Friday, May 15, 2009

"Lemmy: The Movie"

Post update:

Here is an email I received from the production company. Sadly, no word yet on a release date. I'll keep you posted.

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Get your earplugs, a case of Marlboro's and three bottles of Jack Daniels, because the life and career of Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister is being celebrated in a new documentary titled "Lemmy: The Movie".

The movie is slated for release in the spring of 2009. Rumour has it, it was supposed to open in April or May. I subscribed to the production company's email list, so once they release the date I'll post it ASAP.

If you haven't seen the preview, take a look.
[Warning: Adult content - Lot's of F's]

Directed and produced by Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski, the film was shot on HD video and super 16 mm. In other words... it should have a very gritty look and feel to it.

Here's what we can expect. The film's producers promise fans more access than ever before to Kilmister's life and includes interviews with current and former band members.

Also appearing in the film: Foo Fighters front man Dave Grohl, Velvet Revolver's Slash, the Clash's Mick Jones, Alice Cooper, Steve Vai and wrestling superstar Triple H.

In my opinion, this film is long overdue. I mean, when you think about it, Lemmy & Motorhead has truly defined heavy metal. For more than 40 years, Motorhead’s music has been hugely influential, laying the foundation for thrash, death & black metal and hardcore rockers.

How many times have you heard (and seen) Lars Ulrich of Metallica spew out his same sorry assed lines... "Man, if it weren't for Lemmy and Motorhead, there would be no Metallica". (I'm not sure, but I've got a feeling Lars may make another cameo)

It'll be like being in the seat next to Lemmy on the band's tour bus or being backstage at the theatre during a show... in essence a rare and behind the scenes chance to see Lemmy doing, what he does best... I can't frick'n wait.

When "Lemmy: The Movie" is released for sale on DVD, I can only imagine the drinking games that will no doubt, become a staple when me and my mates are watching it. For example, every time Lemmy 'flips the bird' or 'lights up a smoke'... we take a drink! Of course it'll have to be Jack & Coke. Yup, we'll be hammered by intermission!


Ace ♠

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