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Spike Lee to direct Michael Jackson 'Bad' documentary



michael_jackson_bad.jpgSpike Lee, who throws a Michael Jackson birthday bash every year in Brooklyn on Aug. 25, is about to do his old friend another honor: Lee says he's directing a documentary of Jackson's album Bad, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this fall.

"I'm more than just a huge fan of Michael Jackson, and having the chance to actually know him and work with him, I deeply care about his legacy," Lee told "We have footage in this documentary that no one’s ever seen, stuff that Michael shot himself, behind-the-scenes stuff. We had complete access to the vaults of Michael Jackson… He wrote 60 demos for the Bad record. Only 11 made it. So we got to hear a lot of that stuff, too, so it was just a great experience."

Bad was released Aug. 31, 1987, and has sold an estimated 45 million copies to date worldwide. It had five No. 1 singles -- can anyone name them all?

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 9:40am]


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