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Sharon Osbourne Issues Statement: Bruce Dickinson Tried To Ruin Ozzfest For Everyone

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Sharon Osbourne has issued the following statement via the official Ozzfest web site, Ozzfest.com:

"IRON MAIDEN were chosen for the Ozzfest tour because the Ozzfest committee felt they were a good band, plus the fact that they had not done shows in the U.S. for some time. From day one, Bruce Dickinson started berating Ozzy and belittling the Ozzfest audience. He stated he 'didn’t need a reality show to give him credibility'; 'We're not just some f*cking reunion band'; and continuously complained about the sound system, saying that when he comes back to America he'll have a better one. I understand he hasn't toured in the U.S.in these size venues in a while and no longer understands the political structure of things. Out of 200-plus bands over the last 10 years, he has been the only person who hasn't had the Ozzfest spirit. He thought he was at a battle of the bands, always making other comments about the other artists.

"Might I say, the rest of the band are gentlemen and have a great professional attitude. The crew are absolutely great. But how sad it was, after 10 years, that this little man tried to ruin it for everyone. The bands of Ozzfest don't even look at Ozzfest as touring, but as its heavy metal summer camp. Bruce is in fact a jealous prick and very envious. None of his tirades were directed at SABBATH, only Ozzy. Steve Harris [IRON MAIDEN's bassist] personally came to Ozzy in San Bernardino and apologized for Bruce's behavior this summer, stating that he and the rest of the band were 'embarrassed' by their own singer. It also offended me every night how he took out the English flag in America. There are American boys going to war alongside the English boys every day. How dare he forget the American troops on their home turf? He has had no respect for the American audience he has been playing for, stating in an interview, 'When you do the 'hits' tour here [in the U.S.], the audience is smug, and there's a sense of self-satisfaction, like, 'We got what we wanted…I'm looking at an audience that is self-satisfied and happy and fat, and getting what it wants and isn't prepared to get off its ass..'

"Before there was SAMSON, there was SABBATH!

"Ozzfest 2005 continues on with our summer of fun with the addition of VELVET REVOLVER. This is where the fun begins….."

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. relentless austin writes:

My only problem with Ozzfest is the damn ticket price, so I won't be attending this year.
All I can say is never underestimate your audience. They'll remember all the sh** talking
when Iron Maiden's next album comes out. I sure as hell won't be buying it!

# Aug 22, 2005 @ 11:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. metal head writes:

Sharon quit making excuses your full of sh** and your a stupid whore and without your husband youd be nothing. Iron Maiden should have killed her.

# Aug 22, 2005 @ 1:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. sabbath writes:

when invited to someone else's home be sure you do behave accordingly

# Aug 22, 2005 @ 2:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. oxide writes:

she has no room, to talk about being professional after bulling what she pulled on maiden's set, throwing eggs and turning off the PA more than once.....yeah thats how professional the ozzy camp. f***'em! she should be more professional and ignor the BS that bruce was sayin, it was ozzy's battel anyways but he is out of it and lets his wife and kids run his life
plus how can you be offeneded by the brit flag?!?!its a thing that bruce been doin since "the trooper"been out in the f***in 80's, it was a stage preformence, its sure as hell less offensive when her hubby used bite bats on stage
f*** her and her clowns, they are on my sh** list
UP THE IRONS!

# Aug 22, 2005 @ 5:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. THE OMEN writes:

Sharon is a filthy b****!. Bruce d***inson is an incredible performer, and I sure of loved their set. MAIDEN RULES

# Aug 22, 2005 @ 6:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. badluckmaniac writes:

what the f*** " He stated he 'didn’t need a reality show to give him credibility'; 'We're not just some f*cking reunion band'" those r f***in facts u stupid b**** Maiden tours all thje time and dont need MTV reality. and maby the f***in whore forgot that Maiden was with ozzfest the whole f***in time they filled in for Sabbath when Sabbath didnt play and bruce didnt ran off stage like a baby when something went wrong ( ozzy leaving stage)
and the last statement
Ozzfest 2005 continues on with our summer of fun with the addition of VELVET REVOLVER. This is where the fun begins….."

