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June 30, 2001:

Michael Jackson Makes Appearance At Hot 97 Summer Jam 2001

Renowned hip-hop artist Jay-Z generated the loudest cheers from the crowd during the Hot 97 Summer Jam 2001 when he presented Michael Jackson as his special guest. The show took place this Thursday at the Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, New York. "I know Michael Jackson better come from behind that (snip) curtain," Jay-Z said during his performance. When Jackson did not appear, the crowd seemed to assume that Jay-Z was merely joking. "You want me to go back and get him myself?", he asked a fan, "OK, I'm 'a go get him."

A few seconds later he shocked the crowd when he appeared on the stage with Jackson. The two posed for photographs briefly. For one photograph, Jackson did a b-boy pose with his arms folded. Jackson received a standing ovation from the audience and left the stage after saying "I love you all".

News by: Skywriter
Source: MJIFC

June 29, 2001:

Michael Jackson to offer assistance in search of lost children
Kind hearted King of Pop, Michael Jackson is to use the power of celebrity to help in the search for missing children across the globe. The Assoicated Press in Floria have reported that 42 year-old Megastar will assist in the effort to find missing children by printing photographs of several younsters on the inside sleeve of his soon to be released album Invincible. Amongst the children featured will be Sabrina Aisenberg; a five-month old toddler who was snatched from her crib, as her parents slept in their suburban Tampa home in November 1997.

Sabrina's parents, Steve and Marlene Aisenberg told America station, WTVT-TV on Wednesday that the famous father of two will include a song about missing children on his new music release, and that a picture of Sabrina will feature in the album's inside cover.

News by: Skywriter
Source: MJNI

June 28, 2001:

Release schedule - part 2
PlanetJackson reports that commercial release of the first single from the upcoming Invincible album, Rock My World will be on September 4th. On September 10th the upgraded versions of Michael's older epic albums Off The Wall, Thriller, Bad and Dangerous will be released (US Release one day later). Each reissued album will contain bonus material, outtakes and demo versions, (go to the News Archives for details) and a collector's special card. Off The Wall and Thriller will also contain special interviews with Quincy Jones and composer Rod Temperton. The song Thriller includes a special third verse by Vincent Price that has never been heard.

PlanetJackson also reports an October 9th release of HIStory - Greatest Hits Vol. I, altough they said in previous statements it had been cancelled.

News by: Skywriter
Source: PlanetJackson

June 27, 2001:

Slash to play with Jackson at MSG
Former Guns 'n' Roses guitarist Slash has signed up to play at the Michael Jackson tribute concerts in September at Madison Square Garden. He's always admired Jacko and featured on his hit single Black and White. Slash was thrilled when he received a call asking him to play, but he's trying to steer clear of a certain teen pop queen: "I guess I'm up there with a couple of other people like Whitney Houston but somehow they keep trying to get me to pair up with Britney Spears and I've been trying to avoid it! 'N Sync are going to be there so it'll be interesting company. But Michael's there and he asked me to do my thing so that's cool."

Michael's long-awaited new album is due out just before the concerts but Slash doesn't think it's that important for Jacko to reclaim his title of King of Pop: "He's the genuine article. Whether it's going to blow everybody else off the charts is not really of concern to me because I know whatever he puts on there at least will be heartfelt and real and whether everybody picks up on it or not is down to them. Nobody can ever predetermine that."

News by: Skywriter
Source: carlton.com/Kingdom

June 26, 2001:

Release schedule
This is the release schedule for the first single and the new album:
  1. July 30 - Radio Premier of the first single "Rock My World"
  2. August 5 - Video Premier of the first single
  3. September 24 - International release of the new album "Invincible"
  4. September 25 - U.S. release of the new album
The artwork for the covers of the album and the first single have been finalized. The album cover is an originally designed close-up of Michael's face (printed with silver ink) and the cover of the single is a close-up on a specific detail from the album cover.

News by: Skywriter
Source: PlanetJackson

June 25, 2001:

World Tour 2002?
The MJ Net Entertainment AG website (see news below) reports in it's newsletter that a world tour will follow the new album in 2002. Since nothing has been confirmed by Michael Jackson or one of his spokesmen this is completley unsure. The MJ Net Entertainment AG is only a company that has a licensing-contract with Michael Jackson but is not his official site, so it is unsure from where the company got this news. Altough no one would have a problem with a new tour. Again: this is NOT official....

News by: Skywriter
Source: MJ Net Entertainment

June 25, 2001:

MJ Net Entertainment AG
Last week the MJ Net Entertainment AG website went online. The company, based in Frankfurt/Germany has a 20-year, sole & exclusive world-wide rights and is licensed to the use of Michael Jackson’s Name, Character, Image and the thematic from his songs and represents Michael Jackson for the licensing of his Name, Images, Trademarks, Logo and Likeness. Any product which uses Michael Jackson's Name, Images, Trademarks, Logo or Likeness must be granted a license to do so. Michael Jackson is involved in all stages of the product development and he personally gives final approval for all products. The URL for the site is: [MJ Net Entertainment AG].

News by: Skywriter
Source: MJ Net Entertainment

June 22, 2001:

Rock my World not a duet
Rock my World, the first single from the new album Invincible, is not a duet. [..read more]

News by: Skywriter
Source: PlanetJackson

June 20, 2001:

First Single
The first Single from the new album Invincible will be Rock my World.

News by: Skywriter
Source: PlanetJackson

June 16, 2001:

New Album - Preview
Today, PlanetJackson revealed more details on the new album, Invincible. [..read more]

News by: Skywriter
Source: PlanetJackson

June 15, 2001:

New Album - Final Release Date
Sony Music and Michael Jackson have now confirmed the final release date for Invincible. The so long awaited album will be in stores on September 25. [..read more]

News by: Skywriter
Source: PlanetJackson

June 14, 2001:

New Album - Tracklist
PlanetJackson has released the track list for the new album. [..read more]

News by: Skywriter
Source: PlanetJackson

June 14, 2001:

2nd MSG Show?
MJNI has reported that a second MSG show is now planned for September 10th, with more information due at the end of the month.

News by: Skywriter
Source: MJNI

June 14, 2001:

New Album Title...
WKTU Radio in New York let the cat out of the bag this morning when it announced the title of Michael's new album... [..read more]

News by: Skywriter
Source: MJNI

June 13, 2001:

New Album premiered
As announced has Michael Jackson introduced the new album to Sony Music executives... [..read more]

News by: Skywriter
Source: PlanetJackson

June 7, 2001:

New Album comleted
According to PlanetJackson Michael has finished the new album.... [..read more]

News by: Skywriter
Source: PlanetJackson

 

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