UVU graduate Joe Vogel will appear several times on next Thursday's Michael Jackson documentary, "Bad 25," directed by Spike Lee, in ABC.
Vogel (a doctoral candidates at the University of Rochester) was Lee’s consultant on the film. Vofel is the author of Man in the Music: The Creative Life and Work of Michael Jackson and is also a walking encyclopedia of facts about Jackson and "Bad."
Some of Vogel's insights include:
· MJ wanted "Bad" to be tougher and edgier than "Thriller." The King of Pop worked with Run DMC on a collaboration that didn’t make it into "Bad."
· While working on "Bad," he put a piece of tape on his mirror that said "100 million," and he would look at every day. It was his goal for record sales — he wanted to double what he sold for "Thriller."
· In the studio, Jackson recorded in semi-darkness.
· He wanted his whole career to be the biggest show on earth. He handed out copies of PT Barnum’s autobiography to people and worked on ways to ways to get people’s attention.