August 29, 2005

Iron Maiden set at the Ozzfest sabotaged by Sharon Osbourne

The Ozzfest Debacle Saturday 20th August at the Hyundai Pavillion, LA - "Ozzfest, hang your head in shame."
>>Yahoo News: Iron Maiden And Sharon Osbourne Clash At Maiden's Final Ozzfest:

>>Read a full account on

>>Excerpts of Bruce's Interview with The Sun:
The Sun Online: So what happened when you went on stage at Ozzfest?

Bruce Dickinson: "We were hit by a co-ordinated barrage of bottle tops, lighters and eggs from a certain section at the front! Then the power for the PA and backline was completely pulled three or four times during songs. The band held it all together incredibly though and we just got really pumped up. It ended up being an amazing show. MAIDEN can pretty much deal with anything. We don’t get fazed too easily."

The Sun Online: Who do you think was behind it all?

Bruce Dickinson: "Everyone knows it's Sharon Osbourne. It's certainly not Ozzy or SABBATH — they have too much class to condone stunts like that. She hates me for making remarks about reality TV. I hate reality TV. People should get off their arses and do stuff and not be so voyeuristic."

The Sun Online: Her stunts seemed to backfire as you played a magnificent set and soon after, thousands walked out in disgust?

Bruce Dickinson: "We left for the airport pretty well straight after we came off but we could tell there were a lot of disgusted fans who had paid good money to see us. The audience was incredibly behind us all the way and they really lifted us. If they hadn't been happy, there may have been a riot as those fans were really disgusted with the cowardly attacks."

>>IRON MAIDEN Manager Comments On OSBOURNE Camp's 'Disgusting' And 'Unprofessional' Behavior:

It was a truly memorable moment when Bruce went to the very front of the stage during Trooper - something which he never normally does as he is usually on the ramps - waving the flag whilst avoiding the hail of missiles and yelling 'This is a fucking British flag, and these colours don't fucking run!'. The imperturbable attitude and ability of the band shone through and in the end made this a truly remarkable rock and roll event, even if for all the wrong reasons.

We will have no more to say on this matter except that l do think the band deserve an apology from a number of people, and you know who you are.

Rod Smallwood
Manager - Iron Maiden
Sanctuary Artist Management

p.s: just reflecting on what true-blue metal gods are made of. For the record, apart from being Maiden lead vox, Bruce Dickinson is a licensed Boeing747 pilot, accomplished guitarist, has tasted success as a solo artist, is a Olympics qualified fencing champ, and an ex-infantry man, a genuine trooper. Whoa! being any one of them would be a lifetime accomplishment!. And Sharon, you cant mess with someone of that calibre.

Sharonlinda aenannoo keel-lik aaglilla.

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Two of Bruce Dickinson's speeches and one from SharonOsbourne right after the show
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>> recounting a similar event - Silver Jubilee year of Rajnikanth's services in the Indian Cinema Industry,with Mrs. Latha Rajinikanth at the helm:
" Latha Rajnikanth is arranging a mega-show to celebrate 25 years of Rajni in tamil cinema. The theme of the event is 'Entertainment for a cause' and the proceeds will go towards the 'Ashram School' run by Latha. The events include a film festival of Rajni's movies - selected by the Superstar himself - and an exhibition of wigs, guns and other props used by Rajni in his movies. At the end of the festival a star-studded , public meeting will be held. Latha plans to invite international stars like Jackie Chan too for this extravaganza. Watches with the Rajni-25 logo, posters, coins and other souveneirs will be released to mark the occasion. The whole festival is expected to start on December 12 1999, Rajnikanth's 50th birthday. "

This lady released a record with songs sung by her to assert she too was talented, ticketed the event much against Rajni's wishes, elicited bad press and left the fans fuming.

The moral of the story is ...

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