Who does Ozzy Osbourne consider to be the “all-time rock God”? The answer is late Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister, who collaborated with Osbourne on such hits as “Hellraiser” and “Mama I'm Coming Home,” according to an interview Osbourne recently did with BBC's Johnnie Walker.
He said, “Lemmy was a guy – he shot from the hip every time. 'That sucks,' or, 'I like that.' I'm good at starting lyrics, but I can't finish them. And he'd go – he'd write a bunch of lyrics for my songs – 'Mama, I'm Coming Home.' So, I'd give him a tape, and I had this book on World War II. I haven't read it and I told him, 'Tell me what you think. And I have a bunch of these lyrics – whenever you can…' I'm thinking, it's gonna be a week. And he says, 'Come back in about four hours.' So I got back, and he goes, 'What do you think about these?' And I go, 'Oh, great.' He then goes, 'What about these?' I go, 'Oh, you got two…?' He goes, 'No, I got another one – three.' I go, 'You had written three sets of lyrics?!' He said, 'Yeah, and that book was crap!' I said, 'What book?' He says, 'The book you gave me.'”
Kilmister died from cancer on December 28, 2015.