• Mike Smallcombe

News: Making Michael to be released in April 2016

Making Michael, a revealing new biography on the career of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, will be released on April 5, 2016 by Clink Street Publishing.

The book was originally set to be released in October 2015, but was delayed for scheduling reasons.

Making Michael will be released in both print and e-Book format and will be available to pre-order soon from retailers online including Amazon, Waterstones and iBooks Store.

Making Michael: Inside the Career of Michael Jackson

For decades, Michael Jackson reigned supreme as the undisputed King of Pop; dominating the charts with his groundbreaking music, becoming the most awarded artist in history and creating headlines around the world. The sheer magnitude of Jackson’s fame has, however, overshadowed his achievements as an artist. As he matured from child Motown marvel to eccentric megastar, his unconventional personal life — and a series of controversial exploits — would mar his reputation. Journalist Mike Smallcombe peels away the tabloid rumours and enters unchartered territory in Making Michael, a comprehensive biography of arguably the most popular and enigmatic entertainer of our time.

Featuring a foreword by Matt Forger, one of Jackson's longest serving and most loyal collaborators, Making Michael takes readers into the studio with the King of Pop, charting the creation of record-breaking albums including Thriller, Bad, Dangerous and HIStory, and the twists and turns that occurred along the way. Untold stories, revelations and secrets finally see the light of day as Jackson's career outside the studio is also examined, including his Hollywood dreams and those mysterious, ill-fated preparations for the final tour, This Is It. Creatively, Making Michael reveals Jackson at his best; and at his most unrelenting, pursuing perfection and displaying a cutthroat shrewdness and competitiveness few knew existed.

Making Michael is a true labour of love, the product of over five years of exhaustive research into Jackson’s career, personality and professional relationships. Drawing upon hundreds of individual sources, including exclusive interviews with over sixty of the very closest figures behind Jackson’s career, many of whom are speaking of their experiences for the first time, Mike Smallcombe paints a vivid portrait of a man few people truly knew, the Michael Jackson who made making music his life’s work rather than the one portrayed on the front pages of the tabloids.

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