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    Anyone know what the Iron Maiden/Ozzy fued was about?

    I heard that Iron Maiden got eggs tossed at them during one of the Ozfest shows and Maiden's power was mysteriously cut 3 or 4 times during their show. It was also reported that a guy came out on stage with a shirt that saif don't F with Ozzie. The story didn't say what the whole thing was about but it hinted that Sharon may have had something to do with it. Anyone have the scoop?

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    here's the scoop, at least some of it:

    http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/bla...aspx?PageNum=2

    scroll down for a pretty good first-hand account of what happened.
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    Bottom line is

    Sharon Osbourne is an arrogant, money hungry a-hole.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Peabody
    I heard that Iron Maiden got eggs tossed at them during one of the Ozfest shows and Maiden's power was mysteriously cut 3 or 4 times during their show. It was also reported that a guy came out on stage with a shirt that saif don't F with Ozzie. The story didn't say what the whole thing was about but it hinted that Sharon may have had something to do with it. Anyone have the scoop?

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    more stuff..

    From IRON MAIDEN's official message board:

    "About 10 minutes before MAIDEN came on, I was in the center of the pit a few feet from the front railing when a guy comes barging in from the right escorting 4 or 5 people. At first, I tell him to F-off because I thought he was trying to take my spot, but he said he worked for Ozzfest and showed me his passes. He also told me that Ozzy's daughter was with the entourage he brought with him. There were a few girls with him and one of them looked a little like Kelly Osbourne, but I couldn't tell for sure because all of them were wearing bandanas over their noses and mouths. After I heard her speak, I was pretty sure. At that point, I tapped her on her arm and said, 'I really liked you on the show. You were great,' to which she responded, 'Thank you.' There was no doubt at that point. The bodyguard who came with them starting getting chumy with us because he needed a few of us to help him protect the girls from the moshing that would start when MAIDEN came on. I saw the girls passing eggs, and I said, 'What's that for?' The bodyguard said something to the effect, 'You'll see. Something big is going down. You'll hear about it everywhere after tonight. It's all because Bruce Dickinson made some comments in Detroit dissing the 'Osbournes' reality TV show.' He also said that there were about 60 people in the pit who were going to participate in the mayhem. Most of them were wearing the same Ozzfest shirts. Before MAIDEN came on, they all started chanting, 'Ozzy, Ozzy...' I actually saw Bruce off to the left of the stage before they came on. His mike was on and he said something like, 'What the fcuk?' probably in response to the 'Ozzy' chanting.

    "When MAIDEN came on, eggs started flying and all these guys were flipping off the band. Nicko had to stop after one song to clean his set. Bruce was obviously very pissed. Thank God they continued their set. At one point, someone through a cup of corn with milk or something. It got all over Bruce, me, and about a dozen other people. Then the technical problems started. The sound went out on about three songs 'Phantom of the Opera', 'Hallowed be thy Name', and one other one I can't remember. I could not believe what was going on. I was furious because I didn't want the guys in MAIDEN to think badly of the fans who love them. I do think that Bruce understood because the band continued to play the full set, and Bruce made comments to distinguish the fans there from the guys throwing stuff. Towards the end of the set, Bruce started yelling at a guy in the pit to my left about 10 feet. Bruce said he saw him throwing stuff and wanted the fcuker out. It took a long time for security to get him out. The reason why is that one guy from Kelly Osbourne's entourage was holding down the guy security was trying to take out. Eventually security pulled both of them out. After MAIDEN's set, it was obvious that Sharon Osbourne was in on it, because she came out to say that 'Bruce Dickinson is a prcik.'

    "Needless to say, it was insane. I was really pissed that MAIDEN got treated this way. I wanted to enjoy their set and instead got drama from egg throwing and songs cut short by someone pulling the power. Bruce was obviously pissed and the rest of the band seemed a little irritated. It showed in their playing too because some of the songs were sloppy, but of course you couldn't blame them given the situation."
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    and more stuff..

