Published May 23, 2008It's something we've all kind of been waiting for: a documentary on Lemmy Kilmister, the inimitable leader of Motörhead. Expected some time next year, Lemmy will take a look at the wild and crazy history of the gravel-voiced, heavily warted bassist/vocalist of Britain's most relentless rock band.
Produced and directed by Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski, Lemmy was shot using a combination of HD Video and Super 16 mm film. Speaking with Billboard, Olliver described the experience, saying, "Shooting Lemmy is like filming dangerous wildlife. He never does what you expect him to do, and he never does anything you want him to do. A lot of the coolest shots are shots we had to wait for four or five shows to go by before we could get them."
The doc will include interviews with those who know him best, including Slash, Dave Grohl, Mick Jones (the Clash), Alice Cooper, Steve Vai and er, wrestling giant Triple H, among other contemporaries. "We haven't heard the word 'no' yet after any interview request," Olliver said.
"Lemmy never ceases to surprise me," Orshoski added. "You think you know who Lemmy is, but you have no idea. If you think you have Lemmy all figured out, trust me. You don't!"
Meanwhile, those looking to get up close and personal can catch Motörhead on tour with Judas Priest and Heaven & Hell this summer in North America. The only Canadian stop announced so far is at Toronto's Molson Amphitheatre on August 13.
Motörhead "Eat the Rich"