91-Year-Old ‘Dracula’ Legend Christopher Lee Releases ‘A Heavy Metal Christmas Too’
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We metalheads love to argue about music. There’s absolutely nothing that we can all agree upon, except for one thing … Christopher Lee is the man! The 91-year-old has released two heavy metal albums, singing in a powerful baritone while his backing band shreds around him. Lee’s newest metal offerings are re-imagined classics of ‘Jingle Bells’ and the Frank Sinatra classic ‘My Way.’
Christopher Lee is best known for playing the role of Count Dracula in nearly a dozen motion pictures. Lee has also triumphed in two ‘Star Wars’ films and all three ‘Lord of the Rings’ movies, along with approximately 200 other titles throughout his long career.
Lee’s metal music career is still very new, having released his first full-length heavy metal record, ‘Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross,’ in 2010. He followed that album up with ‘Charlemagne: The Omens of Death‘ this year, as fascinated metalheads listened with eager ears. The living legend also put out his ‘A Heavy Metal Christmas‘ EP in 2012, following it up with ‘A Heavy Metal Christmas Too,’ which is now available.
Within the new Christmas EP, Lee sings ‘Jingle Hell,’ an alternative take on ‘Jingle Bells.’ “I sing another version, it’s a bit more naughty,” says Lee. “It’s not bad, I mean bad in the sense of unpleasant. It’s entertaining, it’s certainly different.”
Lee adds, “And now in closing, of course, I wish you all a very happy Christmas, and for the sake of the world and those people in it, a safe New Year in 2014.”
Check out Christopher Lee’s two new heavy metal songs above! To buy a copy of ‘A Heavy Metal Christmas Too,’ click here.