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Ozzy Osbourne says Motörhead should be in the Rock Hall

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Ozzy Osbourne says Motörhead should be in the Rock Hall

Ozzy Osbourne is finally being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo act, he is already in there as a member of Black Sabbath. He will be inducted this year alongside names like Cher, Foreigner, Peter Frampton, Mary J. Blige and Kool & The Gang.


In an interview with Rolling Stone he said that Motörhead is a band that should already have been inducted. He said that Lemmy Kilmister was the “ultimate Metal guy” and that he really misses not having him around anymore.

During the same conversation he said that he is happy that Foreigner will also be inducted but noted that nowadays they are a cover band, although he is looking forward to meeting their original singer Lou Gramm at the ceremony. Another interesting information shared by Osbourne is that maybe the actor and Tenacious D member Jack Black will be the one to induct him.

Ozzy Osbourne says Motörhead should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

“Motörhead have to be. They should definitely be in. Lemmy Kilmister was a very integral part of this. In my opinion, Lemmy Kilmister was the ultimate metal guy. He lived blues, meth, and malt brews. And he was a dear friend of mine. I really miss not having Lemmy around anymore.”

“What I liked about Lemmy is he didn’t give a fuck who you were. If you asked him a question, he’d tell you what he thought. If you asked what he thought of a song, he’d say, ‘It’s crap.’ And he’d tell you. And he’s like, “If you don’t like my answer, then don’t give me the question,”” Ozzy Osbourne said.

Lemmy Kilmsiter formed Motörhead in 1975 and the group remained active until 2015 when he sadly passed away at the age of 70. An underrated lyricist, Kilmsiter also co-wrote some songs with Ozzy Osbourne in the 90s, such as “Hellraiser” and “Mamma I’m Coming Home”. He also recorded with Motörhead their ballad “I Ain’t No Nice Guy”.

He said that Foreigner now is a cover band and that Mariah Carey should also be inducted

Talking about Foreigner’s induction, Ozzy said: “I’m glad Foreigner got in. They should have got in ages ago. I mean, Foreigner now, that ain’t Foreigner. It’s like a cover band. There are no original members, are there?” The interviewer then replied, saying: “The musicians who tour as Foreigner all joined in the 2000s.” So the Prince of Darkness quickly replied: “That’s a cover band.”

But noted that he is looking forward to meeting Lou Gramm and praised him saying he is a great singer. Curiously, Ozzy also thinks that Mariah Carey should be inducted at some point into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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