• tholl-yung

    That looks like a risky financial gamble. If he manages to show up but doesn’t have the chops and moves, the word of mouth will be stink-o. I could easily back my little car into the cleft in his chin and it would get lost in there.

  • lesterg

    That’s just about the worst bet in Vegas.

    As much as I admire MJ’s talent, there’s no chance in hell this won’t end in a breach of contract suit. Physically, emotionally he’s not prepared for the rigors of a Vegas gig.

  • jeffmcm

    And so he continues to go the Elvis route…I bet Vegas is taking bets on a Jackson overdose within the decade.

  • DavidF

    Ditto and ditto.

    Getting “back to the music” is probably the smartest thing he could do – assuming he still has a strong enough connection to Planet Earth to tap into his former genius.

    But the grind of a Vegas show sounds like it’s asking for trouble.

    The only way I can think of to make this riskier is to call Axl Rose and ask him to bring “Guns n Roses” over as the opening act.

  • Joshua Mooney

    I can’t think of a pop-star/rock-star/celebrity more tarnished, pathetic, damaged and dangerous than Michael Jackson. This is a man with severe emotional/psychological problems who should at least be in intensive therapy in some in-patient program, although frankly, as far as I’m concerned, he should be in prison.

    Maybe O.J. can be his opening act in Vegas, reading from “If I Did It.” Maybe the two of them can harmonize on “Smooth Criminal.”

  • T.Holly

    That looks like a risky financial gamble. If he manages to show up but doesn’t have the chops and moves, the word of mouth will be stink-o. I could easily back my little car into the cleft in his chin and it would get lost in there.

  • http://journals.aol.com/terrymcca/poetry-arts-confidential/ Terry McCarty

    Re “long-term”, I would guess that MJ would have a schedule where he’s performing no longer than two weeks (with one day off each week) at a time during his likely multiyear contract.