Michael Jackson and his father Joe Jackson arrive more than an hour late for Michael Jackson’s child molestation trial at Santa Barbara County Superior Court on March 10, 2005 in Santa Maria, California. A new Michael Jackson song entitled “This Is It” will be released as a single on Oct. 12, Sony Music Entertainment announced a few days ago . The song — which features backing
vocals by Michael’s brothers, the Jacksons — is part of a two-disc album of music inspired by the upcoming “This Is It” film, which chronicles Jackson’s final days rehearsing for his comeback concerts before his death. “This song only defines, once again, what the world already knows — that Michael is one of God’s greatest gifts,” said John McClain, who co-produced the album and is also a co-executor of Jackson’s estate. The “This Is It” double album will be released worldwide on Oct. 26 and in North America on Oct. 27. Two versions of the new song appear on its first disc, which also features original masters of Michael Jackson’s hits in the order in which they appear in the movie. The album’s second disc features previously unreleased versions of more Jackson hits, as well as a previously unheard spoken word poem entitled “Planet Earth.”
Michael Jackson told Rabbi he believed he could heal Hitler
Recorded tapes also see the star discussing his love life.Michael Jackson labelled Adolf Hitler a “genius orator” and a “showman” during a taped conversation with a Rabbi, it has been revealed. In a talk with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, which he says was recorded with Jackson’s consent, the singer also said he believed he could rid the German leader of evil. “Hitler was a genius orator. To make that many people turn and change and hate, he had to be a showman and he was,” Jackson said. When asked if he had spent an hour with Hitler he would have been able to change him, The Sun reports Jackson as replying: “Absolutely. I know I could.” Boteach recorded over 30 hours of conversations with Jackson, and is publishing a series of them in the US today (September 25) under the title ‘The Michael Jackson Tapes: A Tragic Icon Reveals His Soul In Intimate Conversation’. Speaking yesterday, Boteach said Jackson’s Hitler declaration was “hopeless naivety”. Elsewhere in the tapes, the self-styled king of pop spoke of being too shy to ask Princess Diana out on a date, and revealed that he believed Madonna was in love with him. Jackson also allegedly revealed that he had argued with his former wife Lisa Marie-Presley after he said he wanted to visit the child killers of two-year-old Liverpool boy James Bulger in jail. Bulger was murdered in 1993. “She had fight with me one time when two little boys in [Liverpool] killed this other kid and I was going to visit them ’cause the Queen gave them adult sentencing of life,” Jackson reportedly said. Boteach states that Jackson was keen for the recordings to be made public. “He desperately wanted these conversations to be published,” he said.