Preview: Thriller : A Metal Tribute To Michael Jackson

Thriller Tribute Cd Cover ArtCleopatra Records is set to release a rather interesting compilation cd on Oct. 22, 2013.

Thriller: A Metal Tribute To Michael Jackson, with artists past and present on this project, I am really hoping that this is going to be a really good cover album and not a bust. I guess it all depends on the musical arrangements for each track for success, and I can’t wait to see what these artists come up with.

Although it’s labeled as “Thriller,” it is not a cover of the “Thriller” album itself, but rather many of MJ’s hits are covered instead. In fact, 13 songs are covered on the disc. I wish the Three Days Grace’s cover of “Give In To Me” made it on the cd and rounded it out at 14 tracks.

Nonpoint’s Elias Soriano is on the track “Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground).” Chris Jericho of Fozzy does a version of “Dirty Diana.” Asking Alexandria’s Donny Worsnop and Mr. Big’s Billy Sheehan are one the track “Man In The Mirror,” and the cd would not be complete without the Alien Ant Farm cover of “Smooth Criminal.”

Track Listing for Thriller : A Metal Tribute

  1. Thriller – Chuck Billy ( Testament )
  2. Man In The Mirror – Danny Worsnop ( Asking Alexandria) Billy Sheehan ( Mr. Big)
  3. The Way You Make Me Feel – Angelo Moore (Fishbone) Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake) Rudy Sarzo (Queensryche)
  4. Black Or White – Lajon Witherspoon (Sevendust) Bruce Kulick (ex-Kiss) Tony Franklin (The Firm)
  5. Beat It – Pirya Panda (Diemonds) Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Guns N’ Roses)
  6. Billy Jean – Corey Glover (Living Colour) Phil Campbell (Moterhead)
  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 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