Click Track: Michael Jackson

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/10/2011

R. Kelly memoir on the way (most likely); Wale officially sells 164,000 in first week; Eddie Vedder to guest on “Portlandia”

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  10:00 AM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 11/08/2011

Conrad Murray guilty in Michael Jackson case; Drake and Rick Ross team up for mixtape; Jeff Mangum coming to D.C.

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  09:59 AM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 10/10/2011

MJ tribute draws 50,000 in Wales; Former Weezer bassist dies; RCA shutters three labels

By David Malitz  |  10:31 AM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 10/04/2011

Clint Black, Patty Loveless to play free Library of Congress concert; Another Michael Jackson album on the way; Drake to play Patriot Center

By David Malitz  |  09:55 AM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 09/28/2011

Trial of Michael Jackson’s doctor begins; Topless Rihanna upsets Irish farmer; Bob Dylan’s paintings might be copies

By David Malitz  |  10:01 AM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 08/17/2011

Kiss kicked off MJ tribute concert; Lady Gaga debuts new video; Black Sabbath reuniting?

By David Malitz  |  09:23 AM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 07/26/2011

Michael Jackson tribute concert set for October; Winehouse funeral held in London; Ted Leo to play benefit show in D.C.

By David Malitz  |  10:01 AM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 06/28/2011

Cee Lo drops off Rihanna tour; Michael Jackson didn’t sing on “The Simpsons”; David Gray releases album through Groupon

Cee Lo wants more time to work on his book and new album, Groupon gets into the music game.

By David Malitz  |  09:53 AM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 06/27/2011

Chris Brown wins big at BET Awards; Muppets tribute album features Weezer, My Morning Jacket; “Thriller” jacket sells for $1.8 million

By David Malitz  |  10:10 AM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 06/24/2011

Lists: Remembering Michael Jackson’s other ’80s

Should we know "Triumph" and "Victory" as well as we know "Thriller" and "Bad?"

By Click Track  |  11:23 AM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 12/23/2010

Foo Fighters play new tunes at secret show; The year in local music; Taylor Swift thwarts Michael Jackson on Billboard

Dave Grohl -- singer, songwriter, best drummer alive and lover of surprises -- performing at the 9:30 Club earlier this year. (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) - That Dave Grohl sure loves his secret shows. The Foo Fighters frontman has given his share...

By Chris Richards  |  09:30 AM ET, 12/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 12/14/2010

Album review: Michael Jackson, "Michael"

If you've ever dreamed of Michael Jackson singing into your answering machine, then you have a reason to pick up "Michael," the first posthumous album from a singer who's sold more than 35 million albums worldwide since his sudden...

By Chris Richards  |  01:36 PM ET, 12/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/06/2010

Stars of pop, rock and country serenade McCartney and Haggard at Kennedy Center; Michael Jackson's posthumous album makes the rounds

Hag, Oprah and Macca. (Linda Davidson/TWP) - The stars came out to the Kennedy Center Honors Sunday night to fete two incredibly influential musicians -- as well as a trailblazing choreographer (Bill T. Jones), a Broadway legend (Jerry Herman) and...

By Chris Richards  |  10:00 AM ET, 12/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 11/05/2010

New Michael Jackson album due in December; 9:30 Club wins Billboard's top club; Zanzibar closes

The cover of "Michael," due out Dec. 14. - The long-rumored album of new Michael Jackson material will be released on Dec. 14. There aren't many details about what will be on "Michael" and there are some claims that Jackson...

By David Malitz  |  10:40 AM ET, 11/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 10/21/2010

Taking sides: Does a performer's personal behavior matter?

To the delight of many aged indie rockers, veteran Ohio rock heroes Guided By Voices are scheduled to stumble onto the 9:30 Club stage tonight. Some Click Track contributors (not naming names) have struggled with the band because of...

By Click Track  |  02:20 PM ET, 10/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 09/09/2010

Lists: Our favorite awkward moments from the VMAs

By Allison Stewart The most memorable moments at the MTV Video Music Awards aren't the shocking ones - MTV hasn't been genuinely shocking in years - but the awkward ones, the ones involving cringeworthy kisses (Michael Jackson and Lisa...