is that a f***in joke Sharon had to say something that mornic Maiden replaced by VR wow i feel sorry for the fans of the final shows they truely ripped off Vr has one CD out and its kinda crappy not Ozffest Material here were some Maiden replacement options: Anthrax, MotorHead, Children of Bodom, Testament (reunion), Sepultura, MachineHead even SOAD could have been better choices its like when Sabbath doesnt play lets have Linkin Park headline what the f*** how stupid why not just alter the mainstage to the following
Linkin (fa**ot) Park
Velvet (ripoff)Revolver
Foo(poo)Fighters
ass STAIND
My (we suck) Chemical Romance

see what i mean take off one great band and replace it with a new 1 CD sh**ty band might as well change the rest of the lineup to make it suck

# Aug 22, 2005 @ 7:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. darkstar writes:

"when invited to someone else's home be sure you do behave accordingly" <--- I agree with that. But still...no matter how rude a guest in your house may be, it's very immature to egg them like that.

Sharon said that she had no problem with the rest of the band, only Bruce. So why was the whole band treated like that?

# Aug 22, 2005 @ 8:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. ryan writes:

I don't think brunce was talking about ozzy himself when he said he didn't need a reality show to give him cred. Think that was more aimed towards the other osbournes, only because I mean it's f***ing ozzy, he fronted black sabbath. how much more credibility could you have?

# Aug 23, 2005 @ 1:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. RememberMetal? writes:

Hmmm....

This is only one side but it does explain things a bit.......d***insons still a hamster-prick, Sharon is still a banshee, and Kelley is still a freakish mean-spirited little chub monkey....

# Aug 23, 2005 @ 2:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. barkord writes:

You know \what?
This all sounds like something I ex band went through because my singer and drummer were little p***ies that couldent cope with leadership. Glad to be amused again but MAIDEN RULES and will forever have my support! f*** SHARON OSBOURNE! She turned into her father

Though we wouldent have ozzy without her, but f*** her 2x we would still have TECHNICAL ECSTACY!

UP THE IRONS!

# Aug 23, 2005 @ 10:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Gezis writes:

Too bad IM isnt playing when i go in a few weeks id throw way more then eggs. I knew the prick had it coming. How f***ing LOW can you get insulting the very people that take you out on tour. They would never have played the states without OZZfest. Its really sad how some artists can act like that.

# Aug 23, 2005 @ 11:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. BRANDEDCFH420 writes:

WELL, HONESTLY, IT IS TRUE...BRUCE d***INSON DOESNT NEED A REALITY SHOW TO GET PUBLICITY...THE FANS KNOW ALREADY..HE DOESNT NEED A SICK A$$ WITCH LEAD HIM AROUND ON A LEASH...BUT HE DOES..BRUCE DOESNT...OZZY CAN BARELY TALK...BRUCE IS DOING GOOD THERE....OZZY IS ALMOST TO THE POINT WHERE HE WILL COLLAPSE SOON ENOUGH DUE TO THE DOG ON A LEASH LIFESTYLE....OZZY WAKE THE FREAK UP MAN...SLAP THAT MONEY KUNT OF YOURS AND GET YOUR LIFE BACK...TELL YOUR 2 HEATHEN A$$ TERD KIDS TO GROW UP...THEY BOTH ARE ABOUT MORONIC...KELLY WENT RETARDED AND JACK, WELL HE WAS BORN THAT WAY....DUMB A$$ OSBOURNES....NOW LOOK AT THE STUPID MONKEY THINKING OF THE OSBOURNES....EAT A BAG OF DUNG AND DIE YOU PATHETIC WEAK a$$ MONKEYFARTS..

