As Ozzy Osbourne gears up for the August 14 launch of the 2010 Ozzfest, the multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has released "Life Won't Wait", the second single from his worldwide smash Epic Records album "Scream", which entered the charts in June in the Top Ten in more than 10 countries. The video for the hard-hitting and melodic life-affirming song is being directed by Ozzy's son, Jack Osbourne, and it was shot last week at various locations in Los Angeles.
In other news, Ozzy's first-ever official free iTunes app — simply called Ozzy — is available now and allows fans to enter the world of The Prince of Darkness. Users can experience music from Ozzy's 30-year solo career with access to a full discography featuring direct links to his iTunes page for a one-stop link to purchase of any song or album from his catalog. In addition, once downloaded, users can view music videos and photo galleries, access Ozzy's current concert dates and buy tickets for upcoming shows, or can instantly post comments and photos from shows they've just attended. A built-in fan wall also allows users to communicate with each other and search (by location) to find fellow Ozzy fans in their town. The Ozzy app is fully integrated with his official Twitter feed and has direct links to all of his other social networking sites as well as Ozzy's official online store.
"Let Me Hear You Scream", the last video from OZZY OSBOURNE, can be viewed below. The clip was filmed in May with renowned Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund, who has previously worked with METALLICA, SATYRICON, RAMMSTEIN, MADONNA and THE PRODIGY, among others.
Ozzy recorded most of "Scream" at his Los Angeles home studio, The Bunker, and co-wrote all the songs, primarily with producer Kevin Churko. Notably, the album marks the first appearance of Ozzy's new guitar player, Gus G. (FIREWIND, ex-DREAM EVIL, ARCH ENEMY). Ozzy's band also features bassist Rob "Blasko" Nicholson, drummer Tommy Clufetos (ex-ROB ZOMBIE, ALICE COOPER) and keyboardist Adam Wakeman.
Ozzy will embark on an 18-month world tour in support of "Scream", which will include six Ozzfest dates in August.