Thriller 25th Anniversary Album from Michael Jackson
It gives rise to the possibility that Michel isn't planning to do an album of new material at all. The article mentions all the names of current music stars we have heard of lately, including Will I AM, Kanye West, Akon, but not as regards working on new music, insteading remixing old Thriller tracks, for a 25th Anniversary Edition of Thriller.
The album may have new tracks, however these tracks are likely to be old tracks thought not good enough to make the original album. Bruce Swedien is quoted as mentioning a killer called "Don’t Be Messin’ Around" a likely addition.
It also states Michael has no interest in performing or touring, saying that he feels he's done that.
I have no idea if there is any truth to the above news. However, it wouldn't surprise me if it's all true. I do wonder why Michael doesn't perform at all at the events he goes to, he doesnt sing a note (barring the WMA 2006, remember what that caused). If he does a new album of new material is he going to want to promote it? Does he even like going out in public anymore than he has to? Earlier this year he was ill when shipped over to London to make an appearance for a mega rich businessman from the Middle East. He's appearance barely lasted.
There's no doubt he could counjour up publicity one way or another to promote an album and its quite possible that publicity would boost the sales of old classics (or the newer remixes), rather than sell any new music.