101 posts categorized "MICHAEL JACKSON"

Nov 19 2014
BLUE, Period: An Interview With Ricky Rebel Comments (0)
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Ricky Rebel is described as a sort of Adam Lambert/Lady Gaga hybrid, but in spite of his young age, he's been in the industry longer than both of them. I first encountered Ricky when he was in the boy No_authority_shirtless_group_in_underwear1band No Authority (pictured in underwear), a group signed to Madonna's Maverick (RIP!) and mentored by Michael Jackson.

I would've done anything for NA (and gave them crazy amounts of coverage) if only because their manager had once been in an episode of The Golden Girls, but I also really liked the boys themselves.

Ricky was a stand-out in the teen pop scene, a true showman, so it was not surprising to me 10 years later when he re-emerged as a solo artist with a major dance hit (“Geisha Dance”) and a thoughtfully crafted, musically sound point of view.

Now, Ricky is releasing The Blue Album, filled with adventurous dance music that isn't a guilty pleasure but an unqualified pleasure. He is a visual artist who does not overly rely on his admittedly fun razzle and on-stage dazzle, but one whose music you could enjoy with your eyes closed.

Ricky Rebel, The Blue Album, album cover, web

I was happy to chat with Ricky all these years after we crossed paths at the teen magazine I ran; I've always wanted to do follow-up interviews with the kids I worked with, so getting to debrief one who's gone on to bigger and better things was a real pleasure...

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Nov 15 2014
Michael Ciccone Comments (0)

Madonna-Thriller

This Madonna/Michael Jackson mash-up is a thriller...

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...Those Additional 100 To 150 Pounds That You Put On... Comments (0)

Britney-Spears

The original Legends Panel is back, and this shit never, ever gets old. The ridiculous voices and sentiments just feel so right...

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Aug 29 2014
Come Together As One Comments (0)

Dancer

The dancers from Michael Jackson One celebrate the late popstar's latest single, “A Place With No Name”, a quasi-remake of America's “Horse With No Name”...

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Aug 25 2014
Seeing Things Comments (0)

Beyonce-Jay-Z

Via Patric Ireland.

 
Aug 18 2014
New York Seen Comments (0)

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Jun 25 2014
For A Spell Comments (0)

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Lady Gaga loves and misses Michael Jackson, thinks deeply of how “we” could have treated him better...can't spell his fucking name.

 
Jun 14 2014
More Popular Than Jesus? Comments (0)

Madonna 1

A new study claims to show that Madonna is the most influential woman in history, over Elizabeth II. Overall, only Adolf Hitler and Michael Jackson outrank her, making her literally more popular than Jesus.

Madonna 2

These kinds of studies always strike me as a bit absurd. Oprah Winfrey has not been more influential than Martina Navratilova, for example? I'm sure Madonna should rank highly on any list of influential public figures, but sheesh.