Written By Braddon S. Williams
Ozzy Osbourne: No More Tears
And then there was Zakk…No More Tears (1991) was the second Ozzy Osbourne album to feature the Viking biker madman man mountain known as Zakk Wylde.
Additionally, Lemmy Kilmister from Motörhead wrote the lyrics for 4 of the songs, helping Ozzy to score one of the biggest successes of his career.
The title track was a spectacular epic of a song, beginning with that tricky little bass guitar intro, and featuring some dramatic keyboards and a monster solo from Wylde. Mama I’m Coming Home, Road To Nowhere, and Time After Time were 3 huge power ballads with great choruses and more signature melodic mayhem from the Zakk attack. Hellraiser, Mr. Tinkertrain, I Don’t Want To Change The World, Zombie Stomp, and Desire were all suitably full of hard rock madness from the Prince of Darkness, and Ozzy proved once again that he could literally succeed with any guitar slinger he chose to work with.
No More Tears came out at the same time as the Use Your Illusions albums from Guns ‘n Roses and the Ozz man did just fine in the competition, as if any of us had any doubts.