# Aug 23, 2005 @ 5:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. RYAN FRANK writes:

f*** OZZY FOR SUMMERSET

# Aug 23, 2005 @ 5:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. tom msf writes:

f*** iron maiden

# Aug 23, 2005 @ 5:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. bARKORD writes:

f*** YOU!

maiden !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Aug 24, 2005 @ 4:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Sara666 writes:

GEZIS! Are you f***ing stupid? "they would never play the states without ozzfest" they always come around once maybe every 2 years. I saw them 2 years ago and they are coming around again at the end of next year with more early days touring.
How can you support the what went on that night? It is an insult to all the fans that went. The b**** slapped everyone in the face not just maiden and you support her?......................i have nothing else to say but...............Up THE IRONS

# Aug 24, 2005 @ 9:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Sara666 writes:

p.s. EVERYBODY VISIT www.f***sharon.com!!!!!

# Aug 24, 2005 @ 10:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. TheMetalChick writes:

Bruce should have kept his sh*t talk about Ozzy, about Sabbath and abouthis fans to himself. If you are the headliner you can talk, but if youre not you have to show some respect.
And Sharon is totally wrong, too.

But Sharon isnt Black Sabbath and Bruce isnt Iron Maiden. Dont blame either band for the words and actions of these two.

# Aug 24, 2005 @ 1:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Sara666 writes:

the point is, is that Ozzy has been friends with Bruce for a very long time and knew Bruce's style of ranting. Bruce has valid points, and he is not known to keep his mouth shut about them. And second, the rants weren't centered on Ozzy himself, it was all about the Osbourne family corporate style of promotion. Which is all of sharon's fault in the first place.

# Aug 24, 2005 @ 2:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Sara666 writes:

and also for the point of "showing some repect" Don't you think we have all been disrespected from the Osbourne camp? They don't give 2 f***ing sh**s about the fan base anymore. Ozzfest has changed since the begining. I was at the first one all the way up until a few years ago when I noticed things weren't the same. I only went this year to see Maiden.
All they care about is $$$$$$$ and nothing else. Bruce was just saying what everyone is thinking. he just happened to say it out loud in front of thousands of people

# Aug 24, 2005 @ 2:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Rape Jesus writes:

i think that it's funny that people even care about all this. i mean, it would have been funny to watch, but seriously, does it really matter?

# Aug 24, 2005 @ 3:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. OldSchoolMetalFan writes:

Sharon Osbourne is a crazy douche.. She has always been a crazy douche and she will always be a crazy douche. She's spending Ozzy's money twice as fast as he can make it and ruining his name and the Ozzfest name for many years to come with her out of control antics.

$$ speaks louder than anything. Never spend another minute or cent on anything connected to Sharon Osboune so this loudmouth lunatic can finally fade into the distant past.

Sharon made Ozzy sell out time after time - Bruce said something. Big deal. Throwing ANY item is assault and actionable by law. Sharon crossed the line.

# Aug 24, 2005 @ 3:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. METAL MOM writes:

Yer right Old School. I think Maiden should sue! They are probably above that though. When I saw Maiden at the 'Fest in Pheonix, Bruce didn't say Jack about Ozzy, but 70% of the audience left after the 3rd Sabbath song.....which, by the way, was more like Blues than Metal.
Sharon is just jealous that a band and a singer that has been around almost as long as Ozzy and Sabbath sound way better. Maiden is still going strong and it is painfully obvious that Ozzy should retire. He was way better before he hooked up with her.
Sharon shouldn't be mad at anyone but herself. She booked shows too close together and Ozzy's health couldn't handle it. I guess she cares more about the money than him. I didn't hear her thanking Bruce for the times he filled in for Ozzy.
However, her biggest mistake was to have Maiden play right before Sabbath. It's pretty difficult for ANYBODY to follow MAIDEN.
We all know what Ozzy's biggest mistake was!

Keep the

METAL UP YER A S S!!

# Aug 25, 2005 @ 5:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. PK writes:

Doesn't Mrs Osbourne have at least the tiniest f***ing bit of her mind and soul left that she hasn't yet exchanged for money and fame??? Only an totally self-absorbed egoistical c*** like her can do something like that!!! It's not about who-said-what. What she did could've started a riot and do irreparable damage and people might have DIED. Thank god Maiden fans behaved.

