Michael Jackson News Roundup: Memorial Service Ticket Details

International peeps who are wondering why it’s so quiet around here today: A major US holiday, July 4th is tomorrow.   So, besides the big Idol concert on Sunday, there won’t be much going on this weekend…

Thought I’d do another Micheal Jackson news roundup for those of you still following the circus –> that would be me….

  • Official details about the Michael Jackson memorial scheduled for Tuesday at the Staples center have been released. “…17, 500 tickets free tickets will be provided. There also will be a free worldwide video feed…11, 000 tickets will be for seats inside Staples Center and 6, 500 will be for seats in the adjacent Nokia Theater, where fans will watch a simulcast. People who want tickets must register on the web at Staplescenter.com. After 6 p.m. Saturday, 8, 750 names will be randomly selected to receive two tickets each. Notifications will go out on Sunday. Those selected will obtain their tickets via Ticketmaster on Monday.
  • Jackson was working on two albums at the time of his death. One was in the pop vein that made him famous and another consisted of an instrumental classical composition.   Claude Kelly and Akon were working on his pop album.
  • Also, according to US, Jackson planned to duet with his oldest son, Prince, 12, during his London concert run.
  • US is reporting that Jackson recently had a cancerous lesion removed from his nose that precipitated many more painkiller scrips.
  • Debbie Rowe’s attorney says despite what she told NBC, she has “not reached a final decision about custody”. He says the Rowe camp will keep silent on pending custody matters from here on out. In other words, “I told Debbie to SFTU”
  • A bunch of music related stories from Billboard:   Randy Phillips, The CEO of AEG Live, the concert promoters behind Jackson’s London concerts, speaks on the fallout from Jackson’s death.   Insurance will cover much of the costs, but not if Jackson’s death is due to a pre-existing condition or drug/alcohol related. AEG will also earn revenue from the audio and video footage of the concert rehearsals. Also there could be an MJ tribute show to take place on the dates of Jackson’s concerts using his elaborate stage production.
  • How Thriller changed the music business.   Pepsi and Michael Jackson made marketing history. Jackson on track for more Billboard Charts records, and Jackson music sales could last for months.

ETA:

  •  The AP is reporting that law enforcement officials found the powerful sedative, Diprivan, in Jackson’s home. “Diprivan is an anesthetic widely used in operating rooms to induce unconsciousness. Also known as Propofol, it’s given intravenously and is very unusual to have in a private home.”
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