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The Real Iron Maiden

The Real Iron Maiden

A few days ago, during their final Ozzfest performance in Devore, CA., Iron Maiden was reportedly pelted with “eggs and debris.” Then, their power went out. This is in the middle of an ongoing controversy over comments frontman Bruce Dickinson had made about tour headliners Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath. Speculation has been that Ozzy’s manager and wife, Sharon, was possibly involved. With a statement released yesterday, she admits she was, at least for some of it. From Billboard:

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 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 sh*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.'”

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