Alien Ant Farm came into the studios of KNDD in Seattle to talk to Andy Savage after their show at EMP the night before. The guys talked about covering Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal, saying Jacko got 8% of the royalties and how he had to approve scenes in their video… and they joked about him of course. Audio has since been removed.
The Blackspot Suggests Jacko’s Best Move
October 12, 2001 – 360hiphop.com staff writer The Blackspot sounded off on his thoughts of Michael Jackson’s comeback on BET.com saying, “His best career move now would be to die mysteriously, so that he can be martyred as the thug he truly is. Hey, it worked for Tupac.”
Egos Clash Even In Terror Attack Benefit
October 12, 2001 – Foxnews.com’s Roger Friedman reports the United We Stand benefit scheduled for Oct. 21 in Washington D.C. has been renamed to United We Stand What More Can I Give, as Michael Jackson has entered into the show and apparently demanded the name change. The egotistical top billing is said to have caused Rolling Stones’ frontman Mick Jagger to drop out of the event and instead will appear in the VH1 benefit which Paul McCartney will headline. The article at FoxNews.com has since been removed.
Fametracker.com Scorches Jacko
October 12, 2001 – Fametracker.com is coming down hard on recent moves made by Michael Jackson, including his planned benefit song for terror victims. The site said, “In the wake of September 11, Michael Jackson is organizing a benefit song. How convenient that he just happened to be in the midst of a juggernaut campaign to breathe life into the crumbling husk of his career — a campaign he can now seamlessly redirect towards the unimpeachable effort of organizing a benefit for victims of tragedy…with himself ensconced at the center.” The full editorial at fametracker.com has since been removed.
Friedman Updates On Jacko WTC Effort & ‘On The Line’
October 12, 2001 – Several pop related stories in the latest Fox411 with Roger Friedman. Topping the list is plans for a What More Can I Give?” charity single that appears to be headed to McDonalds, who will sell the single for $2.99 while pledging $30 million to the relief effort for World Trade Center victims and families. Interestingly, Lance Bass said that while Britney Spears will participate, as far as the rest of *NSYNC, he said, “I don’t think so. I think Michael was only interested in having Justin to do it with him.”
Friedman also advises On the Line moviegoers to stay during the closing credits as there will be a surprise for *NSYNC fans “actually funnier than the movie itself.”
The article at FoxNews.com has since been removed.