Sharon admits she had something to do with the Iron Maiden incident

Green_Bird 08-28-2005 01:43 PM
So...part of it was an inside job...Though I still wonder how the heck did they get those eggs in to the freaking show....Was security even doing their job O_o ?

Sharon Osbourne admits role in Iron Maiden flap By Ray Waddell
Fri Aug 26,11:44 PM ET

NASHVILLE (Billboard) - In a statement released Thursday night, Ozzfest organizer Sharon Osbourne admitted a role in the incident that marred Iron Maiden's August 20 tour performance in Devore, Calif. -- specifically, that she cut off the band's sound on several occasions.

Iron Maiden also was pelted with eggs and debris from the front of the pavilion during its performance, which was its last on the festival's tour. Osbourne did not take responsibility for those actions.

She previously claimed that Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson repeatedly disrespected her husband Ozzy during the tour, and that other Iron Maiden members were ashamed of Dickinson's behavior.

In her new statement, which doubles as an open letter to Maiden manager Rod Smallwood, she said, "For 20 shows we were forced to hear Dickinson's nightly outbursts from the stage: 'When we come back to America, we'll be back with a proper sound system' or 'We won't be playing the same old songs every night (like (Black) Sabbath),' 'We don't need a teleprompter (like Ozzy)' and 'We don't need a reality show to be legit (again, like Ozzy)."'

Sharon Osbourne explained cutting Maiden's power in part by saying, "Was Dickinson so naive to think that I was going to let him get away with talking s**t about my family night after night? I don't think he realizes who he's dealing with." She signed the letter as the "real Iron Maiden."

Earlier this week, Smallwood said he had "never seen anything anywhere near as disgusting and unprofessional as what went on that night."


Zopwx2 08-28-2005 03:03 PM
Sharon is one tough lady. But wow shutting off their sound during a performance......

I'm more scared of her than Ozzy.
Generalissimo D 08-28-2005 03:10 PM
Originally posted by Zopwx2

I'm more scared of her than Ozzy.

Give the guy a break. He's married to her.

As for this crap, be glad this is NOT rap. Or caps would most certainly been busted in liberal amounts of asses.
Mike 08-28-2005 04:48 PM
At least metalheads just drink and mess up hotel rooms. They don't shoot each other.

Although you don't want to screw with Bruce Dickinson. He's an Olympic standard fencer!

Also, they do have a point. Maiden always kicks ass and plays a mix of stuff from their 20-plus years of pwnageness. And to need a teleprompter when you're the one that wrote the songs? Weak.
Zopwx2 08-28-2005 04:57 PM
But come on, you don't play at Ozzfest and then diss Ozzy while you're there.
Sharpshooter005 08-28-2005 10:00 PM

As for this crap, be glad this is NOT rap. Or caps would most certainly been busted in liberal amounts of asses.

Oh, yeah. This reminds me. Suge Knight was recently shot.

Don't get your hopes up, it was only in the leg, and apparently he'll be fine.

It's okay though...the entire genre will eventually just wipe itself out. Or thats what I keep telling myself to get through the day.