Zakk Wylde Addresses Lemmy Kilmister’s Reputation In Rock And Metal Scene


Black Label Society icon Zakk Wylde mentioned that everybody loved Lemmy Kilmister while talking about his music career in an interview with Metal Hammer.

Starting with the 1988’s ‘No Rest for the Wicked,’ Zakk Wylde contributed to many Ozzy Osbourne studio albums. As the Prince of Darkness confirmed, the guitarist will also play in his upcoming solo album.

They created impactful works together like the album ‘No More Tears,’ released in 1991. This record includes a powerful song titled ‘Hellraiser,‘ written by Zakk Wylde, Ozzy Osbourne, and Lemmy Kilmister. Osbourne paid his tribute to Lemmy in the previous year by releasing a new version of the song they sang together.

Lemmy was a notable name for the musicians, especially those who worked with him. As one of these names, Zakk Wylde mentioned that meeting with Lemmy was a significant event in his life. In the recent interview, Wylde talked about the times he worked with Lemmy by saying Lemmy was loved by everybody around.

As he stated, every day was very fun while working together with Ozzy and Lemmy. Wylde recalled a memory they played for Kilmister’s birthday before his passing. He also remembered when he hugged Lemmy, which stuck with him as a touching memory.

Zakk Wylde talked about Lemmy in the interview:

“I didn’t know anybody who didn’t like Lemmy because he was great with everybody he met. And when he and Ozzy got together? Forget about it. They were both hilarious. When Motörhead opened for Oz, every night was Friday night, man. We went out drinking a ton.

I remember right before Lemmy passed, we had a big birthday celebration at The Whisky A Go-Go where we played for him. I hugged him, and it was like hugging your grandmother. He was just skin and bones at that point.”

Lemmy Kilmister significantly impacted almost all rock musicians’ lives with his musical talent and point of view on life. Zakk Wylde was one of these names who talked about Lemmy as a unique person. As Wylde mentioned, Lemmy was loved by everyone who met him because he was a rock icon and a nice person.