There Will Be A Metal Tribute Album To MICHAEL JACKSON And It Will Be Awesome!
That's right; Thriller is going to be a metal tribute album to Michael Jackson and will feature members (and former members) of bands like Iron Maiden, Testament, Queensryche, Motorhead, King's X, Living Colour, Sevendust, and a whole lot more! All the details inside!
The album overall is an interesting concept; let's take a bunch of guys from a bunch of different bands that range from way heavy to way punk, from pretty much any given time period, throw them into their own little bands for one song each, and see what happens! The album is up for pre-order on Amazon, and you can check out the track list there too… or you can just stay here and check it out, since you trust us:
1. “Thriller” – Chuck Billy (Testament)
2. “Man in the Mirror” – Danny Worsnop (Asking Alexandria) and Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big)
3. “The Way You Make Me Feel” – Angelo Moore (Fishbone), Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake), and Rudy Sarzo (Queensryche)
4. “Black or White” – Lajon Witherspoon (Sevendust), Bruce Kulick (ex-KISS), and Troy Franklin (The Firm)
5. “Beat It” – Priya Panda (Diemonds) and Ron Bumblefoot Thal (Guns N’ Roses)
6. “Billie Jean” – Corey Glover (Living Colour) and Phil Campbell (Motorhead)
7. “Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)” – Elias Soriano (Nonpoint)
8. “Rock with You” – Doug Pinnick (King’s X)
9. “Dirty Diana” – Chris Jericho (Fozzy)
10. “Bad” – Paul Di’Anno (ex-Iron Maiden) and Craig Goldy (Dio)
11. “They Don’t Care about Us” – Icarus Witch
12. Never Can Say Goodbye – Lonnie Jordan (WAR)
13. “Smooth Criminal” – Alien Ant Farm (re-release)
Just had to get that Alien Ant Farm cover in there again, didn't we? This is going to be a cool tribute album though, if I'm being serious. Interesting musician choices and obvious song choices… but we'll know on October 22 when it drops!
[via Metal Insider]