Lemmy Kilmister’s favorite Ozzy Osbourne album was no surprise

Ozzy Osbourne says his longtime friendship with Lemmy Kilmister was characterized by brutal honesty – about work and life.

That friendship played out professionally in the 1991s No more tearswhich saw Kilmister collaborate on four tracks—including “Mama, I’m Coming Home,” Osbourne’s only Top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. But they also saw each other socially, right up until Engine head the legend succumbed to one various diseases including prostate cancer on dec. 28, 2015 – just four days after his 70th birthday.

“I went down to South America and he was there on tour, but he was so fucked he couldn’t talk to anybody,” Osbourne says. Metal hammer. “He sat in the front, thin as a rake. He was full of cancer at the end, but mind you, he turned to me and said, “I’m going to die, I think. Never thought I’d make 70, so I did well.'”

Kilmister was known for his indulgences, although he cut back when diabetes and hypertension set in. Osbourne added: “His exact words were: ‘I could have lived a lot longer and looked after myself, but I lived my life the way I want to live and I have no regrets’. Fair enough!”

They also had candid discussions about Osbourne’s long career. “He’d say, ‘That record you just made was fucking shit,’ or ‘I really like it,'” Osbourne recalled. “His favorite [line] was: ‘Your best record was No more tears – yes, because you signed it, you cunt!”

Ozzy Osbourne’s 10 Craziest TV Moments

Ozzy Osbourne became a huge TV star between celebrated stints in Black Sabbath – and some of what aired was pretty crazy.

I remember Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister

Related Posts