    Ozzfest, Hang Your Head In Shame: The Backstage Perspective
    (Source: Blabbermouth.net)

    The manager of a well-known heavy metal band (*NOT* IRON MAIDEN) who attended this past weekend's Ozzfest show at the Hyundai Pavillion in Devore, California has submitted the following first-hand account of the evening that will surely go down as one of the most shameful moments in recent rock history (NOTE: at his request, the author's identity is being protected by BLABBERMOUTH.NET):

    "Saturday night's Ozzfest at the Hyundai Pavillion near Los Angeles was a debacle on so many levels, I am still in shock as I write this. As a fan of many of the bands [Saturday] night, one can only hope this was an isolated incident, but sadly, it most likely wasn't. As many of you have heard already, co-headliners and metal legends IRON MAIDEN were pelted with eggs, bottle caps, beer cups, spit on, had people from the Ozzfest camp talking over the PA during their set, had 'Eddie' delayed from his onstage entrance, had members of the [BLACK LABEL SOCIETY] entourage rush the stage with American flags, and had the PA intentionally turned off over six times, all by the OSBOURNE CAMP.

    "While it's still unclear as to the exact reasons why the terrorizing started (rumors abounded as to why, with everything from Bruce calling out Ozzy in the U.K. rock magazine Kerrang! on the widely known fact that Ozzy uses a teleprompter, to various vague references said on stage about a 'reality show' at an Ozzfest stop in Detroit), one thing was very clear: The whole thing stunk, and left me, and nearly all of the 40,000+ heavy metal fans in attendance angered and disappointed. Not that behind the scenes bickering or magazine trash-talking is anything new to rock fans, but the shocking lack of professionalism at one of the largest stops in North America in front of 40,000+ spectators, at the hand of the Osbournes was nothing short of disgusting.

    "It all began early in the afternoon, when many side stage bands were openly approached in clear view of everyone backstage by Sharon and Kelly Osbourne to 'join them in throwing eggs at IRON MAIDEN this evening.' All the bands were encouraged to rally the other side-stage bands to do so. Members and/or friends of the hardcore band BURY YOUR DEAD were seen actively trying to encourage other side-stage bands to 'join in the fun.' Thankfully, many side stage bands angrily declined.

    "Later that evening, as IRON MAIDEN came on stage, their intro was interrupted by [BLACK LABEL SOCIETY] hanger-on and biker wannabe Big Dave, who was at the soundboard loudly chanting 'Ozzy, Ozzy' over the PA. MAIDEN opened their set and the entire band was pelted from the front row with eggs, beer, beer cups, spit, and various other objects by an Ozzfest-credentialed, bandana-wearing, Osbourne entourage. IRON MAIDEN, ever the professionals, continued through their set, and by the time they launched into their second song, 'The Trooper', Bruce changed into a civil war-era, red coat and began waving a Union Jack — British flag. Then, someone in, or associated with, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY tried to rush the stage waving and American Flag with the words 'Don't **** with Ozzy' scrawled across his bare chest. He was tackled and beaten by MAIDEN crew and promptly thrown off stage.

    "As 'The Trooper' ended, frontman Bruce Dickinson, with characteristic spunk, launched into a scathing attack on the people terrorizing his band, calling them 'a sorry excuse for an Ozzy Osbourne fan,' and wondering aloud how, 'three dozen eggs could get snuck into the front row of Ozzfest by people with Ozzfest laminates?' Though he never named names, all in attendance could understand who he was referring to. Nicko McBrain ran up to the front asking Bruce to hold on while he cleaned egg off his drums. He then stated the the next song wouldn't be heard on 'Your local cocksucking corporate radio station, wouldn't be seen on MTV anymore, and sure as hell wouldn't be played on a ****ing reality TV show,' met by a huge roar from the crowd.

    "During the song 'Hallowed Be Thy Name', Bruce, after only the first two lines, stopped singing and ran to the front row, firing back at his terrorizers, saying 'That asswipe right there, with the curly hair, the ****ing glasses, and Ozzfest laminate throw his ****ing ass out of here right now. It's gonna take more than eggs to stop IRON MAIDEN, and if it wasn't for a lawsuit, I'd rip your ****ing head off right now, you piece of ****!!!!' He had the various attackers ejected and continued with a blistering version of the song until right before the big sing long at the end, the PA was INTENTIONALLY cut off. When it came back, Bruce launched into another scathing attack saying that they were supposed to play a shorter set than normal today, and only play 55 minutes, but IRON MAIDEN can't drive 55, or play 55, and were going to play our whole ****ing set tonight.

