Documentary on Motörhead's Lemmy Set to Debut at SXSW
Published Jan 08, 2010If anyone is long overdue for documentary treatment, it's Motörhead front-man Lemmy Kilmister. Now, the hard-living 64-year-old is finally receiving the honour and has been immortalized in an upcoming film due to premiere at this year's SXSW Film Festival in March.
Simply called Lemmy: The Movie, the film features interviews with Metallica, Slash, Alive Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne, Dave Grohl, Billy Bob Thornton and wrestler Triple H.
In a statement, Grohl goes as far as to say, "If anyone deserves to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it's Lemmy."
In 2008, Billboard conducted an interview with Lemmy directors Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski. "Lemmy never ceases to surprise me," Orshoski said. "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!"
Olliver added: "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."
As a result, the directors followed Kilmister for three years in an attempt to form an accurate picture of Kilmister. If the trailer below is any indication, the result is an in-depth look at one of rock'n'roll's most legendary figures.