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Ozzy Osbourne pays tribute to Lemmy with the release of the duet version of “Hellraiser”

Posted by Ramon Gonzales in News on September 13, 2021

The updated version of the track features the first-ever official version of a mash-up of vocals from OZZY and the song’s co-writer, Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead.

To mark the 30th anniversary of the release of Ozzy Osbourne’s quadruple-platinum album No More Tears, an updated version of the essential track “Hellraiser” is being unveiled. The newest version of the track features the first-ever official version of the song with a mash-up of vocals from Ozzy and the song’s co-writer, longtime friend and colleague Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead.

“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.”

“Hellraiser” serves as one of four tracks that Lemmy co-wrote for the No More Tears album. Other mandatory entries include the the album’s most enduring selections including, “Mama, I’m Coming Home,” “Desire,” and “I Don’t Want to Change the World.” Motorhead would go onto record their own version of the track for their 1992 LP, March ör Die, but the most recent digital update is the first time that both Ozzy and Lemmy and heard on the same track.

Ozzy’s sixth solo studio album in No More Tears, spurned four Billboard top ten singles including, “Mama, I’m Coming Home” which reached # 2, “Road To Nowhere” which hit #3, and”Time After Time” which climbed to #6 and the title track which settled in at #10. 

The album also earned OZZY his first Grammy for a live version of the track”I Don’t Want to Change the World.” featured on the Live and Loud LP. 

The 390th anniversary release of No More Tears will get two special editions in a double LP black vinyl variant, as well as a special yellow and red double LP vinyl version. This comes with a limited edition booklet and is available exclusively via towerrecords.com

Pre-order the physical or digital version of the album – HERE // Stream the updated version of “Hellraiser” from Ozzy Osbourne and Lemmy Kilmister below.


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