James Hetfield, Bruce Dickinson and Corey Taylor move aside. Iconic actor Christopher Lee has entered at No. 22 in the Billboard Hot Singles Sales Chart, with a heavy metal version of ‘Jingle Bells’, wonderfully titled ‘Jingle Hell.’ The song is part of Lee’s festive single release ‘A Heavy Metal Christmas Too’, which also features a stirring cover of Frank Sinatra’s classic, My Way. The success of the track makes him the oldest person ever to record a hit single and the oldest living person to have a chart hit.
Lee, 91, is best known for his work in Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Star Wars, The Wickerman and various Dracula films.
‘Jingle Hell’ is essentially ‘Jingle Bells’ but in Lee’s words, “a bit more naughty.” The legend collaborates with classically trained soprano Li Li on the track, singing brand new lyrics over chugging riffs and melodic lead guitars. This follows his second metal album ‘Charlemagne: The Omens Of Death’, which was released on his 91st birthday in May.
You can check out the teaser trailer below in which Lee discusses the single, along with a few samples from it’s songs.