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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

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

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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 >

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 >

- 410 days ago
Randy Jackson -- I'M LEAVING 'AMERICAN IDOL'

Randy Jackson
I'M LEAVING 'IDOL'

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 >

- 431 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 >

- 639 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 >

- 656 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 >

- 666 days ago
'American Idol' -- Judges List Official, Randy Jackson Survives

'American Idol'
Judges List Official, Randy Jackson Survives

Randy Jackson's stay of execution is confirmed -- he will remain a judge on the 12th season of "American Idol" ... officially joining Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. As TMZ reported,… READ MORE >

- 666 days ago
Randy Jackson -- Gets Reprieve on 'American Idol'

Randy Jackson
Gets Reprieve on 'American Idol'

Randy Jackson is staying at the judge's table on "American Idol" ... after negotiations with Enrique Iglesias fizzled out. Sources tell TMZ ... Jackson is very close to signing his deal ... after… READ MORE >

- 671 days ago
Only One Judge Has Signed On For 'American Idol'

'American Idol'
Only 1 Judge Has Signed On

"American Idol" is in a pickle -- the judges start their on-air auditions in New York City in 2 weeks, and only one judge has signed a deal ... sources connected with the show tell TMZ.Our sources… READ MORE >

- 677 days ago
Randy Jackson -- Time to Himself

Randy Jackson
Time to Himself

Suddenly finding himself with a lot of free time on his hands, Randy Jackson was spotted at LAX yesterday ... heading out of town. As TMZ first reported, Randy will not be back as a judge on the… READ MORE >

- 680 days ago

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