Bruce Dickinson Gets Egged At Ozzfest; Sharon Osbourne Calls Him A "Prick"
Band Photo: Iron Maiden (?)
I received an interesting email from a reader (Jonny) who attended the San Bernardino Ozzfest:
"I went to OZZFEST 2005 san bernardino last night and things got pretty crazy. Sharon osbourne had people throwing eggs at bruce dickenson and messing with Iron Maiden's equipment during Maiden's set. Bruce said "I'm going to rip your fucking eyes out if I see who's doing that" "This is fuckin' Maiden Fest" Almost every song was plagued by her mischeif, such as Bruce's vocals being cut off and being replaced by an annoying OZZY OZZY OZZY chant. Bruce was livid. He said america stands for "we the people" and the people were the only reason he didn't leave.
There were other subtle signs of the "shit hitting the fan"
Sharon then cut them short and you could hear the sounds of a fight backstage. Sharon then goes on the Big Screen and calls Bruce a "Prick". Next ozzy comes on and gives the worst perfomance ever. Please find some more people who were there to corroborate my account."
This seems to be well corroborated by a lengthy post and more emails Blabbermouth.net received as well as the fact that two photos of IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson have apparently been removed from the official Ozzfest web site, Ozzfest.com — presumably because the Ozzfest organizers believe that Dickinson has "disrespected" the festival (based on comments made by Sharon Osbourne during last night's Ozzfest in San Bernardino, California). View the IRON MAIDEN photo page (containing pictures taken earlier in the tour) at Ozzfest.com. The photos that are believed to have been removed from the page can be seen on the Ozzfest.com server, but are no longer part of the former page: Photo#1, Photo#2
The following report was submitted by David Priest, editor-in-chief of On Track Magazine:
"Last night's [August 20] headlining performance of IRON MAIDEN at Ozzfest in San Bernardino, CA rendered some interesting, if not disturbing, results. Although MAIDEN played one hell of a show, they were under attack from the moment they began their set. From the time they hit the stage, they suffered power loss on at least three occasions and they were continuously pelted with ice, bottle caps, and eggs, among other things. Vocalist Bruce Dickinson was even spit on by one attendee. He seemed to believe these occurrences were not by accident and insinuated that they had been planned from the beginning of the night [Download MP3 files of Bruce's on-stage rants at last night's Ozzfest: Bruce#1, Bruce#2]. He also encouraged the other audience members to break the arm of anyone that they saw throwing things their way. Upon concluding their performance, the emcee for the evening began to chant Ozzy, Ozzy while Bruce was still speaking. Bruce retaliated by chanting MAIDEN. After he left the stage, Sharon Osbourne took over the mic and informed the crowd that they absolutely loved IRON MAIDEN and their crew and stated that they were all wonderful but that their singer Bruce Dickinson was a prick and had disrespected Ozzfest since they began their stint with the touring summer festival [Download MP3 file of Sharon's anti-Bruce rant at this location]. This, of course, came as a shock to those of us in attendance and the there was ample confusion and speculation from audience members there after. As previously announced, last night's show marked the final performance of IRON MAIDEN on this year's Ozzfest. VELVET REVOLVER will be taking over their slot on the last remaining dates."
Here are a few more eyewitness accounts, as submitted by BLABBERMOUTH.NET readers:
"Tonight was the last show of IRON MAIDEN's leg of the Ozzfest. Unfortunately the rest of the tour will have that spot filled by VELVET REVOLVER. There has been some sniping and such going on during this tour between Ozzy's camp and Bruce Dickinson, but that had been kept for the most part away from the fans it appears. So, IRON MAIDEN is playing a 55-minute set (though they've played full shows on the nights SABBATH cancelled on this tour because Ozzy can't to back to back nights.)
"MAIDEN is about to come on and right before a voice on the PA starts chanting 'Ozzy, Ozzy.' MAIDEN comes on and starts getting pelted with eggs from one area of the pit. Some dude has three dozen eggs. Bruce calls this out quickly. Next, during 'The Trooper', where Bruce waves a large British flag, some big dude painted red walks out from backstage with an American flag and on his back painted 'Don't f(#$ with Ozzy).' Tackled, he appeared off stage again. Then after Bruce declared 'You'll never hear MAIDEN on U.S. radio, MTV and certainly never see them in a reality show,' he says they will play 60 minutes, not 55. So, during two of their most popular songs (note: they are only playing songs from the first four albums, so 40,000 metalheads and idiots are going nuts), their PA and power goes off. Unbelievable, they handled it fine as almost if they expected it. They then do an encore and Bruce says something about the 'We the People' and nobody is going to stop them, not eggs, a guy spitting on them (until Bruce had him tossed) or a PA hoax and they play two more songs. Then they finish and are bowing and saying goodnight and the Ozzy voice comes on to chant, Bruce tries to change it to MAIDEN chant and then says, 'Are you as sick of this BS 'cause we are.' And they walk off.
"THEN: Sharon [Osbourne] comes on stage and asks for everyone’s attention and half ass praises and thanks IRON MAIDEN but say the singer Bruce is a prick and has been slagging the tour. 40,000 are stunned and start to boo and throw stuff, but most were stunned by the surreal moment. SABBATH then came out and did a good set like last year's with a much improved, yet hoarse, Ozzy. They started doing medleys thought, not good. But the rest, eesh."
"ROB ZOMBIE was cool, SHADOWS FALL and MUDVAYNE are better live than on CD, SLIPKNOT aren't really my kind of band but they put on an entertaining stage show...lots of strange shit going on.
"MAIDEN hit the stage to thundering applause, despite the fact that they are the ONLY mainstage band NOT to be introduced by some guy that comes on stage...and despite the fact that the idiot is screaming 'Ozzy... Ozzy... Ozzy' as MAIDEN's intro tape ('Doctor Doctor') is playing.
"Some prick is throwing eggs up on the stage. It doesn't occur to me till later, but this person HAD to be planted in the audience, because there is NO WAY any fan could have snuck in 36 fucking eggs. They patted us down so good, I felt like asking for a cigarette afterwards.
"Bruce is in fine rant form (got 5 or so tonight...LOL), and mentions how MAIDEN will never be on the radio, or MTV...or reality TV shows. He also mentions that they're supposed to do a shortened 55-minute set tonight, but just like someone sang that they can't drive 55, they can't PLAY 55....they're going to play their full show.
"Maybe 30 seconds or so before 'Phantom of the Opera' is to end, the PA cuts out. A minute or two later, it's back on an they go into 'Run to the Hills'. This happens again 2-3 times the rest of the night. Once near the end of 'Hallowed be thy Name', and the crowd is so into it, we all decide to help MAIDEN finish the song anyway. We sang the rest of it for them, as we could just barely hear their stage monitors going.
"In spite of all the problems with the planted egg thrower, the 'Ozzy... Ozzy...' asshole, and someone pulling the fucking PA plug, the band are on FIRE, and are determined to give us the best show possible. There was no big Eddie during the song IRON MAIDEN, just the walk-on Eddie. Is this how it was at the other Ozzfest shows?
"MAIDEN come back out for their encore, and Bruce says that the band is back out there for one reason, and one reason only...after all the bullshit...it for us...the fans. They put on a fucking killer encore, and the crowd was fucking totally into it.
"MAIDEN are on stage still, and taking their bows...and this cocksucker starts the 'Ozzy... Ozzy... Ozzy...' shit through the PA system again. Well, almost IMMEDIATELY, seemingly the entire crowd starts chanting 'MAIDEN... MAIDEN... MAIDEN...' over the guy... over and over... and we drowned that motherfucker out! Bruce was up there like an orchestra conductor, waving his arms as we chanted 'MAIDEN... MAIDEN!'
"The band aren't off the stage 10 seconds, when that cunt Sharon Osbourne comes out and tells us she needs us quiet just for a moment. She proceeds to tell us how they love IRON MAIDEN and think they're cool...but then says that Bruce Dickinson is a real prick, and has been disrespecting Ozzfest from day one. That's all I heard out of the bitch, 'cause we all immediately went back into 'MAIDEN... MAIDEN... MAIDEN!" and she was completely drowned out after that.
"I looked at my brother and said 'Let's get the fuck outta here,' and he nodded too. All the way out, we chanted 'MAIDEN... MAIDEN' ...and 'Bruce... Bruce...' ...and the crowd all along, chanted right with us.
"Walking out the gates, we quickly noticed that we were FAR from alone...as a large mass of people were leaving right with us. Common statements made by others were, 'Fucking bitch, Sharon...fuck her.' I think she overestimated her popularity...LOL. All she ended up doing was thinning out the crowd of a large LARGE number of MAIDEN fans. Good fucking riddance, too!
"It was best that we left anyway....since no band should ever go on after MAIDEN. I will never....NEVER spend another fucking cent on ANYTHING Ozzy does, unless he ever decides to stop being led around by the nose, by that fucking bitch, Sharon.
"All that being said....I'll repeat that in SPITE of all that went on, MAIDEN put on a great fucking show, with what they had to deal with...and the crowd returned the love...and then some."
"* IRON MAIDEN got pummeled with eggs on the opening of 'Murders In The Rue Morgue'
* Second song 'The Trooper', someone (looked like that douche 'Big Dave') on stage and mocked Bruce with an American flag.....
* MAIDEN's PA and amps were shut off four or five times during songs......
* Ozzfest apparently tried to cut MAIDEN's set length.....
* Someone sounding alot like that Dave person who introduced BLACK LABEL SOCIETY was chanting 'Ozzy, Ozzy...' ( a pre-recorded loop, maybe?) while MAIDEN were still on stage... Needless to say, the crowd is getting pissed by now.....
"Bruce was a total hero — a pro, said what he needed to say and MAIDEN still did their set and encore... Sharon then came out for what appeared to be damage control, thanking MAIDEN and the crew — and then said, 'but their singer Bruce Dickinson is a prick, he has insulted Ozzfest since he got here...' or something to that affect. The statement she made seemed to be condoning the poor treatment of MAIDEN.....
"I as a fan have gained MUCHO respect for Bruce Dickinson and lost respect for the Ozz Inc. camp."
"At the final night of their Ozzfest stint at Hyundai Pavillion in Devore, California, IRON MAIDEN were the victim of Sharon Osbourne's megalomania. Firstly, before they went on, Big Dave (or whatever they call the retarded streak of piss hanger-on who introduces Ozzy and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY for a living) tried to get an 'Ozzy' chant just before MAIDEN walked onstage. Then they had 35 eggs and bottles, which were 'planted' in the mosh pit just before showtime, which were then thrown at Bruce and the boys. Then when playing 'The Trooper' at the part when Bruce runs onstage dressed in military attire waving the British flag, 'Big Dave' ran on in a civil war outfit (kinda) and waving a huge U.S. flag. He had to be removed from the stage and then ran around the venue like a five-year-old schoolgirl. Next up was the fact that MAIDEN's sound was cut totally about five times mid-song and at crucial moments, complete power failure forcing them to abandon the songs.
