Ozzy Osbourne and Lemmy Kilmister are two of probably the most iconic characters in heavy music and the musicians shared a friendship that spanned many years. The truth is, Osbourne revealed in a brand new interview with Basic Rock that he had spoken with Lemmy on Dec. 28, 2015, simply previous to the musician’s dying.
“He was a great man, Lemmy was,” stated Osbourne, then reflecting, “All the blokes from Motörhead have gone now, from the unique band.”
“It is arduous to lose anybody you like,” he continued. “I used to be speaking to Lemmy on the morning that he died, however I could not perceive what he was speaking about. I needed to speak to another person who was there, however they saved giving the cellphone to Lemmy.”
Osbourne had beforehand revealed that last cellphone dialog with Lemmy in a 2018 Metallic Hammer interview, the place he defined that after talking with Lemmy and listening to the state he was in, he was able to rush to the singer’s facet. However in keeping with Osbourne, Sharon knowledgeable him that Lemmy had simply handed proper as they have been prepared to go away the home. “Simply as we have been leaving she got here as much as me and stated, ‘Don’t be concerned, he is gone.’ And I went, ‘Oh god,’ recalled Osbourne. “I simply sunk. It hit me actually arduous, I am not going to fake it did not.”
In a 2016 Sydney Morning Herald interview, Osbourne revealed that his precise last dialog with the Motorhead chief got here two days earlier than his dying. “I could not make head nor tail what the fuck he was speaking about, he was so in poor health,” stated Osbourne. “And two days earlier than I spoke to him he simply had a birthday, his seventieth … I imply, there’s nothing fucking good about fucking dying at any age, you recognize? However as he stated to me, in one of many final conversations I had with him, he says, ‘Nicely, I lived my life the best way I needed to dwell it. Who needs to dwell to 85? You are gonna be bored shitless.'”
“So I received again, and he goes, ‘What do you concentrate on these?’ And I am going, ‘Oh, nice,'” recalled Ozzy. “He then goes, ‘What about these?’ I am going, ‘Oh, you bought two…?’ He goes, ‘No, I received one other one – three.’ I am going, ‘You had written three units of lyrics?!’ He stated, ‘Yeah, and that guide was crap!’ I stated, ‘What guide?’ He says, ‘The guide you gave me.'”
As Ozzy tells it, “He was a speed-reader! He may learn actually quick. He was wonderful! You have a look at folks like Lemmy and also you assume, ‘Oh, he is a yob.’ However he was very well-educated.”
Simply this previous yr, a new model of “Hellraiser” was launched that includes each Ozzy and Lemmy’s vocals on the tune that each had beforehand recorded individually. The observe combining their vocals was in honor of the thirtieth anniversary of the tune.
Lemmy Kilmister died on Dec. 28, 2015 on the age of 70.