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All the songs from Michael Jackson’s posthumous “Xscape” album have been available for eons on YouTube and other places. Not only that, one of them is a total rip off of America’s 1972 classic “A Horse with No Name.” I’d like to know what it cost to license those rights. What a payday for Dewey Bunnell. He must be thanking his lucky stars. I hope his lawyer and his music publisher got him seven figures.

“Slave to the Rhythm” — there was a controversy about this track because one of Michael’s kids gave it to Justin Bieber, who then released his own bootlegged version with his vocals added. I wrote about that at least 18 months ago. Now it’s back.

You can make your own “Xscape” album at home, for free. Start with these tracks:

“She Was Loving Me”


“A Place with No Name” — from America’s “A Horse with No Name”

“Slave to the Rhythm”

“Do You Know Where Your Children Are”

“Blue Gangsta”

18 replies to this post
  1. You would have to be a die-hard fan to buy this junk wouldn’t you? None of these songs would have been released had Jackson lived. Don’t you agree?

  2. BIASED BASTARD. The finished versions haven’t been released yet nor have you heard them and you haven’t heard the early demos that have been released. Michael’s version is better than America’s he’s allowed to cover anything. Michael is the King. The reporter should be fired for promoting piracy and promoting the wrong/songs that weren’t meant to be leaked. The first one isn’t even Michael. I will be reporting this tiny, unvisited website to the Michael Jackson estate and maybe the courts if they take this far enough.

  3. Didn’t take long for those to get pulled, probably because of your article. If the teased “Slave to the Rhythm” is the real version, I’d be disappointed – the Bieber-less mix that’s been floating around would be a big hit on the dancefloor as is, it’s modern and both club and radio-friendly.

  4. Pretty sure everyone knows it is A Horse With No Name, but with different lyrics….I dont know if I would call it a rip off, since everyone has acknowledged it is the same music, just MJ singing different lyrics.
    Which one of MJ kids gave Bieber the other song?

  5. Roger, you are so bright. You gave SME a useful list of videos with let’s say pretty much the original audio so they can get them off YouTube, effortlessly. The fans thank you very much for your capable deed. You are simply the brightest star of the entertainment commentary industry.

  6. Boo Hoo, none of your Cascio friends fake tracks on album? So you slate it? Hows about cleaning those ears out again as the first youtube link you posted isn’t even MJ singing either. Amateur stuff mate xD

  7. Did you even listen to ‘She Was Loving Me’? That is clearly a) not Michael Jackson b) not the track on the album, as it opens with the word ‘Chicago’ in the opening line.

    You used to be on top of it with MJ news, lately it’s late, inaccurate, and just boring. You lost your contacts there mate? Randy stopped sending you tips? Cascio’s out of the picture?

  8. So now covers are called “rip-offs”, Roger? Or is it only if MJ does it? For your information this is what Bunell and Beckley said of MJ’s cover in 2009:

    “We’re honored that Michael Jackson chose to record it and we’re impressed with the quality of the track. We’re also hoping it will be released soon so that music listeners around the world can hear the whole song and once again experience the incomparable brilliance of Michael Jackson,” Bunnell and Beckley said in the statement. “Michael Jackson really did it justice and we truly hope his fans — and our fans — get to hear it in its entirety. It’s really poignant.”

    Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/america-respond-to-michael-jacksons-a-place-with-no-name-20090720#ixzz2xjF66yeJ
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  9. Fucking disgrace. fake ass youtube links. also, the Band America gave Michael there blessing’s to work on A Place With No Name.. Piracy should not be promoted, especially fake song’s and low bit rate videos.

  10. Roger, this is a blatent attempt at trying to hurt the sales of the new Michael Jackson album.
    While you have been critical of Jackson in the past, I’m actually quite surprised you made this move. I thought it was beneath you, but I guess I was wrong.
    This is made worse by the fact I’m sure you are fully aware that the versions of the songs leaked onto the internet ARE NOT the same as the versions being released on the 1CD version of the new album – those have been updated by the likes of Jerkins, Timbaland etc.
    Very misleading.

  11. Thanks for reminding me that you told us about it 18 months ago……..I thought it was 16 months ago! As much as I am always amused by your ego, I still appreciate your reporting!

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