8/17/95 Michael Jackson Simulchat live in the MTV Arena MTVixen : Welcome to the preshow, while we gear up for the Michael Jackson Simulchat. MTVixen : The Simulchat will begin in 1/2 hour, here in the MTV Arena. MTVixen : It is a historic online event, being that it takes place on AOL, Prodigy, & Compuserve, & the WWW. MTVixen : It will also be broadcast on MTV, so turn on the tube in 1/2 hour. MTVixen : Hey, don't leave! Michael Jackson will be here soon! MTVixen : If you just want to hang until he joins us, we'll be sending lots of Michael-isms your way till then. MTVixen : And MTV VJ Bill Bellamy will be joining us at 9:45 (ET). So chill for a while! MTVixen : In the next few minutes, I will provide some trivia & facts about Michael Jackson. Pay Attention! MTVixen : There will be a quiz! MTVixen : Check out the Michael Jackson Museum of History on the World Wide Web at MTVixen : www.sony.com/Music/MichaelJackson/. MTVixen : In 1989, MTV presented Michael with the MTV Video Vanguard Award for MTVixen : "Thriller - The Greatest Video in the History of the World." MTVixen : "BAD" was the first album in history to generate five #1 singles. MTVixen : In 1990, Sony (CBS) named Michael Jackson the Top Selling Artist of the Decade. MTVixen : Michael will perform at the MTV Video Music Awards on September 7. MTVixen : Michael's simulchat is the first in which all three commercial online services-- MTVixen : Prodigy, America Online and CompuServe--participate simultaneously. MTVixen : Michael starred in the first music video with "Rock With You." MTVixen : Bad achieved the #1 chart position in a record breaking 25 countries. MTVixen : In 1989, The "Bad" Tour grossed of $125 million, a new world record. MTVixen : Michael received Official White House Recognition as MTVixen : Artist of the Decade by President George Bush in 1990. MTVixen : Check out Michael's family tree on the World Wide Web at www.sony.com/Music/MichaelJackson/. MTVixen : Michael was the first artist to earn #1 Pop singles in the '70s, '80s, and '90s. MTVixen : Michael was the first artist to have four consecutive albums MTVixen : yield four consecutive Top 40 singles each. MTVixen : Michael's "THRILLER" sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. MTVixen : "DANGEROUS" sold more copies in its first ten months then "THRILLER." MTVixen : "Moonwalk," Michael's first book, MTVixen : soared to the top of bestseller lists in the United States and Great Britain. MTVixen : The worldwide premiere of the short film, "Black or White," MTVixen : was seen by an estimated 50 million viewers in the US alone. MTVixen : In 1991, "Black or White" jumped to #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, MTVixen : the highest jump in a two week period since the Beatles' "Let it Be". MTVixen : Check out Michael's visit to Africa on the World Wide Web at www.sony.com/Music/MichaelJackson/. MTVixen : "Scream" entered the Billboard Hot 100 at #5, MTVixen : making it the highest debut in the chart's 37-year history. MTVixen : Michael and Janet Jackson's "Scream" was Billboard's highest debut MTVixen : since the Beatles' "Let It Be". MTVixen : In 1993, Michael sang "We Are The World" at President Clinton's MTVixen : inaugural gala in Washington, D.C. MTVixen : Michael donated the profits of the song "Heal the World" to the Heal The World Foundation. MTVixen : Representing Heal The World, Michael and Lisa Marie MTVixen : welcomed 46 children from 17 countries to a World Children's Congress, MTVixen : 3 days of seminars and workshops held at their Neverland Valley Ranch. MTVixen : Michael created Heal LA, a spin-off of Heal The World, to provide aid to riot-damaged areas of LA. MTVixen : Michael performed "Jam,","Heal The World," "Beat It," and "Billie Jean" MTVixen : during halftime at Superbowl XXVII, MTVixen : and was joined by an international cast of children. MTVixen : At the 35th Annual Grammy Awards, Janet Jackson presented MTVixen : Michael with a Grammy Legend award. MTVixen : In 1993, Michael received the Lifetime Achievement Award from MTVixen : the Guinness World of Records Museum in Hollywood, CA. MTVixen : Now it's time for everybody to give a big shout out to the host of MTV Jams, Bill Bellamy. MTVixen : Bill and Michael were hanging out a few weeks ago, and Bill's here to MTVixen : get us warmed up for the big event. MTVixen : Hey, Bill, did you ever think you'd be the opening act for Michael Jackson? B BeIIamy : Let the games begin B BeIIamy : Never in a million years MTVixen : In just a few short minutes, you will be part of a HIStoric happening MTVixen : right here on the info superhighway when Michael Jackson MTVixen : joins us for the first ever online simulchat. B BeIIamy : I think this is really exciting. It's the first time ever, and we party with the KING OF POP MTVixen : Everybody's always going on about this supposed information superhighway. MTVixen : Well, tonight you're gonna see it in action for the first time. Tech heads, unite! MTVixen : That's right, Michael Jackson will chat live with fans on MTV Online MTVixen : (on American Online), CompuServe, Prodigy and his Web site all at the same time. That's a first. B BeIIamy : I want somebody to sing the first cybersong. MTVixen : Here's another first: turn your TV dial to MTV and MTVixen : see your Q&A with Michael live on the air. MTVixen : MTV will broadcast the Michael Jackson simulchat live while it's happening, MTVixen : along with special Michael Jackson videos and programming. MTVixen : If you happen to be in New York City, you can watch the simulchat on MTV broadcast from MTVixen : Sony's jumbo TV screen in Times Square! MTVixen : Then hang around for a little champagne and watch the ball drop. MTVixen : Well, maybe not. But you can bet it'll be festive! B BeIIamy : I'm drinking already! Just kidding, only juice! B BeIIamy : I want someone to sing I'll be there, in the right key. B BeIIamy : where's the after party?! MTVixen : Thanks, Bill. MTVixen : We can't wait to hear more from you during Michael's simulchat. MTVixen : Michael will be here in just a minute, so get your questions tweaked and ready to go. B BeIIamy : Ladies and Gentlemen, let's put our hands together for Mr. Michael Jackson!! Mtvmail : Marlie14: In your interview with Diane Sawyer, you mentioned moving out of the country. Is this in Mtvmail : your future plans Mtvmail : What is the most favorite place in the world you've traveled to and where would you like to travel to? Michae1 J : Favorite place would have to be South America and Africa because I love the place the culture Mtvmail : and the plight of the children there is very intersting and I would love to travel Mtvmail : to see more things and to helpl more people Mtvmail : What is the favorite song that you have recorded and do you still have the pet monkey Bubbles Michae1 J: If I had to pick one song....probably Got To Be There...Heal The World Michae1 J: and Bubbles is still alive and is still my pet..he's bigger. He eats a lot...pizza Mtvmail : How do you like working with your sister Janet and also working with your beautiful bride Lisa Marie... Mtvmail : ...and don't listen to all the BS going around Michae1 J : The press creates all these negative stories people will buy their magazines Michae1 J : and read their columns. Michae1 J : You must not believe everything you read, it's Michae1 J : tabloid garbabe. I just want everyone to be aware Michae1 J : that the media is garbage. Michae1 J : When working with my sister, I haven't seen her i Michae1 J : quite some time. She's busy, and I'm busy as well Michae1 J : and when we get together it's like a reunion. Michae1 J : We became very emotional on the set, we gave each Michae1 J : other presents everything. Michae1 J : We had a lot of fun. Michae1 J : But everyday on the set she came to me sad because Michae1 J : of some story that the press create B BeIIamy : Mike, can we have the MTV beach house at Neverland Valley? B BeIIamy : Think of all the fun we could have! Painting your house a hundred different colors! MTVixen : Michael performed "Jam,","Heal The World," "Beat It," and "Billie Jean" MTVixen : during halftime at Superbowl XXVII, MTVixen : and was joined by an international cast of children. Mtvmail : EvenBeevu : Do you come up with the ideas for all of your videos? Michae1 J:A lot of them I do come up with a lot of the concepts do come up from me Michae1 J : Afer seeing Thriller I knew I wanted to do a short film