Ozzy Osbourne Releasing New Video for ‘Hellraiser’ on Thirty-Year Anniversary

by Amy Myers
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Thirty years ago, Ozzy Osbourne released his legendary song “Hellraiser” as a part of his 1991 album, No More Tears. Since then the song has become one of Osbourne’s all-time greatest hits. Now, he’s gifted fans with a new video of the song. The 30th Anniversary Edition video is animated and features Osbourne himself as well as late Motörhead frontman, Lemmy Kilmister, who co-wrote the song.

The clip premiers On Friday at 8 p.m. PT, just in time for Halloween festivities. The video features all the classic elements of Ozzy Osbourne music – gore, demons, bats and skulls. On Tuesday, the rock star dropped the trailer of the video.

Not only does the new video honor the 30th anniversary of the hit song, but it also serves as a tribute to Ozzy Osbourne’s good friend, Lemmy Kilmister. The Motörhead vocalist passed away in 2015 at the age of 70. Kilmister was diagnosed with prostate cancer just two days before his death. All the while, Kilmister was still touring with his band despite his painful symptoms.

The new video is no doubt the best tribute that Killmister’s friend could offer him. In the animation, Kilmister has on his trademark black hat and a lit cigarette in his mouth. Meanwhile, Ozzy Osbourne wore his dark shades and long, black hair.

Ozzy Osbourne Remembers Final Days with Lemmy Kilmister

As fellow rock legends, Ozzy Osbourne and Lemmy Kilmister frequently went on tour together. The pairing was, of course, every fan’s dream line-up, and Osbourne and Kilmister enjoyed their time together just as much. Since they had grown so close over the years, Osbourne felt that it was only right to give his friend a call when he found out about his fight with cancer.

“I’d phone him up; somebody said he was not gonna make it, so I phoned him and I put him on the phone. And I couldn’t make out what he was saying. It was terrible,” Osbourne shared with Planet Rock.

Earlier that year, Ozzy Osbourne toured with Kilmister one final time, and even then he could tell that his friend was not well.

“I flew down to South America with him about six months before, and he looked terribly thin and gowned, and my heart broke for him,” Osbourne recalled.

“He tried to carry on as normal but it was one of the things where he knows you know but you didn’t want to say anything. But he worked right up to the very end,” the rock star recalled. “He said, ‘I could have probably lived another 10 years if I hadn’t smoked and didn’t live my lifestyle, but I lived my life the way I wanted to live it.’”

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