Quincy Jones Will Never Get Over Jackson

Quincy Jones will never get over the death of Michael Jackson.

The legendary producer - who worked with the 'King of Pop' on his most successful albums: 'Bad', 'Thriller' and 'Off The Wall' - was meant to meet up with Michael in London before he died in June 2009, shortly after he sold out 50 concerts at London's O2 Arena, and says he will always be wracked with guilt that he didn't see him.

Quincy said: "Michael and I did our thing. Michael called me in London when they sold the concerts out. I was there and he wanted to come over and bring the kids. And I had a dinner that night and I said I'd see him in Los Angeles. I never talked to him again. It tore my heart out. I was his age when I produced him. I still cannot believe to this day that he's not here, my little brother."

Michael died after extensive rehearsals, just days before his groundbreaking 50 date run was set to begin.

Quincy also revealed how he would never make a record as a tribute to himself, but he couldn't help getting involved with the recording of 'Q: Soul Bossa Nostra', a record featuring today's pop stars covering their favourite of Quincy's tracks.

He added to Entertainment Weekly: "These weren't like sessions where I'm there producing the records. I'm just observing, really. I was just there for them if they needed me. I'm never in my life going to do a record that's a tribute to myself. I don't need it. A lot of people have misunderstood that. This is not a tribute to myself.

"Timbaland came to me six years ago and said, 'We'd like to do a tribute.' And I said I'd be honoured. Then he said he's going to let everybody get involved in it. And a lot of people did."


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I know Quincy probably does feel a twinge of guilt after ignoring Michael for so long. I'm sure that hurt MJ terribly. But, Quincy can redeem himself by making a signifigant and public effort to bring justice those people who killed Michael Jackson if he cares enough. Talk is cheap. Actions speak louder than words.
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