Tuesday, March 29, 2011

William Shatner to receive Honorary Headbanger Award

“Short of receiving an Emmy for my superb voice,
the Honorary Headbanger Award is the next best thing.
Praise be you won’t hear me sing.”

- William Shatner

Legendary actor, recording artist and author William Shatner will be presented with the Honorary Headbanger Award at the third annual Revolver Golden Gods Award Show on Wednesday, April 20, at Club Nokia in Downtown Los Angeles.

Revered for his role as Captain James T. Kirk on Star Trek, Shatner will be on-hand to accept his award, an honor Revolver magazine bestows each year to someone who has made their name outside of the metal world but still embodies its spirit.

Later this year, Shatner will officially prove the latter with his new album, “Seeking Major Tom,” which features collaborations with hard-rock musicians including Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Paice of Deep Purple, and, on a cover of Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man,” Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society and Mike Inez of Alice in Chains.

William Shatner – Zakk Wylde session

See also:

3rd Annual Revolver Golden God Awards: Nominees announced
Alice Cooper to receive Golden God Award
Zakk Wylde and William Shatner to cover Black Sabbath classic