Christopher LeeNo I’m not talking about Gandalf..but rather Saruman or by his real name Christopher Lee a master actor with hundreds of credits and many iconic roles.

Lee just passed away and we’ll remmeber him today not only for his love of acting but also his love of music and more specifically heavy metal.

Lee was around at the birth of metal and saw it grow up to what it is today. He even enjoyed playing it himself and was at it till the very end. Rest in peace Christopher Lee.

Hammer Films’ best Dracula, the Master of Horror, the Man with the Golden Gun (a James Bond villain), the wizard Saruman in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, a model on Paul McCartney’s Band on the Run cover, an actor of a stratospheric range — all of these describe Christopher Lee, who passed away on June 7 from respiratory problems and heart failure. He was 93 years ago. He was also… a lover of heavy metal music.

See Michael Molena’s original article from the good folks over at http://www.guitarplayer.com/artists/1013/christopher-lees-metal-blood-er-hood/52560