Saturday, April 16, 2011

Going Where No 80 Year Old Bloated Man Has Gone Before!!!

  I must say... good ol' Bill's career is definitely picking up some steam.  He has 3 pretty descent shows on tv (Shatner's Raw Nerve on The Biography Channel, Weird or What? on The Discovery Channel and S#*! My Dad Says on CBS) and even made a wake up call for the spaceshuttle Discovery on March 7, 2011 ( the nice wake up call consisted of: "Space, the final frontier. These have been the voyages of the Space Shuttle Discovery. Her 30 year mission: To seek out new science. To build new outposts. To bring nations together on the final frontier. To boldly go, and do, what no spacecraft has done before.")  Is there anything else left in him?  Perhaps a TJ Hooker movie?  Or maybe even a new Star Trek movie (Star Trek XXXX: The Wrath of Diaper Rash)?  I would say no to all of those questions.
  However, he is coming out with a new record and it's.... wait for it..... ...... metal?  Yup... metal.  The cover album consists of some musicians you may have heard of (Ritchie Blackmore and Ian Paice of Deep Purple, Mike Inez of Alice In Chains, Steve Howe of Yes, Peter Frampton, Johnny Winter, and even Zakk Wylde (pictued above w/ Shatner) of Ozzy and Black Label Society).  I might actually have to go out and pick up this record.  The track listing is listed below along with some video footage of Zakk Wylde in the studio with Shatner.  Check it out.

01. Space Trucking (Deep Purple)
  * Ian Paice (Deep Purple) on drums
  * Johnny Winter on guitar
02. She Blinded Me With Science (Thomas Dolby)
  * Bootsy Collins on bass
  * Patrick Moraz (Yes, Moody Blues) on keyboards/synthesizers
03. In A Little While (U2)
  * Manuel Gottsching (Ash Ra Tempel) on guitar
04. Empty Glass (The Tea Party)
  * Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO, Scorpions) on guitar
05. Lost In The Stars (Frank Sinatra version)
  * Ernie Watts on saxophone
06. Twilight Zone (Golden Earring)
  * Warren Haynes (Gov’t Mule, Allman Brothers) on guitar
07. Space Cowboy (Steve Miller)
  * Brad Paisley on guitar and vocals
08. Rocket Man (Elton John)
  * Steve Hillage (Gong) on guitar
09. Space Oddity (David Bowie)
  * Ritchie Blackmore on guitar
  * Alan Parsons on keyboards
10. Spirit In The Sky (Norman Greenbaum)
  * Peter Frampton on guitar
11. Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen)
  * John Wetton (Asia) on bass and vocals
12. Silver Machine (Hawkwind)
  * Wayne Kramer (MC5) on guitar
  * Carmine Appice on drums
13. Major Tom (Peter Shilling)
  * Nick Valensi (The Strokes) on guitar
  * Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, ex-Ozzy Osbourne) on guitar
  * Mike Inez (Alice In Chains) on bass
14. Learning to Fly (Pink Floyd)
  * Edgar Froese (Tangerine Dream) on guitar and keyboards
15. Mr. Spaceman (The Byrds)
  * Dave Davies (The Kinks) on guitar
16. Iron Man (Black Sabbath)
  * Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, ex-Ozzy Osbourne) on guitar & vocals
17. Planet Earth (Duran Duran)
  * Steve Howe (Yes) on guitar
18. Walking On The Moon (The Police)
  * Toots (Toots & The Maytals) on vocals
19. Mrs. Major Tom
  * Female guest vocalist to be announced

William Shatner and Zakk Wylde In The Studio

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