Ozzy Osbourne: “My Rock God is Lemmy Kilmister”

Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne named his rock god and talked about his memories with Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister.

Late singer Lemmy Kilmister is a great influence for virtually every musician he’s interacted with. His bandmate Mikkey Dee emphasizes that in the interviews he appears in. Legendary vocalist Ozzy Osbourne is no exception to this, as he named Lemmy Kilmister as his rock god. On top of that, Osbourne also talked about his memories with Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister. Kilmister is apparently a fast reader, according to Ozzy Osbourne. Ozzy also praised Lemmy’s ability to write lyrics, and how that helped Black Sabbath’s singer.

In an interview with Johnnie Walker of BBC Radio‘s YouTube channel, Ozzy had the following to say.

Ozzy Osbourne praises Lemmy Kilmister, talks about memories

“My rock god is Lemmy Kilmister. Lemmy was a guy – he shot from the hip every time. ‘That sucks,’ or, ‘I like that.'”

After sharing his thoughts on Lemmy Kilmister, Osbourne went on to talk about some memories. According to Ozzy Osbourne, Kilmister is both a fast reader and writer:

“I’m good at starting lyrics, but I can’t finish them. And he’d go – he’d write a bunch of lyrics for my songs – ‘Mama, I’m Coming Home.’

So, I’d give him a tape, and I had this book on World War II. I haven’t read it and I told him, ‘Tell me what you think. And I have a bunch of these lyrics – whenever you can…’ I’m thinking, it’s gonna be a week.

And he says, ‘Come back in about four hours.’ So I got back, and he goes, ‘What do you think about these?’ And I go, ‘Oh, great.’ He then goes, ‘What about these?’ I go, ‘Oh, you got two…?’

He goes, ‘No, I got another one – three.’ I go, ‘You had written three sets of lyrics?!’ He said, ‘Yeah, and that book was crap!’ I said, ‘What book?’ He says, ‘The book you gave me.'”

Ozzy Osbourne also said how Lemmy Kilmister could look like to those who do not know him:

“He was a speed-reader! He could read really fast. He was amazing! You look at people like Lemmy and you think, ‘Oh, he’s a yob.’ But he was very well-educated.”

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