Heavy metal pioneers MOTÖRHEAD are marking the world premiere of the eagerly anticipated documentary, "Lemmy", with a special performance in Austin, Texas, on the final night of the South by Southwest Film Festival.
"Lemmy", the long-awaited documentary examining the life and career of MOTÖRHEAD front man and rock icon Lemmy Kilmister, is to make its debut during the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival at 6:45 p.m. on Monday, March 15 at the historic Paramount Theatre in Austin.
MOTÖRHEAD will perform the following night, Tuesday, March 16, at popular Austin venue Stubb's Bar-B-Q, with THE SWORD and YEAR LONG DISASTER opening.
An exclusive screening of "Lemmy" will also be held at 9:15 p.m. on Friday, March 19 at the 1,200-seat Paramount Theatre as part of the SXSW Music Festival.
Following each screening, Kilmister himself will be participating in very special question-and-answer sessions with "Lemmy" directors/producers Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski.
Olliver and Orshoski spent three years following Kilmister around the globe — from his Hollywood home to the hockey arenas of Russia.
"Lemmy" features appearances by such high-profile Kilmister friends/peers as METALLICA, Dave Grohl, Ozzy Osbourne, Slash, Billy Bob Thornton and pro wrestler Triple H.
Tickets for MOTÖRHEAD's performance at Stubb's are $28 and can be purchased at stubbs.frontgatetickets.com.
Seats for both the March 15 and the March 19 screenings are first-come-first-served, but SXSW Film Festival badge holders get priority seating, followed by SXSW Film Festival passholders. Individual tickets will be sold at the Paramount Theater 15 minutes prior to each screening until capacity is reached.
For more information on film festival badges, visit www.sxsw.com.
Fans without festival badges or passes are encouraged to get to the theater early to avoid being shut out.
The SXSW Film Festival runs March 12-20. The music festival runs March 16-20.
The Paramount Theatre is located at 713 Congress Avenue in Austin. Box office information: (512) 472-5470.
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!"
2010 marks the 35th anniversary of the birth of MOTÖRHEAD, which features Kilmister, guitarist Phil Campbell and drummer Mikkey Dee.
A trailer for "Lemmy" can be viewed below.