Metal’s Oldest Frontman: Christopher Lee


At 90 years old (91 this Monday), our favorite portrayer of characters named “Count D______” is still pretty much the exact opposite of all the guys 20 years his junior who are always asking those damn kids to turn down that racket. See, metal is the secret to eternal youth – how else to explain that Lemmy Kilmister still has a functioning liver, or how the still-working Slash looks the same age as he used to while semi-recluse Axl Rose gets bigger?

Even more metal? Lee’s third album as hard rock hero is a concept piece about the emperor Charlemagne…from whom the original Hammer man claims direct lineage! Are you going to argue with him?

The featurette after the jump is nearly 9 minutes. But you’ll thank yourself for putting them aside.

via The Mary Sue