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Ozzy Thrashes Onto Rock Band With Six Songs, Including Three Unreleased Songs From SCREAM!
Harmonix and MTV Games today announced that rock legend Ozzy Osbourne, will make his Rock Band debut June 15 with a six pack of songs in the Rock Band Music Store of downloadable content for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Wii.
“It’s great to bring my songs to Rock Band, especially material from the new album SCREAM” said Ozzy Osbourne. “I hope Rock Band players around the world are ready to have their living rooms invaded by me!”
Songs that will be included from his latest and 10th studio album SCREAM are “Diggin’ Me Down,” “Soul Sucker” and the album’s first single, “Let Me Hear You Scream.” These songs are available exclusively through Rock Band until the album’s release June 22. “I Don’t Wanna Stop” from 2007’s Black Rain, “Crazy Babies” from 1988’s double platinum No Rest For the Wicked, and “No More Tears” from the 1991 four times platinum album of the same name, will also be featured as downloadable content in the Rock Band Music Store.
SCREAM – Osbourne’s first album in almost three years and 10th studio album overall – is set for a June 22 release via Epic Records. Produced by Ozzy and Kevin Churko, both of whom did the same honors for Ozzy’s 2007 worldwide million-seller Black Rain, the new album is fueled by the red-hot first single “Let Me Hear You Scream.” Ozzy’s band consists of Ozzy’s new guitar player, Gus G., bassist Blasko, drummer Tommy Clufetos and keyboardist Adam Wakeman.
With more than 400 artists, including Jimi Hendrix, The Who, AC/DC and Green Day, who are exclusive to Rock Band, as well as more than 1,500 songs available through the Rock Band platform and 68 million songs sold through its download store alone, Rock Band is the undisputed sales and content leader in the interactive music space, providing the deepest and best selection of artists, songs and albums.
MTV Networks is celebrating Ozzy Osbourne’s debut in Rock Band across its television channels, including the following:
VH1 Classic: Airings of a special 30-minute show celebrating Ozzy’s career and new album that will begin airing June 15
MTV2: Ozzy will host a special edition of Headbangers Ball and You Rock the Deuce, airing the week of June 20
MTVU: Special Ozzy segment in The Feed