Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Shatner takes on Black Sabbath

Actor William Shatner has recorded a cover version of Black Sabbath's heavy metal track Iron Man for his new concept album.

The Star Trek icon is working on his third musical release, Searching for Major Tom, which features Shatner channelling David Bowie's Space Oddity character for his own take on a variety of space-themed songs, including tracks by The Police (Walking on the Moon), Frank Sinatra (Lost in the Stars) and Pink Floyd (Learning to Fly).

Shatner's version of Black Sabbath's 1970 hit has been given the thumbs up from Zakk Wylde, Ozzy Osbourne's former guitarist, who you can see collaborating with the veteran TV star on the track below.

Wylde says, "He's super cool. We had an awesome time working together."

Searching for Major Tom is due for release later this month (Oct11) but if you can't wait, I have hunted it down for you. Enjoy (or not...)

Until next time keep rockin'
The 0800 Jukebox crew.

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