News

Jermaine Jackson: New songs ‘aren’t Michael’

Jermaine Jackson: New songs ‘aren’t Michael’

JERMAINE JACKSON: Not a fan of the "new" Michael Jackson material. Photo: Associated Press

Jermaine Jackson is not a fan of his late brother’s ‘new’ album because it doesn’t sound like the “Thriller” hitmaker singing the songs.

The singer, who has become one of the most outspoken Jacksons following Michael’s death in 2009, reveals he and his brothers and sisters were not even asked for their approval before posthumous recordings like the hit “Love Never Felt So Good” were released on “Xscape” earlier this year – and he, for one, finds it difficult to listen to the unreleased recordings.

In a new interview with Oprah Winfrey, which will air on Sunday, he says, “I’ll just say this – Michael has a way of doing things. What I’m hearing is not Michael at all.

“If Michael wanted this stuff out, he would’ve put it out. Bottom line. And for them (producers) to take this, and I’m going to say them, because they know who they are, and to put all these hip-hop beats to it, and this and that… Michael would die over again if he heard what they were doing.”

And Jermaine also disapproved of the way the album was promoted at the Grammy Awards earlier this year – with a performance featuring a hologram of the late King of Pop and Usher.

He adds, “My 17-year-old son called me and said, ‘Dad, did you see what they did to Uncle Michael?’ I said it didn’t even look like him. It didn’t move like him, and it seemed like it was a body double. I wasn’t happy once I saw it later. It’s not good.”

Recent Headlines

1 hour ago in Local

Haggen auction delayed again

Fresh
Haggen Generic 2

Sell-off of profitable core stores.

6 hours ago in Local

Police search for driver following hit and run on Pole Road

generic police lights at night

A couple from Everson was injured and a person is being sought in a hit and run crash on Pole Road last evening.

7 hours ago in Local

Weak loonie isn’t keeping Canadians from shopping in the states

canadian dollar, loonie

The falling Loonie means more Americans shopping in Canada and fewer Canadians shopping in America. But our neighbors to the north still spend much more in the US than we do in Canada.

7 hours ago in Local

Beware of over-the-phone tax scam

phone scam

Several people in Whatcom County are reporting a tax scam.

7 hours ago in Local

Seattle FBI arrests man suspected of supporting ISIS

fbi van

The FBI in Seattle arrested a Montesano man suspected of being an ISIS sympathizer.