Tag: William Shatner
The first-ever Rock & Roll Roast with Guitar World Magazine honoring Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society) took place last Thurday noght (Jan. 19) at The Grove in Anaheim, California. It was presented by Epiphone Guitars and sponsored by Monster Energy Drink, EMG Pickups, Revolver Magazine, Marshall Amplification, Dunlop, Eagle Rock Entertainment and Samson, with a portion of all proceeds going to the MusiCares charity.
Roastmaster Sharon Osbourne told Rolling Stone exactly what she had in mind for the roast. "I’ve got to be step on his balls tonight," she said of Wylde. "I’ve known him since he was 18. He calls me 'mum,' and I feel like his mom. So I can be disrespectful, horrible, mean to him for two hours and get away with it."
For Osbourne though, it was all done with a great deal of love. "My kids grew up with Zakk. Jack was about eight months old when Zakk first came to the band. My son is now 26 and having a child, so that’s how long he’s been with us," she said. She also spoke on behalf of her husband, Ozzy, who was scheduled to be there, but is now in England working on the Black Sabbath album. "Ozzy is very proud of Zakk – very, very proud. He’s proud of the man he’s become – he's sober and fabulous."
Others there to pay tribute and trash Zakk included: Fozzy's Chris Jericho, Anthrax's Scott Ian, Slipknot and Stone Sour's Corey Taylor, as well as comedy and roasting vets Jim Norton, Brian Posehn, Jim Florentine and more. A video bit featured Wylde's wife emerging from under a table and a very pleased William Shatner teasing Wylde. Also speaking via video were Judas Priest's Rob Halford, American Idol judge Randy Jackson and contestant James Durbin, with whom Wylde performed on the show last season, as well as Steel Panther, the Ultimate Warrior, Stone Cold Steve Austin and Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Gus G.
Some of the best one-liners included:
Comedian Brian Posehn to Chris Jericho: "Comedy is hard, isn't it? Stick to sucking at everything else."
Comedian Jim Norton to Scott Ian: "You look like Ben Kingsley eating a raccoon." [referencing the Anthrax guitarist's trademark beard.]
Current Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Gus G. to Zakk Wylde (via video): "Zakk, I grew up learning all of your riffs and solos. Then I learned how to play real music."
Scott Ian on Zakk Wylde: "Zakk's guitar playing is way less diatonic and way more gin and tonic."
Zakk Wylde on Sharon Osbourne: "There's a lot of faces up here, and Sharon's is probably the newest. I'm kidding, Mom. You don't look a day over artificial."
Zakk Wylde on Scott Ian: "Scott's been playing lots of poker lately, and like Anthrax, they can both barely pull a full house."
Zakk Wylde on Corey Taylor: "Corey Taylor was in a Tenacious D cover band called Pugnacious P. Now he's in a Nickelback cover band called Stone Sour."
Brian Posehn to Scott Ian: “So you're responsible for Linkin Park and Limp Bizkit (thanks to Anthrax's early collaboration with Public Enemy on a remake of 'Bring The Noise'). On behalf of everybody, (screw) you."
Posehn offered a detailed breakdown of potential future honorees. "I think Ozzy would be a good one, I think Lemmy (Kilmister, Motorhead) would be good. There’s a lot to make fun of and he seems like he has a sense of humor," he said. "Lars (Ulrich, Metallica) would be good, James (Hetfield, Metallica) would be horrible. You could not go after James Hetfield. (Megadeth's Dave) Mustaine might be good. I’d be a little afraid of him, depends on what day you catch him."
Ulrich and Osbourne were popular choices. But Sharon Osbourne had a different metal icon in mind for next year, one that we would pay to see. Asked who she'd like to see roasted in 2013, she replied, "I think Axl Rose, and I’m the woman to fuck him."
Joe Walsh joined Brad Paisley onstage this past Tuesday night (Dec. 13), during CMT’s ‘Artist of the Year’ ceremony. The two song collaboration began with Walsh’s ‘Life’s Been Good,’ then kicking into Paisley’s ‘Camouflage.’
The two look like they had a great time jamming together, and it's entertaining. Not really digging the whole William Shatner interlude though. Check it out and see what you think:
photo: Brad Paisley Twitter
Holy Shat! The greatness of Shatner shines through in the new video from the ex-Captain Kirk. Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" gets the distinctive sing-speaking treatment in this awesome version. The song comes off of William Shatner's new space themed covers album, "Seeking Major Tom." The 20-track album also includes Shatner's classic "Rocket Man," as well as Black Sabbath's "Iron Man," David Bowie's "Space Oddity," and more, with guests ranging from Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Paice, Micheal Schenker, Zakk Wylde and Mike Inez to Sheryl Crow, Peter Frampton, Johnny Winter, Carmine Appice, Dave Davies, Wayne Kramer and John Wetton.
Two teens are stargazing in a field when something appears in the sky. It's the mouth and face of none other than William Shatner.
"Holy--" the girl says. "Shatner." finishes the boy.
Constellations appear and accompany Shatner with the song, gliding across the screen. The lyrics appear in block letters below his face, keeping the stars and galaxys company, while helping fill the screen.
The kids eventually get a copy of the new CD as it hits the earth in a giant fireball. Holy Shatner!
