ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, OCT. 16, 2010
By Steve Newton
The movie’s tagline reads: “49% motherf**ker. 51% son of a bitch”, so you know it’s gotta be about Motorhead bassist-vocalist Lemmy Kilmister.
Lemmy is the feature-length documentary about the life and career of British metal legend Kilmister, which gets its U.K. premiere at the London Film Festival next Saturday (October 23). And for all us Motorhead fans who can’t afford the airfare to jolly old England, it’ll be released on DVD January 24.
The movie, directed by Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski, features appearances by a diverse group of Kilmister fans and friends, including Ozzy Osbourne, Slash, Dave Grohl, the members of Metallica, actor and self-proclaimed musician Billy Bob Thornton, and pro wrestler Triple H.
2010 marks the 35th anniversary of the birth of Motorhead, and as anyone who saw the band last year at the Vogue knows, it’s 64-year-old frontman’s still got it goin’ on. In fact, I would venture to guess that he’s now progressed to 51% motherf**ker and 49% son of a bitch.