Michael Jackson

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‘We wanted to make history’: Michael Jackson’s bizarre year in Bahrain
In 2005, a Bahraini prince welcomed the deposed king of pop and wrote a Hurricane Katrina charity single with him. But Jackson’s erratic behaviour sent plans off course

Motez Bishara

04, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Common’s teenage obsessions: ‘Michael Jordan gave me the shoes off his feet’
As he releases his new album, A Beautiful Revolution (Pt 2), the US rapper remembers his terrible chat-up lines and the magic of the moonwalk

As told to Tara Joshi

24, Sep, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Walter Yetnikoff, label exec who championed Michael Jackson, dies aged 87
Ex-president of CBS Records had hits with Bruce Springsteen, Barbra Streisand, Pink Floyd and more

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

11, Aug, 2021 @8:26 AM

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Laura Mvula’s teenage obsessions: ‘I thought a briefcase was the most buff thing ever’
The singer-songwriter recalls the life-changing joy of playing in an orchestra, the beauty of her first braids and being empowered by Eternal

As told to Stephanie Phillips

17, Jun, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Janet Jackson’s 30 best songs – ranked!
As the singer announces she’s selling memorabilia including a wedding dress and tour outfits, we assess her greatest works

Michael Cragg

15, Apr, 2021 @2:07 PM

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Janet Jackson to sell personal treasures in celebrity auction
Jewellery, a wedding dress and tour outfits are among memorabilia up for grabs after the superstar decided on a cathartic clearout

Nosheen Iqbal

11, Apr, 2021 @9:15 AM

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‘It was very difficult for Michael’: the Jacksons on fame, family and survival
Back with a political reworking of Can You Feel It, brothers Tito, Marlon and Jackie talk about their legendarily tough father, their memories of Michael and why they always hope for another massive hit

Simon Hattenstone

05, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Bum rush the show!: Jarvis Cocker's Britpop celebrity moment
Twenty-five years ago, Cocker found global notoriety after his 1996 Brit award protest went viral: but what actually happened?

Niall Doherty

19, Feb, 2021 @10:41 AM

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Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch reportedly sells for $22m
Property sold for less than a quarter of its initial $100m asking price to billionaire investor Ron Burkle

Edward Helmore in New York

24, Dec, 2020 @7:08 PM

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Bruce Swedien, studio engineer for Michael Jackson, dies aged 86
Innovative technician described as a ‘sonic genius’ by long-time collaborator Quincy Jones also worked with Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, Diana Ross and others

Rhi Storer

18, Nov, 2020 @1:58 PM

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Eddie Van Halen: 10 of his best songs
As shown in these swaggering songs, the late Van Halen guitarist was one of rock’s great futurists, using skilful technique and keyboards to push the genre forward

Annie Zaleski

07, Oct, 2020 @1:00 PM

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Don Black: 'the Pele of lyricists' on Bond themes, Broadway and Born Free
He’s written songs with everyone from Quincy Jones to John Barry – though his musical about premature ejaculation was a flop. ‘Everyone’s the same when they sit at the piano,’ he reveals

Alexis Petridis

29, Jul, 2020 @3:06 PM

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