Q&A: William Shatner on His New Prog Rock Album and ‘Star Trek’
‘Prog rock is the science fiction of music’
By ANDY GREENE
September 11, 2013 10:00 AM ET
No matter how crazy it sounds, William Shatner’s new album Ponder the Mystery – a collection of prog rock songs paired with Shatner’s original spoken word poetry – is not a joke. It’s actually his fifth album, going all the way back to 1968’s infamous The Transformed Man. Created with former Yes guitarist Billy Sherwood, the LP (in stores on October 8th) features guest spots by Rick Wakeman, Vince Gill, Steve Vai, Robby Krieger, Mick Jones and others.
We spoke with Shatner about Ponder the Mystery as well as his thoughts on the future of Star Trek and even the upcoming Star Wars movies.