"Bruce was noticeably pissed about this and made a comment about being a true rock band and not a reality show band. Then he let it be known that the power cuts were deliberate sabotage as were the eggs. As MAIDEN finished the set and were taking bows, 'Big Wad Dave' once again starts the 'Ozzy' chants, which the crowd drowned out with MAIDEN chants. Then to top it off, Sharon walks onstage and says, and I quote, 'Look, I really love IRON MAIDEN but I have to tell you their lead singer Bruce Dickinson is a prick.' The crowd went wild with booing and chants and Sharon continued, 'We have done so much for them, let me explain myself.' She was drowned out in a sea of boo's and left the stage.
"It was a debacle and embarrassing and the most unprofessional thing I have ever seen in my 20 years of going to rock shows. To actually of cut the power to the band and throw projectiles at the band in order to ruin their set was truly evil and dangerous and disrespectful to the thousands of fans who were there purely to MAIDEN. Sharon Osbourne is and evil cunt, I only hope she gets another batch of cancer after what she did tonight."
From IRON MAIDEN's official message board:
"About 10 minutes before MAIDEN came on, I was in the center of the pit a few feet from the front railing when a guy comes barging in from the right escorting 4 or 5 people. At first, I tell him to F-off because I thought he was trying to take my spot, but he said he worked for Ozzfest and showed me his passes. He also told me that Ozzy's daughter was with the entourage he brought with him. There were a few girls with him and one of them looked a little like Kelly Osbourne, but I couldn't tell for sure because all of them were wearing bandanas over their noses and mouths. After I heard her speak, I was pretty sure. At that point, I tapped her on her arm and said, 'I really liked you on the show. You were great,' to which she responded, 'Thank you.' There was no doubt at that point. The bodyguard who came with them starting getting chumy with us because he needed a few of us to help him protect the girls from the moshing that would start when MAIDEN came on. I saw the girls passing eggs, and I said, 'What's that for?' The bodyguard said something to the effect, 'You'll see. Something big is going down. You'll hear about it everywhere after tonight. It's all because Bruce Dickinson made some comments in Detroit dissing the 'Osbournes' reality TV show.' He also said that there were about 60 people in the pit who were going to participate in the mayhem. Most of them were wearing the same Ozzfest shirts. Before MAIDEN came on, they all started chanting, 'Ozzy, Ozzy...' I actually saw Bruce off to the left of the stage before they came on. His mike was on and he said something like, 'What the fuck?' — probably in response to the 'Ozzy' chanting.
"When MAIDEN came on, eggs started flying and all these guys were flipping off the band. Nicko had to stop after one song to clean his set. Bruce was obviously very pissed. Thank God they continued their set. At one point, someone through a cup of corn with milk or something. It got all over Bruce, me, and about a dozen other people. Then the technical problems started. The sound went out on about three songs — 'Phantom of the Opera', 'Hallowed be thy Name', and one other one I can't remember. I could not believe what was going on. I was furious because I didn't want the guys in MAIDEN to think badly of the fans who love them. I do think that Bruce understood because the band continued to play the full set, and Bruce made comments to distinguish the fans there from the guys throwing stuff. Towards the end of the set, Bruce started yelling at a guy in the pit to my left about 10 feet. Bruce said he saw him throwing stuff and wanted the fucker out. It took a long time for security to get him out. The reason why is that one guy from Kelly Osbourne's entourage was holding down the guy security was trying to take out. Eventually security pulled both of them out. After MAIDEN's set, it was obvious that Sharon Osbourne was in on it, because she came out to say that 'Bruce Dickinson is a prick.'
"Needless to say, it was insane. I was really pissed that MAIDEN got treated this way. I wanted to enjoy their set and instead got drama from egg throwing and songs cut short by someone pulling the power. Bruce was obviously pissed and the rest of the band seemed a little irritated. It showed in their playing too because some of the songs were sloppy, but of course you couldn't blame them given the situation."
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I'm just lost for words, except that I have lost the little respect I had for Sharon and Kelly and and also lost the respect I had for Ozzy and the Osbournes lap-dog(Big-Dave).
I'm going to see Maiden on the 31st, and boy will they get a warm welcome. It's sold out and this will just make the fans respect Maiden even more, handled like a professional, well done Bruce...
what bullsh** f*** sharon shes is f***in idiot and opinion dont mean sh** IRON MAIDEN is the sh** and they f***in rule if some stupid bastards cant handle it then grow the f*** up cause ozzy changed and sold out with not making new records and doing MTV shows, is black sabbath on haitis with new material??? 10 yrs or so So f*** that sh** Maiden still makes CDs, still packs a punch the only thing u see maiden on MTV for is "Iron maiden says f*** MTV and reality shows" thats it so f*** off Osbourns mainly Sharon
f*** Sharon, f*** big Dave, and f*** overpriced corporate bullsh** like Ozzfest. Over-priced, over-rated, over-payed horse sh** bands. Maiden were the only band worth seeing on the entire tour!!! b**** better realize where her bread and butter is. She can't pimp out Ozzy forever.
I was there, right near the front. It was surreal what I was seeing and hearing. Im disappointed that Maiden didnt play the way they could of with the drama going on. They did a hell of job trying and I praise them for it. Sharon is a c*** and I'll never forget how completely tacky she handled whatever beef there was. I salute Maiden and I spit on Sharon and everyone involved in the sabotage. I just wish I could deliver the loogies in person. Up the irons!!!
Ok...... this is crazy. im sorry But i was at at ozzfest And maiden rocked harder than any other band. Don't get me wrong, I love Ozzy and everything he did with Black Sabbath and thereafter with his solo career. But where does Sharon get off insulting a band with pure unadulterated talent such as Maiden? They are pioneers and heros as well as metal legends. She should be kissing the ground they walk on for even performing at Ozzfest. I am a true Maiden supporter and I always will be. Plus they are 10x better than anything I've ever heard Ozzy put out. They're just as old, they still rock twice as hard, and Bruce d***enson's voice blows Ozzy's away. Up the irons!
P.S. This doesn't mean I don't love old school Ozzy Osbourn
BUT ALL YOU JERKS WHO INSULTED MAIDEN CAN DIE AND BURN IN A ROTTEN PILE OF FILTH YOU INSIGNIFICANT LITTLE BUGS!
Ok that's it I've had enough of Sharon, she need to go to a retirement home or something. Don't you dare throw eggs at Bruce or disrespect him! This chick is senile & just because her husband is not able to sing anymore she doesn't need to be a crybaby & diss a classic band from their day. Oh man I'm so mad I could cuss on there but cussing makes the comment unintelligable sometimes. Ok ok in short: Sharon retire, Ozzy did now you can too! Stupid old woman...
i fly from another country to LA then travel by car to san bernardino and then to devore to get there , then in the climax of the so famous ozzfest , i was so in a shock i couldnt believe what happens , i think this was just the top of the iceberg i dont know what happened in the other ozzfest shows , but think this happens because this was the last show for iron maiden at this festival,the people that did all that stuff got a plan very well designed for this , the eggs , the ''black outs'' that only lasts 1 minute to destroy the song completely , come on the guy wearing this very big united states flag ¿and he couldnt get caught by the security ?? after leaving the stage he still running with the flag in the middle of the crowd so bruce can still watch from the stage , then a voice saying ''i want my money back'' interrupting in the middle of a song ,then iron maiden receivin a well deserved goodby by the crowd and a f***ing annoying voice recorded of big dave screaming ''ozzy ''ozzy ''ozzy'' then bruce still trying to say something in the mic and the sh**ty annoying thing ''ozzy ozzy ozzy'' come on this is the worst sh** that we can ever imagine as fans as people going to this kind of event because it wil be so special watching true metal legends , after this my respect for iron maiden had grown a lot , and all i can say about sharon osbourne is that anybody that will work with that focking beetch in the future be carefull really ,or you maybe be stabbed at the back by her without you even noticed . anyway i think it was a very big ego fight by both sides at the very begging of the ozzfest , but doing that sh** completely sabotage a band , and not just a band you sabotage IRON MAIDEN stupid old woman.
Noone is debating either bands 'legendary' status, they both rule. But its not f***n on when fans have dished out cash to see their fave acts and (if allegations are true) one of the performances is deliberately sabotaged due to a difference of opinion. The Oz' camp should know better. And ya cant deny that Sharon is bloody irritating.
I hate Black Sabbath(No offense G.Butler,B.Ward&T.Iommi),I have and all ways will f**king hate Ozzy(John)&Sharon Osbourne I think they are both pricks and today I'm going to burn and break any thing I own featuring Ozzy including Sabbath albums from the "Ozzy"Era,Ozzys solo albums and his stupid F**king Box set and I was really looking foward to Ozzfest 2006 but I'm not wasting my money on the reality show pricks called the F**king Osbournes,and Ozzy my friends,Dad,and alot of other people are right you are a washed-up Sellout!
I have been going to Concerts for over 20 years, and I was never so p***ed off like I was at this show. No offense to Ozzy, but sharon lost alot of Ozzfest fans due to her big mouth and childish attitude. Iron Maiden put on a kick a$$ show, despite Sharon and her family's doings. My husband and I took our oldest son and a sh** load of his friends they were dissapointed over what happened to Iron Maiden. We left right after Maiden. I will never go to another Ozzest again. It's too bad that abuch of teenagers don't even want to go again because of what some of the Ozbournes did to Iron Maiden.. Well Sharon I hope you are happy, you just lost a lot of fans for Ozzy and the Ozzfest.
what sharon did was just childish petty behaviour! I mean come on, switching off the sound system, chanting ozzy, ozzy, and propping a guy to throw eggs? it's like in kindergarten, whatever! it's clear that she's jealous of iron maiden and there success. i don't know what bruce might have said to anger her but whatever, she's a grown woman, not a six year old kid. she should have behaved like a grown up. if i were at ozzfest i would have probably laughed at sharon and her behaviour.
I wanted to go to Ozzfest this year. after reading all this I rather wait to see my favorite bands tour alone. Its a shame that Sharon Osbourne would do such a thing to IRON MAIDEN.! tHEY HAVE BEEN MY METAL GODS for almost twenty years. f*** Ozzy for letting that b****(Sharon) run his life.
I was there and it was bull sh** i mean maiden was putting on an incredible show the crowd is in to it and everything and the pa goes off i mean that was bullsh** i mean the reason i went to ozzfest was to see maiden and they should have respected that they were even on the tour i dont care what problems bruce had with everyone else they shouldnt have messed up the show like that for all of the fans that came out to support that was f***ing stupid and for sharon to come out and talk sh** after their show had already been messed up that was f***ing stupid.
I think Sharon went pretty light on those guys. It costs a fortune to put on a summer tour,
and one of the bands gets on stage talking sh** on Ozzy night after night! f*** Maiden!
I have a lot of respect for Maiden, but talking sh** on the man that's helping revitalize
their career by giving them a spot on the main stage. Any band that has the balls to get
up on the main stage at Ozzfest and talk sh** on Ozzy deserves anything Sharon and
the crowd can dish out!
