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As much as I love satire and, as most of those copied above know, have an excellent sense of humor, using a person's tragic and untimely death to attack another person is just a tad beyond the pale of normal business competition.
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AEG Live Chief Blasts Pal of 20 Years in E-Mail
Seems like the pressure of trying to recoup the $30 million his company laid out for the ill-fated Michael Jackson "This Is It" concerts is finally getting to AEG Live's Randy Phillips.

The beleaguered exec fired off an e-mail to Bruce Glatman, a friend of his for close to 20 years, blasting him for forwarding our Airhead cartoon to a few of his pals, the same one that has attracted almost 3,000 views on Nikki Finke's popular Deadline Hollywood Daily website here.

Here's the complete text of the e-mail:

Glatman, it did not surprise me, or any of my friends, that you would send a mass e-mail out with that tasteless cartoon. As much as I love satire and, as most of those copied above know, have an excellent sense of humor, using a person's tragic and untimely death to attack another person is just a tad beyond the pale of normal business competition.

The truth is that you are some type of middleman buffoon, the type of bottom-feeder that inserts himself in other peoples' lives since you have never run a business, created a job or executed on an idea of your own. Even Andy Hewitt, who is not a friend, is someone I can recognize for his intellect and prowess as a concert promoter and respect him for his accomplishments. The insecurities of many of those in this industry allows for useless schmucks like you to exist.

Since Tim Leiweke told you exactly how he feels about your reprehensible actions in another e-mail, I can only reiterate that the doors at AEG and AEG Live are permanently shut to you since we choose to only do business with honorable partners. As he pointed out, we try to build on positives and avoid the negative agendas of human flotsam like yourself.

In closing, I have attached a very well-written and researched article in the new Rolling Stone Magazine. For those interested in the truth about the last year of Michael's life, here it is. It might also pain Glatman to know that we just closed a $60m deal against a gigantic back-end for the rights to the film that will be created from all the footage we so wisely shot from the beginning of this project to the last rehearsal. It is riveting and an honest tribute to the person Berry Gordy, at the worldwide broadcast of the memorial service we produced,  referred to as "the greatest entertainer that ever lived."

AEG, as a company, will come out of this tragedy extremely well and I will always have my memories of what could have been and that of a unique human being who truly touched my life.

To those on this e-mail, sorry that you were dragged into this exchange by this jerk. Glatman, please do not respond since I want to live my life and enjoy my career without any other contact with you.

Randy Phillips
"Still President & CEO of
AEG Live!"

P.S. If that action in Vegas is still available, I recommend betting on me!

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