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Asking Alexandria, Guns N’ Roses, Sevendust Members Contribute Covers for Michael Jackson Tribute Album

Image courtesy of Blabbermouth.net (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Blabbermouth.net (via ABC News Radio)

A number of heavy metal’s finest have lent their talents to a new album paying homage to the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson .   Blabbermouth.net reports that the release, titled Thriller -- A Metal Tribute to Michael Jackson , will feature 13 hard-hitting covers of Jackson’s greatest hits by members of Asking Alexandria , Guns N’ Roses , Sevendust and Motörhead , among others.

Asking Alexandria frontman Danny Worsnop teams up with Mr. Big ’s Billy Sheehan for “Man in the Mirror,” while Guns N’ Roses guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal covers “Beat It” with Diemonds frontwoman Priya Panda , andSevendust singer Lajon Witherspoon reinterprets “Black or White” with some help from ex- KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick and former The Firm bassist Tony Franklin . The collection also features Alien Ant Farm ’s cover of “Smooth Criminal,” which was a hit for the band back in 2001.

Thriller -- A Metal Tribute to Michael Jackson will arrive in stores on October 22. Here’s the track list:

“Thriller” -- Chuck Billy (Testament)
“Man in the Mirror” -- Danny Worsnop (Asking Alexandria) & Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big)
“The Way You Make Me Feel” -- Angelo Moore (Fishbone), Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake), & Rudy Sarzo (Queensrÿche)
“Black or White” -- Lajon Witherspoon (Sevendust), Bruce Kulick (ex-KISS), & Tony Franklin (The Firm)
“Beat It” -- Priya Panda (Diemonds) & Ron Bumblefoot Thal (Guns N’ Roses)
“Billy Jean” -- Corey Glover (Living Colour) & Phil Campbell (Motörhead)
“Shake Your Body” (Down to the Group)” -- Elias Soriano (Nonpoint)
“Rock with You” -- Doug Pinnick (King’s X)
“Dirty Diana” -- Chris Jericho (Fozzy)
“Bad” -- Paul Di'Anno (ex-Iron Maiden) & Craig Goldy (Dio)
“They Don't Care About Us” -- Icarus Witch
“Never Can Say Goodbye” -- Lonnie Jordan (War)
“Smooth Criminal” -- Alien Ant Farm

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