Roger Friedman of Foxnews.com reports Sony Music Publishing’s President Richard Rowe is now in constant contact with Michael Jackson and his representatives, as the record company is calling Jacko on his $200 million loan that used Sony as the note holder. The catalog is valued at between $400 and $600 million and is the richest song catalog of any kind. Read more.
Michael Jackson’s Vibe Interview Now Online
March 3, 2002 – Vibe’s interview with Michael for their March issue has been archived online. When asked about how he felt with people trying to emulate him musically, Jacko said, “I don’t mind it at all. These are artists who grew up with my music. When you grow up listening to somebody you admire, you tend to become them. You want to look like them, to dress like them. When I was little, I was James Brown, I was Sammy Davis Jr., so I understand it. It’s a compliment.”
Jay Leno Takes Jacko Nose Crack During Monologue
March 1, 2002 – Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Thursday: “Michael Jackson was supposed to perform at the Grammys last night, but canceled at the last minute. I guess he was having a bad nose day. Yeah, so — [ in high-pitched voice ] ‘I can’t get one that fits properly.'”
Exiting Sony Won’t Be Easy For Jacko
February 28, 2002 – HitsDailyDouble.com reports the talk of Michael Jackson wanting out of his Sony/Epic records deal over what Jacko feels is a lack of promotion on his new album ‘Invincible’ won’t be an easy exit. Talk is that Jackson still is obligated to providing new music to Sony, while he also is in bed with the Japanese company owning a 50% share in Sony/ATV Music.