Michae1 J : I knew I wanted to transform myself in Thriller. Michae1 J : I had so much fun running thru Griffith Park late at night. MTVixen : In 1989, MTV presented Michael with the MTV Video Vanguard Award for MTVixen : "Thriller - The Greatest Video in the History of the World." Mtvmail : What inspired you to write Beat It? Michae1 J : Beat It is another concept I came up with. Michae1 J : Pretty much following the lyrics. Michae1 J : The only thing I kept pressing is I wanted real gang members so it didn't come off saccharine. Michae1 J : I think it came across. Mtvmail : Pelon: What has been your proudest musical acheivement? Michae1 J : One of them...it's really a difficult question to Michae1 J : answer. I'm not woman, but writing a song is like Michae1 J : conceiving a child. Michae1 J : Some of my favorite, "We ARe The World" is one Michae1 J : of my favorite things I've done. It reached Michae1 J : and touched a lot of people. I'll never forget Michae1 J : oe day I was driving down the street in my car. Michae1 J : My secretary said pull over and turn on your radio. Michae1 J : Every station in the world played it at the same time. Michae1 J : I was so happy I had tears. B BeIIamy : Mike, when can we see you on tour again? We miss you. :( Mtvmail : Farfl: When will we see more of the old style videos with moving images? Michae1 J : Well those type of short films are my favorite as well cause i'ts not just a video Michae1 J : It's a short story, a begining a middle and an end. Michae1 J : But to do those take us up to 4, 5 6 7, months sometimes. Michae1 J : We are going back to that fashion of short film Michae1 J : making, definitely. Michae1 J : That was my original dream. Michae1 J : My nephews are here, they wanted to sit in and listen. B BeIIamy : Mike, what do you think will be the next single off this album? I like "This time around" Mtvmail : You seem to be interested in many cultures, have you studied the north, I live in an Eskimo village. Mtvmail : Inupat in Alaska, life is different here. If you ever visited here the people might inspire you Michae1 J : Yes, I travel for inspiration. I would love to come to Alaska someday. Michae1 J : I've flown over Alaska, I'd love to come someday. Michae1 J : Maybe if you extend an invitation. B BeIIamy : Mike, you're known for your performances, what can we look forward to for the MTV Music Video awards? Mtvmail : Frogbelly: In your song CHILDHOOD you've never really known the joys of youth, what is the one thing Mtvmail : you missed the most? Michae1 J : Probably the simple little things that kids do Michae1 J : like having a fried over or going to the park or Michae1 J : even trick or treat, or Christmas, or a birthday. Michae1 J : When we were little we didn't have any of those things. Michae1 J : To this day, I haven't celebrated my birthday yet. MTVixen : Did you know Michael's birthday is only 12 days away?! B BeIIamy : Happy Birthday Michael! ;) Mtvmail : Diva: Michael, I love HIStory and think it's the best yet. When are you going to release the Mtvmail : videos as a complete set? Michae1 J : This Christmas I think we're going to release a complete set of the shorts in one volume. Michae1 J : That would include "Scream" and some others. Mtvmail : Applehead: It's one of Apple head's friends, guess which one...hint Family Matters...what is your favorite song on HIStory? Tell Lisa Marie and Janet I said hi Michae1 J : My favorite song is probably "Childhood" "Earth Song". But nice to hear from you Brighton, Michae1 J : hope I get to see you soon. Tell all my other relatives I said hello. B BeIIamy : Mike, I have to tell you that "Stranger in Moscow" is the bomb!!! Mtvmail : Mr Potter: Do you ever wish you could play small rooms with intimate audiences rather than mega Mtvmail : productions? Michae1 J : Yes, Michae1 J : I think that is the mark of a real true performer Michae1 J : to be able to reach any audience around the world, any culture, Michae1 J : not just the multitudes of people who play off each other's energy. Michae1 J : If you can directly relate with a small group, a Michae1 J : kind of magic happens. Michae1 J : I started out in thos kind of venues. Michae1 J : This Christmas I'm doing HBO special