NONPOINT Offering Free Studio Version Of 'Billie Jean'
February 13, 2011
Southern Florida hard rockers NONPOINT are offering a free download of a new studio recording of their version of the MICHAEL JACKSON classic "Billie Jean".
Commented the band: "We did this on New Year's out of the blue and four hours before the show we said, 'Let's give this a go.'
"Chris Cornell and David Cook did it, but the dark quality made it appealing.
"The response was overwhelming when we did and lots of fans suggested we do a studio version. Well, our buddy Jeff Martin from Simplekill studio let us come in and bang this out in a couple of hours."
Fan-filmed video footage of NONPOINT performing an "acoustic" cover version of "Billie Jean" this past New Year's Eve (December 31) in Madison, Wisconsin can be viewed below.
SOUNDGARDEN/ex-AUDIOSLAVE singer Chris Cornell recorded a cover of "Billie Jean" on his 2007 solo album, "Carry On".
NONPOINT has been on the road nearly nonstop since the beginning of 2010, sharing the stage with COLD, SEVENDUST, DROWNING POOL, HELLYEAH and playing memorable sets at Rock On The Range and U.K.'s Download festival.
NONPOINT's latest album, "Miracle", sold around 8,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 60 on The Billboard 200 chart.
"Miracle" was released in Europe on June 14, 2010 via Powerage Records. The CD was made available in the U.S. on May 4, 2010 via the band's own 954 Records in partnership with Rocket Science Ventures / RED / Sony.
NONPOINT's "Miracle" video was directed by Dale "Rage" Resteghini, whose credits include videos for ANTHRAX, FALL OUT BOY, LIL WAYNE, STRAIGHT LINE STITCH, THE GAME, BUSTA RHYMES, SOULJA BOY and many others.