Let Me Hear You Scream

Songfacts®:

  • This is the first single from Scream, the tenth studio album by English heavy metal singer Ozzy Osbourne. It is Ozzy's first release to feature new guitarist Gus G. (Firewind).
  • The single was premiered in the US on an episode of CSI:NY, which was broadcast on April 14, 2010. "We were looking for something high energy and irreverent to sell the madness of a prison riot," said executive producer and episode writer Peter M. Lenkov about the use of the song. "We immediately responded to the new Osbourne tune. The song exceeded our expectations and brought exactly the right tone to the episode."
    Ozzy, who spent time in prison in the UK for burglary before his 18th birthday said: "When I heard they were going to use 'Let Me Hear You Scream' for a prison riot scene, I thought, 'Well, now that's something I know about.'"
  • The album's original title was Soul Sucka, but following negative feedback from fans, Ozzy published a list of other possible names and asked fans to vote. They eventually decided on Scream.
  • Gus G told Musicradar.com about recording his solo for this song: "Let Me Hear You Scream was written quite a few times. The lyrics kept changing, the riffs kept changing, the arrangement changed back and forth. Originally, I did a whammy pedal solo, only I don't really know how to use a whammy pedal. So I did some crazy s--t with high octaves, which sounded OK. But then the lyrics changed again, so I had to think of another type of solo - that's the one that ended up on the final recording."

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