NME Festival blog: William Shatner’s new Christmas album will feature Iggy Pop, Henry Rollins and ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons


Iggy Pop will duet with Shatner on ‘Silent Night’

Actor William Shatner attends the 2018 Fan Expo Canada at Metro Toronto Convention Centre on September 1, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. Credit: Che Rosales/Getty Images

William Shatner will release his very first Christmas album, ‘Shatner Claus – The Christmas Album’, in October.

First announced last month, it’s only now been revealed that a wide range of stars have been brought in for the album, including Iggy Pop, Henry Rollins, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, Judy Collins and more.

The cover art for Shatner’s Christmas project was released back in August – see it below.

Iggy Pop will feature on a duet of ‘Silent Night’, while Henry Rollins has collaborated with Shatner on a version of ‘Jingle Bells’ – which you can listen to here:

Jingle Bells Ft Heny Rollins by Cleopatra Records

A very special gift of the holidays – the first ever Christmas album from the godfather of dramatic musical interpretations and a legend of stage and screen, Mr. William Shatner! * Features an incredible cast of supporting players such as Henry Rollins, Billy Gibbons, Judy Collins, Brad Paisley, Rick Wakeman, Iggy Pop, Todd Rundgren, Joe Louis Walker and more!

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The album, set for release on October 26, is the third release from Cleopatra Records after Shatner released a David Bowie covers album, ‘Seeking Major Tom’, in 2011 and a prog-rock concept album, ‘Ponder the Mystery’, in 2013.

The full track listing for ‘Shatner Claus – The Christmas Album’ is:

Jingle Bells [ft. Henry Rollins]
Blue Christmas [ft. Brad Paisley]
Little Drummer Boy [ft. Joe Louis Walker]
Winter Wonderland [ft. Todd Rundgren & Artimus Pyle]
Twas The Night Before Christmas [ft. Mel Collins]
Run Rudolph Run [ft. Elliot Easton]
O Come, O Come Emmanuel [ft. Rick Wakeman]
Silver Bells [ft. Ian Anderson]
One for You, One For Me
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer [ft. Billy Gibbons]
Silent Night [ft. Iggy Pop]
White Christmas [ft. Judy Collins]
Feliz Navidad [ft. Dani Bender]
Jingle Bells (Punk Rock Version) [ft. Henry Rollins]

Shatner’s most recent album, ‘Why Not Me?’ a country collaboration with Alabama’s Jeff Cook, was released in August.

Also in August, Shatner joined the call for Carrie Fisher to gain a Walk of Fame Star with a tweet aimed at the official Star Wars page. His comments garnered widespread support from Star Wars fans from around the world.

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