that is intimate like that. Michae1 J : It will allow me a chance to do something I really love. Mtvmail : Samclarke: A story in the UK press claims a quickie divorce on the way... is it true? Michae1 J : Never believe the tabloid garbage. Michae1 J : Dont' waste your time or money. Michae1 J : No it's not true. Michae1 J : If you hear it from my lips then you can believe it. Mtvmail : What is your process fromm going from a creating a human rhthym on your voice-box to the album version Mtvmail : such as Tabloid Junkie Michae1 J : The processes creating a vocal rhythm to a click track which is a sound, a beat, Michae1 J : is pretty much in rhythm. And you're doing these mouth Michae1 J : sounds to that beat. Michae1 J : These sounds can be looped according to how you sample it in the computer again and again. Michae1 J : This is your foundation for the entire track ,everything Michae1 J : plays off this. Michae1 J : It's the rhythm, like the beatbox rhythm. Michae1 J : Every song I've written since I was very little I've done that way. I still do it that way. Mtvmail : Smufetty: I love you and have enjoyed your music since icould hear and see..just one question: Mtvmail : how can you keep going when the media makes everything so hard? Michae1 J : THank you for your compliment, I appreciate it.I believe in my work, like I said, I have great Michae1 J : confidence in my dreams. Michae1 J : When I have a great idea I have an iron will, Michae1 J : Even though the media creates such negative stories they do it just to sell more papers. Michae1 J : If you look throughout history, and I'm not trying to put my name with the names of the past Michae1 J : it's been pretty much the same. Michae1 J : Ghandi, Christ and I'm not saying I'm Christ, I don't want to hear the press saying that. Michae1 J : Some of the worst attentions had to do with ignorance on the part of the people because of Michae1 J : the press. If it happened to them, it can happen to me. Mtvmail : DanielStein:If you could meet someone dead or alive and talk with them for an hour who would it be and Mtvmail : why. P.S. Rock on with your bad self! Michae1 J : It would probably be Michelangelo Michae1 J : because I think he is a phenomenal artist and I love arrt Michae1 J : I think I understand what he was trying to say and do Michae1 J : even though he got criticized. Michae1 J : He was a true artist to the point of true artistry. Michae1 J : I would love to just sit down and have a talk. Mtvmail : Tristine: Who is your best friend? Michae1 J : My best friend...it's pretty much the same as I've said all the time, the children of the world. Michae1 J : They just want you for your love and nothing else, and I love that. Mtvmail : AllenMeg: What was it that inspired you to become involved with helping as many children as you do? I Mtvmail : think what you do for children is just wonderful. You are just what they need when times are so tough Michae1 J : WellI truly care.about children and about the future Michae1 J : for our children. I'm a little frightened at what the future will bring. Michae1 J : I will do everything I can i my power to help them. Michae1 J : When I go on tour I visit as many hospitals as I do concert.s Michae1 J : At my ranch at Neverland we have Make A Wish Foundation, Dream Street, children with cancer, Michae1 J : children with AIDS. I've always done this. Michae1 J : I do it because I love them and I truly care. Michae1 J : I've never been a person to say I'm gonna have my own family and this is our group and I'm gonna be Michae1 J : territorial/ Michae1 J : The whole world is my family, Mtvmail : It is rumored that you're doing another book? Are you doing another book? If so, what will it contain Michae1 J : I wrote a book after Moonwalker called Dancing The Dream. Michae1 J : It wasn't full of gossip and scandal and all the trash that Michae1 J : people write so I don't think people paid much Michae1 J : attentio to it. Michae1 J : But it was a lovely book and it came from my heart. Michae1 J : It was full of pictures and essays and things I've Michae1 J : written down thru the years. Michae1 J : But I'm not planning on writing another book any time soon. Michae1 J : if you want to hear my