Wednesday, October 19, 2011

VIDEO: William Shatner covers Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody

Here’s. a. head. turner.

Rocker William Shatner has released a video from his new “Seeking Major Tom” release, which pulls together songs that share themes about space, the skies and the heavens.

Shatner’s version of the landmark Queen song, “Bohemain Rhapsody,” gets the video treatment, as Bill has some help by John Wetton of King Crimson and Asia.

Captain Kirk follows his traditional vocal style of spoken word-singing, and there’s a bunch of angry yelling in this version, to boot.

At least the man’s consistent.

“Seeking Major Tom”
was released last week; the project features Shatner covering the music of major rockers, including Black Sabbath, David Bowie, Deep Purple, U2, Pink Floyd, Hawkwind, Steve Miller, The Police, and many others.

Guests on the record include Ritchie Blackmore and Ian Paice of Deep Purple fame, Peter Frampton, Johnny Winter, Michael Schenker, Steve Howe of Yes, and more.

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William Shatner – Bohemian Rhapsody (2011)
Original by Queen

See also:

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William Shatner to receive Honorary Headbanger Award
Zakk Wylde and William Shatner to cover Black Sabbath classic