Thursday, January 27, 2011

Zakk Wylde and William Shatner to cover Black Sabbath classic

You might want to make sure you’re sitting down when you read this one.

William Shatner is teaming up with Black Label Society guitar hero Zakk Wylde to record a cover of the Black Sabbath classic “Iron Man,” for Shatner’s new album.

You read that right.

Shatner’s in the studio working on the record and, judging by a few of his Twitter posts, he’s clearly a Zakk fan.

"Just watched tracks being laid down by Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society for my upcoming record SEEKING MAJOR TOM. My best, Bill."

"Zakk is one of the great guitarists who played with Ozzy Osbourne. A master playing a cover of IRON MAN. He's fantastic! I’m energized. MBB."

"Seeking Major Tom" is being produced by Adam Hamilton, and early reports suggest the disc could contain as many as 20 songs, including a version of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody." The CD is scheduled for release later this year.

Some video of Zakk wailing in the studio under the watchful eye of Shatner has surfaced.

Zakk Wylde and William Shatner – studio session

Here’s a classic Shatner performance of an Elton John hit, alongside a Family Guy parody/tribute.

William Shatner – Rocket Man
Science Fiction Film Awards (1978)

Stewie Griffin – Rocket Man
Family Guy

See also:

VIDEO: Zakk Wylde on Californication
Zakk Wylde promos new heavy metal handbook
Zakk Wylde publishes heavy metal handbook in May
Ozzy Osbourne’s Top 10 Metal Picks of 2010