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Lemmy Kilmister Documentary Making World Premiere at 2010 South by Southwest Film and Music Festival

LEMMY, the eagerly-anticipated documentary film delving into the private and public lives of rock icon and Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister, will make its world premiere this March at the 2010 South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival in Austin, Texas.

For nearly three years, directors/producers Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski have captured the life and career of the pioneering singer/bassist. LEMMY follows Kilmister from his Hollywood home to the hockey arenas of Scandinavia and Russia, and gives fans more access than ever before to his life. The film features appearances by such high-profile Kilmister friends/peers as Metallica, Dave Grohl, Ozzy Osbourne, Slash, Billy Bob Thornton and pro wrestler Triple H.


LEMMY, for which Olliver & Orshoski are seeking distribution, will make its formal premiere during the SXSW Film Festival, which runs Friday March 12-16, 2010, in Austin. The film will also screen during the South by Southwest Music Festival, to be held March 17-20. Locations for all screenings are TBD. Details on screenings and promotional events in Austin, will be posted in coming weeks on the movie’s official website, www.lemmymovie.com.


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!”


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