Ozzy Osbourne has released a new version of Hellraiser – taken from his 1991 solo album No More Tears – featuring late Motörhead leader Lemmy Kilmister.
Arriving ahead of the album's 30th anniversary reissue – which itself drops this Friday (September 17), the track is a mashup of Ozzy Osbourne's No More Tears version – which features Zakk Wylde's wailing electric guitar leads – and Lemmy's vocals from Motörhead's 1992 single for their March ör Die album. Check it out below.
“I hope everyone enjoys the song,” Ozzy says. “This is just a small way to honor my friend Lemmy. Sharon and I talk a lot about how much we miss him.”
The Motörhead frontman died in late 2015 shortly after his 70th birthday, after a battle with cancer.
Hellraiser was one of four songs co-written by both Ozzy Osbourne and Lemmy Kilmister for No More Tears, the others being Mama, I'm Coming Home, Desire and I Don't Want to Change the World.
The collaboration came after years of friendship between the pair, beginning in the late '70s when Ozzy – who had recently departed from Black Sabbath – took his newly formed solo band on the road with Motörhead.
“I'd give him a song and think, ‘Where the fuck do you go from here?’” Ozzy told Rolling Stone (opens in new tab) in 2015 regarding working with Lemmy. “He'd write you like 15 other verses in such a short amount of time. I mean, if I was writing lyrics, most of the time I go, ‘Well, she went to the door,’ and that's as far as I'd get.
“He just writes them as if he's writing a message. And it's like ‘He wrote this in how long?’ And they're not good lyrics – they're fucking amazing lyrics.”
Ozzy Osbourne also contributed vocals to I Ain't No Nice Guy – a track from Motörhead March ör Die album that also featured Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash.
To pre-order the 30th anniversary edition of No More Tears, head to Ozzy Osbourne's website (opens in new tab).