In addition to the earlier Shatner NASA news, Star Trek’s original Kirk also has news in the world of music. The final track listing for his upcoming album "Searching For Major Tom" has been released, along with the list of collaborators. The album is full of space/science themed music, including Bill returning to do "Rocket Man" one more time. See below for full list.
Track listing for William Shatner’s new "Searching For Major Tom"
Here is the full list of songs and collaborators for William Shatner’s upcoming album "Searching for Major Tom": (Courtesy of Cleopatra Records and WilliamShatner.com)
Space Trucking originally by Deep Purple – Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice has performed the drum part. Johnny Winter is on guest guitar.
She Blinded Me With Science originally by Thomas Dolby – Bootsy Collins is on as the guest bassist. Patrick Moraz (ex Yes and Moody Blues) is guesting on keyboards/synth.
In a Little While originally by U2 – Manuel Gottsching from Ash Ra Tempel has added guitar.
Empty Glass originally by The Tea Party – Michael Schenker (UFO/Scorpions) has added guest guitar.
Lost in the Stars as done by Frank Sinatra – Jazz legend Ernie Watts is on guest saxophone.
Twilight Zone originally by Golden Earring – Warren Haynes (Gov’t Mule/Allman Brothers) is on guest guitar.
Space Cowboy originally by Steve Miller – Country artist Brad Paisley has added guitar and vocals.
Rocket Man originally by Elton John – Guitarist Steve Hillage (ex Gong member and current member of techno rock duo System 7) has added guest guitar
Space Oddity originally by David Bowie – Ritchie Blackmore (ex-Deep Purple) has added guest guitar. Alan Parsons is adding guest keyboards.
Spirit in the Sky originally by Norman Greenbaum – Peter Frampton has played guitar on this track.
Bohemian Rhapsody originally by Queen – John Wetton from Asia has played bass and done a vocal.
Silver Machine originally by Hawkwind – Wayne Kramer from the MC5 is adding guitar and Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge/Rod Stewart) is adding a guest drum part.
Major Tom originally by Peter Shilling – Nick Valensi, the guitarist from the Strokes has added guest guitar to this this track. Also Zakk Wylde (ozzy osbourn, black label society) and Mike Inez (Alice In Chains)have contributed to this track.
Learning to Fly originally by Pink Floyd – Edgar Froese from Tangerine Dream has played guitar and keyboards on this track.
Mr. Spaceman originally by The Byrds – Dave Davies from the Kinks has added guest guitar on this track.
Iron Man originally by Black Sabbath – Zakk Wylde (ex Ozzy guitarist) played guitar and did a vocal on this track.
Planet Earth originally by Duran Duran – Steve Howe, guitarist with Yes, played guitar on this track.
Walking on the Moon originally by The Police – Toots of Toots & the Maytals has added a guest vocal.
Mrs. Major Tom – female singer to add a track -To be announced
Searching for Major Tom" will be released later in 2011 by Cleopatra Records.
If you missed it, back in February we posted this video of Bill recording "Iron Man" with Zakk Wylde of Ozzy Osbourne’s band.
It is exciting that Bill will be redoing "Rocket Man" but how can he improve on his classic performance from the 1978 Science Fiction Awards.
Shatner to receive "Headbanger" award
Next week Bill will be showing off his music cred at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards Show. Before his new album is even out, Bill is being honored for his "Searching For Major Tom" collaborations with all the hard rockers. In order to show their appreciation Revolver is bestowing The Shat with an "Honorary Headbanger Award". The Golden Gods Award Show will be held April 20th at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. More info at www.revolvermag.com/goldengods2011.