William Shatner is a metalhead? The Golden Gods Awards, which honor the best in metal, will give Shatner the Honorary Headbanger Award. 

They say it's for making a name outside the metal world but embodying its spirit. Or, it could be because Shatner will put out an album later this year.

It will feature collaborations with Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Paice of Deep Purple, Mike Inez of Alice In Chains and Zakk Wylde.

 The Golden Gods Awards will be held April 20 in Los Angeles.

Would you purchase a cd of  William Shatner doing Metal?