Ozzy Osbourne and Lemmy Kilmister Reunited in Animated Video for “Hellraiser”
For obvious reasons, it’s not possible for Ozzy Osbourne and Lemmy Kilmister to film a music video today. So for the clip to promote “Hellraiser,” the 1991 Ozzy/Motörhead song that was recently re-released as a(n artificial) duet between the two, they went animated.
Maybe you think that’s a letdown, but the video is quite cool, and definitely allows them to go much bigger and more fantastical than they could have with live action. For example, Animated Ozzy can jump around and fight zombies with a laser sword, whereas Real Ozzy can barely walk from one side of the stage to the other.
Watch the video below.
The original Ozzy recording of the song appeared on No More Tears in 1991; the Motörhead iteration followed on March or Die a year later. This new amalgamation, which grafts some of Lemmy’s vocals onto the Ozzy version of the song, comes from the No More Tears thirtieth anniversary super-duper-deluxe extra-special reissue. That’s out now.
Ozzy is currently working on a follow-up to last year’s Ordinary Man with that record’s producer, Andrew Watt. It will once again feature Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) on drums, as well as drummer Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters) and bassist Robert Trujillo (Metallica). Longtime Ozzy collaborator and sideman Zakk Wylde will also participate in some capacity (he did not appear on Ordinary Man at all), as will Ozzy’s former Black Sabbath bandmate, Tony Iommi, iconic guitarist Jeff Beck and iconic guitarist/total dipshit Eric Clapton.