Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Michael Jackson's "This Is It:" Facing Lawsuit??


Paul Anka, a popular artist in the 1950s and songwriter for the likes of Frank Sinatra, said that Michael Jackson "stole" his song, noting that he co-wrote "This Is It" with Jackson in the early 1980s.** The Jackson estate has acknowledged Anka's contribution and granted Anka 50 percent of "This Is It's" publishing rights.***

Bloggers have reported that the song was originally recorded in 1991, but because its lyrics match the name of Jackson's posthumous film, it was released to generate hype for the premiere.

"Michael Jackson's This It It," the film, hits theaters on October 28, 2009.

**1) http://news.outlookindia.com/item.aspx?667688
***2) http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/article6872267.ece

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