John 5 Covers Michael Jackson's "Beat It"

While there's still no official release date for John 5's upcoming solo album, God Told Me To, the guitarist has just release a single from the album: an instrumental cover of Michael Jackson's "Beat It." You can download/preview the track here (opens in new tab).

Aside from the Michael Jackson cover, the Rob Zombie guitarist has expressed excitement over new, acoustic elements to be found on the new album, telling Kerrang!:

"I'm really excited about this record 'cause of the acoustic stuff, 'cause I've never done that before. And it's gonne be awesome. I'm so excited for this to come out. I think I'm gonna put a [making-of] DVD out with it. People always like to see how I do things and stuff."

God Told Me To will be John 5's sixth studio album, and follow-up to last year's The Art of Malice.

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Josh Hart is a former web producer and staff writer for Guitar World and Guitar Aficionado magazines (2010–2012). He has since pursued writing fiction under various pseudonyms while exploring the technical underpinnings of journalism, now serving as a senior software engineer for The Seattle Times.