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Paicey to guest on a concept album

Ian Paice. Photo © 2007 Nick Soveiko, released under cc-by-sa-3.0.

Ian Paice will be making guest appearance on a new space theme concept album called Seeking Major Tom. Comprised of 18 interpretations of “classic intergalactic rock anthems” (you can start making guesses), the release will also feature guest appearances by Brian May, Steve Howe, Peter Frampton and Zakk Wylde. William Shatner (of Star Trek fame) is also attached to the project, although it’s not clear in exactly what capacity. The release is due later this year on Los Angeles-based Cleopatra Records.

Thanks to Blabbermouth for the info.

13 Comments to “Paicey to guest on a concept album”:

  1. 1
    Cleveland says:

    It’s a William Shatner album. It’s his album, so his involvement will be quite extensive, I would think. I’m looking forward to his interpretation of Space Truckin’ 🙂

  2. 2
    stormin says:

    has long has the record is’nt warped!

  3. 3
    Made in England says:

    I would imagine Shatner’s contribution will be a narrative, designed to theme the music. It actually sounds interesting – I surprise myself with that statement! – Shatner is a bit of loose cannon so if he’s not on his best behaviour it could turn out very cheesy…

  4. 4
    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:

    Kind of like Ritchie guesting on Pat Boone’s album “in a heavy metal mood”….doing a small solo on ‘Smoke on the Water’….

    Either way, looking forward to it… just another Purple Nugget to enjoy.


  5. 5
    dave_wallis says:

    Still it would be much more interesting if Paicey did a whole album collaboration with a household artists, like he did with Paul McCartney. This ‘Shatner’ album will be an obscure release that will attract little media attention. I’m sure of it. Just like the Bernard Welz album, which although has been announced no music store has yet heard of.

  6. 6
    james jay says:

    But Paicey….I am the captain.

  7. 7
    Frack says:

    LOL! Shatner & Wylde & Paicey ….it doesn’t get any better than this :)))))) Now I can die!

  8. 8
    GerAssenNetherlandsAge53 says:

    Off topic, but I have to mention this :
    Gary Moore passed away :
    Rest In Peace GREAT MAN !!

  9. 9
    Captain Pike says:


  10. 10
    T says:

    Paice…the Final Frontier…

  11. 11
    Sami says:

    …the cheesier, the merrier… 🙂

  12. 12
    james jay says:

    @9 beep = no
    beep beep = yes

  13. 13
    gerriet says:

    The track listing has been published: http://www.williamshatner.com/Article419.phtml
    Mr. Blackmore is also playing on this album – Space Oddity by David Bowie.

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