Friday, September 9, 2011

Hear William Shatner cover Black Sabbath’s Iron Man

Captain Kirk does Black Sabbath.

Can. It. Be. True.

Yes. It. Can.

“Iron Man,” the first track from the upcoming William Shatner album, “Seeking Major Tom,” has surfaced.

Shatner worked with former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist and Black Label Society leader Zakk Wylde and Mike Inez of Alice In Chains on the song as well, with Wylde recording his parts back in January.

"Zakk is one of the great guitarists who played with Ozzy Osbourne,” tweeted Shatner during the recording session. “A master playing a cover of IRON MAN. He's fantastic! I’m energized. MBB."

Due October 11, Shatner’s album features collaborations with rockers including Ritchie Blackmore and Ian Paice of Deep Purple fame, Peter Frampton, Johnny Winter, Michael Schenker, Steve Howe of Yes and others.

Shatner was given the Honorary Headbanger Award at the third annual Revolver Golden Gods Award Show back in April. Bill gained a new appreciation for hard rock/heavy metal while making the album.

“It’s increased my awareness of the excitement of heavy metal music, the emotion behind it, and the expertise of the musicians. I like good music and this is what this is,” he said.

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William Shatner – Iron Man (2011)

Original by Black Sabbath

See also:

William Shatner: Honorary Headbanger
William Shatner album to feature Zakk Wylde, Ritchie Blackmore, Peter Frampton & more
William Shatner to receive Honorary Headbanger Award
Zakk Wylde and William Shatner to cover Black Sabbath classic