The Seven Best New Music Documentaries of the Year

From a doc on the Foo Fighters with rare footage of them performing with Eddie Vedder to the controversial Tribe Called Quest movie, here are the films you need to see

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“Lemmy: 49 % Motherf—ker, 59% Son of a Bitch”

Directors Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski call this tribute to the iconic Motorhead frontman “a rock & roll adventure,” and the two-hour film lives up to that billing. Whether he’s rehearsing with Metallica, assailing a reporter or proudly donning a Nazi uniform, Lemmy is never less than his uncompromising, hard-living self. (He even gave the directors the okay to include a clip of Dave Navarro recalling the time Lemmy offered him crystal meth.) “Lemmy’s one of the few human beings who does whatever he wants and has made it his life,” Orshoski says. “He transcends music—he’s an idea to respect and envy.” The expanded two-disc DVD, out now, includes a heap of bonus footage—like Lemmy periodically yelling at both directors.

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