The acclaimed documentary examining the life and career of the MOTRHEAD frontman and rock icon Lemmy Kilmister, "Lemmy: 49% Motherf**ker, 51% Son Of A Bitch", has been certified gold in Germany for sales in excess of 25,000 copies.
A photo of Lemmy receiving his gold award at this past weekend's Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany can be seen below.
Director/producer Wes Orshoski told BLABBERMOUTH.NET, "We shot a lot of footage of Lem and the band in Germany, where there's incredible love for him and the band. The live version of 'Ace Of Spades' in the film, for example, was shot in Berlin. The fans there were/are crazy, and the parties at the White Trash nightclub were even better!"
Added co-director/producer Greg Olliver: "Lemmy always said he and MOTRHEAD could count on German fans, and this is just further proof of that."
"Lemmy: 49% Motherf**ker, 51% Son Of A Bitch" sold around 3,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 1 on Billboard's "Top Music Videos" chart. In addition, both the DVD and Blu-ray disc were among the top 10 best-selling documentaries on Amazon.com the week of its release.
Fans and critics alike are devouring the DVD and Blu-ray extras, which stretch to a staggering 4.5 hours of bonus content. Leading the list of extras (the full list is below), is Lemmy and METALLICA's full intimate backstage rehearsal and riveting performance of the MOTRHEAD classics "Damage Case" and "Too Late Too Late" all in 5.1 Surround Sound. (Only "Damage Case" appears in the film.) Also included is 40 minutes of live MOTRHEAD, interview outtakes, extended and deleted scenes, Lemmy's full, uncut conversations with Dave Grohl and Billy Bob Thornton, featurettes on Lemmy's longtime MOTRHEAD bandmates Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee, a special featurette on Lemmy's 50th birthday featuring never-before-released footage of METALLICA dressed as Kilmister and performing as "THE LEMMYS," and much, much more.
"Lemmy" U.S. bonus features:
* The Making of Lemmy
* Motrhead Live
* Lemmy & Metallica in Nashville
* (We Are) The Roadcrew
* Lemmy Interview Outtakes
* The Sweet Side of Lemmy
* Funny Stories
* Lemmy's 50th Birthday Featuring Metallica
* Marshall Stack Prototype Test
* Phil Campbell Featurette
* Mikkey Dee Featurette
* Full Dave Grohl & Lemmy Conversation
* Clarke/Kilmister/Taylor - The Early Days of Motrhead
* Meet the Superfans
* Matt Sorum Joins Motrhead
* The Making of "Motrizer"
* Triple H Interview Outtakes
* Everything Louder Than Everything Else
* Lemmy's Bass Playing Style
* Fans Around the World
* Full Billy Bob Thornton & Lemmy Conversation
* The Rocking Vickers (Extended Scene)
* Hawkwind (Extended Scene)
* Who Would Play Lemmy in a Movie?
* Lemmy World Premieres at South by Southwest 2010
Olliver and Orshoski create an intimate portrait of a man revered by his longtime fans as well as musicians spanning the musical spectrum. Lemmy has more than a few stories, often littered with drugs and alcohol, to share about his electrifying career with MOTRHEAD. He's paved the way for countless metal bands, and from his favorite barstool at the Rainbow to his cluttered apartment filled with memorabilia, Lemmy continues to inspire a new generation of metalheads.
Even before MOTRHEAD began, Lemmy had a lifetime of experiences under his belt he saw THE BEATLES at the Cavern Club, served as a roadie for Jimi Hendrix, and played in both Merseybeat and psychedelic rock bands. Although he's 65, this rock god still acts not a day over 25 and doesn't plan to put down his Rickenbacker bass anytime soon.
Filmed over the course of three years, "Lemmy" made its world premiere at the 2010 South By Southwest Film and Music Festival, and has since collected rave reviews at film festivals around the globe. Other interviews featured in the film include musicians Dave Grohl, James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Joan Jett, Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne, Slash, THE CLASH's Mick Jones, JOY DIVISION/NEW ORDER's Peter Hook, Ice-T, David Navarro, PULP's Jarvis Cocker, as well as actor/musician Billy Bob Thornton and professional wrestler Triple H, all of whom make the case that Lemmy is more than just a tremendous musician: he symbolizes what metal is, what it was, and what it should be.