‘They’re Trying To Make Money’ Quincy Jones Slams New Michael Jackson Album ‘Xscape’
From NY Daily News:
That new Michael Jackson album? According to producer Quincy Jones, it can beat it.
Jones, who worked with Jackson on a slew of hits including “Billie Jean,” “Thriller,” and “Bad,” spoke about the posthumous album “Xscape” during an interview on Canadian radio show “Q with Jian Ghomeshi.”
“They’re trying to make money,” Jones said about the new album. “And I understand it.”
“Everybody’s after money, the estate, the lawyers. It’s about money,” Jones said. “It’s not my business anymore.”
Jones also spoke about working on bestselling album “Thriller” with Jackson, and how he took the lead on the project.
“What am I gonna learn from Michael? I don’t wanna be singing and dancing,” Jones said. “I didn’t ask him about anything. We told him what songs he was gonna sing. A producer has to do that.”
Speaking of Michael Jackson’s posthumous album the eight-song set sold 157,000 copies and debuts at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Xscape, features production from Timbaland, Rodney Jerkins, and Stargate, is Jackson’s tenth top 10.