By Allison Stewart  |  11:30 AM ET, 09/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 09/03/2010

B-sides: Mavis Staples talks Prince, Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan and President Obama

Staples has worked with a bard and a Prince -- and she's been imitated by a king. (Marvin Joseph/TWP) By Chris Richards There's one colossal figure that looms largest in the life of gospel icon Mavis Staples: Her late father...

By Chris Richards  |  04:20 PM ET, 09/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 08/05/2010

Illinois Attorney General goes after Lollapalooza; Will.I.Am sticks up for Michael Jackson; Arcade Fire's "The Suburbs" ekes toward No. 1

The Arcade Fire's new album is moving some units. (Kevin Westenberg) By Aaron Leitko -Apparently the Illinois Attorney General has a bone to pick with Lollapalooza, which kicks off tomorrow in Chicago. -An LP of unreleased Michael Jackson tunes is...

By Aaron Leitko  |  09:00 AM ET, 08/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 07/14/2010

Tuli Kupferberg, singer of The Fugs, dies; Jilted promoter sues Ne Yo; California ponders Neverland state park

California lawmakers are considering making Neverland Ranch into a state park. (Chris Carlson/AP) By Aaron Leitko -Tuli Kupferberg, vocalist for '60s garage rock group The Fugs, has passed away. He was 86. -Ne-Yo and his booking agency are being sued...

By Aaron Leitko  |  08:00 AM ET, 07/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 06/25/2010

Lists: Our favorite random Michael Jackson covers

Nick Jonas is one of many to put a good spin on an MJ song. (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) By Allison Stewart If history has taught us anything about covers of Michael Jackson songs, it's this: The more ridiculous they might initially...

By Allison Stewart  |  04:05 PM ET, 06/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 06/25/2010

Prepare to hear Michael Jackson songs like you've never heard them before

The King of Pop will rule the dancefloor at U Street Music Hall tonight. You know the songs but you can't imagine the bass. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy) By Chris Richards If you follow Click Track's David Malitz and I on...

By Chris Richards  |  12:00 PM ET, 06/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 06/25/2010

Fans remember Michael Jackson; Jazz saxophonist Fred Anderson dies

Just one piece of Washington resident Jewel Lewis-Hall's shrine to Michael Jackson. On the first anniversary of his death, fans across the world mourn the loss of the King of Pop. (Photo: Bill O'Leary/TWP) By Ally Schweitzer - Today marks...

By Ally Schweitzer  |  08:50 AM ET, 06/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 06/24/2010

Taking sides: Make your own Michael Jackson "Greatest Hits" album

It's been 364 days since Michael Jackson passed away and here at Click Track we're breaking out our old MJ LPs to mark the anniversary. But of all his stellar recordings, here's one Jackson collection we don't own: A...

By Chris Richards  |  12:00 PM ET, 06/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 05/21/2010

Lists: Top five musical guest stars on "The Simpsons"

Joanna Newsom has been Simpson-ized. By Allison Stewart "The Simpsons"' 21st season is set to conclude on Sunday night with an "American Idol"-themed episode. And while the season may have been a mixed bag -- we're still examining our...

By Allison Stewart  |  01:45 PM ET, 05/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 03/17/2010

Morning click: Jackson estate lands enormous record deal

Ten new Michael Jackson albums will be released over the next seven years. (AP Photo/Alan Greth) By Ally Schweitzer - Michael Jackson's estate and Sony Music have made a deal to release ten Jackson albums over the next seven years,...

By Ally Schweitzer  |  08:30 AM ET, 03/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 02/01/2010

The Grammys: Five Worst Performances

Look, it's T-Pain, Slash and Jamie Foxx. And when we say look, we mean don't listen. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles) From Taylor Swift to T-Pain, there was something uniquely awful for everyone at last night's Grammy awards. We count down the...

By Allison Stewart  |  02:20 PM ET, 02/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 12/23/2009

Play favorites... with White House Deputy Social Secretary Joe Reinstein

White House Deputy Social Secretary likes Michael Jackson, but has an unusual favorite. (Photo courtesy of The White House) Welcome to Play favorites. Every Wednesday, Click Track will ask an interesting Washingtonian about what they're listening to. The column kicks...

By Chris Richards  |  12:45 PM ET, 12/23/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)