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Star Trek's William Shatner Releases First Track From Christmas Album

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Christmas has come early for anyone hoping to hear a track from Star Trek star William Shatner’s recently-announced holiday album, as a cover of the Christmas classic “Jingle Bells” featuring punk icon Henry Rollins is now available.

The Star Trek actor shared a link to the first track from his upcoming Christmas album on Thursday, tweeting, “Apparently one of the songs from Shatner Claus is available. Have a little listen.” The link takes fans to the song on Soundcloud.

The song in question is a wildly unique interpretation of “Jingle Bells” and features Rollins, former frontman for punk band Black Flag.

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Announced last month, Shatner Claus will feature 13 holiday songs and 12 musical collaborations, including the staples “Winter Wonderland,” “Feliz Navidad,” and the aforementioned “Jingle Bells,” as well as a new original song, “One for You, One for Me.” Along with Rollins, other featured artists include Brad Paisley, Iggy Pop, Joe Louis Walker, Judy Collins, Rick Wakeman and Todd Rundgren.

The record will be Shatner’s 10th studio album, and his first Christmas record.

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Available on Oct. 26, William Shatner’s debut Christmas album, Shatner Claus, will be available in CD and vinyl. Amazon is currently accepting pre-orders.

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