Quincy Jones snubs chance to team up with Michael Jackson

Veteran producer says he's 'too busy' to work with his old friend

Veteran producer Quincy Jones has snubbed the chance to work with Michael Jackson again.

The legend, who produced Jacko‘s 1982 album ‘Thriller’, still the best-selling LP of all time, said he had been in contact with the singer.

He told NME.COM: “Man please, I’ve got enough to do. We already did that. I have talked to him about working with him again but I’ve got too much to do. I’ve got 900 products, I’m 74 years old. Give me a break.”


Jones, who picked up The Special International Award at the Ivor Novello Awards, also praised Amy Winehouse and her producer Mark Ronson.

He added: “Mark Ronson is almost my son-in-law. He’s a great producer and I’m a big fan of Amy‘s music.”

As previously reported on NME.COM, Jackson had been rumoured to be working on tracks in Ireland with Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.i.am.

The singer hasn’t released a studio album since 2001’s ‘Invincible’, but a new song recently surfaced on the web featuring Fugees member Pras.

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