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Ozzy’s classic ‘No More Tears’ will celebrate its 30th-anniversary release this coming Friday with an expanded digital deluxe edition that includes a new version of “Hellraiser’ with the late, great Motorhead frontman, Lemmy Kilmister. 

More than 30 years after the release of NO MORE TEARS, music fans will, at last, hear a new version of the album’s “Hellraiser.”  Listen below…

The digital release of the album, due out September 17 (Sony), will include an updated interpretation of the track featuring the first-ever official version of the song with a mash-up of vocals from OZZY and the song’s co-writer, longtime friend, and colleague Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead.

Hellraiser” originally appeared on NO MORE TEARS; Motorhead then recorded their own version and released it as a single from their 1992 March ör Die album.

Hellraiser” was one of four songs from NO MORE TEARS co-written by OZZY with Lemmy; the others are “Mama, I’m Coming Home,” “Desire,” and “I Don’t Want to Change the World.

I hope everyone enjoys the song,” OZZY says.  “This is just a small way to honour my friend Lemmy.  Sharon and I talk a lot about how much we miss him.

Beyond the digital version of NO MORE TEARS, OSBOURNE’s sixth solo album went Top 10 (#7) and certified quadruple platinum–the release will also be highlighted with two special editions:  a 2LP black vinyl version and a special yellow and red 2LP vinyl version with a specially created booklet (exclusively at Tower Records).

Both configurations will be released simultaneously with the digital version.  Pre-order the album here.

In its release, NO MORE TEARS yielded four top ten singles on the Billboard Rock Tracks chart, “Mama, I’m Coming Home” (#2), “Road To Nowhere” (#3), “Time After Time” (#6) and the title track (#10).

In addition, the album’s “I Don’t Want to Change the World” earned OZZY his first Grammy for a live version of the track that was featured on his 1993 LIVE AND LOUD album.

Oran O’Beirne

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