Lemmy Kilmister, Duff McKagan + Dexter Holland Appear in New Documentary About The Damned
Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister, the Offspring’s Dexter Holland, Duff McKagan, Dead Kennedys legend Jello Biafra, actor Fred Armisen and others appear in a new documentary about English punk act the Damned.
The Damned: Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead was directed and produced by Wes Orshoski, who was also at the helm of the 2010 documentary Lemmy. The film focuses on the Damned's beginnings, rise in popularity in the 1970s, epic infighting and their 2011 35th anniversary tour. Check out the film's trailer above.
The Damned are credited as being the first English punk group to release a single -- "New Rose" in 1976 -- and an album -- Damned, Damned, Damned in 1977. The Damned was also the first U.K. punk group to tour America. In the documentary, members of Pink Floyd, The Clash, The Buzzcocks and more aim to praise the Damned for helping to ignite the punk music scene in the U.S.
The documentary was shown at this year’s South By Southwest Film Festival and will be featured in select theaters in the United States and England. Talk of a DVD release and a video streaming option have been mentioned by Orshoski, but he remarks on Facebook that those options would only be available after the film’s theatrical run. For more information about the documentary, click here.
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