Eggs being thrown at Bruce p***s d***inson Finally Iron Maiden is getting the respect they deserve but also F-U-C-K ozzfest for all this sh**. I guess this is what happens when you get 2 old a$$ geezer/senior citzen bands to headline they just fight and cant get along like little kids. Iron maiden and ozzy might be the roots/God of metal but we need to take Old yeller out back and put them down 6ft under cause its time for them to go away.... Glad ozzy realized his time is up but that drunk on gasoline bastard should have gave it up years ago
kelly osbourne is a pig brings up a great point. ozzy and bruce both f***in suck. ozzy finally stepped off. and im damn glad to know i wont ever see bruce's b**** a$$ back on ozzfest suckin up the place. he needs to stop givin reacharounds to his band members and f***in quit and go sit in a rockin chair in idaho where he wont ruin other peoples lives with gay f***in senseless music
Dude Bruce d***inson is 20x better than Ozzy"A**hole"Osbourne,and at least Iron Maidens music isn't about satan of murder like those stupid Death Metal bands like Diecide and Cannible Corpes,IRON MADIEN Was Ozzfest 2005 and now sharon has gone and F**ked it up and I'll make sure I'll never buy any thing that has to do with Ozzy or Ozzfest I pay as much as 90$ to see Iron Maiden but not even a pennie to see wased-up,old,sellout,no-talent Ozzy Osbourne or Black sabbath unless DIO is with them,so F**k Ozzfest!
I don't really listen to ozzy anymore, and maiden rule. I always enjoy listening to maiden. But what happen at this show is funny as hell. I mean you have to of the greatest metal bands mad at each other and you have some old b**** name sharon come out and talk sh**. Also puts her nose in things that don't concern her. Man maiden rule and ozzy rules. I have to say that sharon has to GO!!. She is a b**** and nothing more! She has to go to a old people home and stay there until she rots and dies!!
you know,I'm 15,I've not been to to many concerts but from what Ive seen and Heard Maiden is way better than sabbath I went to Ozzfest in Columbus Ohio and I sooo glad Sucky Sabbath did'nt proform and maiden got to jam longer,I just hope maiden will come back to america because I think Ozzy should leave!
Despite liking both Sabbath and Iron Maiden, what Sharon and Kelly did was stupid and f***ing childish. I'm not going to another Ozzfest after this, I refuse to give my money to those stupid c***s. I commend Iron Maiden for sticking around for their fans, and going through all that bullsh**.
And I hope that Sharon gets another batch of cancer as karma.
Holy sh**...look the incredible amount of unprofessionalism that went on there...for the Osbourne camp to cleary without a doubt f*** wih Maiden and try and ruin everyone´s time is so weak and by he way not too surprising..I mean what else can you expect from a coniving, backstabbing shrew, that pimps around her husband like a commercial gimp..I like Sabbath and Ozzy more than Maiden ...but maiden´s reaction to all the sabotage clearly makes them the better man...i have a lot more respect now for Maiden...and less for anything Osbourne related
Anybody that diss Maiden is simply a posing-mall-core-dumb-idiot. Same thing goes to someone who does'nt respect Sabbath. There both bands legendary not because there old but for what they have acomplished and created. If it wasnt for these bands a lot of your favorite bands wouldnt be here. So to anybody posting ignorant crap like Ozzy sucks or f*** Maiden and all that incoherent sh**, make something useful with your life, go read a book, educate yourself or hit the gym to take all the frustration and insecurities in a boxing ring. Sinceraly I'm sick and tired of dumbass comments like that. Now back to the topic at hand, is to bad Ozzy doesnt realize what Sharon Osbourne has done to his persona. Sure he is rich as hell, but when the fans turn on you my friend. No money in the world could save you. Sharon is a megalomaniac and a control freak and I really hope she gets what she deserves. I still respect Ozzy and Sabbath, and more respect to Maiden for being profesionals and sticking with the fans to the end. Sharon I couldnt care less, never cared, never will.
I was there at the rail in the pit. I used to kinda like Sharon but what an ass!!! It had to be planned, there is NO way to get those eggs in. People paid alot of money and broiled in the sun all day to see maiden, cutting off their sound was not just disrespecting maiden, it was cheating the fans that pay Sharons f***in bills. You suck Sharon You to kelly. I seen your a$$ too.
I'm neither a Maiden fan nor an Ozzy/Sabbath fan, but from what I've read, what happened at the show was just as disrespectful to the fans as it was to Maiden. If you hold a grudge against someone and are dead set to get even (or whatever), at least have the decency to respect the fans who paid their hard earned money to attend and not sabatoge the show. Had I paid to see Maiden, I'd demand a refund based solely on the fact that they were unable to give 100% due to the childish drama they were sucked into.
Quoted from MetalUndeground.com
The next day I find out that the next Ozzfest date was canceled because Ozzy had problems with his health. Some people got angry cause they missed seeing Black Sabbath. Personally, it would have been better not to see them play the poor performance. A band that has been around since the 70s should have their classic songs down perfectly.
sabbath needs to quit. so does maiden. both f***in suck
i'm not really a big maiden fan, but that is really f***ing lame of the entire osbourne crew. what a bunch of stupid f***ing c***s. i hope ozzy had nothing to do w/ that, not that he has any dignity left anyway. oh yeah, kelly osbourne is pretty much a big fat c***.
Being at the Auburn, WA show I half wondered if Ozzy should have been booed for his vocal issues in that show. Just pathetic. Glad to read Sharon got booed during her rant. Get her off stage! The fans want to see bands, not managers! Its like going to a football game and watching the coaches play! Sharon has been holding back Sabbath from making a new album!!! Fire her immediately! A fitting fate would be that she had to work for her dad again! Get Sabbath off touring and into the DAMN STUDIO!!!!!
I cant believe people let Kelly Osbourne into the mosh pit and didnt just slam into her just for the hell of it. How many chances do you get to mosh a "celebrity?" You go into the pit you should expect to be slammed into! That would have been excellent! Those eggs should have been smashed all over herself!
First off, I like Sabbath and Ozzy better than Maiden and d***enson....d***enson is a f***ing prick......
But Sharon is a tremendous f***ing b****.....
If she had a problem with Maiden she should have taken it up with them, not this childish and perhaps even jealous route (lets face it, Maiden are a much more capable live band....And I honestly hate their sound) Kelly Osbourne is just a fat, ugly, idiotic and spoiled monster, I dont really care what happens with her, but if she had gotten hurt in a pit , you can bet everyone within 10 square feet of her would have been kicked out...or worse....Sharon is a vindicative harpy of a woman.
There is something funny about really old people acting like little bratty toddlers....
I am truly angered by what I'm reading here.... I Paid $108 for my ticket 4 F'n Months ago and Did so pretty much only to see Maiden and Ozzy. I give Sabbath respect , but would rather have seen Ozzy With Zakk.
After Broiling in the sun for 6 hours, (there was no shade.....no really, there was no shade) it was finally time for maidens set. the looped Ozzy...Ozzy...Ozzy, kinda p***ed me off cause I'll be the first to chant Ozzy..... when its his F u c k i n' set .
Maiden starts and they were F u c k i n' rockin' , then all the hangups started happening.... and to be quite honest I really didn't know that all this stuff was Intentional because NOBODY would cut a bands P. A. mid-set Intentionally. Right ?
after Sharons statement, and our early exit is when we were trying to piece it together, (bailed after 4 Sabbath songs, BTW Props to Toni Iomi, he was rockin' ) we still really wern't sure what really had happened.
It is SO hard to believe that people would stoop so low as to do these things intentionally
(regardless of what had transpired in the past) but after reading all this overwhealming evidence
is clear who did what.
But it wasn't Iron Maiden that got screwed, in fact it probably did more to elevate the respect held for them (especially Bruce) for the way they handled it than harm, NO I GOT SCREWED, and so did other fans, We Paid good money and F U C K I N G Broiled for hours,.. it was something like 170 degrees in the shade (which there was none of ) to see a show that totally rocked but was full of interuptions.
I'll say one thing though, when they cut the sound on Hallowed be thy Name it totally backfired on them because NEVER was there a show of respect, love, and fan appreciation like hearing 40,000 People continue to sing the song without any volume from stage....... even if it was planned by maiden it would not have come out that well.
I think the Osbourne Empire is about to lose alot... alot of fans... alot of respect...... alot of dignity .....and eventually money
Hey, "relentless austin", do u have stupid disease? Iron Maiden doesn't need Ozzfest to "revitalize" their career. They are one of the most respected and true metal bands on the planet. Go back to listening to your poseur boy band CDs because you obviously aren't ready for real metal.
Sad to see the end of all those years of hard work by Ozzie at the hands of his wife. I learned how to play guitar listening to Sabbath records, but will never, ever spend a penny for anything that the Osbournes ever touch.
I have had the great fortune to meet and speak with Maiden in the past and found them to be honest and hard-working with a huge respect for their fans. Their actions under fire confirm this. Sharon has now sent her press release to news organizations all over the world to try and slander Iron Maiden farther by leaving out the facts of what happened.
Between Iron Maiden, Ozzie and Black Sabbath (they were actually a lot better live with Dio...)...far and away the better shows I have seen over the years have ALWAYS been Iron Maiden.
Sharon...remmeber John Lennon...?You are certainly more than old enough...Instant Karma's gonna get ya baby...!
I don't understand why the Osbournes hate Iron Maiden that much that they tried to sabotage their last gig on OZzfest! Sabotage was an old BS recording as I remember! If you read Sharon's statement about this it is pathetic...any one who has seen Maiden the last 25 years knows that Bruce pulls an British out while playing 'The Trooper' it is only now that it offends anybody? Since when are America and Britain at war? Ozzy has lost a lot of credibility during the reallive show....but this was the last straw... no more Ozzy for me...
Comeon, whats wrong with people. Iron Maiden have a great sound. You have to respect both maiden and ozzy's careers, but really. Maiden perform to alot more people than just the american audience, how many tours do Ozzy do in sweden and germany and stuff like that?? Give me a break, i saw Maiden in Toronto Canada August3rd and they rocked, best show Ive ever seen. You cant say that ozzy can pull that off anymore can you? This hole incident is sad for the industry.
If you hate Iron Maiden but Love Ozzy, you got issues. From my point of view you arent a true fan you are a poser aka Korn Lover. ANy true metal fan appreciates the music in the genre and there is no i hate that i hate this. When people go on like that I figure they should stop listening and go back to their platinum blonde albums or something. As a true metal fan, if i dont really get into a metal band I still appreciate what they are doing and make a statement like, I dont really like the way that sounds, its a little too this or that, but i would never ever ever ever say i hate that stuff it sucks.
I listen to everything Decide, cannibal corpse, Nile, Maiden, Priest, Sab, Ozzy, BLS, Rush, you name it ,
ITS ALL GOOD
Too bad we have so much politics in metal, when metal is not a politic topic for discussion
my 2 cents
PS Sharon is a Dirty Bizzatch and deserves any repercussions from fans that she and unformunately Ozzy will get from this fiasco
American corny acts like this cant harm the Gods of music, only their fans. Maiden do it for the art. Ozzy driven by his army of sluts would do anything for some publicity. Even without his voice which by the way has never came even close to d***inson's, he and his family continue to struggle for some publicity through a reality show which u must be at least in the 10% of the dummiest people to watch. Maiden respresent a quality and culture which are foreign to Sharon and her kind.
