Fan Who Landed Surprise Cameo In Lemmy Movie To Meet The MOTÖRHEAD Legend

November 11, 2010, 9 years ago

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According to the BBC, a student who landed a surprise role in a film about MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy will get to meet his idol this weekend.

The Motörhead lead singer, who spent his childhood on Anglesey and later worked in Llandudno Junction's Hotpoint factory, will be at Llandudno's Venue Cymru on Saturday on the band's current UK tour.

Tom Holmes, a former pupil at Ysgol Syr Thomas Jones, Amlwch, owes his backstage pass to the American makers of the film Lemmy, who turned up at his - and Lemmy's - old school one day last year.

Producers Wes Orshoski and Greg Oliver visited the school on the off chance of grabbing some footage of modern-day pupils.

"Not only did we get those shots, but we were incredibly blessed that the headmaster let us interview a few students about what they had heard about Lemmy growing up there," said Wes.

"Then one student, Tom, sat down and started playing Lemmy's most famous song, 'Ace Of Spades', on a school piano, as his classmates sang along.

"It made for one of our favourite moments in the film, and Tom has become a friend."

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Lemmy is be screened at cinemas across the UK on December 7th. A list of all the cinemas where you can see the film can be found at Classic Rock.

Lemmy will be released on DVD by Entertainment One on January 24th, 2011.

The documentary made its world premier in March 2010 during South by Southwest (SXSW) Film and Music Festival in Austin, TX.

Lemmy was directed and produced by Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski, who spent three years shooting the long-awaited documentary. Lemmy captures the 64-year-old embodiment of the sex, drugs and rock and roll lifestyle as he travels the globe, relaxes at home and plays to sold-out audiences from Seattle to Moscow, among several other surprises. It finds Kilmister candidly opening up about his life and career, and features appearances by such friends/admirers as METALLICA, DAVE GROHL, SLASH, OZZY OSBOURNE, Billy Bob Thornton and professional wrestler Triple H.

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