In considering the lives and deaths of Elvis Presley v Micheal Jackson, I was struck by a Neil Young song last night while doing the dishes.
"It's better to burn out than to fade away."
Micheal Jackson had faded away from the relevance to the music industry, and in a very creepy way. I refuse to consider "sold out" shows that had yet to happen. For all the talk of a glorious comeback, they might have been a total bomb.