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Listen: William Shatner Covers Black Sabbath

He is Rocket AND Iron Man!

Sep 09, 2011 William Shatner Bookmark and Share


Oh William Shatner. He is common people, and rocket man…why not add iron man to his list of achievements? Today, the first gentleman of ironic covers released his take on Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man.” It’s not a dramatic departure from the original, but let’s face it—we’ll always buy whatever Shatner’s selling.

The cut comes from Shatner’s double album, Searching for Major Tom—October 11. Check out the tracklist, and “Iron Man” below.

Revolver Mag debut William Shatner Iron man feat. Zakk Wylde by Cleopatra Records

Tracklist:

1. Space Trucking (Deep Purple) – Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice and Johnny Winter on guitar
2. She Blinded Me With Science (Thomas Dolby) – Bootsy Collins on bass and Patrick Moraz (ex-Yes and Moody Blues) on keyboards/synth
3. In a Little While (U2) – Manuel Gottsching from Ash Ra Tempel on guitar
4. Empty Glass (The Tea Party) – Michael Schenker (UFO/Scorpions) on guitar
5. Lost in the Stars (Frank Sinatra version) – Ernie Watts on saxophone
6. Twilight Zone (Golden Earring) – Warren Haynes (Gov’t Mule/Allman Brothers) on guitar
7. Space Cowboy (Steve Miller) – Brad Paisley on guitar and vocals
8. Rocket Man (Elton John) – Steve Hillage (ex-Gong member) on guitar
9. Space Oddity (David Bowie) – Ritchie Blackmore (ex-Deep Purple) on guitar and 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 originally (Hawkwind) – Wayne Kramer (MC5) on guitar and Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge/Rod Stewart) on drums
13. Major Tom (Peter Shilling) – The Strokes’ Nick Valensi and Zakk Wylde on guitar and and 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 on guitar and 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 vocals TBA)

(Via: CoS)

(www.williamshatner.com)



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