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Iron Maiden Singer Bruce Dickinson Loses Radio Show

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Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson's radio show "Masters Of Rock" is to be axed, according to the BBC. He will reportedly broadcast his last show at the end of April. Dickinson has been presenting shows for BBC 6 Music since it's launch in 2002 and his current show goes out at 9pm on fridays and finishes at midnight.

A 6 Music spokeswoman says, "6 Music is currently reviewing the way it reflects the Rock/Heavy Metal genres across the network and has decided to decommission the Friday Night Rock Show. The network, however, remains committed to reflecting both genres throughout the schedule as part of its core music offering. We would very much like to thank Bruce Dickinson for the hard work and commitment he has shown to 6 Music over the past eight years."

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1. duncan hills writes:

shame, bruce was doing a good job.

# Mar 11, 2010 @ 6:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Fuzzypig writes:

"The network, however, remains committed to reflecting both genres throughout the schedule as part of its core music offering. "

Oh bollocks do you! You want to simply shutdown BBC6 to save money, plain and simple. Stop with BS! You BBC nobs do realise that adults in the rock and metal genres are the ones who spend the most amount of money on buying our music, not ripping it off? We have one of the largest followings of any genre. We spend more money on live music than other genre.

Sod all that, "It's just racket, whose going to care?". FU BBC! I pay my TV license which part funds BBC Radio, so stop jerking us about and put Bruce back on the air!

# Mar 11, 2010 @ 8:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Fuck_A_Name writes:

I dont buy their excuse. We all know theyre pulling him because he said d***inson on air one too many times.

# Mar 11, 2010 @ 8:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Diamond Oz writes:

Yeah it pisses me off to no end that the BBC are funded by the public but air nothing but crap.

"Want a TV?"
"Sure."
"Ok, but legally you have to fund the BBC to have one."
"But I don't watch BBC."
"Hard luck. Give us your money."

# Mar 11, 2010 @ 9:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Peter writes:

The only reason to listen to my DAB radio on a Friday night. Cheers BBC for taking away the best show on mainstream British radio. Idiots.

# Mar 11, 2010 @ 12:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Blindgreed1 writes:

"6 Music is currently reviewing the way it reflects the Rock/Heavy Metal genres across the network and has decided to decommission the Friday Night Rock Show. The network, however, remains committed to reflecting both genres throughout the schedule as part of its core music offering." Is it just me or do the two statements above seem as though by the time this is all said and done will conflict with each other?

# Mar 11, 2010 @ 12:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. wilco writes:

shame
i never did hear the program
but people told me it is a good show
same thing happend in holland as well to the metal radio shows
they stoped the funding so no more metal on the radio so much but mean while they do some new rap progam
on the end its all about money

# Mar 11, 2010 @ 1:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Persecution Mike writes:

Bruce is cool.

BBC is not.

# Mar 11, 2010 @ 2:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. deathfreak writes:

Really? I though it would have been head bangers ball first.

# Mar 11, 2010 @ 4:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Hollow writes:

Bruce should just create his own radio on the internet. :)

# Mar 11, 2010 @ 6:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. hellrat writes:

fvckin bbcrap

good plan hollow ^

...AirRaid Siren Radio---Broadcast Bruce!

:)

# Mar 11, 2010 @ 6:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. RTB writes:

Bruce is a cool guy, he looks great for his age despite some of the members of IM looking cryptic of sorts...like to see him get picked up by a satelite group to continue to brodcasts.....

# Mar 12, 2010 @ 12:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. dz01 writes:

If You love the show, tell em here:

bruce.6music@bbc.co.uk

up the irons

# Mar 23, 2010 @ 2:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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