It began on the remaining day of Ozzfest 2005 in Devore, CA when Iron Maiden‘s energy was lower intermittently all through their present and the band had eggs thrown at them. Oh, and a man got here operating onto the stage with an American flag and a shirt that had “Do not Fuck With Ozzy” written on it. Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson criticized Ozzy from the stage, saying he and his band would by no means participate “in a actuality present,” whereas Sharon Osbourne got here out on the finish to deal with her gripes with Dickinson and his “disrespect” to her and her husband all through the tour.
To make issues clear, Sharon‘s assertion relating to Dickinson on the time learn as follows: “From day one, Bruce Dickinson began berating Ozzy and belittling the Ozzfest viewers. He acknowledged he ‘did not want a actuality present to offer him credibility;’ ‘We’re not just a few fucking reunion band;’ and repeatedly complained concerning the sound system, saying that when he comes again to America, he’ll have a greater one.”
So is Sharon previous it 17 years later? Hell no. In an interview with Consequence, Sharon makes her emotions about Dickinson painfully clear. Sharon calls Dickinson a fucking asshole, as a result of calling him a fucking prick is not truthful as “a prick’s good.” Sharon later clarifies that she does not have an issue with Iron Maiden as a band, and closes by saying “Ozzy is authentic and Bruce is not and that is what eats Bruce away.” So yeah, hatchet removed from buried.
“Bruce Dickinson is a fucking prick. Nicely, no, he isn’t a prick as a result of a prick’s good. He is a fucking asshole. As a result of the scenario is he was on a tour known as Ozzfest. And Ozzy Osbourne was paying him each evening to carry out. He accepted the gig. He knew what he was doing. He accepted the gig. And each evening he would go onstage and say unhealthy issues about Ozzy. And the crew and everyone in all the opposite bands could be like, ‘Are you letting him get away with it?’ And I am like, ‘I positive am.’ However the final gig was [just outside of] L.A. And I believed, ‘You motherfucker, now you are gonna get it.’
“And so I had about 20 individuals within the viewers and loads of them have been nurses from Cedars Sinai, as a result of I had most cancers at the moment. They usually have been all my chemo nurses. They usually all got here down, and so they fucking pelted the shit out of him. And my factor is, you play, you pay!
“And the factor is, when you’re being paid to do a gig, however you do not just like the individual, then fuck off. However do not stay, take the cash, take all the nice that is coming to your band by being on a competition, doing 24 exhibits and nonetheless slagging the person who’s paying you. It is like, ‘No, that makes you a fucking asshole.’ And he’s. And he is by no means apologized, he by no means even went up and stated whats up to Ozzy. The factor about him is that he’s simply so jealous. And all the time has been of Ozzy. And that is his drawback.
“As a result of the factor is about Bruce Dickinson, he is vastly profitable. He is acquired an excellent fan base, an excellent fan base which have been loyal. The band are nice guys. All of the band are nice. They usually do nice. You understand, they’re an excellent band, you’ll be able to’t take it away, and neither would I take that away from them. However the factor about Bruce is, he’s unknown to the general public. Bruce Dickinson might stroll into wherever and no one would know who the fuck he’s. Have you learnt what I am saying?
“He is a faceless singer to most people. Individuals aren’t scrambling to get him for an interview. And the factor is, he isn’t fascinating. However the factor is, Ozzy is authentic and Bruce is not and that is what eats Bruce away.”
And sure, after all there’s video of the incident.
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