Ozzy Osbourne’s “Scream” tops Charts around the World

Ozzy Osbourne "Scream"“Scream”-Ozzy Osbourne’s first album in three years and 10th studio album overall–has entered the charts in the Top Ten in seven countries. Beyond earning the #1 slot on the charts in Greece, SCREAM’s chart entries include: U.S., #4; Finland, #3; Japan #4 (international chart, #11 on combined chart); Norway, #5; Canada, #4; andGermany, #7. In his native England, SCREAM is at #12; it also is #11 in Australia. The acclaimed album (see quotes below) was released June 22 via Epic Records, with first single “Let Me Hear You Scream” now #1 on both Active Rock charts and still #1 at Mainstream Rock for the 5th week.

Just before SCREAM was released, the rock icon hosted a Sunday afternoon in-store CD signing at Amoeba Music in Los Angeles (June 20). The first 600 fans who purchased a copy were also given a free ticket to that night’s 10:00 PM House of Blues show. OZZY and his band–new guitar player Gus G., bassist Blasko, drummer Tommy Clufetos and keyboardist Adam Wakeman–raised the roof with a red-hot performance encompassing new material and his many classics.

The multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer recorded most of SCREAM at his Los Angeles home studio, The Bunker. It was produced by OZZY and Kevin Churko, both of whom did the same honors for OZZY’s 2007 worldwide million-seller Black Rain. OZZY co-wrote all the songs, primarily with Churko.

OZZY will embark on an 18-month world tour in support of SCREAM. His U.S. dates will kick off with an August 12 performance at the 70th anniversary of the Sturgis motorcycle rally in South Dakota before he launches this year’s OZZFest on August 14. The six OZZFest dates will feature the main stage line-up with full sets from Ozzy, Mötley Crüe, Rob Halford, DevilDriver and Nonpoint. Second stage headliners and six-time OZZFest veterans Black Label Society will be joined by Drowning Pool,Kingdom of Sorrow, and Goatwhore, Skeletonwitch, Saviours and Kataklysm. Each OZZFest date will include 13 bands on two stages with music beginning at 1:00 PM. In addition, concert-goers can once again visit the OZZFest “Village of the Damned” featuring a mix of interactive activities, shopping and entertainment throughout the venue concourses.

Ozzy Osbourne to release “Scream” on June 22nd

Ozzy Osbourne "Scream"Ozzy Osbourne is set to release “Scream” on June 22nd via Epic Records, his first album in three years and 10th studio album overall. “Let Me Hear You Scream”–the album’s first single–is already Top Five (#5) on the Mainstream Rock Chart and Top Ten (#9) on the Active Rock chart in only its second week on the charts. The fist-pumping anthemic song had its world premiere, during a prison riot scene, on “CSI: NY” Wednesday, April 14th.

“Scream” was produced by OZZY and Kevin Churko, both of whom did the same honors for OZZY’s 2007 worldwide million-seller Black Rain, the album. The multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer recorded most of the album at his Los Angeles home studio, The Bunker, and co-wrote all the songs, primarily with Churko. Notably, the album marks the first appearance of OZZY’s new guitar player, Gus G. OZZY’s band also features bassist Blasko, drummer Tommy Clufetos and keyboardist Adam Wakeman. OZZY will also embark on an 18-month world tour (dates TBA) in support of “Scream.”

Also, all fans who purchase tickets to OZZFest at LiveNation.com through June 18th will receive an email with one unique download link per ticket for Ozzy’s new album, “Scream” on June 21st, the day before the album is available in stores. OZZFest marks the first concerts in the U.S. in connection with the June 22 release of “Scream” (Epic Records), the OZZFest founder’s first album in three years and 10th studio album overall.

Tracklisting includes:
“Let It Die”
“Let Me Hear You Scream”
“Soul Sucker”
“Life Won’t Wait”
“Diggin’ Me Down”
“Crucify”
“Fearless”
“Time”
“I Want It More”
“Latimer’s Mercy”
“I Love You All”

Chris Cornell is streaming all of “Scream on MySpace

Chris Cornell
Chris Cornell
With one week until record release, Chris Cornell is giving his fans the opportunity to hear the album as it was intended-in full. Cornell will be streaming his anticipated 3rd solo album, “Scream,” produced by Timbaland, on MySpace for 48 hours starting at 12pm EST today, March 3rd till 12pm EST Thursday, March 5th.

