Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Michael Jackson's Super Bowl Surprise

The King of Pop, AKA Wacko Jacko will make a surprise comeback in TV advertisements during the Super Bowl this weekend to promote the 25th anniversary of THRILLER. Michael Jackson is to be honoured in a Pepsi commercial, based on the ghoulish Thriller video, which will air during the showdown game between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants on Sunday Feb 3, 2008. The move is a marketing ploy to promote a special anniversary version of the Thriller album - and will be followed by a "major TV, radio, online and outdoor advertising campaign", reports the New York Post.

PepsiCo has refused to acknowledge collaborating with The Gloved One on the super-secret project. There was no immediate comment from a Jackson spokeswoman.
It's likely the covers of the anniversary edition of the album - called "Thriller 25" - which feature photographs of a much younger Jackson with a much darker complexion and a different facial structure, will be seen on billboards around the country.

The official Jackson Web site has been completely redone to resemble a one-stop shop for all things Jacko. Links to the social-networking Web sites MySpace and Facebook are new. Lucrative ringtones have been created for all of the songs from the original album as well as for all the remixes and previously unreleased tracks.
Michael Jackson is also rumoured to be among the stars appearing at the Grammy Awards on February 8th alongside Akon, and Fergie who also accompany him on remixed or new versions of "Thriller" album tracks.

Blockbuster "Beat It" will now feature Fergie, while Akon joins "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" and provides vocals for "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)" and "The Girl is Mine."

Meanwhile, the classic "The Girl is Mine," which featured Paul McCartney, has been completely re-recorded, erasing all traces of the former Beatle.

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