OZZFEST HAS BEEN LACKING ANYWAY SO WHY NOT JUST END THE WHOLE THING AND START SOMETHING NEW! AND WHO GIVES A FUK ABOUT RESPECT TOWARD THE BANDS>>>>WHAT ABOUT THE FANS THAT PAY THEIR BILLS BY BUYING THE MERCHANDISE AND TICKETS! PEOPLE PAY TO SEE THEIR FAVORITE BANDS BRING THE METAL.... NOT TO SEE SOME CHILDISH BACK AND FORTH BULLsh**!
We dont know what bruce did but im sure he had it coming. How low can you get, insulting the very people that brought them out on tour. They wouldnt have been touring with out OZZfest. BTW i bet sharon didnt even know about it till it was happening it was prolly organized by the roadies or something.
You know what? I think is time to let these people go to their home and enjoy their senile years (and I mean ALL of them). I'm 38 years old and when I was 15 I was 100% Maiden and Sabath and they were already old. I think is stupid to pay to see these museum pieces other than for circus-style curiosity. At this point they are all posers anyways. If you are a poser go pose there with them, otherwise go find the real rebels. Whinners....
SHE ONLY DID THIS BECUASE EVERYONE SEES THAT OZZY IS DONE..SHE HAD TO ACT THIS WAY TO STEAL THE LIGHT OF MAIDENS SET...WELL, WE HAVE ALL NOW SEEN THE FALL OF THE OSBOURNE "EMPIRE"....WHAT A BUNCH OF JACKOFFS.....maiden blows sabbath away anyways...she sees it too...has too stoop to monkey thinking...throwing eggs...get her a pacifier...suck it up ya dumb bit.h..OZZY IS THROUGH AND YOU RAN HIM INTO THE GROUND....SKANK A$$ MONEY WHORRE..
I've noticed that most of you who post on this site are a bunch of whiny dipsh**s. You are people who probably think Ozzy's career started after Bark at the Moon. Sorry, I don't mean to offend any of the real metalheads on this site, but you know who you are. The rest of you should realize that metal isn't about commercialism. So take your lame linkoln/buscuit/korn/chamber asses to the store and pick up a Circus magazine and you'll feel right at home. The fact that you could post an opinion on this site about the mighty Iron Maiden and not even know a thing about them disgusts me. Saying you love Ozzy does not make you a real metalhead. Think for yourselves. Metal does not need or want poseurs like you. Drumboyyy had it right, all metal is good metal. It's ok though for the rest of you, if you decide metals not for you, you can always dust off the Britney Spears album you put away 6 months ago when you decided metal was the new fad. We would greatly appreciate you going away. Good f***ing riddance you poseurs!! UP THE IRONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
yo chaosbringer...im 30, saw ozzy in 96 then sabbath in 99, ozzy again at ozzfest 2000, sabbath at ozzfest 2001....i have seen the man in action..he needs to quit now...leave sharon and live the rest of his life in peace...hes too messed up mentally to do it but o well....life of a dog on a leash...
How dare that whore say anything about Maiden! As much as I love Sabbath and Ozzy,well hear we go...When was the last time Ozzy wrote a song? What is Ozzy know for these days the most? TV show or making ummmm....A HEAVY METAL RECORD????????? Ozzy is a blithering burned out sheep led by his wife on various plots for cash.I can just hear her now, "Jezz luv,How can we's cash in now?" Bruce is most know for...composing and recording his own solo stuff along with Maiden and touring and singing.. like a real singer!Well....All I CAN SAY IS BRUCE IS RIGHT!!!! He and Maiden don't need no tv show! They have been touring the states and large arenas since day one and MAIDEN SHURE AS F.CK DON'T NEED ANY KIND OF INVITE OR HAND OUT FROM SHARON OZBOURNE!!!!! Who the hell does she think she is,And how dare she plant those goons in the cround to throw eggs at the band and that gibon she had cut the power and the a$$ clown she had yelling ozzy over the pa.Iron Maiden is one of the gods of metal along with Sabbath and Priest they are royalty and how freekin dare you,Sharon Ozbourne treat them this way.I'm glad 1/2 the croud left after that went down!!!!! oh and another thing I'd like to get straight!!! Bruce has been waving the union jack flag since the Piece of mind tour during the trooper.IT ISN'T DISRESEPCTFULL FOR BRUCE TO WAVE THAT FLAG IN AMERICA EVEN DURING WAR TIMES.STOP TRYING TO STER UP STUFF YOU UGLY a$$ BEAVERLY HILLS DONKEY d*** SUCKING WHORE! Maiden should tour as their own headliner in the states.They can fill seats without a tv show....without mtv......without radio......without major promotion.....without some corperate sponsor.....HELLO.....That's what they've been doing for over 25 years! I had a feeling Maiden would some how get d***ed in some way when I heard about them doing Ozzfest.Maiden makes music and damn good music and tours.They allways sound perfect live and allways give the fans 110 percent Ozzy well..........I hate to say it but...He is a puppy dog on a leash being led by his baboon faceed wife and followed buy their retarted,spoiled bastard children.Sharon's allways sniffing around for the next payday.I supose dissing Maiden is good PR for Queen b****.Bruce can say what he wants.If you don't like it too bad! You don't go and do all this.Oh well go get Zak and get him to write you and daddy another record and get some cue cards for Ozzy to blurt out some words your producer mixes into a vocal track and put out another cd.Mabey you can have a contest were if you buy Zak's I mean..... Ozzy's cd you get to have 5 mn's in the crapper with Kelly singing Sabbath and Madonna covers.Go to hell Sharon! ALL HAIL IRON MAIDEN!!!!! THE REAL KINGS OF METAL!!!!! UP THE IRONS!!!!! Oh Sharon....allmost forgot FU for the whole changing the bass and drum tracks on the 1st 2 ozzy cd's you so called remastered.Nice going b****! You destroyed 2 of the best albums of all time.THANKS!!! Hmmmmmmmm wonder what Randy would think of that? METALDAZE
Desde Ciudad de México: Leyendo todos los comentarios acerca de la actuación de Iron Maiden en San Bernardino, me parece que Ozzy Osbourne y su organización en el "Ozzfest" dejaron mucho que desear, lo que le hicieron a Iron Maiden no tiene nombre, sobre todo siendo una de las bandas legendarias del heavy metal.
Me parece que si Ozzy Osbourne sigue saliendo en su programa de tv, creo que debería enfocarse a la tv y que deje a Black Sabbath en paz.
Ozzy Osbourne necesitó morder una paloma para tener fans, que pena, no?
Iron Maiden la mejor banda de heavy metal le pese a quién le pese.
Iron Maiden RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Up the Irons!
i was at yhe second ozzfest date in hartford. i thought judas priest was way better of a co-headliner than maiden. maiden did sound good , but bruce is a f...ing a..hole. what gives him the right to get down on smelling pot smoke. f... him. this is f....ing America and sure is not maidenfest. but sharon should stop acting childish and stay home
I laugh when people say Ozzy/Ozzfest/Sharon are helping Maiden out by bringing them on Ozzfest. It was with reluctance that Maiden agreed to do the Ozzfest tour...how ironic when all the reviews came in that Maiden stole the shows. I think Sharon took Bruce's rants a little too seriously and percieved a threat from Maiden against her Ozzy. Bruce just likes to get the fans worked up, it's what he's always done! I loved it when I saw them at the Noblesville show when Bruce asked the audience , "What 'fest is this? Something-fest? Well it doesn't matter now does it? Because you're all at an Iron Maiden concert!!" Bruce was giving the fans something to cheer for, since Ozzy had cancelled for the third time in a week.
To those who doubt Maiden's success and legacy, they have had more chart hits than any other metal band (including Sabbath, Metallica, Priest, GNR, etc...) and this WITHOUT radio support and MTV.
They were also in 2004 in the top ten earning bands in the United Kingdom (yes, in the same list as the Rolling Stones and U2).
Just because they don't tour constantly in the US or you don't see music videos on American TV or hear them on USA radio, doesn't mean they aren't rock legends in the rest of the world (where metal fans outnumber US fans 20-to-1)
This entire situation to me is just hilarious! Even more hilarious is all the RANTING going on between all of the people on these boards. Everyone whining and going on and on about "this band f***ing rules, this band f***ing sucks....f*** Bruce...f*** Sharon....f*** Ozzy." Maybe this was one big ploy setup to make fans rant like Bruce d***inson! Probably not, but just saying, everybody has a right to have an opinion about a certain band, and just because somebody does not like a particular band does not make them any less of a "metal-head" or whatever other stupid f***ing label you like to place on yourselves. If somebody hates Ozzy or hates Iron Maiden, so f***ing what!
Anyway, I have to agree, this does seem to be a bit unprofessional of the Ozzfest promoter, mainly Sharon, but NONE OF US have ANY clue as to what crap went on with Bruce d***inson and Ozzy. Bruce did make some pretty rude comments at the Clarkston, MI show, it was pretty funny, but pretty f***ing childish of him too! There was no need to talk trash to the crowd. Who knows, maybe this was a planned thing by Maiden and the Ozz...I wish I was there, I would have laughed my a$$ off at the whole f***ing thing!
Such disrespect. In Camden Maiden was better than Sabbath hands down. Bruce should have used some of that fencing sh** on Sharon. And Bruce always uses the British Flag as part of "The Trooper." Sharon is outright wrong to criticise Maiden for using the flag. American's love that sh** or at least this one loves it. Maiden should have some sort of counter concert rivialing Ozzfest. After this Ozzfest has lost another concert goer. I would only go if the line up was Slayer, Megadeth, Testament, and Exodus. But that will never happen and it would cost my other arm and leg to go. So Sharon, The over priced Ozzfest, and all those niggas who f***ed with Maidens sh** can SUCK IT!
HAHAHAHHA, I just heard about this whole thing about a day or 2 after it happened.All i can say is 'atleast u f***ers got an ozzfest this year'Atlanta, where i live hasnt had one in 2 years thanks to sharon being a c***!!!And from what i hear we prolly never will again.Even if this incident hadnt of happened sharon has a problem with the hardcore audience in atlanta (we are known for being the most violent and rowdy) which translates to LOYALITY for metal and ozzy and whatever band takes the stage right b4 ozzy or sabbath.Sharon had a schtick of some sort with the atlanta concert promoter a few yrs ago and since then we havent had an OVERPRICED concert from them.But to the point of this is that the sh** that happened to MAIDEN is just downright retarded.Sharon by far orchestrated the whole thing with the eggs and power cutting i have no doubt whatsoever.Its basically her concert so what she says goes like it or not.And i know for a fact that ozzy and bruce are good friends and have been for years and i hope ozzy has apologized to the guys in maiden and smoked out with them and had a few beers afterwards or something.Isnt the point of the headliner to take the "openers" out on the road and extend his/her hospitality to them in fine form?So if any of you dumbasses havent been clued into the world of metal whether you have listened to it for 20 yrs or not you should know that this is a serious problem and could extend into revenge and repercussions for many years.sad sad sad.But if the true sense of professinalism shines through like it did with maiden they have already forgotten about it.But what about the gullible kids who saw this and think that this is a way to treat a band you play with or to bestow vengeance on somebody for saying something you needed to hear anyways sharon!!! And to invite your own kid into the pit area to throw eggs is just plain laughable and rude rude rude!!! I think ill stop here, and on behalf of every metal fan in georgia and atlanta f*** YOU SHARON!!!! WE DONT WANT YOU, STAY AWAY!!! MAIDEN WILL ALWAYS BE WELCOME HERE!! UP THE IRONS!!!! WEST HAM UNITED!!!!
