Skip to comments.Sir Christopher Lee celebrates 92nd birthday, Releases Heavy Metal tribute
Posted on 05/30/2014 3:43:54 PM PDT by Perdogg
How would you spend your 92nd birthday? Would you record a heavy metal album? Well, thats what Christopher Lee did. This year, hes created an album of covers of various songs in a heavy metal style as a tribute to Miguel de Cervantes novel Don Quixote. Its called Metal Knight.
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God bless him! I have difficulty getting through the day without a nap!
I have a Sherlock Holmes book in which the forward was written by Lee. I have since learned that he is considered an expert on Holmes.
He also portrayed him in film.
He's also a 6'5" tall world champion fencer, speaks six languages, does all of his own stunts, has participated in more on-screen sword fights than any actor in history, served for five years defending democracy from global fascism as a British Commando blowing the **** out of Nazi asses in World War II, and became the oldest person to ever record lead vocals on a heavy metal track when, at the age of 88, he wrote, performed on, and released a progressive symphonic power metal EP about the life of Charlemagne (because why the **** not?).
Happy birthday, Sir Christopher! Now please don't hurt me...
Darth Tyrannus Bookmark.
Robert Hardy (Cornelius Fudge, Siegfried Farnon, and a zillion other roles) is a world-acknowledged expert on the English longbow. My library had his incredibly detailed books.
The record sounds cool. The “Toreador” cover is nice and ... bullish.
“Horror Express” classic, I just again last month.
Good Day and God bless, Mr Lee!
Scaramonger. Man With The Golden Gun
I read "Longbow: A Social and Military History" a couple of years ago. I thought it was a great book.
That link made my day.
Christopher Lee - Peter Cushing - Hammer Films
great call...and obscure.
He had to lose 40lbs in order to be in the latest Star Wars film.......
What a great team: Lee and Cushing. I understand they were close friends as well as professional colleagues.
Massively researched and dense, but worth the effort. I think it’s great that a person with an enthusiasm like that can devote years to it and produce books that make their research accessible to everyone.
Christopher Lee was also an RAF pilot (Hurricanes and P-51 Mustangs, No. Africa). In his book, roughly entitled “The Good, the Bad and the Gruesome”.
A real gentlemen and excellent speaker on “the theatre”. Met him years ago. Really an awesome person.
Count Duku; Lord Sauron. Just doesn’t get any better.
Happy Birthday Chris and many more healthy one. One of the “Greatest Generation” of English fighters.
When he did a guest host appearance on SNL years ago, he did one of the best opening monologues......
That's what I read. Lee was younger than Cushing and was pretty hard hit when he died.
LOL! I remember watching that when I was a kid back then.
Back when SNL used to be funny.
“Christopher Lee - Peter Cushing - Hammer Films”
The best. I understand they were very good buds.
LOL at Belushi as “The Thing That Wouldn’t Leave.”
I had no idea, thank you much FRiend!
Christopher Lee, Tall, Dark and Gruesome
You mean “Saruman”. Christopher Lee did not supply the voice of Sauron.
Christopher Lee Talks about Peter Cushing and Vincent Price.
I wouldn't record one NOW (at 30). I listened to my cousin play the drums a couple years ago and my ear felt weird for 2 days. Nice to see the old man is staying active.
CHI forces a game 7; should be a FANTASTIC game.
I’ll have to stock up on Twinkies and butts.
They just don’t make them like Mr Lee anymore. Or is that Sir Christopher?
Raul Julia’s last movie. If you can find it, he did an HBO flick back in the 1980’s called “Florida Straights” - good stuff.
Lousy movie, Streetfighter, but great performance from Julia, chewing the scenery with gusto and making the peice of crap worth watching. Supposedly he knew he was dying and did the movie for his kids, who loved the Streetfighter video games.
“Florida Straits” appears to be on you tube in it’s entirety, I’ll check it out.
Si. E si.
Trains, Russians, and Chris Lee.
Can’t get much creepier than that!
He is a very brilliant, very deeply educated man. Sort of an English Charlton Heston.....
He was great a few years ago as Johnny Depp’s dentist father in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory....
I understand that he reads Lord of the Rings each year, still today....he had wanted to play Saruman for many years before the opportunity actually arrived.
God bless him, he’s a great actor...
Best “Dracula” ever!
“God bless him, hes a great actor...”
“Best Dracula ever!”
Better than Lugosi? Ehhh... I might have to disagree.
I never liked his original 1930s movie Dracula.
Always seemed like too low quality.
I liked him in a number of other movies, especially as Egor in Ghost of Frankenstein.
His role as Dracula in Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein 1948 was probably the peak of his career, most people saw him as Dracula in it.
He got many good lines in that.
In the 1950s his roles got worse and worse and he deteriorated and died during 'Plan 9 from...'
Bela Lugosi’s dead.
I know that!
I submit Gary Oldman, in Coppola’s version of Dracula, was the best “one-off” actor performance of Dracula.
Ah, I see you’re not a fan of Goth Music.
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