Zakk Wylde teams up with, err, William Shatner?!

zakk wylde william shatner cover 'iron man'

zakk wylde william shatner cover 'iron man'

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Reports are emerging that Zakk Wylde has recorded a cover of Black Sabbath classic 'Iron Man' with 'Star Trek'-turned-comic pop star William Shatner.

Famous for his spoken-word renditions of rock and pop hits, such as Elton John's 'Rocket Man' (see below) and, of course, for his star turn as Captain James T Kirk in the original series of 'Star Trek', Shatner leaked the news on his Twitter, stating: "Just watched tracks being laid down by Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society for my upcoming record SEEKING MAJOR TOM [sic]." Before following up with another tweet, explaining: "Zakk is one of the great guitarists who played with Ozzy Osbourne. A master playing a cover of IRON MAN. He's fantastic! I'm energized."

How successful would this pairing be? We're yet to decide… but we do know that we NEED to hear that track. Check out the video below for a taste of Shatner's previous musical endeavours.

Matthew Parker

Matt is a freelance journalist who has spent the last decade interviewing musicians for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.