KFIX Rock News: KISS, Whitesnake, G’n’R Members To Appear On Michael Jackson Tribute Album

thrillinA number of rock music’s finest have lent their talents to a new album paying homage to the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson.

Due out on October 22, Thriller — A Metal Tribute to Michael Jackson will feature 13 hard-hitting covers of Jackson’s greatest hits by current and/or former members of KISS, Whitesnake, Guns N’ Roses, The Firm, Motörhead, Dio, Iron Maiden and Living Colour.

Whitesnake guitarist Doug Aldrich, current Queensrÿche bassist Rudy Sarzo and Fishbone singer Angelo Moore team up for a version of “The Way You Make Me Feel,” while Guns N’ Roses guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal covers “Beat It” with Diemonds frontwoman Priya Panda.

In addition, ex-KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick, former Firm bassist Tony Franklin and Sevendustfrontman Lajon Witherspoon reinterpret “Black or White,” and Living Colour singer Corey Glover joins forces with Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell on a rendition of “Bad.”

Also, War’s Lonnie Jordan puts his spin on the 1971 Jackson 5 hit “Never Can Say Goodbye.”

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 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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