Michael Jackson worked with a ton of unlikely collaborators before his death in June 2009 -- 50 Cent, Lenny Kravitz, Dave Grohl, Will.i.am, and some New Jersey sound-alike, to name a few -- but the Bee Gees' Barry Gibb might have been the strangest. According to Gibb, he and the King of Pop got together in a recording studio in December 2002 to lay down a song they'd co-written called "All in Your Name." We're not sure why nearly a decade later the song is finally being excavated, but Gibb promises the whole track will be available soon. Gibbs and Jackson did co-write another song together back in 1985 when they appeared on "Eaten Alive," which ended up as Diana Ross property.
"Michael Jackson and I were the dearest of friends, that's simply what it was. We gravitated towards the same kind of music and we loved collaborating and he was the easiest person to write with," Gibbs wrote on his website. "The more we got to know each other the more those ideas entwined and it all came to this song. 'All in Your Name' is in fact the message that Michael wanted to send out to all of his fans all over the world that he did it all for them and for the pure love of music. I hope and pray that we all get to hear it in its entirety. This experience I will treasure forever."
There's over two riveting hours of footage of Jackson and Gibbs in the studio, but we're only privileged to this 30-second preview for now.
- Barry Gibb
- Michael Jackson