Exclusive: William Shatner Premieres His Version of Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man,” Featuring Zakk Wylde

Acting legend and recipient of the Honorary Headbanger Award at this year’s Revolver Golden Gods has finally released his version of Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man.” The Star Trek captain holed up with Black Label Society and former Ozzy Osbourne axman Zakk Wylde and Alice in Chains bassist Mike Inez earlier this year to record the track, which can be found on his new double-album, Seeking Major Tom (Cleopatra), which comes out on October 11. Presales for the album start today right here!

Of working with Wylde, Shatner commented, “He’s fantastic! I’m energized.” Wylde was thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Shatner and added, “He’s super cool, we had an awesome time working together.”

Let us know what you think in the comments.

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  • Agfg

    It’s rubbish.

  • http://www.facebook.com/projectjx Jx Derochie

    Kinda cool, but I would have kept this personal.
    I would not sell this… that’s a for sure!!!

  • Ray

    Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sean-Lowe/100000485719549 Sean Lowe

    Why?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=806980095 Mark Thomsen

    I just threw up in my mouth

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=806980095 Mark Thomsen

    I just threw up in my mouth

  • Mojorisn71

    total freaking embarassment…i still say he murdered his wife

  • Pingu5

    You destroy this marvelous song !

  • Tarbashh

    i lol’d

  • JmJohnson

    BRUTAL!!! the songs over-rated anyway, i’m sure you’ll all get over it.

  • Yankee1

    Polish a Turd….and all you have is a Shiny Turd….That’s Shatner….. No One does Ozzy….like Ozzy….

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Doron-Markowitz/100000892103878 Doron Markowitz

    Yes!! No one Shatners better than Shatner!!

  • Aeroladie45

    ROTFLMAO!!!!!! Pretty corny. But how much fun. Who cares that Shatner CAN’T sing. I’d record a song with Zakk too!!!!

  • http://profiles.google.com/sam.geese Sam Geese

    Once you guys get past the age of 20 you’ll learn what IRONy is, maybe even comedy.  Best of luck on that.  BTW, Shatner Rocks!

  • http://profiles.google.com/sam.geese Sam Geese

    Once you guys get past the age of 20 you’ll learn what IRONy is, maybe even comedy.  Best of luck on that.  BTW, Shatner Rocks!

  • GodofWar

    Well, guitar parts are where they should be, drums are pretty basic, bass is mostly missing, vocals are an excellent reason to never hear this again.

  • Armvlt2

    Sounds like Shat….ner!

  • Sporkdaddy2112

    A lot of you guys need too just calm down!  He’s just an old dude having fun. he’s not trying out to be the replacement vocalist for Black Sabbath. It’s just a song…theres a whole lot more things in the world to worry about

  • Cleric Drake

    Haters gonna hate! Screw all of you who hate this. Shatner is god, you are all just heathens!

  • Tariel

    absolutely freakin classic!..pure Shatner humor!..rivals his “Rocket Man!”…just another reason that proves Zakk is a man of MANY faces!…rock the F*K on! Capn Jim!!!

  • Uncletito1973

    Freakin EPIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • Susanparrott13

    Love it! Yay Captain Kirk!!

  • Anonymous

    Captain, we are giving this damn song all we got, and you still can’t sing!

  • SKUBASTEVE73

    Zakk @ The Shat Attack rok the SHIT out of this classic! Bleed fuckin’ Black!

  • Trent Bill

    AWESOME!!!!

  • Arash

    Mr. Shatner! you’re more than a legend!

  • Lance_R_Violator

    Seen like all had fun and made a decent recording

  • Dedo36

    Well, it’son par withLucyIn The SkyWith Diamonds.  Has this sent Ozzy mumbling for…SHARRON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/FloridaBeachMG FL_Beach_Media_Group

    This is very cool! Gene Simmons now has some competition!

  • http://www.facebook.com/dan.trigona Dan Trigona

    OK…not too bad.  They basically muted Ozzy’s vocal track, put Shatner’s in.

