Quincy Jones says Michael Jackson’s estate owes him $30 million

Quincy Jones was one of Michael Jackson’s most prominent and longstanding collaborators—the legendary record producer was behind some of the late pop icon’s greatest albums, including Off The Wall and Thriller. Their partnership is obviously an important chapter in both their careers, but that story just got a little…

The backstory doesn’t overwhelm Quincy Jones’ winning Burning The Light

Quincy Jones was an aspiring L.A. stand-up comic, working the requisite barista job while at one point meeting a goal of doing 1,000 gigs in one year. He was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2015. He’s undergoing chemotherapy and has a year to live, say doctors. A pair of comic friends (Nicole Blaine and her husband, …

The Face Swap app lets this man be everyone in “We Are The World”

There comes a time to use a certain app to replace the faces of music industry superstars with one’s own face in a half-brilliant, half-grotesque parody of the biggest charity anthem of the 1980s. Co-written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie and famously produced by Quincy Jones with an all-star celebrity choir,…

We Are The World united America’s biggest pop stars to make us feel better

In We’re No. 1, The A.V. Club examines an album that went to No. 1 on the Billboard charts to get to the heart of what it means to be popular in pop music, and how that concept has changed over the years. In this installment, we cover USA For Africa’s We Are The World, which went to No. 1 on April 27, 1985, where it…