William Shatner is releasing another album, this time produced by Ben Folds of Ben Folds Five. (Link via boing boing.) Henry Rollins also appears on the album. The article doesn't really explain how Shatner's new album is going to sound, but goes into great detail about how bad Transformed Man, Shatner's first album, is:
In 1968, Shatner released his first album The Transformed Man, which includes spoken-word cover versions of the Beatles' Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds and Bob Dylan's Mr. Tambourine Man.
Although Shatner intended The Transformed Man to be taken seriously, it's become something of a camp classic.
The Hip Surgery Music Guide, an internet guide that celebrates offbeat musical genres, says the songs can be taken as examples of "either impassioned intensity or pompous overacting."
On an unrelated note, the aforementioned Henry Rollins will be at the Newport in Columbus on February 13 doing some spoken-word of his own. Rollins actually has 9 total spoken-word cds to his credit.