William Shatner is working on another music project, and this time it’s all about metal. Following a “space” theme, and titled Seeking Major Tom, Shatner is joining forces with some major hard rock icons for the new project, which is set to be released later this year. Essentially, the release is a covers album, but with covers brought together to tell the story of a concept album.
So far, Shatner has collaborated with Brian May (Queen), Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne/Black Label Society), Peter Frampton, Ian Paice (Deep Purple), and Steve Howe (Yes). Seeking Major Tom is said to be a collection of 18 “rock anthems” reinterpreted to tell the story that Shatner is putting forward on the album.
Below is some footage of William Shatner collaborating with Zakk Wylde in the studio, which you can see below. Zakk is contributing to a version of Black Sabbath‘s “Iron Man,” which is the part of the story where the main character to said to be “going through hell.”
William Shatner’s Seeking Major Tom will be released this year through Cleopatra Records.