Is a live album from Michael Jackson’s final rehearsal coming?

Maybe, reports Sharon Waxmon of the Hollywood blog, The Wrap. Just in case rumors of 100 unreleased songs, a new album and a Jackson family tribute tour weren’t enough for you, Waxmon, citing “several people close to the now-defunct concert tour,” reports that Michael Jackson’s last rehearsal at the Staples Center on Wednesday, the night before his death, was recorded in multi-camera, high-definition video and multi-track audio, and could be released in the coming months.

Wednesday night’s rehearsal reportedly featured hours of Jackson performing his “greatest hits” while backed by dancers, musicians and aerial performers. “At one point, Jackson was suspended on a crane; at another, there was a 3D view of “Thriller”-style haunted mansion, that required the audience to put on special glasses,” Waxmon notes.

The live CD/DVD could serve as a way for AEG Live, the concert promotor that was putting on Jackson’s 50-date “This Is It” London stint, as a way of recovering the millions it is set to loose following his untimely death — Reuters (via Billboard) reports that AEG Live plans to refund all tickets for the O2 Arena London shows.


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