MOTÖRHEAD frontman and rock icon Lemmy Kilmister, and Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski — directors/producers of the long-awaited documentary examining Lemmy's life and career, "Lemmy: 49% Motherf**ker, 51% Son Of A Bitch" — were interviewed by Eric Blair of "The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show" at the movie's Los Angeles premiere on Thursday, January 13 at The Vista Theatre. You can now watch the footage below.
The L.A. premiere of "Lemmy" served as the official U.S. theatrical launch of the film. The following day, the movie begins showing at select cities across the country. A full list of cities and screening dates is below.
The DVD, a-two disc set packed with more than three hours of bonus features, will be released February 15 via Damage Case Films/Megaforce and will be available for digital download and on Blu-ray. Filmed over more than three years, and directed by Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski, "Lemmy" features appearances by artists spanning the musical spectrum, from METALLICA, Ozzy Osbourne and Slash to Peter Hook (NEW ORDER, JOY DIVISION),Mick Jones (THE CLASH) and Jarvis Cocker.
"Lemmy" screening dates:
Jan. 14-21: Portland (Or.),The Clinton St. Theater
Jan. 14-20: Dallas, Texas, The Texas Theatre in Oak Cliff
Jan. 15-20: Atlanta, The Plaza
Jan. 15: Minneapolis, Riverview Theatre **
Jan. 17-20: Milwaukee, Times Cinema
Jan. 21-28: Austin, Texas, Draft House (South Lamar)
Jan. 21-[to be announced], New York, Cinema Village
Jan. 21-[to be announced], Los Angeles, Laemmle’s Sunset 5
Jan. 21-[to be announced], Peoria, Ill., Peoria Theater
Jan. 22, San Leandro, CA, The Historic Bal Theatre**
Jan. 26, San Antonio, Alamo Drafthouse Westlakes **
Jan. 28-30, Nashville, Belcourt Theatre
Jan. 28-29, Auburn, NY, The Auburn Public Theater
Jan. 30, Cleveland, The Beachland Ballroom**
Feb. 1-2, San Francisco, The Roxie
Feb. 2, Portland, ME, SPACE Gallery **
Feb. 2, Tucson, AZ, The Loft Cinema **
Feb. 2-3, Detroit, The Magic Bag
Feb. 3, Philadelphia, The Trocadero**
Feb. 4, Boston, Regent Theatre (in Arlington, Mass)**
Feb. 4-10, Seattle, Northwest Film Forum
Feb. 4-6, Pittsburgh, Harris Theater
Feb. 4-6, Kansas City, MO, Screenland Crossroads
Feb. 5, 11 p.m.: Long Beach, Calif., The Art Theatre of Long Beach **
Feb. 5, Macon, GA, Cox Capitol Theatre **
Feb. 10, 9:45 p.m., Chicago, The Music Box Theatre**
** One night only
Critics around the world can't get enough of "Lemmy". The film won the Best Documentary prize at the In Edit Film Festival in Santiago, Chile, and it's been a major hit at dozens of other international festivals, including screenings in France, England, Germany, Spain, Australia, The Netherlands, and South Korea. Currently in theaters in the U.K., "Lemmy" has recently sold out screenings in Paris, Berlin and Tokyo, where it was rated by one firm as the second most popular film in theaters.
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 American 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."
An official trailer for "Lemmy" can be viewed below.
"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
Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski spent three years following Kilmister around the globe — from his Hollywood home to the hockey arenas of Russia.
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.
Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski interview: