Yes, this really is Stephen Hawking singing Monty Python’s Galaxy Song. It will be released as a 7″ vinyl that will be available only at Record Store Day events on Saturday, April 18th.
The video features some clips from Hawking’s appearance during the Monty Python Live reunion last year—like when Hawking attacked physicist Brian Cox for questioning the tune’s accuracy. There’s also a crazy site set up to promote the song where you can download the tune and play a version of Asteroids where Hawking fires missiles at the Monty Python cast and Brian Cox.
See the Hawking version and the original after the break.
(via Laughing Squid)