Updates in the John Landis Case

Updates in the John Landis Case

According to my information there are two different cases launched by John Landis.

Landis sued Michael Jackson first through his production company on January 21, 2009. This case has been well publicised by the media around the time.

However Landis filed another case as an individual on January 28, 2009. In this second case Landis sued the Nederland Organization as well, saying that the company has no rights to licence the Thriller video for the Broadway.

Jackson's official spokesperson, Tohme R. Tohme and Jackson's new business partner, James L. Nederlander has been deposed in the case already.

Next hearings:
03/02/2009 - Non-Appearance (Case Review)
05/18/2009 - Initial Status Conference
05/11/2009 - Initial Status Conference

Court documents for the second case: http://reporter.blogs.com/files/thriller.pdf


Updates in the Ayscough vs. Jackson Case

Updates in the Ayscough vs. Jackson case:

The case has been argued and submitted on February 19, 2009. The next hearing will be on May 1, 2009.

Another Jackson Release Delay

The "Michael Jackson - Hello World" CD release has been pushed back to March according to Motown.

Update on the Jacksons

According to Tito Jackson's official website, he has been in the studio this past year working on his very first solo project. The album, not yet titled, will be released in 2009 and is being produced by 3T.

The "Destination Fame" movie starring Joe Jackson will be released on DVD on March 24, 2009.

Peter Lopez Is Out?

According to some sources, Peter M. Lopez is no longer Michael Jackson's music producer.

The information has not been confirmed yet.


Michael Jackson Figures - Updates

Hot Toys announced on Wednesday, that all the planned Michael Jackson figures has been pushed back to April.

In other releated news, Canyon Crest will release a new Jackson figure from the Bad era.


New Michael Jackson Cover Song

"Rethroned", the second album from NORTHERN KINGS — the Finnish band consisting of four well-known metal musicians (Jarkko Ahola [TERĂ„SBETONI], Marco Hietala [TAROT, NIGHTWISH], Tony Kakko [SONATA ARCTICA], Juha-Pekka Leppäluoto [CHARON]) — will be released in Japan on February 25 via Warner Music Japan. The Japanese version of the CD will include a bonus track — a cover of MICHAEL JACKSONs "They Dont Care About Us".

Official website: http://www.myspace.com/northernkings

Hungarian Drummer in Thriller Live

I have been informed that Gabor Dornyei, a Hungarian drummer recently joined to the "Thriller - Live" musical.

Mr. Dornyei signed his agreement on January 29, 2009.

More information will come soon.