William Shatner Beams Up a New Take: The History of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’
Sci-fi actor William Shatner took "Bohemian Rhapsody" to the final frontier in 2011, covering this Queen classic for his album Seeking Major Tom. As funny as it might sound – from his first halting query ("Is this — the real life?") to the last completely weird whispers ("Any way the wind blows") – Shatner certainly was serious about his backing band. John Wetton of King Crimson and Asia fame contributed on this song, while members of Yes, Deep Purple and the Allman Brothers Band appeared elsewhere.