With the 25-year anniversary of Bad right around the corner, director Spike Lee pays tribute to Michael Jackson’s 1987 album with a new documentary.
The film looks at the album and the record-breaking tour that spanned 16 months and 15 countries. It also includes interviews with Jackson’s friends, choreographers and collaborators like Sheryl Crow, who sang backup on the legendary tour. Lee also spoke with current stars like Kanye West, who talk about the King of Pop’s lasting influence.
“I’m more than just a huge fan of Michael Jackson,” Lee said in a statement. “And having the chance to actually know him and work with him, I deeply care about his legacy.”
With his film, the director said he wants to “uncover just what made this a huge coming-of–age” in Michael’s career. He will focus on the making of Bad, the follow-up to 1982’s Thriller, which is still the best-selling album of all time.
Lee’s documentary accompanies the September 18 release of Bad 25, a box set that includes a previously unreleased live DVD and CD of his July 16,1988 stop at Wembley Stadium in London during the worldwide outing.
This is not the first time the man behind such films as Do The Right Thing and Summer of Sam has honored MJ. Spike directed MJ’s 1996 video for “They Don’t Care About Us” off of HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book 1. In 2009, he directed a video for Jackson’s song, “This is It,” which was released after the pop star’s untimely death.
To find out more about the Bad 25 release, go here.
Watch Spike’s clip for “This Is It” below.
– Shannon Carlin, CBS Local
Read More On Fresh1027.com:
- Kelly Clarkson Addresses Body Image on New Track ‘Whole Lotta Woman’
- Rihanna Likes Her Men Dressed in Black
- What’s the Song in the New ‘Black Panther’ Trailer?
- Watch Bruno Mars Perform ‘Just the Way You Are’ in Spanish
- Sia Details ‘Everyday is Christmas’ Album
- What Is The Stupidest Thing You’ve Ever Stolen?