It might have been Harry and the Potters who pioneered “wizard rock,” but 90-year-old actor Christopher Lee is showcasing his own kind of rock with the holiday record “A Heavy Metal Christmas.” Seems there’s more than a few strange characters rocking the metal world lately.
The actor is known for playing the evil, power-hungry wizard Saruman in “The Lord of the Rings” and “Hobbit” film trilogies. His two-song holiday set includes covers of “The Little Drummer Boy” and “Silent Night.” This is not the dark lord’s first foray into the heavy metal world — in 2010 Lee released another heavy metal album called, “Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross.”
Keeping with the overall trend of the “Lord of the Rings” franchise, a sequel to that album is due out in 2013. Here’s hoping he makes it to 91.
Kelsey Fowler is currently studying nothing music-related at Ithaca College. Help keep her in the loop on Twitter.