Ozzy Osbourne Release New Version Of ‘Hellraiser’ Featuring Lemmy Kilmister
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Check Out This Touching Tribute
Ozzy Osbourne paid tribute to late Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister with a new mashup version of “Hellraiser” – one of the four songs Kilmister co-wrote for Osbourne’s 1991 solo LP, “No More Tears”. This remix track arrives just ahead of the 30th anniversary reissue of “No More Tears”, which is out on September 17.
“I hope everyone enjoys the song. This is just a small way to honor my friend, Lemmy,” Osbourne said in a press release. “Sharon and I talk a lot about how much we miss him.”
The new recording mashes up Osbourne’s version with Kilmister’s vocals from Motörhead’s rendition, which they released in 1992 as a single from “March Ör Die”. The two legendary rock singers trade verses and it’s glorious.
Osbourne and Kilmister became friends in the ’70s, and they continued to keep in touch over the years. Eventually, they teamed up for “No More Tears”, and collaborated again on “March ör Die”.
“I’d give him a song and think, ‘Where the fuck do you go from here?'” Osbourne told Rolling Stone. “And he’d write you like 15 other verses in such a short amount of time. I mean, if I was writing lyrics, most of the time, I go, ‘Well, she went to the door,’ and that’s as far as I’d get. He just writes them as if he’s writing a message. And it’s like, “He wrote this in how long?” And they’re not good lyrics – they’re fucking amazing lyrics.”