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article imageChristopher Lee celebrates turning 92, releases heavy-metal album

By Mathew Wace Peck     May 28, 2014 in Music
The Hammer Horror movie legend is celebrating his 92nd birthday by releasing his first heavy-metal album of cover versions.
According by BBC News, two of the songs on the album come from the Don Quixote sixties Broadway hit musical Man of La Mancha.
"As far as I am concerned, Don Quixote is the most metal fictional character that I know," Lee told the BBC. "Single-handed, he is trying to change the world, regardless of any personal consequences. It is a wonderful character to sing."
The film star's new album also includes an ear-splitting version of Frank Sinatra's "My Way," which was originally written by Paul Anka; a cover version of which was previously released by Lee in 2006.
Lee has introduced a preview of his latest rendition via YouTube.
Known as an actor of great stature, Sir Christopher actually launched his singing career over 20 years ago, releasing an album of Broadway tunes, which included Gilbert and Sullivan's "I Stole The Prince" and "Epiphany" from Sweeney Todd.
Having made his film debut in 1948, in Terence Young's Gothic romance Corridor of Mirrors, Christopher Lee has since gone on to star in over 200 films and countless television dramas.
Still acting, he currently plays Saruman in Peter Jackson's Hobbit movies, the latest of which, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, is currently in post-production.
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