# Aug 25, 2005 @ 5:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Ginill u'Metallar writes:

Come and see Heavy Metal Festival in Europe: no superexpensive VIP seats in the first lines, no unbearable ticket prices (Gods of Metal about 50 € with Slayer and Maiden as headliners), the chance to visit our Capitals and above all NO F***ING NARROW MINDED MANAGER-WIVES.

Up the Irons e W la TOPA!!!!

# Aug 25, 2005 @ 10:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. METAL MOM writes:

OKAY, Ginill u'Metallar, sounds good!! Just send me the tickets and the airline fare and I'm there with all of my Little Metal Children and we are there
to bring some American
METAL UP YER A S S!!

# Aug 26, 2005 @ 11:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. KoRNBoY writes:

It is I, currently the greatest guitarist in the world...;-D

# Aug 27, 2005 @ 12:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. METAL MOM writes:

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!!

# Aug 27, 2005 @ 1:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. KoRNBoY writes:

hey, how did sharon osbourne get soooo fat???

# Aug 27, 2005 @ 2:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. scaggz writes:

sharon sucks, where is the problem, US falgs are printed in T shirts all the over the world, and you guys shout like goats when a rock singer proudly show his country flag on stage .. come one, the only flag allowed would be the US one ??? these kinda sh** piss me off.

# Aug 27, 2005 @ 1:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. Sceam for me italia writes:

I don't think bruce attack ozzy, he said the some things from 20 years. Watch the "live after death" of 1986 in usa, he said: "I don¡t know why radio stationt, tv station, mtv, don't put maiden's music... but we ever stay in the top 10 charts......" This time could add the attack to reality shows. well, its a his idea.. that in my opinion is right too. Iron maiden is the best band ever.

Andrea

# Aug 27, 2005 @ 6:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Fret-Master writes:

sharon and ozzy should retire and open a fastfood restaurent that's the only thing they can manage !
this aint how you manage legendary bands old women

# Aug 28, 2005 @ 4:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. MARTYN writes:

SHARON OSBOURNE OR LADY MUCK AS i NOW CAL HER, HAS SHOWN HERSELF TO BE NOTHING MORE THAN AN EMBITTERED CHILD. YOU DON'T PULL THE PLUG ON A MAJOR METAL BAND AND SCREW IT UP FOR THE 45000 FANS THAT HAVE PAID GOOD MONEY TO SEE THE GIG. ESPECIALLY OVER SOMETHING SOOOO PETTY. BRUCE WAS IN AMERICA WHO LAST TIME I CHECKED HAD THE SAME LEVEL OF FREEDOM OF SPEECH AS WE HAVE HERE IN THE UK. AND HOW DARE SHARON BE OFFENDED BY BRUCE WAVING THE BRITISH FLAG DURING THE TROOPER (SOMETHING HE HAS DONE FOR OVER 20 YEARS) I THINK SHARON HAS FORGOTTEN THAT SHE TOO IS AN ENGLISHWOMAN AND ANYONE WHO GETS OFFENDED BY SEEING THEIR OWN FLAG RAISED IN A COUNTRY SUPPOSED TO BE ARE CLOSEST ALLY, CAN STAY OVER THERE AS LONG AS SHE WANTS WE DON'T WANT HER BACK. AND MAIDEN ARE BY FAR THE BETTER BAND ANYWAY AS SABBATH HASN'T DONE ANYTHING DECENT SINCE RONNIE DIO LEFT IN THE EARLY 90'S AND OZZY HASN'T DONE ANYTHING DECENT SINCE BARK AT THE MOON. UP YOURS SHARON AND UP THE IRONS FOREVER

# Sep 5, 2005 @ 8:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. The Grim Reaper writes:

UP THE IRONS.

O$$fe$t was crap to begin with, with all those third-rate bands of losers. And no, TRUE METALHEADS DON'T DO REALITY TV SHOWS.

UP THE f***ING IRONS!

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