Ozzy Osbourne recently talked with Raised On Radio program. He recalls the final conversation with Lemmy Kilmister before he passed away.
Ian Fraser Kilmister as we know as Lemmy is an English singer, songwriter, and musician. He founded the MOTÖRHEAD in 1975 and played rock and roll till he died on December 28th, 2015. A lot of fans still upset but they continue to live his legacy. Also, Ozzy Osbourne’s and family’s TV show “The Osbournes” mentioned on Lemmy’s final days.
In this episode, they also talked about Ozzy Osbourne’s “No More Tears” album. In this album which also Lemmy Kilmister wrote the lyrics for “Mama I’m Coming Home,” “I Don’t Want to Change the World,” “Hellraiser,” “Desire” and more songs.
During the interview with Raised On Radio, Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon Osbourne opened up about the final days of Lemmy Kilmister:
Ozzy started with “Well, I remember when it first started on and going up on the radio, and I came on and it was a catchy song. And then when I realized it wouldn’t let me. I thought, ‘Oh, wow!’
Sharon added: “It was done very quickly because Lemmy had done so much touring with Ozzy, and we lived in the same town, and he was a really good friend of both of us. And he was probably the most well-read man I’d ever met in my life. Brilliant, he had a brilliant vocabulary, and I don’t think that many people realize that.”
Ozzy said: “I was probably one of the last people to speak to him. I would phone him up; somebody said he was not gonna make it, so I phoned him and I put him on the phone. And I couldn’t make out what he was saying… Oh, it was terrible…”
Sharon Osbourne added: “Everybody knew he was ill. He’d lost an awful lot of weight… Ozzy will tell you the story of when he toured with Ozzy in South America…?”
Ozzy continued: “I flew down to South America with him about six months before, and he looked terribly thin and gowned, and my heart broke for him. Yeah, he tried to carry on as normal but it was one of them, things where he knows you know but you didn’t want to say anything.
But he worked right up to the very end. He said, ‘I could have probably lived another 10 years if I hadn’t smoked and didn’t live my lifestyle, but I lived my life the way I wanted to live it.’ Yeah. But still, so terribly sad and miss him very, very much. He copied my song. He wrote the lyric, I recorded it. He wrote the lyrics, but he liked the song that much he recorded it himself.”
You can watch the MOTÖRHEAD – “Hellraiser” below! Also, order the “March ör Die” album here.