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Randy Jackson (music producer)

Randall Darius "Randy" Jackson (born June 23, 1956) is an American bassist, singer, record producer, entrepreneur and television personality. He is best known as a judge on American Idol and executive producer for MTV's America's Best Dance Crew. Jackson has won a Grammy Award as a producer. Jackson was born on June 23, 1956, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, His first marriage, to Elizabeth Jackson, was dissolved in 1990; they had one daughter named Taylor. In 1995, Jackson married Erika Riker, with whom he has two children, a 14-year-old daughter named Zoe and a 12-year-old son named Jordan. In 2003, Jackson lost 114 pounds (52 kg) following gastric bypass surgery. He stated in a February 2008 television commercial that he has type 2 diabetes. Jackson played in bands with Carlos Santana and Jerry Garcia. In the early 1980s he played on three albums for Jean-Luc Ponty and with the rock band Taxxi. From 1986 to 1987 he was a session musician for the rock group Journey. Jackson played on Journey's 1986 album Raised on Radio. He moved to Italy in the late 1980s and played on a record by Italian pop star Zucchero. The record, Zucchero and the Randy Jackson Band, was produced by Corrado

Randy Jackson Says He's Down for 'American Idol' Reboot But Another Star is Key (VIDEO)

Randy Jackson
Yeah, I'm In for 'Idol' But ... I'm Not the Key!

Randy Jackson's totally down for getting the "American Idol" band back together ... if someone else takes the lead and makes it happen. We got Randy at LAX ... he repeatedly confirms with our guy… READ MORE >

'American Idol' Series Finale -- Hung, Dunkleman Returning!!

'American Idol' Series Finale
Hung, Dunkleman Returning!!

Two people responsible for putting "American Idol" on the map are definitely returning for the final shows, and we don't mean Kelly Clarkson and Simon Cowell. Yes, they'll be there too ... but… READ MORE >

- 389 days ago
Randy Jackson -- Take Half My Fortune ... And Make it Your Own

Randy Jackson
Take Half My Fortune And Make it Your Own

Randy Jackson has 2 things that would be problematic for a lot of guys ... a $40 MILLION fortune, and no prenup.TMZ broke the story ... Randy's wife filed for divorce Friday, after 18 years of… READ MORE >

- 945 days ago
Randy Jackson's Wife -- I Want A Divorce, Dawg!

Randy Jackson's Wife
I Want A Divorce, Dawg!

Ex-"American Idol" judge Randy Jackson just got voted out ... of his marriage. His wife filed for divorce ... TMZ has learned.Erika Jackson filed docs to end their 18-year marriage ... citing… READ MORE >

- 946 days ago
Randy Jackson Re: Simon Cowell -- From One Dog to Another

Randy On Simon
From One Dog to Another

Randy Jackson predictably sidestepped our question about his good bud "American Idol" cohort Simon Cowell.Randy had just landed at LAX and he pretended like he was coming from Mars when we asked… READ MORE >

- 1365 days ago
Mariah Carey & Nicki Minaj -- One and Done, They Officially Quit 'American Idol'

Mariah Carey & Nicki Minaj
One & Done They Officially Quit 'Idol'

Mariah Carey made it official ... she will NOT be back at the "American Idol" judges' table for a second season -- and just a few hours later her 'AI' nemesis Nicki Minaj also bolted. Mariah… READ MORE >

- 1430 days ago

Randy Jackson

The Dawg is putting his "American Idol" career to sleep -- Randy Jackson just announced he's leaving the show for good at the end of the season. Jackson -- who's been with the show from the very… READ MORE >

- 1451 days ago
Mariah Carey -- Breaking Bread with Randy Jackson

Mariah Carey
Breaking Bread with Randy Jackson

Not every judge on "American Idol" wants to shoot Mariah Carey (yet) ... the diva had dinner last night in the Valley with the dawg himself, Randy Jackson.Fun Fact: Randy and Mariah actually go… READ MORE >

- 1659 days ago
Randy Jackson -- Seriously Asks ... Did TMZ Win An Emmy?

Randy Jackson
Seriously Asks... Did TMZ Win An Emmy?

"American Idol" judge Randy Jackson wants to know if TMZ won an Emmy this year -- so, we figured the best way to answer that question is to roll our best-of reel. Or worst-of. Something like… READ MORE >

- 1677 days ago
'American Idol' -- Judges Get Right to Work

'American Idol'
Judges Get Right to Work

"American Idol" judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban and Randy Jackson wasted no time getting right to work today ... showing up in NYC alongside host Ryan Seacrest for day one of… READ MORE >

- 1686 days ago
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