Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Michael Jackson New Album: Five New Song Titles


The whole saga of the new Michael Jackson album, and the songs written by Eddie Cascio, was first reported here last spring. Not on TMZ, or anywhere else.

http://tinyurl.com/2eu25qh— from May 2, 2010

Here are the likely titles of the Cascio songs for the album called “Michael,” which will be released on December 14th: “Breaking News,” “Monster,” “Water,” “Keep Your Head Up,” and “All I Need.” There were 10 original Cascio songs Michael sang on. The finished ones chosen, aside from “Breaking News,” are still pending.

I know these songs. I heard them in a pre-Michael version in 2006. They were recorded with his vocals in 2007. Recently, producers have polished them up. They are said to be “amazing.”

Today at noon, a teaser for the album will run on www.michaeljackson.com. On Monday, the single, “Breaking News,” will start getting airplay.

There is no question that these are Michael’s vocals. It’s kind of universally karmic that Michael did them when he did them. He was staying with the Cascios, the only people who offered him refuge during troubled times. He loved them. And they took care of him.

This riles the Jackson family, which Michael thought of as a group of people who wanted handouts from him. I’ve never understood why the other Jacksons–Jermaine, Tito, Marlon, etc–just didn’t put on an act in Las Vegas as the Jacksons. They could have made good money years ago. But it seemed like they only wanted big paydays with Michael in tow. I think Michael understood that.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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