Hear Ozzy Osbourne’s New Version of ‘Hellraiser’ Featuring Motörhead's Lemmy Kilmister

Hear Ozzy Osbourne’s New Version of ‘Hellraiser’ Featuring Motörhead's Lemmy Kilmister

lemmy kilmister, ozzy osbourne
L: Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead (photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images). R: Ozzy Osbourne (photo by 
John Atashian/Getty Images)

Ozzy Osbourne has shared a new version of his 1991 song, Hellraiser featuring the late great Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister, in celebration of the song’s 30th anniversary.

Osbourne and Kilmister's longstanding friendship is well documented and in 1991, Ozzy recruited his legendary friend to help write songs for his 1991 LP No More Tears. Kilmister collaborated on four of the album’s songs, including Mama, I’m Coming Home, I Don’t Want to Change the World, Desire and Hellraiser. Motörhead later released their own version of Hellraiser on their 1992 LP March or Die. 

Now, 30 years on, the two iconic singers can finally be heard together on the same recording of the legendary song, which features on the upcoming 30th anniversary No More Tears reissue.

“I hope everyone enjoys the song,” Osbourne said in a press release. “This is just a small way to honour my friend Lemmy. Sharon [Osbourne] and I talk a lot about how much we miss him.”

You can hear the new version of Hellraiser below!

Hellraiser [30th Anniversary Edition]

"That was one of the easiest gigs I ever had,” Kilmister said in his autobiography White Line Fever when reflecting on writing with Osbourne. “Sharon rang me up and said, 'I'll give you X amount of money to write some songs for Ozzy', and I said, 'All right – you got a pen?' I wrote six or seven sets of words, and he ended up using four of them. ... I made more money out of writing those four songs than I made out of 15 years of Motorhead – ludicrous, isn't it?"

Revisit Motörhead’s version of Hellraiser below. 

Motörhead | Hellraiser

Earlier this year, Black Sabbath released a massively expanded reissue of their Ozzy era 1972 album Vol. 4. The expanded edition includes a newly remastered version of the original album plus 20 previously unreleased studio and live recordings.

Vol 4: Super Deluxe Edition is available as a 4-CD set/5-LP set, with both versions featuring liner notes and quotes from all four band members, rare photos and a poster with previously unpublished early artwork of the album featuring the working title, Snowblind.  The collection concludes with a searing collection of live performances from Sabbath’s 1973 U.K. tour for Vol 4., including thrilling live versions of Vol 4. tracks “Tomorrow’s Dream” and “Cornucopia” and fan faves like “Paranoid” and “War Pigs.” Order your copy, HERE.

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