Published Jul 30, 2010Find a new place to store your posthumous Jimi Hendrix, Tupac and Bob Marley CDs, because there's a new dead celebrity gearing up to take over your playlists: Michael Jackson. The fallen King of Pop, who passed away on June 25, 2009, is said to have left behind numerous hard drives full of unreleased tracks. This fall, ten of them will be compiled on a new MJ album.
The news comes courtesy of Rolling Stone, who spoke with Jackson's manager, Frank DiLeo. He estimates that there are over 100 unheard Jackson gems, including collaborations with Akon, Will.i.am and Ne-Yo. "There are a couple of songs we recorded for the Bad album that we had to cut that are just sensational," he added.
While it's unknown which tracks will make it onto the new album, the record will be released this November. The album is part of the $200- to $250-million contract that the Jackson estate signed with Sony Music earlier this year. The agreement includes ten albums, a greatest-hits set, album reissues, a DVD of music videos and possibly a Cirque du Soleil show.
As if that wasn't enough, Michael Jackson: The Video Game, a karaoke and dancing game, is set to hit consoles in time for Christmas of 2010. Now we just have to hold out for that robot hotel.