Jackson Was Always Chasing the Next 'Thriller'
"Thriller" was both the best and the worst thing that happened to Jackson, according to Brown. The downside of his meteoric success was that he could never top it. "It was a noose really," Brown said. "All he kept doing was chasing it and it proved reckless. His addictions, I think, were really brought on by his never-ending quest to top 'Thriller.'"
"A lot of people would be happy if they had an 'Off the Wall' or a 'Bad.' I don't think a lot of people can comprehend a 'Thriller,'" Mitchell said.