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William Shatner Premieres Music Video for "Ponder the Mystery," a New Track Featuring Steve Vai

Former Star Trek and T.J. Hooker star William Shatner, 82, has released the music video for "Ponder the Mystery," the title track from his new album, which was released October 8.

Although the recording features Steve Vai on guitar, Vai does not appear in the video. The guitarist (and background singer) in the video is Billy Sherwood, the album's producer.

Besides Vai, Ponder the Mystery, Shatner's fifth album, features guest appearances by guitarists Al Di Meola, Vince Gill and Robby Krieger of the Doors.

The album also features appearances by Rick Wakeman, Edgar Winter, George Duke, Dave Koz and Mick Jones.

"I've never adhered to the assumption that oil and water don't mix," Wakeman said in a statement. "Stir them hard enough and add some other ingredients and they certainly will mix."

Ponder the Mystery track listing:

01. Red Shift
02. Where It’s Gone... I Don’t Know with Mick Jones
03. Manhunt with Simon House
04. Ponder The Mystery with Steve Vai
05. So Am I with Al Di Meola
06. Change with Rick Wakeman
07. Sunset with Joel Vandroogenbroeck
08. Twilight with Edgar Winter
09. Rhythm Of The Night with Nik Turner
10. Imagine Things with Vince Gill
11. Do You See? with Edgar Froese
12. Deep Down with Robby Krieger
13. I’m Alright, I Think with Dave Koz
14. Where Does Time Go? with George Duke
15. Alive with Zoot Horn Rollo

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Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.