town and shows her date why she’s ‘not like other girls’. Sound familiar? Yes, it’s a not-so-subtle nod to Michael Jackson’s Thriller, though the video was started in June, before he passed […]
Mickey Jackson Mouse, an artwork by atelier Alessio Blanco for Walt Disney Company, was created a few weeks before Michael Jackson died and is based around the idea that ‘Mickey Mouse is an anthropomorphic mouse trying so hard to look like a man but can now resort to plastic surgery to achieve his main goal’. The artwork is currently on display in Hong Kong’s Times Square.
From the Motown archives, this is a rare radio session recorded in the early 70s and featuring the original Jackson 5 — Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Michael — all interviewing one another. During the podcast you’ll hear a very young sounding Michael talk about his favorite sports, bands, even what he looks for in […]
We’ve just had word that the doyen of pop quirkiness, Michael Jackson, has been rushed to a Los Angeles hospital after having a suspected heart attack. It’s tragic news. Such a brilliant performer, an endlessly mysterious figure, and a gifted songwriter, as this classic cut confirms.