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Frank Dileo, Michael Jackson’s Manager, Dies At Age 63

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Frank Dileo R.I.P.

Frank Dileo was Michael Jackson’s manager during the height of his career in the 80’s. He died in Pittsburgh at the age of 63 on Wednesday, due to complications from heart surgery.

He helped M.J. with his endorsements, his world tours and his visit to the White House. The two were an odd couple of sorts. Dileo was the classic stereotype of a music industry professional at 5 feet 2 inches, over 200 lbs, with a slick ponytail and pinky rings. He actually played Frankie “Mr.Big” Sharp (the record producer) in the movie Wayne’s World.

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Are Michael Jackson's New Songs Legit?

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michael jacksons producer and manager says his songs are legit

Michael's longtime producer/manager Teddy Riley says yes, his songs are legit.

Here's what Riley had to say about Michael's new music:

"When I heard these songs, my heart cried hearing Michael again in good spirits. The vocals sounded very polished, very on key and processed. I have no doubts that these are Michael's vocals."

MJ's new song Breaking News has been the source of some controversy, and Michael's nephews have tweeted about it, saying that his voice isn't the one featured on the song.

Here's what his nephews Taryll, Taj, and TJ tweeted about the song:

"I KNOW my Uncle's voice and something's seriously wrong when you have immediate FAMILY saying it's not him. Don't you have to wonder why? I have strong, undeniable points. They can't give me answers, yet continue to move forward with lies and deception. Sounding like Michael Jackson and BEING Michael Jackson are two different things."

Michael's brother Jackie also commented on the song via Twitter:

"My friend John McClain (co-executor) and I have insisted for many weeks to have certain tracks removed from Michael's new album. Unfortunately, our concerns were not taken seriously."

Here's what Riley said in response to complaints about the songs:

"I did what Michael would expect of me with the tools I had to work with (vocal tracks of Michael). This is his legacy. Let it live."

Another one of Michael's former managers, Frank Dileo, also vouched for the songs:

"I spoke to Michael by telephone at the Cascios' home studio several times while he was recording with them, and he was excited and enthused by the music and the experience. While listening to the tracks, especially the ones not heard by the general public, you can hear that he was having a great time!"

We can accept that these songs were actually performed by Michael, although to be perfectly honest, maybe it would be better if they weren't. We were FAR from blown away by his new song, Breaking News.

What do U think about MJ's song controversy? Do U think his new music is legit?

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