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Shatner lands headbanger award

Mar 28, 2011 | 1:15pm EDT

The odd accolade, which Shatner will pick up in person at the ceremony on 20 April (11), is handed out annually by editors at Revolver magazine and is given to someone who has "made their name outside of the metal world but still embodies its spirit".

Later this year (11), Shatner will release a new album, Seeking Major Tom (Cleopatra), which features collaborations with hard-rock royalty, including Ritchie Blackmore and Ian Paice of Deep Purple, and Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society and Mike Inez of Alice in Chains, who join the Star Trek icon for a cover of Black Sabbath's Iron Man.

Thrilled Shatner says, "Short of receiving an Emmy for my superb voice, the Honorary Headbanger Award is the next best thing."

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