I'd just like to agree with Helloween(78/83) and Metaldaze(74/83) what both these guys say makes complete sense. I read with interest on the Ozzfest site that Bruce was criticised for waving the Union Jack each night during the Trooper and it was some kind of insult to American boys going out to war. I'm sorry but this is just complete propaganda from Sharon Inc. and I think its very wrong to bring up this war debate when it has completely nothing to do with Bruce waving the British flag. Bruce has always waved the British Flag during this song and does so in every territory in which Maiden play. He even waves it when Maiden play in Ireland, a country which has a long and bloody history with Britain. Furthermore anyone who knows anything about metal will know that Bruce has a sense of humour and it is his way to wind people up , for instance the comments about MTV and the Reality Shows. Its a sort of mischievous British humour which Sharon and Ozzy, being British themselves, should know all about. I think the real problem here is the fact that Maiden are without doubt a far superior live band and Sharon doesn't like it when her act (Ozzy) is upstaged. It is also very insulting to the fans who paid in to see that show, that a good nights entertainment was sabotaged by Sharon Osbourne. People wait all year for their favourite bands to come aroundand when they do they should be allowed watch them in peace.
"To those who doubt Maiden's success and legacy, they have had more chart hits than any other metal band (including Sabbath, Metallica, Priest, GNR, etc...) and this WITHOUT radio support and MTV."
Not in America they havent.
God, if only you people could see that Bruce and Sharon BOTH f***ed up here.
it is a shame what happend to maiden, that b***h should have died of that cancer it's a shame that some of you people say maiden sucks you idiots i dont recall maiden having to bite a bat or sniff some ants OR lick the pee of mick from motley crue, i think ozzy is great but its time to hang the mic for good, and for those guys that blame him for being a lap dog or a puppet, dont blame him remember his brain is fryed and sharon is manipulating the poor b**tard
you know i agree that sharons reaction was childish and unfair on the fans but how the f*** can so many of you actually wish that she had died of cancer "when she had the chance" thats f***ing sick...the same people wishing this also claim to love ozzy and you would be willing to wish this upon him..hyprcrites...it was stupid and unfair what she did but no one died and maiden picked themselves up and maintained their composure good for them...its just a stupid celebrity squabble, if you can let your selves get this wrapped up then youre no better than the people who "love" britney spears or aguilera or any of those types and root for one or the other when they have their stupid tiffs....get real people!
I hate Maidens sound personally....mostly the vocals the guitars were/are impressive..... (and d***inson is infact a d***) but I feel sorry for the rest of the band having to deal with a full-of-himself frontman who is as bad or worse than David Lee Roth.....
Then Sharon Osbourne is f***ing batty as sh** and her fat damaged-goods children will implode completely before they see 30 years....and the poor Ozz is more or less on medicated auto-pilot.....
There are no winners in this nonsense only childish has beens with hostility they can't control.
Most of the people here have already stated most of my views. These guys are professional entertainers. Doing that stunt is simply not professional nor is it entertaining. Personally, with over 40,000 people involved, at an extreamly high admission price, I would certainly hope that a class action lawsuit be brought up against the festival. This would send a real message that could not be ignored and the media would certainly cover. Hopefully, it would also help reduce or prevent such unprofessional attacks.
Speak with your wallets... and because you already paid, take the few courses you can take to get that money back - a class action suit.
I LOVE IRON MAIDEN AND BLACK SABBATH. WHAT SHARON DID SHOULD NOT STAIN SABBATH'S REPUTATION. SHARON WAS NEVER PART OF SABBATH AND NEVER WILL BE. SHE SHOULD STAY HOME AND JUST BE A HOUSEWIFE. SHE DIDN'T SINK TO A LOWER LEVEL, SHE WAS ALWAYS THERE TO BEGIN WITH. OZZY SHOULD KEEP HER OUT. I WAS GOING TO GO TO OZZFEST 2005 BUT I COULDN'T FOR PERSONAL REASONS, AND THE ONLY REASON WAS TO SEE IRON MAIDEN. OF COURSE, I WANTED TO SEE SABBATH PLAY "WAR PIGS", "PARANOID" AND OTHER SONGS LIKE "FAIRIES WEAR BOOTS" BUT MY MAIN REASON WAS TO SEE MAIDEN PERFORM. I ALWAYS ABSTAIN FROM SAYING VULGAR WORDS BUT THIS OCCASION MERITS THEM.
F____K SHARON, SHE'S AN IDIOT, SHE'S A C____T!!!!!!!
A little peice of info that I think everyone might be interested. My brother Ron, worked security for Pittsburgh Post Gazette Pavillion during Ozzfests stop here earlier this tour. After some begging on my part and his, he was able to let me work with him and hang with him next to the area right off stage. We both witnessed Bruce d***inson b****ing about Ozzy and his family, and aparently he did this throughout the tour. He is an egomaniac who thinks he and Maiden are better than anyone. He also treated some of the other backstage workers like s**t. Do I beleive Sharon was completly right? No, but I sure can understand it. Will I still buy and listen to Maiden's stuff? Yes, because I do love their music, however any respect I had for d***enson, is gone.
Hey, "relentless austin", are you brain-dead? Iron Maiden doesn't need Ozzfest to "revitalize" IRON MAIDEN SAVED OZZFEST!!! MAIDEN shows sell out all over the world!! They just entered the ROCK HALL OF FAME as one of the 100 top selling recording artists of all time!! This includes giant sellers like the Beatles, Elvis, Sinatra and all of those Mega-Super-Sellers! (Even if ya don't like 'em they sold tons of albums!) Sorry, but BLACK SABBATH DIDN'T MAKE THE LIST!!
At OZZFEST some bands were better than others, but as a TRUE METAL FAN, I respected all of them, which is more than I can say for Sharon-Stupid-Ho-Osbourne!
I was at "MAIDEN-FEST" in Phoenix, where about 70% of the audience left after Sabbath's 3rd song. There was no Sabbath encore because everybody was leaving!!
This wasn't the first time this happened either. In 2002 on the Merry Mayhem tour, ROB ZOMBIE stole the show from OZZY too!! Yeah, Zombie had us all pumped up, and then OZZY put us to sleep with his nighty-night songs. Sharon should be more careful about the songs he performs and who opens for him, or learn to deal with it when the fans like another band more.....A LOT MORE!!!
Don't get me wrong, I've always loved OZZY, but I call it like I see it! I really felt sorry for OZZY when everybody walked out on him in Pheonix. It was Sharon's fault. She was an idiot to put Sabbath on after Maiden anyway...it just made them look worse!
I don't think it is a coincidence that this attack on MAIDEN took place at the very next OZZFEST following the massive PHOENIX EXODUS. I'm sure it was painful to see that the majority of the audience was there for MAIDEN, and had no desire to subject themselves to the horrible set that Sabbath attempted to play. In any case, the behavior of the Osbourne camp was painfully stuipid and only made OZZY look worse (and I didn't think that was possible after the Phoenix show). Sharon is especially stupid to try to get the fans to turn on MAIDEN, and to rip them off like that. WITHOUT FANS YOU ARE NOTHING!! STOP RIPPING THEM OFF WITH YOUR STUNTS AND HIGH PRICES!
I am so proud of all the fans who over-rode the OZZY chant with the MAIDEN chant and then booed Sharon off the stage! THAT'S THE WAY TO SHOW HER THAT THE FANS MAKE THE RULES, AND NOT IDIOTS LIKE HER!!!
I was really disappointed with OZZFEST......EXCEPT FOR MAIDEN'S SHOW. Now that Maiden is not with the show anymore, I SUGGEST THAT EVERYONE GO SEE MEGADETH IN GIGANTOUR INSTEAD!!! IT COSTS MUCH LESS AND KICKS ALOT MORE A S S!!! Besides, I don't think Dave Mustaine lets his wife make an A S S out of him by ripping off the fans and trying to run the show. PLUS you can meet ALL of the bands!!
It seems like OZZFEST is dying....but GIGANTOUR makes METAL LIVE ON!!! As Dave says, "METAL UP YOUR A S S !!"
I agree that GIGANTOUR is a better metal show, and that the bands there are more concerned about the fans. As for Bruce, he has said how much he hates corporate America, like Wal-Mart. I agree with him 100%. Unfortunately, Ozzfest has become a Corporate Festival, where it is more about money than about giving the fans the great show that they deserve. Sharon proved how little she cares about the fans, and OZZY is a DUMB A S S for letting her make him look like S H I T at the end of his career. It's better to burn out than to fade away. IRON MAIDEN is still ON FIRE! Sorry 'bout yer luck there OZZY, we still luv ya......just ditch Sharon!
METAL MOM!!!! Youare the coolest mom ever I swear!!!
You make excellent points! I am going to GIGANTOUR tomorrow in Boston MA and I can't wait, unfortunatly Fear Factory won't be playing this show :( but still get to see Dream Theater!!! and Megadeth.
As for Ozzfest, Maiden was the only reason that I went too and left right after they finished. I went to Boston and Hartford shows(hartford was the first show Maidens power was "accidently" cut on the first song) I have to agree that Ozzfest just isn't the same any more and I have been going since the begining. It's really a shame that it has turned into the way it is now.
hey, we americans have should already know that every other country an evvery other person in the world hates us, for xmple; the rest of the world LOVE soccer, WE think its for little girls and cc's, its the same thing in this case, d***inson doesnt hate america he just hates the corporation all of that green day , good charlot, and all of those made up bands that some guy in a suit created, lets face it america has sold out to corporation since metallica's black album and the creation of mtv, AND reality shows, you know what Fu** that, that was the only thing bruce was trying to say F-all of you that say he is a diva, he is just english, and the flag gag , ooo please he's been doing that since the F-ing 80's, if you think sharon is right and maiden is not: F*CK U, you are a corporate sell out and probably own some cd's from green day, good charlotte, my chemical romance, avril lavigne, blink 182, those are not rock & roll OR even less heavy metal bands, WHY??, because they do what they are told to do, just like you listen to what you are told to listen, you never heard maiden, or priest, or slayer, or even sabbath on tv or radio like all of the crappy bands of today (most of them) and you never will because they are real heavy metal bands even ozzy who i dont hate co's i know he cant think for himself because of the dope but for those sl*ts of sharon & kelly i only have to say this to them: WHEN YOU DIE I WILL GO TO YOUR GRAVE AND JUMP AND DANCE UP AND DOWN LEFT TO RIGHT FROM THE JOY AND HAPPINES OF SEEING YOUR DEAD SPOILING FAT BODYES, AND IF HEAVY METAL I AS THEY SAY SATAN'S FAVORITE MUSIC THEN HE PROBABLY FEELS AS ANGRY AS WE FEEL I HOPE HE TORTURES YOU FOREVER IN HELL TILL THE END OF TIMES, AMEN.
