It is official now: William Shatner is an Honorary Headbanger. As we brought to your attention several weeks ago, Captain Kirk himself had been nominated to receive the Honorary Headbanger Award at the annual Revolver Awards. Shatner received his award during the ceremony, and photos of the event are now available for you to check out at the bottom of this post.
Scott Ian from Anthrax and comedian Brian Posehn presented the award to Shatner, which is handed out to someone who is not necessarily seen as being in the metal community, but embodies the spirit of metal. The award is a timely one for Shatner, who is currently working on a new music project: his first-ever metal album.
William Shatner’s upcoming space metal album, Seeking Major Tom, features a track listing of heavy metal and hard rock covers that he has selected and arranged into a concept story. He collaborated with a variety of artists for the album from the realm of the rock/metal genres, including Ian Paice and Ritchie Blackmore from Deep Purple, Mike Inez from Alice in Chains, and Zakk Wylde from the Ozzy Osbourne band and Black Label Society.