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William Shatner = Metal

I never thought I would type those words.. Growing up (yes, here comes another “my old man” story. Hang in there, Corky) my old man would watch Star Trek religiously. He, in fact, was a “Trekie”. Since we only had 1 t.v in the house, and only 3 freekin channels anyway, I was forced to watch along with him. I’ve never thought of Mr. Shatner to be a rocker. More like a ladies man with a obsessive disorder that forces him to save you tons of money on hotels and airfare.

Then about 5 months ago Zakk Wylde tweeted that he was working with “Father Shatner” on an Ironman cover. This of course peeked my interest.. What the hell was Zakk doing rockin out with Captain effing Kirk?? Well, it turns out, Billy Boy is making a metal cover album! No kidding! It has guests from everyone like Zakk Wylde, Mike Inez, Peter Frampton and more! Not only that, but he is receiving an “Honorary Headbanger” award (presented by Scott Ian and Brian Posehn.. shh don’t tell anyone though. Thats hush hush) at the 2011 Revolver Golden Gods awards in Los Angeles. I’ll be there to report back live, and hopefully get some rad pics of Bill getting his award. For now check out the track listing of his album, and read the full article at Revolver Magazine: ARTICLE

TRACKS:

1. “Space Trucking,” originally by Deep Purple – featuring guest drummer Ian Paice (Deep Purple) and guest guitarist Johnny
2. “She Blinded Me With Science,” originally by Thomas Dolby – featuring guest bassist Bootsy Collins and guest keyboards by Patrick Moraz (ex-Yes, Moody Blues)
3. “In a Little While,” originally by U2 – featuring guest guitarist Manuel Gottsching (Ash Ra Tempel)
4. “Empty Glass,” originally by the Tea Party – featuring guest guitarist Michael Schenker (UFO, Scorpions)
5. “Lost in the Stars,” as done by Frank Sinatra – featuring guest saxophonist Ernie Watts
6. “Twilight Zone,” originally by Golden Earring – featuring guest guitarist Warren Haynes (Gov’t Mule, Allman Brothers)
7. “Space Cowboy,” originally by Steve Miller – featuring guest guitarist/vocalist Brad Paisley
8. “Rocket Man,” originally by Elton John – featuring guest guitarist Steve Hillage (ex-Gong, System 7)
9. “Space Oddity,” originally by David Bowie – featuring guest guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (ex-Deep Purple) and guest keyboards by Alan Parsons
10. “Spirit in the Sky,” originally by Norman Greenbaum – featuring guest guitarist Peter Frampton
11. “Bohemian Rhapsody,” originally by Queen – featuring guest bassist/vocalist John Wetton (Asia)
12. “Silver Machine,” originally by Hawkwind – featuring guest guitarist Wayne Kramer (MC5) and guest drummer Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge, Rod Stewart)
13. “Major Tom,” originally by Peter Shilling – featuring guest guitarist Nick Valensi (The Strokes) and contributors Zakk Wylde (ex-Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society) and Mike Inez (Alice In Chains)
14. “Learning to Fly,” originally by Pink Floyd – featuring guest guitarist/keyboards Edgar Froese (Tangerine Dream)
15. “Mr. Spaceman,” originally by the Byrds – featuring guest guitarist Dave Davies (The Kinks)
16. “Iron Man,” originally by Black Sabbath – featuring guest guitarist/vocalist Zakk Wylde (ex-Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society)
17. “Planet Earth,” originally by Duran Duran – featuring guest guitarist Steve Howe (Yes)
18. “Walking on the Moon,” originally by the Police – featuring guest vocalistToots ( Toots & the Maytals)
19. “Mrs. Major Tom”

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