The former Stone Roses frontman's solo LP 'My Way' will come out later this year in homage to the late pop legend's 1982 album 'Thriller'.
He explained to NME.com: "'Thriller' was our blueprint. Every time we wrote a song we didn't think was strong enough, we scrapped it."
The 46-year-old British rocker also revealed final alterations to the tracks took place on the June 25, as the news of the 50-year-old singer's death by suspected cardiac arrest was announced.
However, Ian is determined the album - his sixth studio LP as a solo artist - will follow the success of his 2007 hit 'The World is Yours' and won't be riddled with bad luck.
He explained: "We mastered it on the day that Michael Jackson died too, so I'm taking that as a good omen."
'My Way' - which was recorded with producer Dave McCracken at Manchester's Battery Studios' is due out on September 28, following the release of the LP's lead single 'Stellify' on September 21.
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