Who Would Play LEMMY In A Movie?

In the clip below, punk rock icon Henry Rollins, as well as members of METALLICA, VELVET REVOLVER and ANTHRAX talk about who would play MOTÖRHEAD frontman and rock icon Lemmy Kilmister in a movie, taken from the amazing bonus section on the upcoming DVD release of "Lemmy".

"Lemmy" (full title: "Lemmy: 49% Motherfucker 51% Son Of A Bitch"), which examines the life and career of Lemmy Kilmister, will be released on DVD (a two-DVD set "loaded with incredibly awesome bonus"), Blu-ray and digital download on in the U.S. on February 15. In mid-January, the film will hit select theaters in the U.S. (mostly major markets).

"Lemmy" co-director/co-producer Wes Orshoski told BLABBERMOUTH.NET, "We can't wait for the fans to get their hands on the DVD, which will be a two-disc set in most of the world. The North Amercian version of the film will be the only one to carry all of our bonus content, which we slaved over night and day for something like 35 days straight last summer. We wanted to really serve fans and give them everything that we could. Basically, we designed the U.S. DVD release to be a treasure trove of everything Lemmy. People will get the movie, and then something like four hours of bonus content. More details on that coming soon, but needless to say, the fans will be stoked!"

"Lemmy" will be released in the U.K., Germany, France and Scandinavia on DVD by Entertainment One on January 24, 2011. The film premiered in the U.S. in March 2010 during the South by Southwest at the historic Paramount Theatre in Austin.

Check out reviews of the film:

* Inside Pulse Movies
* Hollywood Reporter
* Variety

Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski spent three years following Kilmister around the globe — from his Hollywood home to the hockey arenas of Russia.

"Lemmy" features appearances by such high-profile Kilmister friends/peers as METALLICA, Dave Grohl, Ozzy Osbourne, Slash, Billy Bob Thornton and pro wrestler Triple H.

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.

2010 marks the 35th anniversary of the birth of MOTÖRHEAD, which features Kilmister, guitarist Phil Campbell and drummer Mikkey Dee.


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