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Orianthi: Playing with Michael Jackson was an honour

The guitarist who was set to perform at Michael Jackson's comeback gigs has said that playing with the late singer was an honour.
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Michael Jackson's electric guitar player has said she feels honoured to have played with the late music legend.

The singer was due to perform a series of comeback dates at the O2 Arena in London this year, but the gigs never happened due to his untimely death in June at the age of 50.

Electric guitar player Orianthi worked closely with Jackson in the run-up to the planned dates as they rehearsed classic hits such as Beat It and Black or White.

"It was a dream come true and I'm just so grateful for getting to play music with MJ," she told the Houston Chronicle.

"He was the ultimate entertainer."

However, she admitted that it is not always easy being a female electric guitar player, as it is a largely male-dominated domain.

"It's kind of like being a male ballerina," Orianthi observed.

A film consisting of rehearsal footage from Jackson's planned comeback shows received a star-studded premier in Los Angeles last night.

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Posted on 28 Oct 2009 11:03 to category : Band / Celebrity News

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