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", has released a new single titled "A Heavy Metal Christmas Too".
The single includes two songs. "Jingle Hell" is a playful take on "Jingle Bells", in which he sings with the classically trained soprano Li Li. In a video message to his fans and while wearing a colorful hat in memory of the late Vincent Price, Sir Christopher said, "I sing another version, it's a bit more naughty. It's not bad, I mean bad in the sense of unpleasant. It's entertaining, it's certainly different."
The second song, "My Way" is not a Christmas song. The vocals were recorded back in 2006 for a cover version of the song made famous by Frank Sinatra and remixed specially for this single. "I was 84 years old when I sang it and my voice was higher than it is now," Lee said.
In Christmas 2012, Lee released the single "A Heavy Metal Christmas" which included the songs "The Little Drummer Boy" and "Silent Night". 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".
The new single is available through iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.
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