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Michael Jackson’s Drummer Performs “Wanna Be Startin Somethin”

Jonathan Moffett  /  Performances  /  Aug 17, 2018

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“Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin” is the opening track for Michael Jackson’s sixth studio album “Thriller” in 1982. The song was such a commercial success that it topped the music charts in several countries and has been covered and sampled by multiple recording artists since its release. Having Jonathan Moffett in our studio to perform Michael’s hit tunes was a very special occasion and we hope you enjoy this performance.

We also recorded Jonathan playing “Smooth Criminal”, “Beat It”, “Jam”, a one-hour drum lesson (with even more MJ tunes), AND a podcast interview!

About Jonathan:
Jonathan “Sugarfoot” Moffett has recorded and/or toured with some of the greatest pop artists of our time, including Elton John, Janet Jackson, The Jacksons, Cameo, Lionel Richie, George Michael, Kenny G, Doug Miller, Peter Cetera, Bill Meyers, and Cirque du Soleil, besides guest appearing at popular television shows like The Tonight Show, Good Morning America, Saturday Night Live, and The Arsenio Hall Show.

Among his biggest musical feats, none come close to his extensive work with the all-time greatest pop artists of the last 100 years: Madonna and Michael Jackson. Jonathan toured extensively with Madonna and recorded drums for several of her albums, including “True Blue” and “Like A Prayer”. As for the king of pop himself, Jonathan was his drummer for The Destiny Tour, Triumph Tour, Victory Tour, 1988 Grammy Awards with Michael, HIStory Tour, Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration, This Is It, & Cirque’s Immortal World Tour.


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