feelings and thoughts, it's in "HIStory" Michae1 J : It's a musical book. MTVixen : "BAD" was the first album in history to generate five #1 singles. Mtvmail : When and how did you learn to moonwalk...I think it's sooo coool Michae1 J : Thank you sooo much. Michae1 J : I've always loved illusion dancing when you can pretty much create a step or an illusion with the Michae1 J : body. THere's a new step that looks like you defy gravity that I've been working on for along time. Michae1 J : One of my favorite movers is MArce MArceau. Michae1 J : But a lot of the steps that I do come from my herat. Michae1 J : A lot of the steps come from the black community. Michae1 J : From tap dancing, to the cake walk, to the Charlesto. Michae1 J : All these dances come from the black community to go all over the world. MTVixen : Michael will perform at the MTV Video Music Awards on September 7. Mtvmail : JamesBallengy: What advice you you give someone who is in a similar position with the press? My little Mtvmail : sister Andre Balinge lost her Miss Virgina crown Michae1 J : You don't pay attention to it! Michae1 J : You become strong ,you move ahead. Michae1 J : I think the best advice I can give is believe in your dreams, believe in yourself. Michae1 J : You future is ahead of you, continue to walk tall Michae1 J : and not pay attention to stupid larva, garbage Michae1 J : It's ignorance! Mtvmail : MsMittens: How are you doing and why are you doing the simulchat tonight? Michae1 J : I'm fine, I'm doing all right. Michae1 J : I'm doing the simulchat because I love my fans and the real people and this is my chance Michae1 J : to talk to you. Michae1 J : We live in an amazing age that our forefathers Michae1 J : only could have dreamed of. Michae1 J : We're pioneering, and I think it's great. Michae1 J : Hello Lisa Marie, Michae1 J : Hello Paul McCartney Michae1 J : I'd like to say helloto Mrs. Disney Michae1 J : and hello to all the fans and friends in Michae1 J : Gary Indiana Michae1 J : I'm trying to think of a good joke to tell, but I Michae1 J : dont' know any good jokes. Michae1 J : To all the fans around the world, know that I Michae1 J : love you inevery way. Mtvmail : VanishR29: How do you feel about technology like the internet and it's effect on society? Michae1 J : I think it's wonderful. Michae1 J : I think it's just growing, this is the tip fo the iceberg. Michae1 J : In the next year we'll see some amazing growth in technology. Michae1 J : I hope I'm aroud to see everything that happens with it. Michae1 J : If we continue to serve the world with it in a positive way and not a negative way, I think Michae1 J : it's wonderful. Mtvmail : How involved are you in the other groups on your MJJ label? Michae1 J : I'm very much involved, not to the point of always Michae1 J : being there, but listening to tapes, collaborating Michae1 J : on the telephone, picking artists recommending Michae1 J : ideas. Michae1 J : The new 3T album which I just heard I think is Michae1 J : going to be a big success. Michae1 J : I do believe that. Michae1 J : I want to say hi to Bill Bellamy in LA Michae1 J : he's a great guy. Michae1 J : Thank you Michae1 J : Good night everybody. Mtvmail : Thank you and goodnight.... Michae1 J : Talk to you soon. Bye! MTVixen : Well, there you go, something to tell your grandchildren. MTVixen : You were here for the first-ever online simulchat to be broadcast across MTVixen : online services and on MTV. MTVixen : So it's time to wrap. Thanks so much to Michael Jackson for being with us here tonight for a little chunk of HIStory. MTVixen : See you next time in the MTV Arena. MTVixen : "Michael Jackson Simulchat" is a presentation of MTV Online, MTV Networks. MTVixen : Executive Producer, MTV Online MTVixen : Allie Eberhardt MTVixen : - MTVixen : Producer/Music Editor, MTV Online MTVixen : MTVmuse @ aol.com MTVixen : - MTVixen : Coordinating Producer, MTV Online MTVixen : Juliyap @ aol.com MTVixen : - MTVixen : Technical Director, MTV Online MTVixen : CapuanoE @ aol.com MTVixen : - MTVixen : Technical Producer, MTV Online MTVixen : MTVacuum @ aol.com MTVixen : - MTVixen : Online Host, MTV Online MTVixen : MTVixen @ aol.com MTVixen : - MTVixen : Copyright 1995 MTV Networks.