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Michael Jackson & Barry Gibb collaboration unearthed!

With the world clamoring for posthumous Michael Jackson material, most of what has been unveiled so far has been mired in controversy for one reason or another. The Bee Gees' Barry Gibb, who is an official Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) lest you forget, is hoping to change that. Turns out, he's been sitting on an undisputed but largely unknown collaboration with Jackson that dates back to 2002.

"Michael Jackson and I were the dearest of friends, that's simply what it was," writes Gibb in a statement on his website. "We gravitated towards the same kind of music and we loved collaborating and he was the easiest person to write with. The more we got to know each other, the more those ideas entwined and it all came to this song, 'All in Your Name.'"

On Wednesday (May 25), Gibb also released a 34-second teaser video of him and Jackson working on the song in the studio, as shown below. Gibb revealed that there's more than two hours of footage in all, filmed by his son Ashley Gibb, during the December, 2002 recording sessions. The sessions took place at the Bee Gees' once-renowned but now defunct Middle Ear Studios in Miami, Fla.

"'All in Your Name' is, in fact, the message that Michael wanted to send out to all of his fans all over the world, that he did it all for them and for the pure love of music," writes Gibb. "I hope and pray that we all get to hear it in its entirety. This experience, I will treasure forever."

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