“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.”
In an interview with Classic Rock for the magazine’s 300th issue, Ozzy talks about the loss of his friend weighs heavy on his mind.
In an interview with Metal Hammer from 2018, Ozzy said how that conversation with Lemmy made him want to go and see his friend in person, but how he never made it on time: "I miss having him around.
“I phoned him on the day he died. I knew he was dying. He didn’t even know it was me. I had to say to him: ‘It’s Ozzy, Lem.’ He just gurgled down the phone to me. I said ‘Lemmy, for fuck sake, stay there, I’m coming.’
“I said to Sharon: ‘F*ck it, get in the car, we’re going around to his apartment'."
“And just as we were leaving she came up to me and said: ‘Don’t worry, he’s gone.’ And I went ‘Oh god…’ I just sunk. It hit me really hard, I’m not going to pretend it didn’t.”
Ozzy has just finished his new solo album which he hopes will achieve one final ambition: to have a number one solo album in his seventies.
Osbourne has recruited Tony Iommi, Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton to guest on his next solo record, which is being produced by Andrew Watt.
It is likely to be in September.
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