Pakistani musicians on Michael

July 3, 2009

The King of Pop’s impact on our local music industry is undeniable – from dance moves to disco beats. Here, some of the top names in Pakistani pop revisit their relationship with Michael Jackson, the man and the music. (Interviews by Madeeha Syed. Photography by Rizwan-ul-Haq, Kohi Marri and Fayyaz Ahmed)

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Salman Ahmed (Junoon)

My first Zen moment with Michael Jackson happened when he released ‘Beat It’. It included a searing double-tapping guitar solo from my 1980s heavy metal guitar hero Eddie Van Halen.