Not long ago, while en route to the US for higher learnin’, border guards, unimpressed with my non-existent student Visa, decided I wasn’t welcome in the Land of the Free. Whilst detained, a mustachioed, mutton-chopped vision dressed all in black appeared before me. A barrel on cowboy-booted stilts. It was Lemmy, frontman of legendary metal band Motörhead. Apparently, customs agents weren’t impressed with Lemmy’s speedfreak reputation, either, so Lemmy was sequestered along with me while customs ransacked his tour bus. I like to pretend that I was on tour with him.

Lemmy’s drug-soaked past (err…present) is covered in Lemmy, a new documentary about the British rock god premiering this Thursday at Fantasia. As one reviewer put it, “Lemmy has a legendary ability to ingest insane amounts of whatever he happens to be ingesting at the moment, and simply carrying on with nary a stumble or stutter. People have gotten acute blood poisoning trying to keep up with the man, and this doc details a number of incredible ‘recreational’ stories.” The movie also covers the less sordid sides of Lemmy’s life, including his continued influence on metal and punk. Featuring appearances by Henry Rollins, Dave Grohl, Slash, Joan Jett, Ozzy, Alice Cooper, Metallica, Jarvis Cocker, Nikki Sixx, and Billy Bob Thornton.

Thursday, July 15th @ 10:00pm

Hall Theatre – 1455 de Maisonneuve Ouest.