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Rumored Michael Jackson–Sonic the Hedgehog Connection Finally Confirmed

Apparently we were out sick the day the "Michael Jackson wrote the soundtrack to Sonic the Hedgehog 3" rumor was going around, because this is the first time we're hearing about it, but that doesn't temper our enthusiasm in reporting that it was no rumor: Brad Buxer, the official composer of the soundtrack, now says MJ collaborated on the game's music and is only not credited because "at the time, game consoles did not allow an optimal sound reproduction, and Michael found it frustrating. He did not want to be associated with a product that devalued his music." (Also, Buxer claims, the HIStory song "Stranger in Moscow" came out of the Sonic sessions.) Check out the goods here, or wait for the now-inevitable Sonic the Hedgehog 3 soundtrack boxed-set reissue. [MTV]

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