    "The band endured six more 'PA cuts,' including having the power to their amps turned off at one point. When the PA would come back on, they would simply launch into the next IRON MAIDEN classic, never missing a beat. Frankly, with every PA cut, the band just got meaner and meaner, playing each new song with an anger and a fire that was at times, simply astonishing to watch. Bruce began the introduction to IRON MAIDEN with a speech about 'Your constitution has something about 'We The People.' Well let me tell you, the only reason we are up here tolerating this bull****, is because of you people. You have been amazing Glen Helen, and there are A LOT of IRON MAIDEN fans here tonight,' eliciting a huge roar from the crowd. He continued, 'It's gonna take more than eggs to stop IRON MAIDEN, NOTHING is going to come between us and our fans, and it will be death before dishonor, this is 'Iron ****ing Maiden',' which was greeted by a thunderous applause. During 'Iron Maiden', longtime MAIDEN mascot Eddie was purposely delayed from making his entrance, making a brief appearance at the end, and one could only wonder as to how. As the band closed there set with a furious version of 'Sanctuary', the PA was again cut only to have Big Dave repeatedly chant 'Ozzy' over the PA, while the band tried to say goodbye to their fans. The now-furious crowd angrily drowned him out with chants of 'MAIDEN, MAIDEN.'

    "Then, not 10 seconds after MAIDEN left the stage, Sharon Osbourne walked on stage and predictably, tried to give MAIDEN some fake, half-hearted praise about how they'd like to 'thank IRON MAIDEN,' and what a wonderful band IRON MAIDEN are, and how their crew were 'fantastic,' then sneering, 'But Bruce Dickinson is a prick.' The entire crowd, now fed up with the entire affair, began loudly booing her, pelting her with beer cups, and yelling '*****.' She tried to carry on, adding that 'Bruce had disrespected Ozzfest,' only to be drowned out by an ocean of boos, and soaked with beer. She slammed the microphone down and stormed off stage. Many in the crowd, fed up with what they had just witnessed, especially considering that many had come solely for MAIDEN, and paid upwards of $150 to do so, left in droves. SABBATH played to maybe half the audience that was there prior, and seemed stagnate compared to the band preceding them. As a huge fan of SABBATH, I honestly couldn't stand to watch them.

    "I've seen IRON MAIDEN probably 10 times in my life, and frankly this was the very best IRON MAIDEN show I've had the pleasure of witnessing. You DON'T want to **** with IRON MAIDEN. The more the Osbournes tried to **** with them, the better they got! IRON MAIDEN was on ****ing overdrive! Considering the amount of terrorizing and intimidation that IRON MAIDEN had to deal with at the hands of the Osbournes and the other side stage and main stage bands participating, they were the consummate professionals. They had the crowd in the palms of their hands, and IRON MAIDEN and Bruce Dickinson proved beyond a shadow of a doubt why they are the greatest metal band on earth right now, and quite possibly, the classiest, too.

    "The Osbournes are drunk with power. Shame on them, and shame on ANY of the bands that participated in the terrorizing and intimidation. It was disgusting display, that NO BAND should have had to endure, but especially a legend like IRON MAIDEN. That fact that it happened in front of 40,000+ people, at a Clear Channel-sponsored event, while Hyundai Pavilion Security turned a blind eye and let the Osbourne camp pelt one of the main headlining bands with eggs, beer, and spit, was simply inexcusable.

    "I will proudly be attending next year's MAIDEN fest, and as much as I hate to say it, I can't bring myself to spend another dime on the Osbournes.

    "Ozzfest, hang your head in shame."

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    Aaah,

    good 'ol rock and roll.

    You gotta love it.

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    That's some of the funniest stuff I've read in a long time!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Peabody
    I heard that Iron Maiden got eggs tossed at them during one of the Ozfest shows and Maiden's power was mysteriously cut 3 or 4 times during their show. It was also reported that a guy came out on stage with a shirt that saif don't F with Ozzie. The story didn't say what the whole thing was about but it hinted that Sharon may have had something to do with it. Anyone have the scoop?
    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA!!!!. I actually wouldn't spend 2 cents to see I.M. or Ozzie, so that makes it even funnier to me. That was a great prank they pulled off. If I were in Iron Maiden, I'd be brain-storming to exact revenge on Ozzie, and it would be much better than eggs. It would be friggin' huge.