I think that you all should just f***ing get off your asses outside for posting so much crap. Get a life all of you. Every once in a while I check out the page to see what's going with undergrounds bands and to my unheartly surprise all I see is nothing more than a bunch of f***ing kids arguing about there favorite bands. What a load of sh**, oh and Stone if you're actually 38, my friend that is sad. Listen to whatever the f*** you ignorant losers want to hear but f*** once in a while keep your tastes to yourself.
Oh, and the f***ers that only post sh** just to p***ed off everyone, you jackasses are worst, nothing better to do, what is it ? You f***ers get a boner everytime somebody get p***ed at your comments, you guys are nothing that a bunch of attention whores.
If bands have to fight like children (little girl children) - eggs and power-outages are certainly preferable to how the boyz in the hip-hop world squabble, don't you think? Imagine if Sharon and Bruce were in rap camps - Sharon would've sent Kelly and her gang out with three dozen 9mm's (instead of three dozen eggs), and someone would've gotten popped. Could've been worse - still, someone should see about a class-action suit - I think 40,000 people should get their money back.
Good point "onthebeach"! I'm just glad that 40,000 people didn't start a massive riot over Sharon's antics. SHE ENDANGERED EVERYONE AT THAT SHOW!! For an old bat, she is extremely thoughless and irresponsible. A severe case of the DUMB A S S!
Thanks for the compliment Sara666, I hope you mosh your brains out at GIGANTOUR, Too bad Fear Factory won't be there, they really kicked some METAL A S S when I saw them in Albuquerque! Unlike most of Ozzfest, It is still well worth your hard earned $$, Dave and the boys won't let ya down! They know the true meaning of METAL! Have fun!
METAL UP YER A S S!!
You said: " I'm 38 years old and when I was 15 I was 100% Maiden and Sabath and they were already old." Okay, can anyone see what's wrong with this statement?
First of all, if you were truly 100%, then you would have had enough respect to NEVER say something so idiotic about 2 great bands that helped put Metal on its course!
It's not rocket science to figure out that when you were 15 it was 1982........duh!
"Number of the Beast " came out that year! Maiden's first album was in 1981.........so....YOU ARE A LIAR!! They weren't old then! If you don't believe me, go watch a video! Bruce was only 20! God, you're f u c k i n g stupid! I hope you are really only 15 now, I would hate to think someone 38 lacks so much maturity and intelligence.
Hey man, you may be too stupid to do the math, but, unlike you, some of us here know how to do simple math and can see right through your b u l l s h i t. If you are too ignorant to post an intelligent comment, then just don't post anything and people might mistake you for having a brain!
By the way, I 'm sure that "Old Geezer" Bruce is probably in better shape today than you and could easily kick your little b i t c h a s s! (I know I could!) At least he can do math and not tell lies that are totally unbelievable! Go read a book or something and then come back and post something worth reading. And stop calling others "posers" until you stop being a lying poser yourself. Posers always lie.
You should go hook-up with that old DOUCHEBAG Sharon, as both of you are really bad at telling convincing lies! Not even a retard would believe either of you!
I really F U C K I N G HATE LIARS!!!!!!!
By the way, you should add a "D" to your name and make it "Stoned" because you must be smokin' crack!
yo, true story son, when i was kicking back at the local taco bell minding my own buisness, all of a sudden a gang of turtles came at me like WTF!!!! so me an my homies started huddling and high fivng....then we started to kick some turtle A$$ with our skateboards, damn those chalupas get all over the place!!!! gg turtles...R.I.P. little turtle dudes
Some say Ozzy/Sabbath are #1
and it s u c k s that Bruce supposedly dissed 'em
Some say Maiden is #1
and it s u c k s that Sharon attacked them
BUT THE MAIN POINT IS:
THE FANS ARE #1
and The FANS were the ones who were disrespected and endangered the most!
Sharon and her followers will never have a good excuse for treating the fans like that!
Okay, now everybody has said their opinions
NOW IS THE TIME TO TAKE ACTION!!
CONTACT OZZFEST AND DEMAND YOUR MONEY BACK!!
Even if you weren't at San Bernadino,
THE S H I T T Y SOUND SYSTEM alone is enough to warrant a REFUND!
If no refund is given, then everybody get together for a
CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT!!
Ever hear of "Reckless Endangerment"?
How about "Consumer Fraud"?
I am sure there are lawyers out there just waiting to jump on this one!
IT'S THE FANS WHO MATTER MOST, WITHOUT US ALL BANDS ARE NOTHING!!
Don't be timid little sheep!
STAND UP FOR YOURSELVES AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
METAL UP YER A S S!!
Sure, you all go and do that. If enough people do, you might even get a nod on the news. You won't get your money back. What will happen next is all the people that witnessed Bruce's pissy, childish attitude throughout the whole tour, all those stagehands and security that he p***ed all over, will come forwards and say what had happened gig after gig. Was Sharon a little childish in her actions that day? Sure, but it could have been a lot worse. There are going to be those fans out there that will argue for Bruce no matter what actions he did.
I know what I saw, and I know what I have heard from others who saw his actions backstage early in the tour. He deserved MUCH worse.
yo, true story son, when i was kicking back at the local taco bell minding my own buisness, all of a sudden a gang of turtles came at me like WTF!!!! so me an my homies started huddling and high fivng....then we started to kick some turtle A$$ with our skateboards, damn those chalupas get all over the place!!!! gg turtles...R.I.P. little turtle dudes
I think its kind of funny that some loser goth nu metal kids are calling Iron Maiden " Englishmen running around on stage singing in high pitched voices"
Can anyone here name any other Englishmen, that might be on the Ozzfest tour who just so happen to sing in higher pitched voices than the average growling metal band?
Oh yeah I'm talking about Ozzy you stupid c***s.
How the f*** can Iron Maiden be booed of stage by people at Ozzfest? I bet more than half the bands that played there have been influenced by Maiden in some way, But yet you have your f***ing slipknot and korn fans there thinking its cool to throw things at bands and boo them of stage, Thanks to Sharon Osbourne, and thanks to Ozzfest it is almost official that music is dead. f*** Ozzy for letting his b**** of a wife rule his life, hes not an idiol anyway more man, hes an idiol and an icon to the media.
Who needs america? Maiden don't. They were paid handsomely to tour on ozzfest to keep it alive. Ozzy can't even speak let alone sing anymore. Bruce was just telling it like it is through the tour. Osbournes just don't like to hear it. Laughing all the way to the bank as they don't give ash** about the fans like maiden do.
Sorry Upchunx , it's not about what BRUCE deserved, it's about what the FANS deserve.
And yes, Ozzfest probably won't return one cent, (UNLESS THEY ARE SUED) but at least you can let them know how you feel about such unprofessionalism. Her acts were directed at a band, but the FANS paid the price and got robbed, no matter what band it was on who said what.
And you are right, it could have been worse, PEOPLE COULD HAVE BEEN SERIOUSLY HURT IN A RIOT, OR EVEN DIED, which may have happened had Maiden left the stage. Go ahead and defend Sharon, but did she care about you or any other fan when she did that? The majority of the postings seem to think she didn't.
I think the whole thing is hilarious, but I'm sorry the maiden fans at the show didn't get all they paid for. I'm glad to hear Maiden acted like "troopers" and did the best they could, sounds like it backfired in Sharon's face! She probably wanted to run them off off the stage and poor Ozzy probably didn't even know what was happening. Instead, she just made an a$$ of herself and her family and reinforced what Bruce had said, he must have hit the nail on the head for her to get that p***ed!
I'm sure Bruce probably did dis' on Ozzy and Ozzfest at previous shows, I would expect nothing less from him! Was it in bad taste and disrepectful to his host? yes.....was it true? sounds like it. But, I like Ozzy and Black SAbbath too and am going to see them in Nashville in a couple of days. I would rather see Maiden but still look forward to seeing the legends Black Sabbath. I saw Maiden a couple of years ago and they are on top of their game, I don't expect Sabbath to be on that level but I've never seen the original line up. This is probably my only chance! Even if they are old- washed up- reality show pimps, its Black Sabbath for Christ's sake! I forgive them. If they want to insult Maiden, go for it! They are Maiden, but you are Black Sabbath. Say what you want, do what you want but don't mess with someone's show. If they have to tie wires to hold Ozzy up, go for it! Just give me a good show with nobody pulling the plug! That will be metal.
If anyone has read this far down the page, your patience will be rewarded here. This will be an intelligent post without any name hurling. I am a 39 year old woman who has been an Ozzy fan since 1980. My first concert was the Diary of a Madman tour at the New Haven Coliseum, just after Randy died. And I have been a Maiden fan since Number of the Beast and I still adore them. I would like to say that I am really disappointed in the egg throwing behavior and most of these postings. Both Ozzy and Bruce are gentleman and pioneers of metal. My guess is that Sharon, who should be setting an example for women in the music industry, feels helpless and afraid-- her once-Godly husband is withering. He is shuffling around emptying the trash and mumbling and I want all of you to stop and think about what that must be like for her. She loves him just like most of us do and he is withering before our eyes. I'm not condoning what she did-- it was very unprofessional and dangerous and she should be held accountable. But I want to get to the human nature part of this. I'm guessing her rage, jealousy, anger and fear got hold of her and she lashed out in much the same way she did to her neighbors with the ham. She may have an emotional disorder or two that she needs to be medicated for and we should not to judge her and call her names. That just brings us down to a very immature and base level and doesn't do anything but perpetuate the violence and hate that was reflected in the egg throwing and sound cutting. In my 23 years of being a metal fan, I have always been proud to be a member of a community that seemed to rise above petty violence-- one of the reasons we love heavy music is that it's an outlet for our frustration, anger, etc. right? We bang our heads instead. So can we all just get a grip and rise above this? It's petty and I don't want to be ashamed of the community and the amazing music that got me and a lot of you through a really rough childhood. As Ozzy says, "I love you all... Goodnight." And one more thing-- Bruce d***inson, thank you for keeping your cool and being a gentleman. Up the Irons!
why the f*** should i sympathise with a messed up millionaire whore who suffers with a bout of chronic stupidity?? I don't care about her personal problems, but to attempt to ruin a performance that thousands of people paid to see shows she has no respect for any1 including Ozzy as she put a black mark on the family by doing this.
I want someone to refute that d***inson is infact, not a chinchilla prick....because it's impossibe.
The man is the next worst thing to David Lee Roth when it comes to rock star ego.....He's a washed up has-been whose time has long been gone forever. Out of respect, you dont verbally bash your tour mates and staff especially when your on their tour.
Now, do I feel the same way about the rest of Maiden....f*** no, good humble guys who made metal what it is today (ask any of the trendy metal-core guitarists.....many of those licks and solos are inspired by Maiden and Priest).......
The only person more childish and full of themselves in this scenario is Sharon Osbourne......She's a tremendous b**** whose response to every challenge is to humiliate and physically attack the source....
Her daughter is an obese and spoiled sea cucumber with the self esteem of a f***ing yak.....Shes disgusting and I hate her.....hehe, now I'm acting like Sharon......
I feel sorry for Ozzy being tethered to them but then again Sharon kick started Ozzy's career and probably saved his life........
Heres to hoping that one day Bruce can reconcile with humility and that Sharon and Kelly Osbourne get on some f***ing mood equalizers because these 3 and their antics are ruining a good thing for everyone else.