“Scream” is a seamless work. Timbaland makes inventive use of Cornell’s soaring melodies and incisive lyrics, setting his intense vocal performances against a lush, expressive soundscape and irresistible stutter-step beats. The inventive new work looks to spearhead a brave new world of cross-genre collaboration.

The 13-track album is due out on March 10th via Interscope/Mosley Music. Chris is currently on tour in Europe and will kick off his multi-city US tour on March 28th in Dallas, TX. Scream showcases a new, seductive sound – dark, multi-layered and full of puzzles and surprises. The songs bring a new cinematic scope to Cornell’s performances, with potent visual imagery echoing the non-stop musical assault from his internationally acclaimed live band. “Musically, this is the most ambitious thing I’ve been a part of. It’s almost like a movie soundtrack,” says Cornell, who while on tour will also be playing other music from throughout his two-decade, 14-album career.

Chris Cornell announces additional tour dates and bonus for fans

Chris Cornell
Chris Cornell
Chris Cornell has added ten more dates to his spring tour in support of his forthcoming album, Scream – produced by Timbaland and released by Mosley Music/Interscope on March 10. The 28-date tour now includes a Canadian stop in Vancouver in addition to U.S. cities such as Denver, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Tickets for the 10 newly announced shows go on sale to the public this Friday, February 27. All previously announced shows are on sale now. Scream showcases a new, seductive sound – dark, multi-layered and full of puzzles and surprises. The songs bring a cinematic scope to Cornell’s performances with potent visual imagery echoing the non-stop musical assault from his internationally acclaimed live band. “Musically, this is the most ambitious thing I’ve been a part of. It’s almost like a movie soundtrack,” says Cornell, who will also be playing other music from his two-decade, 14 –album career.

Get “Scream” with ticket purchase.

Cornell has also announced that fans who purchase tickets online to the upcoming tour will also receive a digital copy of his entire new album, Scream. A code will be sent to online ticket purchasers to redeem a digital copy when the album is released nationwide on March 10. Chris hopes this will give fans something extra at a time when money’s becoming tighter for everyone.

Newly Announced Tour Dates – On Sale This Friday, February 27 at 10am ET

April 21: St. Louis, MO – Pop’s

April 22 : Kansas City, MO – Harrah’s Voodoo Lounge

April 24 : Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre

April 25 : Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot

April 27 : Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo

April 28 : Vancouver, BC, Canada – Commodore Ballroom

April 29 : Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom

May 1 : San Francisco, CA – Grand Ballroom

May 2 : Anaheim, CA – House of Blues

May 3: Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern

Previously Announced Tour Dates – On Sale Now

March 28 : Dallas, TX – House of Blues

March 29 : Houston, TX – Warehouse Live

March 30 : Austin, TX – Stubbs Bar-B-Q

April 1 : Atlanta, GA – CW Center Stage

April 3 : Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

April 4 : Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory

April 5 : Washington DC – 9:30 Club

April 7 : New York, NY – Webster Hall

April 8 : New York, NY – Webster Hall

April 10 : Boston, MA – House of Blues

April 11 : Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theatre

April 13 : Cleveland, OH – House of Blues

April 14 : Ann Arbor, MI – Michigan Theater

April 15 : Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue Theatre

April 17 : Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater

April 18 : St Paul, MN – MYTH

April 19 : Chicago, IL – Riviera Theater

Chris Cornell debuts video for “Scream”

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Chris Cornell has just premiered the video for “Scream,” the title track off of his Timbaland produced album due out next year. Directed by Alan Ferguson (Fall Out Boy, Gym Class Heroes), the cinematic piece captures the two opposing moods of the song. “My role in the video is performing the song in super-slow-motion,” explains Cornell. “I’m existing in this Zen-like world, singing these song lyrics and everything going on around me is super-fast, super-chaotic, and I’m just suspended in it.”