Michael Jackson Imposter On CD?
Jacko’s family claims the star didn’t sing some tracks on upcoming album…
An album of new Michael Jacksonmaterial is under threat after family members claimed some tracks didn’t feature the star’s voice.
According to reports, Jacko’s relatives believe five songs recorded in 2007 feature an imposter on vocals. The dispute could delay the album and complicate the £125m deal between Sony and the singer's estate, which has dozens of unreleased MJ songs in the vaults.
Sony is apparently so sure the vocals are Jackson’s that it has hired forensic audiologists to confirm it’s not an imitator on the disputed tracks. A record label source said: "With so many rivals wanting control of Michael's legacy, a new album was never going to be easy. Sony wants this ironed out quickly. If they get this out for Christmas it will sell boatloads."
Jacko’s children, who were said to be with him in New Jersey when the songs were recorded, have since been drawn into the row and asked to verify the vocals, but insiders believe it is still a long way from being sorted.
On a brighter note, a full-length Thriller film is in the works. The remake of the classic music video will be shot in 3D, with This Is It director Kenny Ortega behind the camera and Jeremy Garelick, who worked on The Hangover, on board to write the screenplay.