Although I am in complete agreement with the majority of posts which cite the fans as the real losers in all of this I cannot condone the pathetic behaviour of Sharon sh**bourne. Do the American public not realise that the whole point is to make money out them? I am sure that Sharon will be loving all of the publicity that this now generates. Maiden on the other hand do not need to rely on cheesy reality shows to gain fans. I cannot imagine Bruce releasing a Christmas single dueting with his daughter in order to make money. Sharon is a "massive" star in the UK, fronting ads for ASDA and appearing on the "hit" reality tv show The X factor (which co-incidentally is the name of a maiden album..). The last sentance - the reference to Sharon being a massive star, was what we call in the UK sarcasm - this is what Bruce's humour consisted of during Ozzfest. Sharon herself should be aware of the concept of sarcasm as this is how she has managed to dupe everybody into believing that she has an ounce of talent anywhere in her body. It makes me sick that she is using Ozzy and her kids for her own gain, her own TV show in America was a flop and she had to drag Ozzy onto the show to gain any viewing figures at all. Maiden have just scored a top 5 hit in the UK with "The Trooper" and I like Bruce will be waving my Union Jack at every opportunity. I do hope that this is / was not taken the wrong way by US audinces this is in no way a reaction to the war in Iraq after all British soldiers are sacrificing their lives for the same cause and for Sharon to use this as a publicity stunt shames all their memories. Rant Over............. Up the Irons and come on Everton.......
Age has nothing to do with music so stop labeling Maiden as to old.Maiden has alot of life left and move around on stage more than any of the other bands on ozzfest let alone any band I have ever seen!Their guitar solos are uniqe and sick!Steve Harris is a rock bass legend,and d***inson has God gifted voice! To all any one who judges by what they assume that they are some Hair metal band or something need to realize youll never know how good something is untill you try it!Maiden is to the rest of the world what Metalica WAS to America!Money is why you dont know this because Maiden hasnt stoped being Metal!and if you dont like metal then this Converstion dosnt consern you anyway!!!!!
First off. Tim, go somewhere where you can unleash your immaturity at other underdeveloped brains, like a Brittany Spears thread.
Metalblood, yes I do agree that the fans are most important, but I believe it is important for the fans to know Bruce's lack of respect to the people who are putting him in this tour and the ones thrying to help him and accomodate him off stage. I personally saw how he was when I worked the Pittsburgh POst Gazette Pavillion, and believe me he should have been thrown off the tour right then, he was absolutely vile. Don't get me wrong I am not really supporting Sharons actions, yes she was a b****. But I keep seeing all this love being thrown at a guy that I truly believes doesn't give a damn about the fans anymore. I hope I am wrong, I don't want a great band like Maiden fall because of one ego-maniac.
I do beleive that all these years of Ozzfest has shown that she does care about the fans, yes mostly the money, but the fans to.
We metalheads get enough flack from the world, I don't want this community being divided by some immature actions of a few people. Both sides of this fight need to hear that this kind of actions should not and will not be tolerated by either side of the fence.
Here Ye, Here Ye...Anyone who sides with Sharon Osbourne over Maiden should turn off their computer and go finish watching their Newlyweds DVD. She is about as out of her damn mind as Oz. I love Ozzy and Sabbath but Sharon should be punted like a football. Maybe she had some problem with something Bruce did backstage but lord knows she's old enough to know that it should stay backstage. I've got an idea...let Zakk handle it.
all u dumbasses that are saying bruce sucks and iron maiden sucks and stuff....f*** YOU fa**otS!!!! he will kick ur f***ing ass. go listen to your gay bands because you oviously dont know anything about metal. oh yeah and sharon.......WTF!!!! I PAID 110 DOLLARS TO STAND IN THE BLAZZING SUN ALL DAY AND U f*** IT UP?! f*** U DUMB b****!
IRON MAIDEN RULEEES!
OZZY OZZY OZZY MY a$$ f*** U BIG DAVE U FAG!
Ozzy is a f***ing sellout...Black Sabbath kicked a$$ and he used to be a f***ing god...sharon has ruined him and his whole f***ing apperance and image is a joke...IT WAS MAIDEN FEST...they dont f***ing deserve that from the US...f*** BIG fa**ot a$$ DAVE AND THAT b**** SHARON I HOPE SHE GETS SOME MORE CANCER AFTER THIS PETHETIC STUNT!
Ya know, Metal Mom and Metal Blood, I at least have respect for you, I may not agree with you 100%, but at least you discuss things in a civil manner. If more metalheads were like that, things like this probably wouldn't happen. Most of you need to get your heads out of your asses. You are nothing but sheep blindly following your favorite, and no matter what they do, you support it. That is why this sh** happends in the first place. Both Sharon and Bruce need to get over themselves and start acting like professional adults, same for most of the people on this thread.
I would like to commend Sharon on this.The problem is I can't you would think she'd have taken the high road and just saide good riddance instead she sunk to a level lower than d***inson's.Now I'm not condoneing d***inson's behavior.He really is a bit of an ego maniac but like Roth his time is done if not comeing to an end.It really was in bad taste to disrespect Ozzy on his tour.They both need to grow up.
do you really think that either of those two really NEED one another? Maiden did this for the same reason as any other tour its all publicity...ozzy and maiden can each succeed without each other and so i cant see how a few people have said that ozzfest was nothing without maiden...sharon let her psychosis take over for a second putting people at risk but at the same time the way to really make it seem like it wasnt worth her while was not to write threads about it 200 responses long! this doesnt mar my opinion of maiden OR ozzy i still like the music and sharon isnt involved in that.
f u c k it anyway...
and trying to go to court is just dumb as f u c k!!! thats become the one thing other nations expect of americans the same as the american gun happy way of life
gun happy americans and others have kept the fukking socialist fa**ot loving baby murdering psycho-liberal idiotarians from taking over our country so far!!! you had better keep your eyes and ears open. they're getting more ignorant and blatant. you want your freedom?!!! get a weapon, master it, and put it where you can get it, when the time comes. you will know when....... two brits fighting. who gives a fukk.
and f*** his mindless and blind fans for just taking his side and not taking in all the facts
f*** Sharon Osbourne for being a childish b**** and ruining a show for thousands
f*** her fat, ugly and spoiled offspring for not having the backbone to say "mom this is childish"
f*** anyone (and they are few) for supporting Sharons case, she had her reasons for acting as she did but her response was completely out of bounds.
I feel sorry for every member of Iron Maiden who isn't named Bruce d***inson and every fan who had to suffer through that ordeal.
Sharon shouldn't have done what she did. Bruce is an arrogant prick and was constantly sniping the ozzfest show on stage throughout the tour. He shouldn't have done that. If someone came to your house and started bashing your family, what would YOU do? Nothing? If so, you are a p***y. What comes around goes around, and Bruce got what was coming to him.
Right back at ya. Respect is one thing many people here lack. Most of 'em probably don't even know what it is!! If someone doesn't agree, then they are called a name. It is just ignorant.. iF EVERYBODY agreed on EVERYTHING then the world would be a boring place, and people would then have to MAKE UP reasons to fight!! LOL!
If people from other countries expect to be sued by Americans, then why not go ahead and give ol Sharon that slap in the face? We don't want to let people down, now do we??Nobody really expects to get money out of it, it's just the principal of the thing. It has a message: "Don't f u c k with my METAL you overchaging, over-dramatic, money hungry w h o r e 'cuz us sue-happy Americans WILL MAKE YOU PAY one way or another for screwin' with our concert! It is ours, after all, we paid for it, and you with your childish ,irresponsible, inconsiderate behavior tried to take it from us! WE WON'T LET YOU GET AWAY WITH THAT!!"
Of course, instead of doing it the civl way, some gun-toting American might just blow her away. Stupid s h i t like that happens every day. People are freakin' crazy, alright. All the more reason not to go jackin' around with people and one of the few things in life that might actually give them some kind of enjoyment and happiness. With some people, that's all they have, but I doubt if she ever gave it much thought or concern..
I read in an interview that she thinks she is too good to even make a lame attempt at an apology to the fans. I think she is going to really regret all of this someday, 'cuz people really ARE freakin' phsyco and you never know. Sometimes you have to take action to wake people like her up. Hopefully no one will take action in a violent way though, 'cuz it's just not worth it.
However, I firmly beleive that people should use their voices to speak up for themselves and for what they beleive to be right. Not just to b i t c h about things, but to make a difference. Most people can talk a lot of crap, but who is really willing to stand up and fight for what they beleive? Who among us is truly METAL TO THE CORE? The world has too many sheep. Too many close-minded followers and not enough open-minded leaders.
What's this sh** I've been hearing about Sharon "the c*** from hell" Osbourne and the egg throwing incident at Ozzfest this year?Has this narcistic billion dollar b****-queen gotten the idea that a band like Maiden,and Bruce in this case,is a prick?I don't know what that fuss is all about,I find it hard to think of Bruce as a disrespectfull sh**head when miss butt in is so goddamn disrespecting that she starts sabotaging a Maiden show.I don't care how p***ed you are at someone,you fdon't f*** up a show so many fans came to see just for your own personal benefit.How low can people go?It's already a shame to see that Ozzy is dumb enough to actually live with that woman,but are we going to let her riun true heavy metal while Ozzy(and it hurts to say it)has sold out to MTV.I've never seen Maiden nor Bruce d***inson do it.I hope Bruce gets his revenge on that egocentric money hog,most ozz fes bands arent even metal anyway.I think we should tie Sharon Osbourne to a trie,throw eggs at her stupid face,and inject her with cancer so that we can see this f***ing lame a$$ die,once and for all.
to !, f u c k you.. to metal blood and others thank you.......!, you are obviously part of the white trash judge judy and jerry springer america i am talking about, your prejudiced statements are a poor way to cover your blatant ignorance...your statement that gun happy americans protect this nation makes it sound like we are being invaded by some super entity bent on our(americans) destruction..not so these are people you are bashing that deserve to do whatever the f*** they want..your radical conservatism and others with your way of thinking is a huge issue in america as well...people like you and our 'beloved' commander in chief create problems on a grand scale all throughout history...you want to fight something? go join the army where you can play with your guns and kill a few people while your at it...its what your conservative-fag-hating-anti liberal-anti choice president would want
I kind of think Bruce might have 'overstepped the line' a little bit, but Sharon's silly pranks put her right down at the same level so no winner here. Too bad Ozzy can't speak (literally) for himself with a comeback. It is cruel of Bruce, as a trusted guest on Ozzfest, that he launched a questionable verbal tirade upon a befuddled old burnout who can't do much but shuffle around muttering wheezy exclamations? A bit perhaps... but this was no way to deal with it. They could have simply ended the relationship. If you are doing a reality TV show, if you name a festival after yourself and if these things CAN so easily be poked fun at on the mic - you're fair game. The "Dont Fucck With Ozzy" attitude got the better of you Sharon, and you lost your superior moral position when you did those litle self-gratifying deeds. Like shiit on a bear it will stick to youfor some time now, sorry, I can see you are not a totally bad person and you just used really bad judgement. It will blow over someday.
