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Henry Rollins, Iggy Pop in silent movie

Henry Rollins and Iggy Pop are to appear in a film described as “the loudest silent movie on Earth.”

It’s set to be released early next year, with showings accompanied by a live band and narrator to complete the effect.

Shooting will commence soon on Gutterdammerung, with Pop playing a bored angel named Vicious while Rollins plays a puritan priest. Grace Jones and Eagles Of Death Metal mainman Jesse Hughes also star – with more big-name artists to be announced.

Director Bjorn Tagemose explains: “The film is sent in a world where God has saved the world by taking from mankind the Devil’s ‘Grail of Sin’ – the Evil Guitar.

“From Heaven a punk-angel, Vicious, looks upon the world with weary eyes. He sends the Devil’s guitar back to Earth – and sin returns to mankind.

“An evil puritan priest, Rollins, manipulates a naive girl into retrieving the guitar to destroy it. On her quest she’s forced to face the world’s most evil rock’n’roll bastards. She has a rival in the form of a rock chick, determined to stop her.”

Rollins, who’s co-writing the script, says: “It’s primarily a visual experience, with very little dialogue. It’s not a film you see in the traditional way – you’ll be standing up for this experience.”

Hughes adds: “It’s not a fucking Spinal Tap – it’s the real fuckin’ deal and the craziest fuckin’ story you’ll ever see in a theatre.”

More details will be released in due course.

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history. He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.