Will this buy the so-called King Of Pop a much-needed credibility boost? Or not?...

MICHAEL JACKSON has recorded material with LIMP BIZKIT and DESTINY’S CHILD, it has been reported.

According to this morning’s The Sun newspaper (April 25), Jackson has collaborated with both on songs for his forthcoming solo album – due for release sometime this year.

A source in the US told the paper: “Michael is a big fan of both Fred Durst and Destiny’s Child and they both jumped at the chance to work with him. He loves their music, and instead of competing with them he decided the best thing to do was to work with them.”

A UK spokesperson for Jackson was unavailable for comment this morning.

The album also features guitar from Carlos Santana, and is produced by Rodney Jerkins, Teddy Riley and R Kelly. Jackson will also perform a massive show at Madison Square Garden in New York to celebrate 30 years as a solo artist on September 7.