Veteran thespian and heavy metal fan Christopher Lee
has been speaking with the BBC
about his new album.
The record, released to coincide with Lee's 92nd birthday, features covers of a number of songs in a heavy metal style. Included on the record are two songs from the "Don Quixote
" musical "Man of La Mancha
As Lee notes, he chose the songs because of the protagonist's metal credentials:"As far as I am concerned, Don Quixote is the most metal fictional character that I know. Single handed, he is trying to change the world, regardless of any personal consequences. It is a wonderful character to sing."
Lee also offered his thoughts on the relationship between heavy metal and fantasy:"I associate heavy metal with fantasy because of the tremendous power that the music delivers."
Lee's new album, titled "Metal Knight
," also features heavy metal re-imaginings of "The Impossible Dream
" and "My Way."