English music journalist Malcolm Dome unearthed his never-released-before interview with Lemmy Kilmister and revealed Lemmy’s thoughts on opening for Ozzy Osbourne’s new band Blizzard of Ozz.
As many of you may already know, Lemmy Kilmister is one of the most famous figures of the rock music scene and he’s mostly known as the founding member of Motörhead. Since he worked with Black Sabbath icon Ozzy Osbourne as a songwriter in the ‘No More Tears’ album in 1991, he was also the opening act of Blizzard of Ozz Tour’s United States leg.
This week, Malcolm Dome of Metal Hammer released an interview of Lemmy from 1981 which was unpublished until now. According to an English journalist, he interviewed Lemmy at the offices of Motörhead’s label, ‘Bronze Records,’ and since the late star was so popular these days, he was allowed to make a thirty-minute-long interview.
In the interview, Lemmy was asked how did the United States Tour opening for Ozzy’s band Blizzard of Ozz go. The late legend stated that he really liked hanging with Osbourne, and since the people know him from his Sabbath days, he built ‘Blizzard of Ozz’ from scratch.
Here is what Lemmy said in that rare interview:
“Better than we expected. It was fun being out there with Ozzy. He’s such a character and we get along fine. He’s starting out all over again. Obviously, people know him from Sabbath, but this is a new band and they have to build from the bottom.
But the venues were a decent size, and the crowds were good. And they seemed to warm to us. We’re not that well known in the States, but that means there’s little pressure. We were treated well and it was a worthwhile trip.”
You can check out Lemmy’s thoughts on ‘Blizzard of Ozz’ below.