It was the Scream heard throughout Los Angeles when Grammy Award-winning rock legend OZZY OSBOURNE led a Dodger Stadium crowd of over 52,000 in setting a new Guinness World Records achievement for the longest scream by a crowd. The Friday night (June 11) scream–during the game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim–was recorded and verified by Stuart Claxton of Guinness World Records**. The “Scream for a Cure” was part of the third annual ThinkCure! Weekend and the stadium-wide scream was also in celebration of Osbourne’s upcoming Epic Records album SCREAM, due out June 22.
ThinkCure! is an innovative, community-based non-profit that accelerates collaborative research to cure cancers. It was launched in July 2007 by the Los Angeles Dodgers, the McCourt family, City of Hope and Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. Sharon Osbourne, a colon cancer survivor, was on hand at Dodger Stadium to lend her support.
SCREAM–OZZY’s first album in three years and 10th studio album overall–is fueled by the red hot first single, the Top Active Rock track “Let Me Hear You Scream.” 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. Later this summer, OZZY will embark on an 18-month world tour (dates TBA) in support of SCREAM. First up is this summer’s six-city OZZFest, co-headlined by OZZY and Mötley Crüe, that runs August 14-24.
**At the event, OZZY received a certificate that read: “The Guinness World Record led by Ozzy Osbourne for the longest scream by a crowd was broken at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, USA on June 11, 2010.”