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BLOW IT OUT YOUR OZ: 6/11/17

Scream is the eleventh studio album by Ozzy Osbourne, released on 11 June 2010 and his last solo album as of 2016. The album was recorded at Ozzy’s home studio called “The Bunker” in Los Angeles, California and was produced by himself and Kevin Churko, who is best known for his work with artists such as Hellyeah, Papa Roach, Five Finger Death Punch, In This Moment, Gemini Syndrome, Kobra and the Lotus, Asking Alexandria and many more. They had previously worked together on Black Rain in ’07. The album was commercially successful, reaching number 4 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart and number 12 on the UK Albums Chart.

Originally to be titled Soul Sucka, the album was later changed to Scream. It is the only Ozzy album to feature guitarist Gus G, who replaced long-term guitarist Zakk Wylde. (Who is currently back in the band) Scream is also the first release to feature keyboardist Adam Wakeman, (the son of Legendary YES keyboardist Rick Wakeman) who has worked with Ozzy as a touring musician since 2004. He has also played keyboards and guitar off-stage for Black Sabbath.

A 2-CD, “Tour Edition” version of the Scream album was released in the U.S. on 5 October 2010. This package contains the original album on disc 1 and a second CD with seven bonus songs from the Scream sessions, and four additional live tracks recorded during the UK leg of the Scream tour.

The music video for ‘Let Me Hear You Scream’ from the SCREAM album.

“Let Me Hear You Scream” hit number 1 on the US Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, which is Ozzy’s second single to achieve such a feat. Also, in a stunt to promote the Scream album, at the LA Dodgers vs. LA Angels of Anaheim Major League Baseball game on 12 June 2010, Ozzy encouraged the crowd to scream the title of the album as loud as they could and for as long as possible. The goal was to earn the Guinness World Record for loudest and longest scream from a crowd, and it was a success! The stadium beat the previous record set by a group of Finnish Boy Scouts. And the money earned was donated to ThinkCure! to aid cancer research.

Music video by Ozzy Osbourne performing Life Won’t Wait from the SCREAM album. (C) 2010 Sony Music Entertainment

“Life Won’t Wait” reached No. 1 on the Mediabase rock chart in Canada, making it his third single to achieve such a feat.


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