Lemmy (film)

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German title Lemmy
Original title Lemmy
Country of production United States
original language English
Publishing year 2010
length German version:
104 minutes
UK version:
111 minutes
Age rating FSK 16 (German version)
unchecked (uncut version)
Director Greg Olliver
Wes Orshoski
production Greg Olliver
Wes Orshoski

Lemmy is an American documentary film about the British musician Lemmy Kilmister , the band leader and singer of the band Motörhead .


Conceived as a rockumentary , Lemmy was produced by Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski. It is a footage of 16 mm film - and high-definition video material that was recorded over three years. The material comes from international recordings from the United States, Germany, Great Britain, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Russia and Denmark and includes interviews with friends, colleagues and admirers, etc. a. Dave Grohl , Slash and Duff McKagan from Guns N 'Roses and Velvet Revolver , Ozzy Osbourne , James Hetfield , Lars Ulrich , Robert Trujillo and Kirk Hammett from Metallica , David Ellefson from Megadeth , Scott Ian from Anthrax , Alice Cooper , Peter Hook from Joy Division and New Order , Dee Snider , Nikki Sixx , Mick Jones from The Clash , Kat Von D , Henry Rollins , Lars Frederiksen from Rancid , Jim Heath from Reverend Horton Heat , Slim Jim Phantom from The Stray Cats , Mike Inez , Joan Jett , Dave Navarro from Jane's Addiction , Ice-T , skateboarder Geoff Rowley , wrestler Triple H , Fast Eddie Clarke , Jarvis Cocker , Marky Ramone , former Hawkwind bandmates Dave Brock and Stacia Blake and Steve Vai . Kilmister's son Paul is also interviewed about his father in this film.

The documentary also watches the bootmaker Pascal Cooper as Cooper handcrafts a new pair of boots for Lemmy from light brown leather in his studio. With regard to the fashionable taste of his regular client, craftsman Pascal Cooper explains: “He [Lemmy] has a very personal and good sense of aesthetics. Sometimes he brings me drawings of his ideas. If I had to name them, I would say they are Western shaft boots [...] They are reminiscent of cavalry boots. "


Lemmy Kilmister 2006 with guitar

Lemmy premiered in March 2010 at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin , Texas . It was then screened at various film festivals in the United States, Canada, Australia, Greece, Chile, Brazil, Spain, France, and elsewhere. It was shown for the first time in Great Britain at the London Film Festival on October 23, 2010, and in France at the L'Étrange Festival on September 8, 2010.

Entertainment One released the DVD on January 21, 2011 in Germany and on January 24 in Great Britain. At the Wacken Open Air 2011, the film was shown as a night program in the moviefield.

The German publication is cut by seven minutes, the chapter in which Lemmy presents his collection of Nazi devotional objects is missing. The uncut version was not rated by the FSK and is not available in Germany.


Hamish MacBain of the New Musical Express ( NME ) gave Lemmy an 8 out of 10, noting that just hearing his voice on the lyrics to Rock It was worth watching the film. (“[H] earing him roar the words to 'Rock It' alone is reason enough to watch this movie”). The Hollywood Reporter's review found the film “entertaining enough to convey the subject's appeal to audiences beyond the metal crowd”.

Götz Kühnemund's DVD was presented in German Rock Hard as “DVD of the month” in February 2011 with the words “Highly interesting, well filmed and edited - and quite indispensable”.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b c Götz Kühnemund : DVD of the month: Lemmy - The legend of Motörhead. In: Rock Hard , February 2011, p. 113.
  2. Lemmy - The Movie Official site for the film
  3. a b c 'Lemmy' Movie: New Trailer Released , Blabbermouth. November 23, 2010. Accessed January 1, 2011. 
  4. ^ Rock Giants Pay Tribute To Lemmy In Documentary . In: Billboard . Accessed January 1, 2011. 
  5. Lemmy . Documentary by Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski, 2010, 104 min. (Quote from minute 10:31). Produced by Damage Case Films, Three Count Films and Secret Weapon Films
  6. a b Start dates for "Lemmy" . in the Internet Movie Database.
  7. Steve Newton: Documentary on Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister due on DVD in January . In: Georgia Straight , October 16, 2010. Retrieved January 1, 2011. 
  8. Running Order 2011 . Homepage of the Wacken Open Air.
  9. Hamish MacBain: Movie Review: Lemmy . In: NME , December 10, 2010. Archived from the original on December 17, 2013 Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. . Accessed January 1, 2011. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.nme.com 
  10. ^ John DeFore: Lemmy - Film Review . In: The Hollywood Reporter , March 19, 2010. Retrieved January 1, 2011.