News: Michael Jackson x Spike Lee
'Do The Right Thing' director to bring the 'Bad' album and tour to the big screen
SPIKE Lee is putting the finishing touches to a new documentary about Michael Jackson and his career around the time of 1987’s Bad.
The Do The Right Thing director is finishing up post-production on the film, which will be released as part of the hoop-la surrounding the 25th anniversary Jackson’s follow-up to the record-breaking Thriller.
The doc will feature interviews with Kanye West, Mariah Carey, Cee Lo Green, Martin Scorsese and Sheryl Crow, who was a back-up singer on the Bad tour.
Said Lee of the project: “I’m more than just a huge fan of Michael Jackson, and having the chance to actually know him and work with him, I deeply care about his legacy. With this Bad project I was able to uncover just what made this such a huge, important coming of age in his career and unearth compelling stories surrounding the making of the album, the long awaited follow-up to Thriller — the best-selling album of all time — the short films and the tour that may have never seen the light of day.”
The 25th anniversary edition of Bad will be released on September 24, featuring concert footage of Jackson’s Wembley performance in 1988, plus demos and new tracks, including this lil’ gem which appeared online a few weeks back now.