Listen to William Shatner and Iggy Pop sing 'Silent Night' in Shatner's upcoming Christmas album
'Shatner Claus - The Christmas Album' features a host of guest spots including Henry Rollins, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, Ian Anderson, Todd Rundgren and more
Here's something that's going to hit you in warp speed that you never saw coming! Captain Kirk is putting out a Christmas album!
Next week, William Shatner will release his first-ever holiday album, 'Shatner Claus – The Christmas Album'. The hilariously titled album is due to be out on October 26 and marks the 87-year-old actor's third release for Cleopatra Records following 2011’s David Bowie covers album, 'Seeking Major Tom', and 2013’s prog-rock concept LP, 'Ponder the Mystery'.
The tracklist features 13 holiday staples performed by Shatner and a host of interesting guest spots, such as punk legend Henry Rollins, who features on 'Jingle Bells', which was the first previewed single from the album.
Another notable guest is Iggy Pop, who joins Shatner for a rendition of 'Silent Night', which Shatner has now shared online. The holiday tune takes a strange, haunting twist thanks to Iggy Pop's deep baritone and the eerie, minimal piano score. Listen to the single below:
As Rolling Stone notes, other collaborators on the album include ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, who guests on 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' and Todd Rundgren, who appears alongside Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Artimus Pyle on 'Winter Wonderland'. Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson and Judy Collins guest star on 'White Christmas', and Brad Paisley features on 'Blue Christmas'.
Meanwhile, Pop reunited with Josh Homme and Arctic Monkeys' Matt Helders for a set at Foo Fighters' CalJam Festival earlier this month featuring tracks from the trio's 2016 album 'Post Pop Depression'. Alongside 'Post Pop Depression' album tracks, the band also delivered some Iggy Pop fan favorites including 'Lust For Life', 'Sister Midnight', 'Funtime', 'The Passenger' and 'China Girl'.
Check out the album art and tracklisting for William Shatner's forthcoming 'Shatner Claus – The Christmas Album' below:
'Shatner Claus – The Christmas Album' tracklisting:
01. Jingle Bells (feat. Henry Rollins)
02. Blue Christmas (feat. Brad Paisley)
03. Little Drummer Boy (feat. Joe Louis Walker)
04. Winter Wonderland (feat. Todd Rundgren & Artimus Pyle of Lynyrd Skynyrd)
05. Twas The Night Before Christmas (feat. Mel Collins of King Crimson)
06. Run Rudolph Run feat. (Elliot Easton of The Cars)
07. O Come, O Come Emmanuel feat. (Rick Wakeman of Yes)
08. Silver Bells (feat. Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull)
09. One for You, One For Me
10. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (feat. Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top)
11. Silent Night (feat. Iggy Pop)
12. White Christmas (feat. Judy Collins)
13. Feliz Navidad (feat. Dani Bander)
14. Jingle Bells (feat. Henry Rollins) (Punk Rock Version)