Smash Hits To Return For Michael Jackson Special

July 3, 2009 by  


Pop music magazine Smash Hits is returning for a one-off issue paying tribute to Michael Jackson.

It is being overseen by Stuart Williams, managing director of Bauer Media’s Music & Film portfolio, and produced by a team led by Barry McIlheney, who was editor of Smash Hits during 1986-89.

Highlights will include interviews, original Smash Hits reports from Jackson’s live tours, as well as posters, songwords and the definitive story of Jacko’s pet monkey Bubbles.

Williams says, “Michael Jackson was the King of Pop and Smash Hits was witness to his best years. I think MJ fans of all ages will welcome this souvenir issue.”

“We will be paying tribute to Michael in classic Smash Hits style,” adds McIlheney. “Everyone seems to be forgetting in the current tabloid frenzy that this was one of the greatest pop stars of all time.”

The Smash Hits Michael Jackson special issue will be a 52-page souvenir edition priced at ?2.99 and will go on sale on Tuesday (July 7).