Thursday, February 3, 2011

Peter Frampton, Brian May, Zakk Wylde, Steve Howe, Ian Paice Among Those Contributing To William Shatner's Metal Album

Digital Spy is reporting that William Shatner is recording a metal album 'Seeking Major Tom'  in Los Angeles.

According to LA Weekly, the actor, who celebrates his 80th birthday March 22, will collaborate with a number of rockers on the LP, including Peter Frampton, Mike Inez, Steve Howe of Yes, Ian Paice of Deep Purple, Brian May of Queen, Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society/Ozzy Osbourne and Funkadelic's Bootsy Collins.

The Star Trek icon plans to cover popular rock and metal tracks for the release. Most of the songs will have a 'space' or 'flying in space' theme.

Two hits Shatner is expected to cover are Black Sabbath's 'Iron Man' featuring Zakk Wylde and The Foo Fighters' 'Learn To Fly'.The album will be released later this year.

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