Friday, October 29, 2021

Ozzy Osbourne and Lemmy get animated in new Hellraiser video

Ozzy Osbourne is streaming an animated video for his 1991 track, “Hellraiser”, featuring Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead, from the recently-issued 30th anniversary digital release of his “No More Tears” album.

The 2021 mix presents the first-ever official version of the song featuring both rockers; “Hellraiser” was one of four songs on Osbourne’s sixth album that were co-written by Lemmy – alongside “Mama, I’m Coming Home,” “I Don’t Want To Change The World” and “Desire”, while Motorhead would go on to record their own version for their 1992 album, “March Or Die.”

“I’m so glad we were able to honor my dear friend Lemmy with this duet and now the video,” says Ozzy. “We immortalized him with a clip of the two of us being together, hanging out and getting into some trouble as we so often did.”

The Motorhead founder passed away in 2015 at the age of 70 from prostate cancer, cardiac arrhythmia, and congestive heart failure.

The expanded 30th anniversary digital reissue of “No More Tears” features the original album alongside bonus material that includes a mix of demos and live recordings from the era.

“No More Tears” reached No. 7 on the Billboard 200 on its way to sales of more than 4 million copies in the region, making it Osbourne’s second best-selling record after his 1980 debut, “Blizzard Of Oz.”

“Hellraiser” will be issued as a stand-alone release on Ozzy’s birthday, December 3; the special 10” black vinyl single will feature three versions of the song: the new 30th anniversary edition and the classic original Ozzy track with Motorhead’s version of the same song as the B-side.

Osbourne has just announced plans to release an expanded 40th anniversary digital edition of his 1981 classic, “Diary Of A Madman”, on November 5.

See also:

Ozzy Osbourne expands Diary Of A Madman for 40th anniversary reissue
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Ozzy Osbourne streams new version of Hellraiser featuring Lemmy
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