Listen to William Shatner duet with Iggy Pop(!!!) on “Silent Night”

Tuning through satellite radio channels the other day, I chanced upon the season’s first play of Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You.” And so it begins.

Once we hit Halloween next week, there will be no avoiding the annual onslaught of holiday music. Because this is such big business–a hit Christmas song can mean fat royalty cheques year after year–we’re facing a deluge of new releases. Among them is Shatner Claus, a collection of Christmas songs sung by the very Jewish William Shatner along with a series of guest collaborators.

Like who? Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull. Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top. Country star Brad Paisley. And, er, Iggy Pop.

Hey, it’s better than Mariah Carey one more time. And the album opens with a version of “Jingle Bells” featuring Henry “Black Flag” Rollins. Shatner Claus is out Friday.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Listen to William Shatner duet with Iggy Pop(!!!) on “Silent Night”

  • October 25, 2018 at 10:57 am
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    I don’t even want to listen to it. I love Iggy, hate Bill. For years I worked in hotels and was subjected to Christmas music ad nauseum Can’t bear it.

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