The other day, Jermaine Jackson was shooting off his mouth about next year bringing a reunion of the Jacksons, one that, in his words, would be “more like a family affair, Janet’s going to open and, of course, the original Jackson 5 … Michael, Randy and the whole family.” Well, Michael apparently wasn’t apprised of this before Jermaine started working the press angle, because he’s released a statement saying that he is too busy in the studio to fritter his time away with his siblings. “My brothers and sisters have my full love and support, and we’ve certainly shared many great experiences, but at this time I have no plans to record or tour with them… I am now in the studio developing new and exciting projects that I look forward to sharing with my fans in concert soon.” Some of you may hope that said projects are more “exciting” than the Fergie version of “Beat It,” but I’m sad because this means Michael won’t be around to lend his vocals to my favorite song from Jermaine’s catalog:
The real tragedy? Robert Palmer isn’t around to fill in, either.
How much do I miss Robert Palmer? So much.