I am very glad to have found this site and this thread. I used to have a lot of respect for Sharon, and as Metal Blood has mentioned, respect is rare. I have lost all of that for her now. To mess up a performer because of that performers attitude, fine I can at least understand the logic behind that. But to ruin a sh**load of fans time at an event, then refuse to apologize to them, no! That goes WAY over the line. No one and I mean NO ONE can excuse that! To wish ill upon her is pointless. I will write to as many music publications as I can about this smack in the face to the fans. She has forgotten it is us that made her, without the music fans she wouldn't have the posh life she has. We made her, we can break her. Maybe it is un-realistic, but what kind of metal fans would we be without making our voices heard. Let's face it, we are NOT a quiet group!
to the gun toating mother f***e R. People like you and your f***ing president is the reason why the country is the way it is. You guys b****ed and complained about how you wanted him to be the president. Look where this country is now you stupid f***ing redneck. Don't tell me its doing good. You b****es said that you voted for him because of his religious views. Look where those f***ing views got us right now. Lets see. 1. Gas prices still rising. 2. Food Prices Still rising. 3. Unemployment Rate Still rising. 4. Taxes still rising. 5. My buddys getting killed in Iraq. Still rising. And to top it all off Number 6. The most hated country in the world. Thanks a lot to you and your punk a$$ president.
MY GOD !!!! THIS IS SOME TWISTED sh** SHARON TRIED TO PULL .......WELL SHE SHOULD OF HAVE THOUGHT TWICE OR MAYBE OZZY SHOULD HAVE TIED HER
UP ......HOW COULD THEY DIP THEMSELVES SO LOW AND TRY TO BOO A LENGENDARY BAND LIKE IRON MAIDEN OFF THE STAGE ? FOR A BAND THAT WROTE "TROOPER" AND "NUMBER OF THE BEAST" DID SHE REALLY EXPECT THEM TO TUCK TAILS AND RUN ?....WHO'S SHE KIDDING? DAMM I'M SO PROUD OF THOSE
GUY'S IN IRON MAIDEN -THEY STOOD THE GROUND NEVER BOWING DOWN TO KISS THE FOOT AND LICK THE HANDS OF THE OZZY CLAN AND MADE SURE SHARON ATE HER OWN sh** FOR THE NIGHT......
I saw Maiden last Wednesday and the show was incredible. Mind-blowing stuff. There was a nice ''F-Sharon'' chant just before they took the stage. They did a 15min encore in which they brought out Eddie. It was the last stop of the tour so it was immense fun. We still waited around after the encore for more.
Bruce is an incredible front man. Everybody in Maided put on a memorable performance that night...
I'd like to see Ozzy do what Bruce does. Although, that's still a bit unfair. Ozzy may only be a little older but has done much more damage to himself then any of Maiden over the years, it's bound to come back and haunt you. No dis-respect to Ozzy, but I hate Sharon, Kelly and Jack. Amy is supposed to be pretty normal but the rest just act like Sharon, spoiled and petty..
UP THE IRONS!
Mr_Metal_2005 , not all of us in the US voted for that sh**head Bush. Not a single person I know likes Bush and I have always wondered where in the f*** are all these Bush lovers hiding. Probably in their churches counting their ritches. I agree with you, but remember, we are not all like that. It is interesting how all these morons that voted for him are now realizing their mistake. Well to them I say, Too little too late you stupid, gun toting, money counting, Pat Robertson watching a$$ holes!
I went to Ozzfest in NY/NJ area and Sabbath canceled. Maiden saved the show and played a longer set, and everyone was chanting f*** SABBATH! MAIDEN RULES! And its true, everyone told me if you go the 2nd night of the show Sabbath will definitely cancel cause Ozzy can't perform 2 nights in a row. It's understandable but not for Sharon to keep sheduling the shows anyway when they very well know Ozzy is gonna cancel his performance the day of....
SHARON IS A MONEY HUNGRY WHORE: shirts we're goin for like $40 each, the tickets went up in price from when we bought them so we had no choice but to pay more to get in (if i had the money i'd sue the sh** outta Ozzfest) plus Sabbath wasn't even playing. Under the 100degree sun and all the f***ed up conditions, I was waiting for a riot to break out. I wish it did after Maiden played cause f*** SABBATH MAIDEN RULES!!! AND f*** YOU TOO SHARON!
how on earth did we get to politics?.....
The Bush fans are down here in the festering whiskey soaked boil that is Kentucky and all points south.....Statisticly they have "a little" highschool education live on or below the poverty line, hate homosexuals and any race not Anglo, frown on any religion not evangelical-christian embrace their guns more than the quality of their water or education and allow the rich to have tax breaks.....
Remember before you get all huffy, that I'm only speaking of the majority: Some Bush supporters live quite well, have an expansive education and a sprawling ranch-styled mansion....something like 4.3% of the U.S..... Between the unwashed bumpkins, the idle rich and the fanatical christians you get a majority of 51.4% of the United States. Thats who and to some degree where your Bush voters are.
uhm....I still feel the same as I did before on this thread.
d***insons an arrogant man-child
Sharon is an unbalanced, childish demon whom I enjoy hating
Kelly is loathsome slug, utterly beneath my contempt.
and poor Ozzy is on mental auto-pilot.
RememberMetal, perhapse I will move to Maine or some other extreme northern state. Hey I have an idea, maybe Alaska! I live around Pittsburgh, PA and get a mix of people. Believe it or not there are quite I few backwater types around here. I try to stay to myself as I can't stand that backwards, ultra-conservative, narrow minded a$$holes. I have found the net is the best form of communications now. But at least we have concerts, um...wait...no that looks to be changing now.
So by "down here" how far down are you, I hope you don't have to put up with the bible belt!
I live in Louisville Kentucky.....a pretty medium-large city (pop. 1,000,000 +) thats about 60 miles south of Cinci.
Louisville is actually moderate as can be with equal numbers on both sides of the political spectrum, but once you leave this city you start seeing the anti-abortion signs with Bible verses and Jesus with closed eyes and a tear.....not to mention plenty of nazi swastikas on overpasses...oh and John Deere tractors and Harley Davidson motorcycles rule with an iron fist.....ah, unity..
so basicly i hover "just" over the bible belt.
I like to laugh at the the shiney plastic costumes worn by lead-a$$hole err...uhm singer Bruce d***inson I challenge anyone to defend that fashion statement.....Even Ozzy's sh**ty 70's and 80's attire wasn't as funny as the sh** d***inson wore.....oh yeah and d***inson practices ballet and fencing too just so everyones on the same page.
hey u all...how u dare talk about maidens...! how can u forget fear of the dark,hollowed be thy name and the trooper...if just did those 3 songs they`ll stay the best band ever and ever!! bruse d***enson studied the singing,he is just great! i`m from jordan (middle east) i`m a metal head! u may tell me that am not suppos to talk..or that i dont have the ryt to talk even...heh..but if r really metal heads...u should pray for the maiden!! they r the band of the bands...i like sabbath!! but IRON MAIDEN is the best!!
iron maiden RULZ!
RememberMetal, I can feel for you, my Grandmother (Surprisingly sweet and liberal minded) lives in a little town just across the Ohio River called, Manchester. Going there is like stepping into an episode of the Andy Griffith show. They are so conservative there. I visited her last spring and I kept getting nasty looks from everyone down there because I have a blue streak in my hair and was wearing an old Blizzard of Oz shirt. LOL
And to answer your question; Yes, I believe it is possible to still like and respect Maiden and hate Bruce. The rest of the band members were cool as sh** at the Post Gazette Pavillion during their Ozzfest stop to myself, my brother, and to the rest of the staff, especially Steve and Dave.
not all conservatives are super poor or super rich. i live in colorado, most people live pretty well here and im surrounded by conservatives. actually, most conservatives out in the west are middle class. and at least half of my metal head buddies are republicans
heh....It can go both ways....some democrats were raised by democrats and never questioned their views either....I happen to come from an extremely moderate family and went democrat.
My dad voted for Reagan and Bush Sr (against Clinton) then for Clinton against Dole and Gore against Bush...so I learned early on to pick the candidate not the party.....
It's just that republicans have seemed so fanatical these last few years that I cant help but loath most of them.
dianno is not that good...i just liked his wrath-child way! but else...ohh bruse is much better than him,if would ask for another maiden singer u`d better ask for blaze baily..but bruse is the best..he studied the vocal style as well! you`d better talk abt ur opinion,coz hez a good singer!!
Sharon I used to be a fan of yours. I thought you were intelligent and your family too but clearly that is not the case! May Banshees fly up your grievous orifices Osbournes. Ozzy can't sing like he used to and then you make yourselves look like complete fools by sabotaging a great bands set. All I have to say is f*** YOU!!!
To those who don't like Maiden fine. Don't try and be little them musically. They are amazing muscians that are incredibly talented whether you like it or not. Up the Irons!
I WENT TO OZZFEST AT DARIEN LAKE, IT WAS AWESOME, BECAUSE MAIDEN WAS THERE, I BEEN A LOYAL FAN SINCE THEIR FIRST ALBUM, I HAVE SEEN THEN IN RIO DE JANEIRO THEY ARE THE BEST.
IT SUCKS TO HEAR WHAT HAPPENED AT OTHER LOCATIONS WHEN TOO MUCH WEED GOES IN THE WRONG HOLE!!!!.
I LOVED THE SHOW AND WAS A LITTLE BIT UP SET TO SEE THEM GO, IT IS TOO BAD PEOPLE IS NOT APPRECIATING WHAT IS REAL MUSIC, SABBATH IS GREAT TOO AND I LOVE THEM.
FOR THE DUMB a$$ THAT HAVE THE EGGS, HOW THE HELL DID YOU STICK THEM IN, IT WAS SO HARD TO GET A FACTORY SEALED BOTTLE OF WATER AND THIS DORK HAD EGGS?????
MAN WHAT A CHICKEN, AND IF I WAS THERE, AND SAW ALL OF THIS MY 350 POUNDS AND 6.5 FEET MEANING MYSELF WILL KICKED HIM OUT AND MAKE HIM EAT ALL THE EGGS ONE AT THE TIME.
UP THE IRONS 4EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, AND YEAH MUSTAINE BRING MAIDEN FOR GIGANTOUR 06.
BRING BACK REAL METAL NO NERDIE LOOKING BANDS.
SEE YA IN HELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
to post 166. you are obviously retarded. typical fukking liberal . most uninformed bastards on the planet. anti-choice? anti-liberal? fukking right i am! only a fukking moron would murder an unborn child. you are totally fukking clueless. abortion doesn't have 1 fukking thing to do with choice, you imbecile. and fags and dykes and bi-fags and trans-fags are not welcome on my planet. i'm so sick of you fukking dumbass liberal retards, and your idiotic agendas. we are being invaded, you moron. get those balls off your nose and wake up fagtard. your idiot liberals are the same ones who want to tell you what music and lyrics to listen to. if you knew one damn thing about our constitution, you would understand what i am talking about. but, apparently, you have your head so far up your a$$ you need a belly window to see where your'e going, which by the way, is straight to hell, where you belong!!!!
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Where the f*** do you get eggs at Ozzfest, again?
Well, here's another fued for us to be entertained by. Oh well. Maiden was cool at the 'fest, but I guess this happens.