Legendary actor Christopher Lee, who has starred in almost 300 movies, including "The Lord Of The Rings", "Star Wars", "The Man With The Golden Gun", "Dracula", "The Wicker Man" and most recently "The Hobbit", will release a new digital EP, "Metal Knight", on May 26. It features the songs "I, Don Quixote", "The Impossible Dream", "The Toreador March" and "My Way (Radio Edit)". Also included are extended versions of the songs.
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Back in December, Lee's heavy metal take on the classic "Jingle Bells", appropriately titled "Jingle Hell", entered the Billboard Hot Singles Sales chart at No. 22. The song formed part of the single release "A Heavy Metal Christmas Too". B-side included the song "My Way", which Lee certainly did "his way."
In May 2013, at 91 years old, Sir Christopher became the oldest heavy metal performer in history by releasing the concept album "Charlemagne: The Omens Of Death".
Christopher Lee was already the oldest heavy metal performer and now becomes the oldest living performer to enter the music charts. The record was previously held by Tony Bennett, who was 85 when he recorded "Body And Soul" with Amy Winehouse in March 2011.
Sir Christopher, who was born on May 27, 1922, was 91 years and 6 months old when he recorded "Jingle Hell".
Lee is known to younger generations for playing Saruman in "The Lord Of The Rings" and "The Hobbit". He also starred as the villainous Count Dooku in the "Star Wars" prequel trilogy. Older generations will remember him for his iconic portrayals of Dracula, Scaramaga in "The Man With The Golden Gun" and Lord Summerisle in "The Wicker Man".