    • kissthis

      I can’t hear any Ozzy, just Zakk singing…

  • Deb

    AWESOME!!!

  • Sean

    I’m honestly a little hesitant to listen to this…lol Does he sing “Iron Man” like he sang “Rocket Man”?

  • Sean

    I’m honestly a little hesitant to listen to this…lol Does he sing “Iron Man” like he sang “Rocket Man”?

    • Lindapg27

      No.

  • Jj

    horrible!!

  • http://twitter.com/Mr_Woolf_Beta Paul♥Isis ;)

    That was pretty cool Mr Shatner Sir.
    Funnily enough, I’ve never heard that song before properly (or at all, from what I recall) and yet it seems very familiar.

    Thank you once again for sharing it :)
    Wishing you and your loved ones all the best ;)

    ☮♥✯xXx✯♥☮

  • Misterskinfr

    excellent…

  • Sevil Babacan

    Way to go….

  • Lindapg27

    Has the feel!!  Cool, Bill!!! 
    (and Zakk) ;D

  • http://www.facebook.com/sveinh Svein Børge Hjorthaug

    I can get behind that.

  • Kent Belcourt

    Cool, Great job, Thanks

  • http://twitter.com/parsonsclub patricia parsons

    Sounds like Grover from Sesame Street!!

  • Anonymous

    Does the world need one more cover of Iron Man? Or another Shatner record? Like another hole in its hoohah, but it’s still fun to listen to. 

  • Akaara

    The concept of what Bill is doing on this album is quite interesting and I think this song fits in with the story he is telling.

  • Anonymous

    Awsome, keep it up Bill.

  • Momodixon

    This is pretty flippin’ cool. Who knew? William Shatner is the man.

  • Bill

    Love it! keep up the great work

  • There Is No God

    Zakk Wylde sucks.

  • Philthyphil68

    This is pretty boring! I love Shatner  but…

  • Philthyphil68

    This is pretty boring! I love Shatner  but…

  • Eduardo Rossi

    Hi guys!!!

    First, the set list it’s great! Mostly (for me) for the Peter Shilling song. About Iron Man the sound is great too, but (I think) that the voice could be more syncopated whith the rhythm, isn’t it?

    Could it be a Klingon influence??? (rsrs)

    and finally… Bill, you’re the best!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=550340393 Terry Dillon

    You are as good as Ozzy Ozbourn (today) and Jack Black… maybe as good as Adam Sandler.  But to be great, you need a group of Antarctic penguins to back you up… of course the sound would be best in Antarctica.  In North America, you could substitute the penguins with 20 or more llamas.  By the way, what do you do with the bed of coals after you finish raking your audience over them?  I do like that you offer free ear plugs at every show though.  Personally, I think The Big Head is doing a great job and couldn’t get any bigger.

  • Leo

    A lot of fun indeed skipper!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/Aahzmandius Rob D

    Oh Bill. Normally I hail your awesomeosity to anyone who will stand still long enough to listen, but this…this is not good. Kudos for giving it a shot, and it seems like you had a lot of fun doing it, but even Zakk Wylde’s awesome grinding cannot save this track.

  • http://www.cumberlandspaceman.co.uk The Spaceman

    Excellent! The Shat is such a legend!

  • Doc

    I miss morw SHATNER in this track

  • Debfavre

    it’s no good…

  • rd37

    I just don’t like hard rock.  But at least I finally can understand the lyrics!  Shatner can scream the phone book for me and I’d love it :)
     

  • rd37

    I just don’t like hard rock.  But at least I finally can understand the lyrics!  Shatner can scream the phone book for me and I’d love it :)
     

  • NobodyImportant

    Comedy album then?  Gotcha

  • Tonbo54

    Prefer William Shatner doing Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.(Golden Throats Series) Appreciate the spirit but still love the original. I’s not a music historian but I would say that Black Sabbath was the ORIGINAL HEAVY METAL BAND, am I right?

