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Loveless may face silver screen

Friday, January 23, 2015 – Lydia Loveless film star?

The Ohio native may just be on the silver screen if a Kickstarter campaign from the director is successful.

Filmmaker Gorman Bechard, who has chronicled The Replacements, Archers of Loaf, and Husker Du's Grant Hart is turning his camera towards Loveless in "Who Is Lydia Loveless?" He has raised almost half of the $27,500 he is trying to raise from 84 backers.

The feature-length documentary will follow Loveless and her band into the studio as they lay down tracks for their forthcoming record. Along with live performances shot specifically for the film and interviews with Loveless and her band it will visit places integral to her musical development, focus on the life of a working musician and answer the title's question.

"Lydia is the future of rock and roll," Bechard said. "She straps you onto an emotional roller coaster of love, lust, drunken mistakes, a little stalking, a lot of heartbreak, and you're left breathless, stunned, happy to have taken the ride."

Loveless has released CDs through Bloodshot.

"I'm excited to work with Gorman," said Loveless. "He's very passionate about music and about the true meaning and spirit of rock and roll."

Bechard's three previous music docs were "Color Me Obsesses, a Film about the Replacements," "What Did You Expect? about Archers of Loaf and "Every Everything: The Music, Life & Times of Grant Hart.

The KickStarter campaign runs through March 18th. The KickStarter campaign can be found at www.WhoIsLydiaLoveless.com,

Filming is slated for spring and summer 2015, with a premiere planned for 2016.

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Indestructible Machine CD review - Indestructible Machine
Lydia Loveless' music career was as inevitable as sunrise and sunset. Born and raised into a musical family in tiny Coshocton, Ohio, Loveless was playing bass with her sisters in a band called Carson Drew at 13, experienced the big city scene after a move to Columbus at 14 and began concentrating on a solo career at 15. She was just 17 when she began work on her debut album, the slick and sometimes clinically country "The Only Man," which was finally released last year to generally »»»
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