Rolling Stone magazine’s latest cover story is on Michael Jackson. I posted a street art sticker I found about Michael, since Rolling Stone picked the most horrible photo they could find (see below) for this non-event article that might tell you a thing or two that you didn’t know, but only if you’ve been trapped in a cave in Somalia for the last month. It appears that Entertainment Weekly and Rolling Stone are in a race for the championship in which magazine can suck the most. What do you think?
The one interesting thing about the Michael Jackson article, is they mention his jealousy and competition with singer Prince multiple times. Their rivalry started when Prince refused to duet with Michael on the song “Bad,” in 1988, which I think was a “good” move for Prince. Michael ended up agreeing to perform 31 shows at the O2 Arena in London, just to have 10 more under his belt than Prince and when his handlers told Michael to stop writing songs and get some rest to prepare for rehearsals for the tour that never happened, Michael reportedly told them, “if I don’t soak up this divine gift and write these songs down, Prince will get it.” It was unclear if he said “sh’mon” after that.
I think it was the meds talking.
Let’s recap: Drugs are bad. Michael Jackson has a song and album called bad. Jealousy is bad. This magazine cover is bad. This magazine used to be good, but now it’s bad.