  • Timmyj70

    I heard this was going to happen a wile ago  it’s much better than I thought it would be I thought William Shatner was going to do it in spoken word like he’s done in the past. I’m glad he didn’t. 

  • Captain141

    Awesome!

  • Ccarolyn05

    GREAT Job Bill!!! Loved it!!

  • Ccarolyn05

    GREAT Job Bill!!! Loved it!!

  • Ccarolyn05

    GREAT Job Bill!!! Loved it!!

  • Ccarolyn05

    GREAT Job Bill!!! Loved it!!

  • Ccarolyn05

    GREAT Job Bill!!! Loved it!!

  • Johnyo

    Way to butcher a classic, squeal monkey.

  • Potato Sac

    Ugh

  • Cacter420

    wouldve been much better in spoken word wtf was zakk thinkig? i can see inez doing this out of spite but zakk is supposed to be ozzy’s boy this was a huge slap in face

  • Crfn1969

    Sounds like Cookie Monster sings Sabbath. Great guitar work though

  • Crfn1969

    Sounds like Cookie Monster sings Sabbath. Great guitar work though

  • Carol Salsbury

    Enjoyed the Iron Man sound clip! When’s the video coming? You’re awesome Bill!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Corey-Hancock/100001995312413 Corey Hancock

    I don’t think this is a good idea Jim!

  • Deancrisco

    Interesting collaboration, Is that the GORN singing?? LOL just kidding, big fan of both of yours…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-J-Derrick/1023318038 David J. Derrick

    WILLIAM SHATNER STARS IN NEW STAGE BANDS SONG : SITAR TREK ! DANCING KLINGONS IN VULCAN ATTIRE! THE NUDEVMCOYS SICK BAY NURSES WITH THE TOYS PERFORMERS: UHURAS PICKIN ON THE T REX METAL GURU GEETAR BRIDGE! SCOTTY ON LASER THRUSTER WAVER, SPOCK ON THE LUCITANIAN HARPSISCORE CHICK VULCANIFIC! SITAR STROBO ! . SULU ON SUPER HYPER STROPICK ROBOT TICK KEYS. CHEKOV ON SWITCH KEYED TRANSIT BOARD MELLOPHONIC CONTROLLER. KIRK ON VOCALS AND TAMBORINE/PERCUSSION.

  • Tinyrulz666

    I think this ROCKS! Bill,Zakk that was the coolist version i have heard to date. Good job cant wait to hear the rest of the album 

  • Dan Timmins

    Every time Will Shatner does something new I thank the universe that humanity was able to crawl up out of the slime. I love that man!

  • Priapism9x

    She can na take the strain captain!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mikeys_316

    Sounds like hes getting ass rammed with a fireplace poker

  • Pinky

    More frightening than George Takei waving a big sword.

  • The Freedom Jury

    Shatner is willing to try new things.  He’s an early adopter and a singularitarian, like Ray Kurzweil. He gave TV’s first inter-racial kiss, to spite the racists.  …I like him. He’s a part of my phyle, like Doug Casey, Gibby Haynes, Harry Browne, and the entire weird revolution. :)

  • http://twitter.com/ktothewill Kevin Williams

    This should be in a museum surreal exhibit somewhere.

  • Doug from the 60′s

    This is awesome.  Bill..you rock!  Zakk you are a lucky man working with an entertainment legend who apparently gets to do whatever the f++k he wants to try!

  • winter

    Amazing your the top !

  • Saltire2002

    on the plus side (if there is one) – shatner’s shocking shouting have prompted Sabbath to reform!  Well, not really, but can’t think of anything good to say about this :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=605771784 Shaun ‘Kryptboy’ Parfitt

    WOW terrible singing …and thats coming from me! I can’t hold a note!

    • Crustycabs

      Dude, it’s the F*cking Shat. Say that to his face and be welcomed by a James Tiberius Kirk double-fisted beatdown!

  • Mkat

    Too f’n funny! I did not know Shatner was a metal fan!