‘Bruce Dickinson is a f*cking prick’: Sharon Osbourne Opens Up On Her Beef With The Iron Maiden Singer

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One of the most infamous feuds in all of heavy metal history involves that of Sharon Osbourne and Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson. Iron Maiden was part of the bill for 2005’s Ozzfest, and between Dickinson allegedly talking smack about Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon allegedly getting the audience to throw eggs at the band, it was one hell of a time.

But that was roughly 17 years ago, things must’ve chilled out by now, right? Well, certainly not for Sharon. Via a new conversation with Consequence, Sharon Osbourne reflects on that Ozzfest experience and her issues with the Iron Maiden singer.

Interestingly enough, while Ozzy says that Bruce is a talented vocalist, he also shares, “[…] but as a person, I’ve worked with him, and he’s not very nice.”

In talking about the Iron Maiden vocalist, Sharon gives one hell of a response, the entirety of which you can read below. What do you make of her and Bruce Dickinson’s beef?

“Bruce Dickinson is a fucking prick. Well, no, he’s not a prick because a prick’s nice. He’s a fucking asshole. Because the situation is he was on a tour called Ozzfest. And Ozzy Osbourne was paying him every night to perform. He accepted the gig. He knew what he was doing.

He accepted the gig. And every night he would go onstage and say bad things about Ozzy. And the crew and everybody in all the other bands would be like, ‘Are you letting him get away with it?’ And I’m like, ‘I sure am.’ But the last gig was [just outside of] L.A. And I thought, ‘You motherfucker, now you’re gonna get it.’

“And so I had about 20 people in the audience and a lot of them were nurses from Cedars Sinai, because I had cancer at that time. And they were all my chemo nurses. And they all came down, and they fucking pelted the shit out of him. And my thing is, you play, you pay!

“And the thing is, if you’re being paid to do a gig, but you don’t like the person, then fuck off. But don’t stay, take the money, take all the good that’s coming to your band through being on a festival, doing 24 shows and still slagging the person that’s paying you.

It’s like, ‘No, that makes you a fucking asshole.’ And he is. And he’s never apologized, he never even went up and said hello to Ozzy. The thing about him is that he is just so jealous. And always has been of Ozzy. And that’s his problem.

“Because the thing is about Bruce Dickinson, he’s hugely successful. He’s got a great fan base, a great fan base that have been loyal. The band are great guys. All the band are great. And they do great.

You know, they’re a great band, you can’t take it away, and neither would I take that away from them. But the thing about Bruce is, he is unknown to the public. Bruce Dickinson could walk into anywhere and nobody would know who the fuck he is. Do you know what I’m saying?

“He’s a faceless singer to the general public. People aren’t scrambling to get him for an interview. And the thing is, he’s not interesting. But the thing is, Ozzy is original and Bruce isn’t and that’s what eats Bruce away.”

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