Quincy Jones dismisses posthumous Michael Jackson album 'Xscape': 'It's about money'

'Thriller' producer gives his opinion on the new LP

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Michael Jackson

Quincy Jones has dismissed the posthumous Michael Jackson album 'Xscape', saying the release is purely "about money."

The album, titled 'Xscape' was released last week (May 12) and features eight unrleased Michael Jackson tracks re-tooled by producers including LA Reid and Timbaland.

Speaking about Jackson, with whom he made classic albums including 'Off The Wall,' 'Thriller' and 'Bad', Billboard quote Jones as saying, "They're trying to make money. And I understand it. Everybody's after money, the estate, the lawyers. It's about money."

BLOG: Michael Jackson's 'Xscape' album: Why it adds nothing to a legend's legacy

Asked if he was bothered by posthumous releases of Jackson material, Jones said he was, to an extent. "Yeah, but it's not my business anymore," he says. "They're not our business."

Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney also criticised 'Xscape' recently, dubbing it "bullshit" and saying it only exists because producer LA Reid "needed a new boat".

Read More On This Artist

Michael Jackson Merchandise
More News
Fearne Cotton announces decision to leave BBC Radio 1
Chris Evans to host 20th anniversary episode of 'TFI Friday'
Frank Turner backs James Blunt in debate over classism in music
Israeli man suspected of leaking Madonna's new album 'Rebel Heart' is formally...
Missy Elliott working with Pharrell on new music
Skrillex and Diplo release Jack Ü album during 24-hour DJ set
Jonny Greenwood says Radiohead have 'changed their method' on new album
Kanye West says 'the class system is the new racism'
Gary Glitter jailed for 16 years
Swim Deep and Kate Tempest lead list of over 100 additions to The Great Escape line-up
Björk on keeping 'Vulnicura' off Spotify: 'It's not about money, it's...
Paul McCartney's childhood home sells for £150,000 at auction
Super Furry Animals promise 'different set each night' at surprise May comeback gigs
Kanye West apologises to Beck and Bruno Mars, expresses his 'right to be wrong' – watch
Madonna on Brits 'nightmare': 'I could either be strangled or fall, and I chose to...
Madonna says intolerance in present-day Europe 'feels like Nazi Germany'
Metronomy, The Horrors, Drenge to support Blur at Hyde Park
Kanye West cries on Radio 1: 'That's never happened to me in an interview before'
Will Smith has recorded 'seven or eight' songs with Kanye West
D'Angelo, A$AP Rocky, Father John Misty added to Open'er Festival line-up
Father John Misty adds second Shepherd's Bush Empire show
The Cribs declare that 'punk rock and indie are dead' - watch

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM