FYI/TMI: Quincy Jones And Michael Jackson's Thrilling Accident

GRAMMY-winning producer details his record-breaking accidental collaboration with late pop star; Live Nation names new chairman
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    Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones
March 15, 2013 -- 10:54 am PDT

(In an effort to keep you fully informed, and fully entertained, below we present today's FYI and TMI — news you need and news that's, well, sometimes needless….)


Greg Maffei Named New Live Nation Chairman
Live Nation has appointed Liberty Media Corporation President & CEO Greg Maffei as the company's new chairman. The appointment of Maffei, who has served on the Live Nation board of directors since February 2011, follows the resignation of Irving Azoff, who stepped down as Live Nation chairman in December 2012.


Quincy Jones And Michael Jackson "Accidently" Made History?
Arguably one of the greatest collaborations of all-time formed by happenstance, according to 27-time GRAMMY-winning producer Quincy Jones. In an interview with Billboard, Jones revealed that his record-breaking work with 13-time GRAMMY winner Michael Jackson happened by "accident." In fact, during their collaboration on a song for the 1978 film The Wiz, Jackson originally asked Jones to help him find another producer. "I said, 'Michael, look, you don't even have a song in the picture yet," said Jones. "I don't want to think about that. Let's get you a song.'" This is one accident we're thankful for. After all, a world without Thriller would be against "Human Nature."

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