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Nonpoint Covers 'Billie Jean'

Check it: Nonpoint isn't Glam, but sometimes I like to break format and talk about other genres of metal and music in general. How wild is it that Nonpoint finally released an "official" version of their cover of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean?"

Why did Nonpoint cover "Billie Jean?" Well, the band performs the cover from time to time but it was never recorded in proper form. So, to celebrate 100,000 likes on their Facebook fan page, the band recorded an official version and you can download it legally for free. I went ahead and downloaded and added it to my iPod. The arrangement is interesting - I dig it. I thought you might too, so I wanted to share.

I don't recall ever really hearing Michael Jackson with such an arrangement. Sure, nothing can surpass the original - but Nonpoint did something pretty cool here.

Reader Comments (5)

I like it. Doesn't blow me away, but I like it.
February 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJT
I don't see how this is very different from Chriss Cornell's version that came out 4 years ago or so...

Cornell's vocals are also more gritty and powerful which makes his version much better than this one.

We always say on this site that if your gonna do a cover, than put your own spin to it, because with note-for-note covers the original is almost always better, but this is even worse:

If your gonna do a cover that's been done before (especially if it was done not so long ago and by a superior artist) than don't cover it the same way... that's just a waste of time!
February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRockyRhoads
Dammit, beat me to it. Chris Cornell did a bang-up job on this song! I concur.
February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHayseed
I dig Nonpoint. I really liked their cover of In The Air Tonight that was released a while back.

What A Day, their first single (that I am aware of...anyways) is an amazing song.
February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrian C.
Agreed - nice, but Cornell's version is just plain better.
February 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGNR

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