Former Ozzy Osbourne and Black Label Society guitarist Zakk Wylde guests on the cover of Black Sabbath's "Iron Man". Check it out if you haven't heard this one yet:
1. Major Tom (feat. The Strokes' Nick Valensi and Zakk Wylde on guitar and and Mike Inez (Alice In Chains) on bass)
2. Space Oddity (David Bowie) feat. Ritchie Blackmore (ex-Deep Purple) on guitar and Alan Parsons on keyboards)
3. In a Little While (U2) (feat. Manuel Göttsching from Ash Ra Tempel on guitar)
4. Space Cowboy (Steve Miller) (feat. Brad Paisley on guitar and vocals)
5. Space Truckin' (Deep Purple) (feat. Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice and Johnny Winter on guitar)
6. Rocket Man (Elton John) (feat. Steve Hillage (ex-Gong member) on guitar)
7. She Blinded Me With Science (Thomas Dolby) (feat. Bootsy Collins on bass and Patrick Moraz (ex-Yes and Moody Blues) on keyboards/synth)
8. Walking on the Moon (The Police) (feat. Toots (Toots & the Maytals) on vocals)
9. Spirit in the Sky (Norman Greenbaum) (feat. Peter Frampton on guitar)
10. Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen) (feat. John Wetton (Asia) on bass and vocals)
11. Silver Machine (Hawkwind) (feat .Wayne Kramer (MC5) on guitar and Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge/Rod Stewart/King Kobra/Blue Murder) on drums)
12. Mrs. Major Tom (feat. Sheryl Crow)
13. Empty Glass (The Tea Party) (feat. Michael Schenker (UFO/Scorpions/MSG) on guitar)
14. Lost in the Stars (Frank Sinatra version) (feat. Ernie Watts on saxophone)
15. Learning to Fly (Pink Floyd) (feat. Edgar Froese (Tangerine Dream) on guitar and keyboards)
16. Mr. Spaceman (The Byrds) (feat. Dave Davies (The Kinks) on guitar)
17. Twilight Zone (Golden Earring) (feat. Warren Haynes (Gov't Mule/Allman Brothers) on guitar)
19. Iron Man (Black Sabbath) (feat. Zakk Wylde on guitar and vocals)
20. Planet Earth (Duran Duran) (feat. Steve Howe (Yes) on guitar)
Here's Sheryl Crow on "Mrs. Major Tom":
Here's two "Making of Seeking Major Tom" videos:
William Shatner and Black Sabbath's "Iron Man", the perfect combination? Entertaining regardless, as Shatner lays down the vocals on the metal classic below.
Former Ozzy Osbourne and Black Label Society guitarist Zakk Wylde guests with Shatner on the track from "Seeking Major Tom", the new album of classic cover tunes out October 11. I love how Shatner can always make fun of himself, but brings his trademark seriousness to the situation. The video on youtube of him bringing it acapella has had close to 430,000 views so far.
‘Seeking Major Tom’ offers plenty more classic rock songs in Shatner’s signature spoken word style. Steve Miller‘s ‘Space Cowboy,’ Queen‘s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and U2‘s ‘In a Little While', and more are featured on the album. Guest artists include members of the Allman Brothers Band, Alice in Chains, Asia, Deep Purple, the Kinks, the Scorpions and the Strokes.
William Shatner “Seeking Major Tom” release date, cover of Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man” with Zakk Wylde (audio)
William Shatner's space-themed concept album, "Seeking Major Tom", will be released on October 11th. The cover art has been revealed, and a cover of Black Sabbath's "Iron Man" with ex-Ozzy and Black Label Society guitarist Zakk Wylde can be listened to below:
Searching For Major Tom tracklist:
'Space Trucking' (DEEP PURPLE) – Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice and JOHNNY WINTER on guitar
'She Blinded Me With Science' (THOMAS DOLBY) – Bootsy Collins on bass and Patrick Moraz (ex-YES and MOODY BLUES) on keyboards/synth
'In a Little While' (U2) – Manuel Gottsching from Ash Ra Tempel on guitar
'Empty Glass' (THE TEA PARTY) – Michael Schenker (UFO/SCORPIONS) on guitar
'Lost In The Stars' (FRANK SINATRA version) – Ernie Watts on saxophone
'Twilight Zone' (GOLDEN EARRING) – Warren Haynes (GOV’T MULE/ALLMAN BROTHERS) on guitar
'Space Cowboy' (STEVE MILLER) – Brad Paisley on guitar and vocals
'Rocket Man' (ELTON JOHN) – Steve Hillage (ex-GONG member) on guitar
'Space Oddity' (DAVID BOWIE) – Ritchie Blackmore (ex-Deep Purple) on guitar and ALAN PARSONS on keyboards
'Spirit in the Sky' (NORMAN GREENBAUM) – PETER FRAMPTON on guitar
'Bohemian Rhapsody' (QUEEN) – John Wetton (ASIA) on bass and vocals
'Silver Machine' (HAWKWIND) – Wayne Kramer (MC5) on guitar and Carmine Appice (VANILLA FUDGE/ROD STEWART/BLUE MURDER, KING KOBRA) on drums
'Major Tom' (PETER SHILLING) – The Strokes’ Nick Valensi and Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) on guitar and and Mike Inez (ALICE IN CHAINS) on bass
'Learning to Fly' (PINK FLOYD) – Edgar Froese (TANGERINE DREAM) on guitar and keyboards
'Mr. Spaceman' (THE BYRDS) – Dave Davies (THE KINKS) on guitar
'Iron Man' (BLACK SABBATH) – Zakk Wylde on guitar and vocals
'Planet Earth' (DURAN DURAN) – Steve Howe (YES) on guitar
'Walking on the Moon' (THE POLICE) – Toots (TOOTS & THE MAYTALS) on vocals
'Mrs. Major Tom' (female guest vocals TBA)