shatner gi William Shatner's new album: 'Searching for Major Tom'William Shatner, 80, is not done rocking out. Later this year — no specific date has been set, but don’t worry, we’ll keep you updated — the actor-singer-spoken word artist plans to release a new album, “Searching for Major Tom.” It’s a cornucopia of corny covers all orbiting around one central theme: space.

But unlike Shatner’s live one-man performance classics, the Shat has enlisted some big time help. Bootsy Collins lends a hand on Thomas Dolby’s “She Blinded Me With Science.” Brad Paisley sings along on Steve Miller’s “Space Cowboy,” Peter Frampton sits in on “Spirit in the Sky,” and even Toots of Toots and the Maytals is adding his vocals to The Police’s “Walking on the Moon.”

The full track listing:

“Space Trucking” (Deep Purple)
“She Blinded Me With Science” (Thomas Dolby)
“In a Little While” (U2)
“Empty Glass” (The Tea Party)
“Lost in the Stars” (Frank Sinatra)
“Twilight Zone” (Golden Earring)
“Space Cowboy” (Steve Miller)
“Rocket Man” (Elton John)
“Space Oddity” (David Bowie)
“Spirit in the Sky” (Norman Greenbaum)
“Bohemian Rhapsody” (Queen)
“Silver Machine” (Hawkwind)
“Major Tom” (Peter Shilling)
“Learning to Fly” (Pink Floyd)
“Mr. Spaceman” (The Byrds)
“Iron Man” (Black Sabbath)
“Planet Earth” (Duran Duran)
“Walking on the Moon” (The Police)
“Mrs. Major Tom” (?)

It’s super cool to have the office holiday gifts figured out so early in the year.

Posted by:Liz Kelly Nelson