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Heavy Metal Tribute to Michael Jackson to Feature War's Lonnie Jordan, Various Hard-Rock Stars

Image courtesy of Cleopatra Records (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Cleopatra Records (via ABC News Radio)

Michael Jackson fans will get the chance to hear the King of Pop's music in a whole new light on an upcoming tribute album featuring heavy metal versions of his songs.  Due out on October 22, Thriller -- A Metal Tribute to Michael Jackson will feature 13 hard-rocking covers of many of Jackson's classic songs, including "Beat It," "Billy Jean," "Thriller" and "Rock with You."

Among the many artists featured on the album is War 's Lonnie Jordan , who contributes his talents to a rendition of the 1971 Jackson 5 hit "Never Can Say Goodbye."  Other musicians appearing on the record include current and/or former members of such rock bands as KISS , Whitesnake , Guns N' Roses , The Firm , Motörhead , Iron Maiden and Living Colour .

Here the complete track list for Thriller -- A Metal Tribute to Michael Jackson , including information about the contributing guest artists:

"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 Ground)" -- 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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