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.