OZZY OSBOURNE AIMS FOUL-MOUTHED RANT AT BRUCE DICKINSON
Ozzy Osbourne has aimed a foul-mouthed rant at Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson in an interview he gave to The Quietus.
Five years ago, when Maiden were performing on Osbourne's Ozzfest tour, Bruce made a light-hearted quip about reality TV shows and Osbourne's wife Sharon allegedly arranged to have eggs thrown at the singer while he was on stage, as well as tampering with the band's sound and lighting in an attempt to disrupt the performance.
But Maiden stood firm and Bruce stated that they would finish the gig, even if it took all night, and finish the gig is exactly what they did.
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Osbourne still hasn't forgiven Bruce and has called his behaviour 'childish' and 'irresponsible'.
The former Black Sabbath singer said;
"Every night he was going on stage slagging me off. And that wasn't fair. If he didn't like the fucking tour, he should have said, 'I'm jumping (off) the fucking tour...' I'd never said a fucking bad thing to him...
"Sharon got pissed off... It was nothing to do with me. I'll back my wife up to the hilt, but I didn't know what was going down (with the alleged egg-throwing). But you know what? (Iron Maiden were getting) a few fucking quid out of that Ozzfest. If you've got something to talk to me about, be a man. Come to my face and say, 'I think you're a fucking asshole.'
"Don't be a fucking idiot. It's so pathetically childish...
"To this day I don't understand what the fucking beef was. I just don't get it... I really think he needs a fucking psychiatrist if he does that, he's fucking nuts. It's an irresponsible fucking thing to do. Sharon must have got pissed off with this cunt, you know."
To the best of our knowledge, Bruce has not responded to these terrible comments.
And in defence of Bruce and Iron Maiden, MetalTalk.net would like to state the following;