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I wouldn't go to a Maiden show....

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  1. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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    LAST SHOW FOR MAIDEN

    Iron Maiden were chosen for the Ozzfest tour because the Ozzfest committee felt they were a good band, plus the fact that they had not done shows in the U.S. for some time. From day one, Bruce Dickinson started berating Ozzy and belittling the Ozzfest audience. He stated he"didn’t need a reality show to give him credibility"; "we're not just some f*cking reunion band"; and continuously complained about the sound system, saying that when he comes back to America he’ll have a better one. I understand he hasn’t toured in the U.S.in these size venues in a while and no longer understands the political structure of things. Out of 200-plus bands over the last 10 years, he has been the only person who hasn’t had the Ozzfest spirit. He thought he was at a battle of the bands, always making other comments about the other artists.

    Might I say, the rest of the band are gentlemen and have a great professional attitude. The crew are absolutely great. But how sad it was, after 10 years, that this little man tried to ruin it for everyone. The bands of Ozzfest don’t even look at Ozzfest as touring, but as its heavy metal summer camp. Bruce is in fact a jealous prick and very envious. None of his tirades were directed at Sabbath, only Ozzy. Steve Harris [Iron Maiden's bassist] personally came to Ozzy in San Bernardino and apologized for Bruce’s behavior this summer, stating that he and the rest of the band were "embarrassed" by their own singer.It also offended me every night how he took out the English flag in America. There are American boys going to war alongside the English boys every day. How dare he forget the American troops on their home turf. He has had no respect for the American audience he has been playing for, stating in an interview, "When you do the 'hits' tour here [in the U.S.], the audience is smug, and there's a sense of self-satisfaction, like, 'We got what we wanted…I'm looking at an audience that is self-satisfied and happy and fat, and getting what it wants and isn't prepared to get off its ass.."

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  2. McGRP01

    McGRP01 beer and bikes

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    F that....Maiden rulez!!!!
     
  3. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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  4. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    I'd love to see Ozzy... 20 years ago.
     
  5. corey_rideDC

    corey_rideDC Turbo Monkey

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    seriously. saw maiden 2 years ago... bruce dickenson is 30 times the performer ozzy ever was. i couldn't believe how good of a live show they put on.

    ozzy peaked in 1973 and has gone rapidly downhill ever since.
     
  6. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    Unfortunately, that downhill ride isn't underneath the wheels of their tour bus.

    EDIT: And I wouldn't pay more than $5.00 to see Iron Maiden or Sabbath together.
     
  7. McGRP01

    McGRP01 beer and bikes

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    I saw Iron Maiden in 1985 on their "Live After Death" Tour, and it was one of the best performances I've ever seen. So much so that I have the DVD of the tour at home.

     
  8. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    Sweet. VR jumped on. I enjoy them.
     
  9. Zark

    Zark Hey little girl, do you want some candy?

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    Up the Irons, eff the Osbournes!
     
  10. Echo

    Echo crooked smile

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    Maiden > Ozzy
     
  11. DRB

    DRB unemployed bum

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    MMike hates Iron Maiden.
     
  12. bomberboy11

    bomberboy11 Monkey

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    I saw Iron Maiden in Canada during the Brave New World tour, and I have to admit, of the 30 some odd major concerts I've been to, their live show (plus their crystal clear sound system which was incredible) has been many times better than any other band I've ever seen, including Metallica, Ozzy, Black Sabbath, Pantera, Slayer, etc., all of which are excellent performers themselves. Maybe Bruce was complaining about the typical ****ty Ozzfest sound because the sound of their own headlined tours is so amazing...I probably would be too after performing with that for 20+ years.
     
  13. pnj

    pnj Turbo Monkey till the fat lady sings

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    hmmm.....:evil:
     
  14. lovebunny

    lovebunny can i lick your balls?

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    who cares. its maiden. they are the best metal/rock band ever
     
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    Bullitrider Monkey

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    Maiden rocks tuff. Although after Powerslave.....
     
  16. mtnbiker66

    mtnbiker66 Monkey

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    I saw that one too. Very good show......well they did have Twisted Sister as their opening act. :(
     
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    Potroast88 YouTube Boy

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    Bruce Dickinson should thank his lucky stars that he was even asked to come on Ozzfest. Even though they are a great band, there is no way they would ever play before 30-40,000 on their own. I saw the tour just last week and I'll bet you that 40-50 percent of the audience had never even heard a Maiden song before that show because, let's face it, they get ZERO radio airplay and unless most of those kids' parents own one of their cd's, they ain't rushing out to buy one.
     
  18. bomberboy11

    bomberboy11 Monkey

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    Ummmmm what about the 100,000+ people who see them in Rio, Brazil every couple of years?
     
  19. Potroast88

    Potroast88 YouTube Boy

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    David Hasselhoff draws the same size crowds.
     
  20. Rip

    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    Maiden Owns.
     
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    bomberboy11 Monkey

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    Yes........but for all the wrong reasons.