In a new interview with Classic Rock, Ozzy Osbourne shared how he spoke to the late Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister the “morning that he died.”
Lemmy Kilmister sadly passed away on December 28th, 2015. Lemmy is fondly remembered and loved throughout the rock and metal communities; from fans to other metal legends like that of Ozzy Osbourne, Lemmy is greatly missed.
In a new interview with Classic Rock, the Black Sabbath singer talked about a phone call he had with the late Lemmy Kilmister; he mentions how he had trouble understanding what Lemmy was saying, and that this call took place the morning that Lemmy died.
Per Ozzy Osbourne:
“He was a good man, Lemmy was,” says Ozzy. “All the guys from Motörhead have gone now, from the original band. It’s hard to lose anyone you love. I was talking to Lemmy on the morning that he died, but I couldn’t understand what he was talking about. I wanted to talk to someone else who was there, but they kept giving the phone to Lemmy.”
Lemmy Kilmister and Ozzy Osbourne had collaborated in the past together, with Lemmy coming in as a songwriter to help out with Ozzy’s 1991 solo album No More Tears. Lemmy provided the lyrics for the following songs: “Hellraiser,” “Desire,” “I Don’t Want To Change the World,” and “Mama I’m Coming Home.”
Lemmy Kilmister touched a lot of lives. Back this past February, Sabaton singer Joakim Brodén spoke to meeting Lemmy and what the late Motörhead frontman taught him. To read more about that heartwarming story, you can click on the link below:
Sabaton Frontman Shares A Heartwarming Story About Meeting Lemmy Kilmister
Last month, Doro Pesch uploaded a video speaking to what it was like to receive one of Lemmy’s special bullets. A wish from the legendary rocker was that, upon his passing, his ashes would be pressed into bullets. These bullets were then distributed to those close to Lemmy. Along with Pesch, former Headbangers Ball host Riki Rachtman, tennis player Pat Cash, and Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford received Lemmy bullets. You can read more about that story via the link below:
“We were best of friends”: Rocker Doro Pesch Talks About Getting Lemmy Bullet
Words by: Michael Pementel