Music icon's biggest hits get heavy metal treatment
Ashley Clements

11:01 29th September 2013

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The first ever all metal Michael Jackson tribute album is set to be released later this month and will include the stars of heavy metal bands such as Guns N Roses, Iron Maiden, Motorhead and Testament.

Thriller - A Metal Tribute To Michael Jackson features heavy metal infused Jackson classics such as 'Billie Jean', 'Beat It' and 'Rock With You' to name just three.

The forthcoming record will include performances from Testament's Chuck Billy, Danny Worsnop Asking Alexandria, Ron Thal of Guns N Roses.

Thriller - A Metal Tribute To Michael Jackson will be released on October 22, 2013. 

Watch Michael Jackson and Gun N Roses perform below: 

Take a look at the Thriller - A Metal Tribute To Michael Jackson tracklist below:

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 (QUEENSRŸCHE)
4. Black Or White - Lajon Witherspoon (SEVENDUST), Bruce Kulick (ex-KISS), & Tony Franklin (THE FIRM)
5. Beat It - Priya Panda (DIEMONDS) & Ron Bumblefoot Thal (GUNS N' ROSES)
6. Billy Jean - Corey Glover (LIVING COLOUR) & Phil Campbell (MOTÖRHEAD)
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 Di'Anno (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

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  • Muse: "We wanted to go to something more funky, something that made you want to click your fingers. Something that was more influenced by someone like Michael Jackson. We wanted something that sounded like 'Billie Jean'".

  • MIA: "MICHAEL JACKSON - the first 2 english words i eva spoke".

  • Alex Kapranos: "'Billie Jean' is the best bass line ever written."

  • Lady Gaga: "I have his sweaters that I put on. I wear them when we're mixing and finish up the record. I feel something from the clothing."

  • Friendly Fires: "Dangerous was the first tape I ever had and I really really loved it, it was my first experience of pop music."

  • Solange: "Thank you Michael Jackson for being my first of many! My mother took me to my first concert. I was only two years old. I fell in love."

  • Calvin Harris: "Prince and Michael where I come from was our Elvis and Beatles."

  • Beyonce: "When I was just starting out, my first producer used to make me listen to Michael Jackson's live performance of 'Who's Loving You'. He would have me watch that for hours back to back to back. What he wanted me to learn was his soul."

  • P Diddy: "Michael Jackson showed me that you can actually see the beat. He made the music come to life. He made me believe in magic."

  • Pete Wentz: "I could measure my childhood to now on an MJ growth chart."

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