(I Can't Make It) Another Day

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  • Recorded as a demo in 1999 at the legendary Marvin's Room Studio by singer-songwriter Lenny Kravitz and Michael Jackson, part of this uptempo number unexpectedly surfaced on YouTube in 2008, prompting Kravitz to complete the song. He invited Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters to play drums and put his own backing vocals and guitar solo on the track.
  • Kravitz explained in a short video that he didn't know how the unmixed snippet of the track had leaked adding that his copy of the song has been "locked up in a vault since we recorded it."
    He added: "The song was recorded by Michael and myself. I produced it for him, I wrote the song and played all the instruments on the track. It was one of the most amazing musical experiences I've ever had. It was done by two people who respect each other and love music. That was it."
  • A finished version of the track finally appeared on Jackson's first posthumous album, Michael.
  • Despite being credited on the track, Grohl denied to Q magazine that it actually features his stick work. Said the Foo Fighter frontman: "I'm not on that song, dude. Lenny Kravitz called me, he said, 'I got a project - you wanna play drums on a Michael Jackson track?' F---, yeah, He sends me a hard-drive, we get the track and spend an afternoon putting massive f---ing drums on it. We sent it back to Lenny and two months go by and I don't hear anything. Then I open up a magazine and it says, Michael Jackson record coming out next week and that song is on there. I'm like, 'Hold on a second, I haven't even f---ing heard it yet!' So I texted him, Dude, what's going on? I never f---ing heard from him again. Then when I heard the track it says: 'Featuring Dave Grohl on drums' - my drums aren't even on there. I think they sampled, like, my snare and that's it."
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  • Terry from DoverOne of his calmest songs ever!

    Love this song!
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