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Michael Jackson’s New Record ‘Xscape’ Drops In May

It’s been almost five years since Michael Jackson passed away, but like many fallen stars, there was of course unreleased material waiting in the wings. So fans can expect new music from the King of Pop when Xscape drops in May.

The album shares its name with one of the 8 tracks on the new record. L.A. Reid, the project’s executive producer, said, “Michael left behind some musical performances that we take great pride in presenting through the vision of music producers that he either worked directly with or expressed strong desire to work with,” adding, “We are extremely proud …

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STREAM: Newly Surfaced Freddie Mercury/Michael Jackson Duets

Earlier in the week, Queen guitarist Brian May sent shockwaves across the interwebs with the news that some duets featuring Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson would surface at some point this year.

Well, friends, I am pleased to say that that day has come. You can stream “There Must Be More To Life Than This” and “State of Shock” after the jump.

Notably, there seems to have been some confusion in regards to the release of these songs, as both tunes have actually been floating around the internet for a number of years. Regardless, these tracks are still worth their …

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Michael Jackson Estate Denies New Molestation Accusations

A man by the name of Wade Robson recently filed papers against Michael Jackson’s estate claiming he was molested during the years he spent hanging out around MJ as a youth. The documents Wade’s attorney filed are sealed, so unfortunately they are unavailable to the public at this time. Jackson’s estate has responded calling Wade’s claims against the late singer “outrageous and pathetic.” You can read a quote on the situation from Michael Jackson’s estate lawyer, Howard Weitzman, by taking a look below the jump.

If you are interested in reading the entire article then you can do so by …

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Phoenix Flesh Out The Details Regarding Their New Album ‘Bankrupt!’

Spin has shared some of the details on French indie pop magnates Phoenix’s upcoming album Bankrupt!

Yes, that’s the sweet album artwork to the left. And that’s going to be a wrap on fruit-related wordplay.

Bankrupt! will be released stateside on April 23. The followup to the group’s 2009 breakthrough release Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, Bankrupt! will be Phoenix’s fifth album and their second with Glassnote Records. The album was produced by longtime collaborator of the group Phillippe Zdar and was mixed on the same board used during the sessions for Michael Jackson’s Thriller (!!!).

Check out the track list …

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LYRIC VIDEO: Breathe Carolina – “Billie Jean”

Rock/pop duo Breathe Carolina have released the lyric video for their cover of Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean”.

This cover comes off of Punk Goes Pop: Volume 5, which hit stores last month through Fearless Records. If you enjoyed this cover be sure to check out the others by simply heading through the link provided. Watch the lyric video for Breathe Carolina’s cover of “Billie Jean” right here!

Under The Gun Review will continue to bring you more cool news from Breathe Carolina tours, streams, and videos in the near future so stay tuned.…

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Sounds Familiar: Week 7

Continuing our expansion of original content, Under The Gun Review presents its latest column, Sounds Familiar, dedicated to trawling the world and web for the latest remixes, redos, and reminiscent bits that our newest columnist Julia McAlpine finds appealing. Be prepared for some diversity in your music library. The songs may not be new, but they will be different and worth a spin.

If you have a remix or cover that you would like to see featured here, let us know! Write utgjacob@gmail.com with the subject “Sounds Familiar” and we’ll take a listen!

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HOLY SH!T: In Fear And Faith Premiere “Billie Jean” Cover

The three-year anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death passed earlier this week and Rise Records’ In Fear And Faith are paying their respects this morning with the release of a cover of “Billie Jean” that is sure to give you chills. No word yet on when, or if the clip will see the light of day beyond the internet, so for now this gem is one you’ll have to rely on YouTube to enjoy. Click through the jump, prepare yourself to be fucking amazed, and click play.…

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STREAM/DOWNLOAD: Bradley Walden – “Man In the Mirror (Michael Jackson cover)”

Bradley Walden of Squid the Whale spent time in the studio with Bryan Beeler  (Cinematic Sunrise, Chiodos, The Swellers) in Northville Michigan. In that time he recorded this fantastic rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror.”

You can listen to this cover and find the download link inside. Be sure to subscribe for more videos and catch Squid the Whale on tour now with American Opera.…

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Panic! At The Disco Cover “Billie Jean”

Making the news once again, is pop-rock band, Panic! At The Disco. Last night in Newcastle, UK the band covered Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean.” The band covered this song a year ago while playing shows over seas. I would like to say this cover has definitely improved from their first time covering it live in May 2011.

Panic! At The Disco are currently touring in the UK, up until February 2nd. If you live in the UK, definitely make it out to one of the shows, it will be a great time!

Check out the cover of the song after …

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GIVE UP: Katy Perry’s “One That Got Away” Peaks On Chart, Decides To Release ANOTHER Remix

Dammit Katy Perry, I thought we talked about this (at least twice). Just because you want something does not mean you should, or ever will, have it.

As we have been covering for months, Katy Perry is still trying to claim the Guinness record for most #1 singles on a single album. She tied Michael Jackson with five in the fall and had hoped “The One The Got Away” would give her the all-important sixth hit, but the public just was not interested.

Never one to back down very easily, Perry and her team recruited Atlanta rapper …

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BREAKING NEWS: Conrad Murray Found GUILTY Of Involuntary Manslaughter

Over a year after the death of pop legend Michael Jackson, we finally have an answer as to whether or not Dr. Conrad Murray is guilty of manslaughter.

Today, a jury of his peers in the state of California found Guilty of the crime of involuntary manslaughter.

There is obviously going to be a ton of additional details in the coming hours, but we wanted you to read the verdict here first. Hopefully this verdict finally gives members of the Jackson family, as well as the artist’s fanbase worldwide, a little more peace of mind and soul. The loss is …

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Bad Rabbits post tour update

Michael Jackson inspired band, Bad Rabbits are currently on tour with Taking Back Sunday and The Maine. They posted a tour update from the tour featuring live performances, a mini interview, and more.

Check out the update after the jump. If you have a chance to see Bad Rabbits on this tour, you should do it, you will not regret it. …