Music Gear News
Michael Jackson impersonator on 'Michael'?
A Michael Jackson impersonator thinks vocals he recorded may have been used on the singer's 'Michael' album.
Ricky Galliano claims he was paid to copy the singer's style on 21 tracks recorded secretly in a studio in the Swiss city of Lausanne, after the 'King Of Pop's death from acute Propofol intoxication last June.
Members of Michael's family have also voiced concern vocals on the posthumous release are not genuine.
Italian-born Ricky told The Sun newspaper: "They were most insistent that I make my voice sound as much like Michael's as possible - to mimic him exactly."
He explained how he recorded the songs after being approached by a man, whom he thinks was from Bahrain, to record the studio sessions, and paid 2000 Euros per track.
Last week Michael's youngest brother, Randy, said he doubted some of the vocals on the 'Michael' album in a series of posts on twitter, slamming record company Sony and the court appointed executors of Michael's estate, John McClain and John Branca.
He wrote: "McClain went to work putting together the first album. Calling all over the place looking for music with my brother's voice on it, from what I heard, he didn't care about the quality or how complete the vocals were.
"Some of the songs are him, and some aren't. I would be my life on that."
The owner of the studio where Ricky cut the tracks, Mohammed Ben Salah, said he believed they were for a Michael Jackson tribute disc.
Sony have dismissed claims the singing on 'Michael' is not all the star's work, saying they went to "extraordinary lengths" to ensure the vocals are genuine and six of the star's producers and engineers have confirmed it was "definitely" his voice.Posted on 23 Nov 2010 09:45 to category : Music News
Related Music News
With the advent of various new files formats and the cancelling of several licensing programs, the MP3 is speculated to soon become a thing of the past.
JBL Professional has launched a competition that gives aspiring musician the opportunity to record in a professional facility with renowned producer Steve Levine.
Delivered by Choreographer and Theater Director Arlene Phillips, The Bacc For the Future campaign has acquired support of over 100 hundred influential figures
On the 22nd of April, Pink Floyd will be releasing an unheard version of the iconic classic 'Interstellar Overdrive' in celebration of world record day
With an increased quality of specifications right across the board, Apple's eponymous 'iPad' will host a whole generous selection of great new features.
Supported by the likes of Ed Sheeran, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice and many more, Fanfair Alliances new educational guide is available for free download online.
Recent Music News
Alesis' II Mesh Electronic Drum Kit is a kit geared specifically towards advanced drummers looking to explore a variety of different timbres and sounds.
Celebrating 50 years since his iconic performance at Monterey pop festival, Fender's Jimi Hendrix Monterey Stratocaster recreates the sound of a cultural icon.
Building upon the already established fan favourite DJ-808 DJ Controller, Roland have now announced the launch of the portable and compact DJ-202 DJ Controller.
Coinciding with the launch of its brand new DJ-202 counterpart, the Roland DJ-505 DJ Controller breathes a breath of new life into Roland's renowned DJ range.
New to Roland's illustrious boutique range, the SH-01A builds upon the foundations of the revered SH-1A, granting the player a whole range of vintage voices.
Based on the legendary TR-808m the TR-08 Rhythm Composer brings all of the legendary capabilities of its forefather into a more modern and streamlined format.