News

Quincy Jones blasts new Michael Jackson album

Quincy Jones blasts new Michael Jackson album

'NEW' MUSIC: The new Michael Jackson album contains a duet with Justin Timberlake. It was released earlier this month. Photo: Associated Press

Michael Jackson’s longtime producing partner Quincy Jones has criticized the decision to release a new album of the late star’s previously unheard material, slamming it as a purely money-making venture.

Jones, who produced Jackson’s huge hit records “Off the Wall,” “Thriller,” and “Bad,” was not involved in the making of the posthumous album “Xscape,” which was released five years after the singer’s death.

He has now criticized the executors of Jackson’s estate for allowing the album to be made, insisting the decision came down to money rather than artistry.

BONUS: Hear the new track off ‘Xscape’

Jones said, “Xscape… They’re trying to make money and I understand it. But it’s about the money. The estate, the lawyers you know – it’s about money.”

When asked whether it bothers him that this material has been released, Jones replies, “Yes, yep,” before adding, “But it’s not my business any more. It’s not our business.”

Recent Headlines

in Music

Turn it down: Study says millions at risk for hearing loss

earphones

A new study shows almost half of all 12 to 35-year-olds listen to unsafe levels of music on their personal audio devices or cellphones.

in Sports

This week’s top sports shots

AP10683327094_7

A look at some of the biggest plays and best shots in sports this week.

in Sports

This weekend’s sports schedule

ukbball

A look at this weekend's sports schedule.

in Entertainment, Viral Videos

What color is this dress?

19-overlay6

The "great dress debate" has been dividing the Internet. Are you team #WhiteandGold or team #BlueandBlack?

in Entertainment

PHOTOS: Leonard Nimoy through the years

AP8209190316_5

Although he capped his "Star Trek" run with a notable career as both an actor and director, in the public's mind he will always be Spock.