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Matt Cardle has had a busy couple of years. After winning the seventh season of the UK’s X Factor in 2010 – beating One Direction, Cardle has released three studio albums, “The Fire,” “Porcelain,” and “Letters,” and just dropped a new single, "Loving You," (via Radikal Records) with former Spice Girl and X Factor judge Melanie C. Joonbug had the opportunity to speak with Matt about his love for Michael Jackson, working with Sporty Spice, and more:
A jury decided on October 2 that AEG Live was not liable for Michael Jackson’s June 2009 death. Jackson’s family had sued AEG Live because they felt that they had been negligent when hiring Dr. Conrad Murray, ignoring Jackson’s health.
Although Dr. Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2011 for giving Jackson a fatal dose of propofol, AEG argued that he was not unfit for the job he was hired for.
According to E! Online, Jackson was to earn almost $1 billion from the planned 50 concerts he was scheduled to perform at London’s O2 arena that AEG was promoting before his untimely death.
Friday, August 23rd
Come celebrate the legacies of two of music's greatest icons at The Howard Theatre's 200th installment of its notoriously wild tribute night/dance party. DJ Dave Paul, a world renowned remixer, producer, and record label owner who has graced the cover of Billboard magazine, will be hosting the event. Expect theme dancing, a face-off between fans of The Purple One and The King of Pop, some fantastic music and much, much more. Doors 10PM, Show 11PM. $12 Adv, $15 Door. 620 T Street.
620 T St NW Washington, DC 20001
"Some music cannot be found on a map or within iTunes categories. Some music is so original it seems snatched from the great, invisible substrata that runs below all human activity, a sound aching to be born without a flag or fixed allegiance. This is the music of Toubab Krewe," says the band of maverick indie-folk, pseudo-African jam rockers. Claims as grandiose as these might be off-putting coming from any other group, but fortunately Toubab Krewe's résumé (check them out at Bonnaroo) and otherworldy music backs the talk up. Come check out their hynotizing live show at The Hamilton this Friday. Doors 7PM, Show 8:30PM. $17 Adv, $19 Door.
When it comes to hits, Katy Perry has the undeniable ability to produce them. Her album, Teenage Dream had five #1 singles on the billboard top 100. A record that no artist had been able to beat since Michael Jackson's Bad in 1988.
Thirty years ago, Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury, two of the most flamboyant and legendary pop-stars in the game, decided to collaborate in hopes of creating something exciting and new. Both singers were steadliy climbing up the ladder of success at the time; MJ had just released Thriller a year prior, which was tagged as 'The Best Album of All Time', winning him 8 Grammys, while Queen had just released their 9th studio album and first compliation album. Additionally, Freddie released 'Under Pressure' with David Bowie, which ended up being one of the greatest songs of the 80's.
The most exciting news from across the pond this week has got to be the announcement that the Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant! Princess Kate is in her early stages of her pregnancy and was hospitalized for three-days for severe morning sickness. Her condition has many speculating that the duchess might be carrying twins, since this appears to affect mothers who carry twins more frequently than a mother carrying one baby. Her highness in not even 12-weeks apparently but the news has everyone in the media buzzing and celebs and dignitaries alike are sending their congradulatory messages to the happy couple.
Anyone who grew up in the 80s remembers the lunchbox with matching thermos, the red leather jacket, and of course, moonwalking everywhere you go. In the years to follow, Michael Jackson would become an international superstar despite the controversies that would conjure up images of a strange mix of characters that became associated with "The King of Pop." With 2012 marking the 25th anniversary of the 5th best selling album of all time, the Sept. 18th release of '"BAD 25" hopes to take us back in time and shift our focus back to what was really important; the music.
In addition to a re-mastered version of the original album, the two-disc set will contain demos from early recording sessions, remixes by NERO and Afrojack along with previously unreleased demos of songs that were not included on the final version. A deluxe version of the release will include a highly anticipated DVD of MJs 1988 performance at Wembly Stadium (oftened cited as being one of the best performances of his career), as well as a third disc containing audio from the same show. Furthermore, a special edition box set will include the above, 2 booklets of never before seen photos and a two-sided poster. As if all this wasn't enough, a stand alone 12" vinyl LP picture disc is also available.
A Spike Lee documentary of the same name, recently debuted at the Venice International Film Festival, takes an in depth look at the behind the scenes process of making the multi-platinum classic. "This is a time to just concentrate on the music- the genius of Michael Jackson, a chance to dig into his creative process," said Spike Lee in a press statement. "We all are blessed with the final work, but it's rare that you see how something was put together. We just see the final product but we dont see the blood, sweat, and tears, all the work that goes into how the masters work".
Uncovering the history behind Smooth Criminal's gravity defying lean, and 'Shamon' the full documentary will remind us who's bad on November 22 on ABC.