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Christopher Lee Turns Gear Into Metal Singer

January 6, 2010 (9:25 am) GMT
The actor who portrays Saruman in 'Lords of the Ring' movies reveals that he will contribute to a metal album which recounts the life of the first Roman Emperor King Charlemagne.

Movie veteran is reinventing himself as a metal singer - at the age of 87. "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" star has provided the vocals for a symphonic metal concept album which recounts the life of the first Roman Emperor King Charlemagne, who reigned in the eighth and ninth centuries.

Lee chose the project because he is a direct descendant of Charlemagne - and he's thrilled to have the chance to take his career in a different direction. The actor says, "It's fascinating for me that, at this stage in my life, people are beginning to look upon me as a metal singer. When this comes out as a complete album, it's going to be sensational."

"There's a lot of characters in this particular album... There's Charlemagne himself, of course, which I sing, and then there's young Charlemagne, Charlemagne's father, Charlemagne's brother... (even) the Pope." The album, "", has been produced by Italian composer Marco Sabiu and is due for release on March 15, 2010.

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