Lemmy - (DVD) Preview & competition
Preview by Jack Foley
IF ONE man has come to epitomise rock and roll it is Motörhead singer and bass player Lemmy.
Over the past three and a half decades no other artist has had such an enduring impact on heavy metal music and with his 65th birthday approaching on Christmas Eve, Lemmy is rocking harder than ever.
Now, discover what it is that has made this musician a cultural icon recognised and respected far beyond the confines of rock music in Lemmy, released on DVD by Entertainment One on January 24, 2011.
Shot over the course of three years by Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski, this film takes the viewer into Lemmy’s world like never before: at his Hollywood home crammed full of memorabilia (‘like a museum’ ); in the studio, recording and rehearsing with Motörhead and in collaboration with some of rock’s biggest names; and on stage giving hundreds of thousands of passionate fans exactly what they want: the loudest, heaviest rock ‘n’ roll on the planet.
The film is packed with anecdotes and accolades from some of the biggest names in rock including Dave Grohl, Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne, and Slash and – proving that Lemmy’s influence extends beyond the rock fraternity – interviews with some unexpected fans including Jarvis Cocker, Mick Jones and New Order’s Peter Hook.
However, what sets the film apart are the extensive interviews with Lemmy himself. Lemmy’s no nonsense style and dry wit make him one of the most quotable men in rock as he talks about everything from his enduring love of rock ‘n’ roll pioneers such as Little Richard and Elvis, through his extraordinary passion and knowledge of military history, to candid conversation about his personal life and family.
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Q. How many years did it take Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski to shoot Lemmy?
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