Mariah Carey, Cee Lo Green and Sheryl Crow are just some of the more than 40 people who've been interviewed by Spike Lee for a Michael Jackson documentary focusing on the late King of Pop's Bad album. The in-depth film project, which is now in the post-production phase, comes as Michael fans celebrate the 25th anniversary of Badand the record-breaking world tour of the same name.
"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," Spike says in a statement about the documentary. In addition to chatting with those influenced by Michael, the Academy Award-nominated filmmaker spoke with a host of Michael's confidants and collaborators. Sheryl Crow, in particular, has a strong connection to Michael: she was a backup singer on the Bad tour.
They shared their stories of what went on behind the scenes of Michael's landmark project, and Spike says that allowed him to "uncover just what made this such a huge, important coming of age in [Michael's] career and unearth compelling stories surrounding the making of the album... the short films and the tour that may have never seen the light of day."
Made in conjunction with the Estate of Michael Jackson and Sony Music, Spike's film is just one of several projects created to celebrate the Bad album legacy. On September 18, Michael fans can expect the release of BAD 25, a deluxe package featuring three CDs, two booklets and a DVD chronicling a Bad tour concert at Wembley Stadium on July 16, 1988, which was attended by Princess Diana, Prince Charles and 72,000 fans.
A Bad 25 two-disc standard set, featuring the original album and a disk of demos and new remixes, will also be released. More details and more projects will be announced soon.
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