*To be the man that’s next to the man can be very rewarding or very vexing depending upon ones’ mindset. For Michael Bearden, musical director for “Lopez Tonight” starring comedian George Lopez, being the man next to a great man was a dream come true, but later turned into a horror story. You see, he was the musical mind behind Michael Jackson’s “This Is It” tour.
EURweb.com recently had the opportunity to sit down with Bearden to see how he’s handling the first year of M.J.’s untimely passing. It’s not as if Michael ever worked with anything less than the best in the game. We asked Bearden how he came to work with the King of Pop.
“If we can go back a little further, I worked with Michael Jackson back in 2001 for his 30th anniversary concert at Madison Square Garden right before 9-11 happened,” he explained. “So I worked all the artists on the show and Michael and his brothers. That’s where I first worked with him and struck up a friendship.”