DevilDriver Singer Dez Fafara Gives Bruce Dickinson Sh*t For Complaining About Weed At Concerts

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Dez Fafara: DevilDriver Facebook / Bruce Dickinson: adels, CC BY 2.0, Wikipedia
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At the beginning of this week, a video started floating around featuring frontman Bruce Dickinson getting pissed off at fans who were smoking weed at an Iron Maiden concert. Speaking to the crowd, while also calling out a particular individual, Bruce said the following:

“I don’t know what it is. There’s so many people smoking so much fucking dope down here, I’m amazed you can even see. Poor old Steve. I don’t know if you know, but he absolutely fucking hates marijuana and the smell of it, alright? So when he’s trying to play bass, it fucks him up. It fucks me up. I’m a singer, alright? So duh. I would just ask – tiny bit of respect – if you want to go get completely stoned out of your fucking mind, go out the back and do it. Alright? Otherwise you’re going to end up like this fucking knucklehead here going ‘uhhhh.’”

In seeing this video, the response from the metal community has been a mixed bag; some folks agree with Dickinson’s stance, while others say the guy should chill out. When it comes to the latter, Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta actually threw a playful jab towards the Iron Maiden singer, writing, “you might need a puff or 2.”

However, DevilDriver singer Dez Fafara has a more serious take on Bruce’s complaints (relatively speaking). Over on Twitter, Dez retweet’d Metal Hammer’s reporting of the story and wrote, “It’s a concert bro people smoke weed.”

In response to this retweet, a fan wrote to Dez and said, “True. But not everyone smokes, nor does everyone like the smell so I see where Bruce is coming from as well.”

Dez then retweet’d that fan, and in response wrote back, “When he’s in that concert hall he thinks it’s his but it’s not it’s the peoples those who bought tickets house not the bands house I’ve had this argument for years with bands bro your in their town in their house your just a fucking guest #smokeweed”

Do you agree with Dez’s point?