    Thanks for this post. After reading the long stories from the fans in some of the replies, I had to go clean up because I pissed myself.

    Swish, still laughing his arse off.
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    This is an interesting story indeed. The best part, to me, is that it looks like the whole thing backfired on Ozzy. What a buffoon he's become. Just a puppet to Sharon's idiocy.

    Power Ballad For Ozzy Osbourne
    From Rheostatics 2004 release 2067.

    Ozzy, dear old Ozzy
    You are rock and roll to me
    Half deaf, drunk and drooling
    With your nagging chronic knees
    Miss Cocaine closed her sugar thighs
    All pigeons here are spared
    From what I see the only thing that's rockin'
    Is your chair.

    Ozzy, dear old Ozzy
    You are every young man's dream
    Holed up in a castle
    With your life lived on TV
    But our world desires your spitting fire
    Rebellion, hate and rage
    You've won the right to live your life
    Inside your pretty cage

    Ozzy, dear old Ozzy
    Will we ever see the day
    When the Lions of the Fuzztone
    Will return to rool and play?
    Have they all enlargened prostates?
    A testicular self-exam
    Is where this crazy train let off
    This wild and crazy man.

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    What did Ozzy do?

    Have you seen him or heard him talk lately? The guy probabyl has no clue where he is, so how is he a buffoon for what his b*tch wife has done? It's no secret Sharon is a control freak and runs that whole show.

    Quote Originally Posted by ForeverAutumn
    This is an interesting story indeed. The best part, to me, is that it looks like the whole thing backfired on Ozzy. What a buffoon he's become. Just a puppet to Sharon's idiocy.

    Power Ballad For Ozzy Osbourne
    From Rheostatics 2004 release 2067.

    Ozzy, dear old Ozzy
    You are rock and roll to me
    Half deaf, drunk and drooling
    With your nagging chronic knees
    Miss Cocaine closed her sugar thighs
    All pigeons here are spared
    From what I see the only thing that's rockin'
    Is your chair.

    Ozzy, dear old Ozzy
    You are every young man's dream
    Holed up in a castle
    With your life lived on TV
    But our world desires your spitting fire
    Rebellion, hate and rage
    You've won the right to live your life
    Inside your pretty cage

    Ozzy, dear old Ozzy
    Will we ever see the day
    When the Lions of the Fuzztone
    Will return to rool and play?
    Have they all enlargened prostates?
    A testicular self-exam
    Is where this crazy train let off
    This wild and crazy man.

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    Sharon needs to let Ozzy retire with what dignity he has left. She needs to realize when the cash cow has gone dry. She brought Ozzy back from ruin and made him great again, I'd hate to see her destroy him in the end. Let's face it Ozzy hasn't had any original material out in quite a while. He's now on the edge where it could go either way.

    Maiden's manager was saying how unprofessional the attacks on Iron Maiden was and that's true but it's also unprofessional to put down another musician when you are opening for them. I am more of an Iron Maiden fan musically but I don't think anyone can claim to be innocent of any wrong doing in this whole childish mess. Ozzy and Black Sabbath has put out some great music as well, I think I am just more burned out on it because of over exposure by the rock station in our area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duds
    Have you seen him or heard him talk lately? The guy probabyl has no clue where he is, so how is he a buffoon for what his b*tch wife has done? It's no secret Sharon is a control freak and runs that whole show.
    He's a buffoon for letting his wife control his every move. If he can still manage to sing then I'm sure that he can manage to form the word NO every once in a while. She may run the show but he IS the show. He is nothing more than Sharon's puppet and if he had the balls to stand up to her then there would be no show to run. It is, afterall, Ozzfest...not Sharonfest. She may have masterminded this whole mess, but since he's not saying anything against it, I can only assume that he went along with it.

    Don't get me wrong. It pains me to have this opinion of him. I was once a big Sabbath and Ozzy fan. But in the last few years I have lost all respect for him. I think that he was once great. But now I can only look at him and be sad at the joke that he's become.

    Throwing eggs at Iron Maiden? That's juvenile. Now, if Ozzy had gone on stage and bitten Bruce Dickinson's head off...then we'd have something to talk about!

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