MOTÖRHEAD To Celebrate World Premiere Of 'Lemmy' Documentary With Austin Performance

MOTÖRHEAD will perform at Stubb's in Austin, Texas on Tuesday, March 16 to help celebrate the world premiere of "Lemmy", a documentary that follows MOTÖRHEAD's frontman Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister on the road and into his home. The film will premiere at the 2010 South By Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin next month. Also playing at Stubb's on March 16 will be THE SWORD and YEAR LONG DISASTER.

"Lemmy" promises fans more access than ever before to Kilmister's life, and includes interviews with past and present bandmates and such peers/admirers as Slash, Dave Grohl, METALLICA, Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne and wrestling superstar Triple H.

Directors/producers Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski, spent three years with Lemmy to capture the life and history of the legendary rocker, traveling from Kilmister's Hollywood home to concerts in Scandinavia and Russia.

The film, for which Olliver and Orshoski are seeking distribution, was shot on a combination of HD video and super 16 mm film.

"Lemmy never ceases to surprise me," Orshoski told in a 2008 interview. "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!"

"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," Olliver added. "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."

Of the film's impending release, Kilmister quipped, "Amazing! See Lemmy breathe in and breathe out!! See him move his fingers independently!! All singing and dancing!! Give generously!!!"

Hailed as a godfather of heavy metal, 64-year-old Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister has established himself as the living embodiment of rock and roll over the past four decades. After stints with popular Mersey beat band THE ROCKIN' VICKERS and influential psychedelic rockers HAWKWIND, and even a brief time spent as a member of Jimi Hendrix's road crew, Lemmy formed MOTÖRHEAD in 1975.

Going on to record such influential metal classics as "Overkill", "Ace of Spades" and "Bomber", the Grammy Award-winning MOTÖRHEAD and Kilmister's fusion of punk and metal registered a major influence on such bands as METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES and NIRVANA.

Says FOO FIGHTERS leader and ex-NIRVANA drummer Dave Grohl, "If anyone deserves to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it's Lemmy. Give me a fuckin' break!"

A trailer for "Lemmy" can be viewed below.


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