MICHAEL JACKSON MARCHES ON

The self-styled King Of Pop also reveals the Jackson 5 are on their way back...

MICHAEL JACKSON hopes to release a new studio album in March 2001, and plans to record with the JACKSON 5 again, NME.COM can confirm.

According to Fox News in the US, the self-proclaimed King Of Pop premiered the first fruits of his new material to his label, Sony Music, earlier this month.

He said: “My new album should be out in March. I played six songs for Sony Music today and they were walking on air – they applauded. They really loved them. Now I have to come up with five more.”

Jackson has reportedly written many more tracks for the as-yet-untitled new record, which has been produced by him, in conjunction with previous collaborator Teddy Riley, R Kelly and hot-shot R&B producer Rodney Jerkins.

Speaking about his other projects outside of his recording, Jackson revealed he is to produce the new album by 3T, a teen band comprising his nephews Tariano Adaryl, Taryll Adren, and Tito Joseph, “and then I’ll record with my brothers again” he concluded.