This Metal Tribute To Michael Jackson is Shaping Up To Be Pretty Terrible

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I like Michael Jackson. I like heavy metal. I do not like the samples I’m hearing on Amazon of the two combined. 

The press release called it “one of the most depraved abominations of musical crossbreeding in history”. I’m not sure if they were actually trying to sell us on it or they’re just painfully aware it’s going to be shit-- it is called Thriller- A Metal Tribute to Michael Jackson.

Featuring Chuck Billy (of Testament fame), and some other dudes from some other bands, Thriller will be out tomorrow and features the following classic MJ tracks reimagined by “a scarily impressive alliance of metal and hard rock luminaries” (not my words.):

01. ‘Thriller’ – Chuck Billy (Testament)
02. ‘Man In The Mirror’ – Danny Worsnop (Asking Alexandria) & Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big)
03. ‘The Way You Make Me Feel’ – Angelo Moore (Fishbone), Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake), & Rudy Sarzo (Queensrÿche)
04. ‘Black Or White’ – Lajon Witherspoon (Sevendust), Bruce Kulick (ex-KISS), & Tony Franklin (The Firm)
05. ‘Beat It’ – Priya Panda (Diemonds) & Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal (Guns N’ Roses)
06. ‘Billy Jean’ – Corey Glover (Living Colour) & Phil Campbell (Motörhead)
07. ‘Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)’ – Elias Soriano (Nonpoint)
08. ‘Rock With You’ – Doug Pinnick (King’s X)
09. ‘Dirty Diana’ – Chris Jericho (Fozzy)
10. ‘Bad’ – Paul Dianno (ex-Iron Maiden) & 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

If you want to hear samples of every song on the record, head over to Amazon now where it is available for preorder.
 

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