LEMMY, a documentary that follows Motörhead’s frontman Lemmy Kilmister on the road and into his home, will premiere at the 2010 South By Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas, this March. The film’s producers/directors, Wes Orshoski and Greg Olliver, spent three years with Lemmy to capture the life and history of the infamous bassist, traveling from Kilmister’s Hollywood home to concerts in Scandinavia and Russia to see the legend at work.
LEMMY also features interviews with some of the countless artists inspired by Kilmister, including Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl, Metallica, Slash, Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne and friends like Billy Bob Thornton and the wrestler Triple H. “If anyone deserves to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, itâ€™s Lemmy,” Grohl says. Keep an eye on the LemmyMovie Website for more information and premiere details heading into SXSW’s March 17-20 festival dates. In the meantime, check out the teaser trailer above.
Rolling Stone‘s Mark Binelli took a similar odyssey with Lemmy for a recent RS feature, traveling to Kilmister’s home and favorite Los Angeles haunts in an in-depth and intimate look into the 64-year-old icon’s life. In that story, Lemmy reminisced about joining and leaving Hawkwind, trying to teach Sid Vicious how to play bass and the beginnings of Motörhead. Also, be sure to read our exclusive Q&A with Kilmister celebrating Motörhead’s 20th album, Motörizer