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jerry1013
07-29-2010, 11:43 AM
OZZY OSBOURNE: BRUCE DICKINSON Is A 'C**t' Who 'Needs A F**kin' Psychiatrist' - July 29, 2010

Ozzy Osbourne talked to BLACK SABBATH biographer Joel McIver for The Quietus this week. Excerpts from the chat, which covered subjects as diverse as Ozzy's recent legal case with Tony Iommi and the 2005 "egg-throwing incident" with IRON MAIDEN, follow.

The Quietus: In 2005 your wife Sharon allegedly arranged eggs to be thrown at IRON MAIDEN while they played at the Ozzfest, supposedly because MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson had made some comments on stage that she disliked. What's your take on that?

Ozzy Osbourne: You know what? Unbeknown to me, every night he was going on stage slagging me off. And that wasn't fair. If he didn't like the fuckin' tour, he should have said "I'm jumping [off] the fuckin' tour," but to go on stage and fuckin' slag me off for no reason… I'd never said a fuckin' bad thing to him. The bass player [Steve Harris] came round at the last gig and said "I'm sorry about Bruce," and I'm like, "What the fuck are you talking about?" Nobody had told me, you know. I said, "You know what? I don't understand what the fuck you're talking about here."

And so, I mean, Sharon got pissed off… it was nothing to do with me. I suppose Sharon got pissed off. I'll back my wife up to the hilt, but I didn't know what was going down. But you know what? [MAIDEN were getting] a few fuckin' quid out of that Ozzfest. If you've got something to talk to me about, be a man. Come to my face and say, "I think you're a fuckin' asshole." Don't be a fuckin' idiot. It's so pathetically childish.

Unfortunately the rest of the band had to suffer: I suppose they were pissed off with him. But it's wrong: I've never, ever, ever spoken to the guy… No, I tell a lie, one night they were about to go on stage and I didn't know anything was going down, and I said to them, "Have a good show, guys." But I don't like all that shit going down. If you don't like me, just say "I don't like you, I'm doing this festival but I think you're a cunt." That's all right. But to go on my stage and start slagging me off — that ain't fair. They weren't fucking slagging me off when they got paid every fucking night.

The Quietus: It was disappointing to see the two biggest British metal bands in disagreement.

Ozzy Osbourne: To this day I don't understand what the fuckin' beef was. I just don't get it. To go on the Ozzfest and slag [people] off, that's crazy. I really think he needs a fuckin' psychiatrist if he does that, he's fucking nuts. It's an irresponsible fuckin' thing to do. Sharon must have got pissed off with this cunt, you know.

The Quietus: You recently embarked on a court case between you and your BLACK SABBATH bandmate Tony Iommi over rights to the SABBATH name. Is that resolved now?

Ozzy Osbourne: Yeah. It was just a thing that I had to do, because it was pointed out to me that band names like DEEP PURPLE and BLACK SABBATH and LED ZEPPELIN are a brand name — like all kinds of things; wine, fucking beer, fucking clothes, logos — and I wanted my fair crack of the whip, so I had no other alternative but to do it.

The Quietus: Is it possible to sue someone and still be friends with them afterwards?

Ozzy Osbourne: I spoke to Tony when I came back. Business and friendship are completely different, and I love those guys — all of them.





That's just the highlight of the interview, there is more here http://thequietus.com/articles/04718-ozzy-osbourne-interview-bruce-dickonson-iron-maiden-ozzfest-beef

JRA
07-29-2010, 11:45 AM
and just think...in about ten years we'll find out what really happened.

I blame the journalist.

Derelict
07-29-2010, 11:45 AM
I wonder if this will generate any comments.

I've said this before, let Ozzy be a lesson to everyone: DON'T GET MARRIED.

Div
07-29-2010, 11:55 AM
if this is true then its pretty hilarious, coming from a decrepit drug ridden corpse whos career has been a joke for the last two decades.

davidis138
07-29-2010, 12:29 PM
"What the fuck are you talking about?" Nobody had told me, you know. I said, "You know what? I don't understand what the fuck you're talking about here."


:lol:

daimonos
07-29-2010, 12:31 PM
You have to admit though, Bruce can be a prick.

ravenheart
07-29-2010, 12:40 PM
You have to admit though, Bruce can be a prick.

Ozzy isn't the first musician I've encountered to feel that way.

Maiden33
07-29-2010, 12:41 PM
You have to admit though, Bruce can be a prick.

With good reason. I've never heard Bruce bitch about anything unwarranted. He just has the balls to speak his mind, I respect that. He has seemingly been happier over the past couple of years though.

Also, I 100% agree with Div's comment.

ravenheart
07-29-2010, 12:43 PM
With good reason.

When he's vocal about it yes, very often. But he has a bit of a history of being an asshole to people without much apparent reason too.

MPF
07-29-2010, 01:33 PM
Bruce can be a Prick, but Sharon is the Cunt. Ozzy is the guy that just does what he is told.

JLRedWing13
07-29-2010, 02:16 PM
Bruce was in a great mood on this past tour, so I'm happy about that.

As for this, it was 5 years ago, so....

PlaysWithKnives
07-29-2010, 02:38 PM
This is old news, is it not? I love Ozzy, but an interview with him is painful to read :D

ravenheart
07-29-2010, 02:42 PM
This is old news, is it not? I love Ozzy, but an interview with him is painful to read :D

He can only answer what the numbnuts journalists ask him, and they always want to ask him about the headline-grabbing "controversial" stuff like feuds, lawsuits and in the case of the mainstream media, the bat and dove thing over and over and over.

evildeadjedi
07-29-2010, 03:49 PM
Was anyone on this board at the date of the egg throwing incident? Or the ones where the power was mysteriously cut a couple times in the middle of Maiden's set?

As for Ozzy, I think he barely holds his grip on reality sometimes and it doesn't help having Sharon for his other half.

ravenheart
07-29-2010, 04:11 PM
Was anyone on this board at the date of the egg throwing incident? Or the ones where the power was mysteriously cut a couple times in the middle of Maiden's set?

I wasn't here, but I was on another board. It was all very sad. Maiden fans were joining just to argue with Ozzy fans, and vice versa.

Dextrimental
07-29-2010, 04:21 PM
Sharon, smart business sense, but to up her own ass these days.

Ozzy, rock superstar who helped create and shape heavy metal as we know it.

Bruce, Frontman for one of the greatest heavy metal bands ever.

In fairness, Sharons a twat, Ozzy is whipped, buit wasn't involved and the journalists keep fucking bugging him, and Bruce has always been knowing for saying things on stage and getting caught up in the moment. Personally, I think the whole thing has been blown outta proportion, Bruce probably shouldn't have said what he said, and Sharon shouldn't have done what she did.

300%_Density
07-29-2010, 05:02 PM
It's hard to argue the Sharon comments, from a business perspective I think she is pretty intelligent. I love both guys, what was done to Maiden was not right at all. But the fact that Maiden was on Ozzy's tour and probably financially doing "very well" per show it is still beneath Bruce to make those comments when he is profiting very handsomly from his tour. Both sides are in the wrong for the way they handled it but had Bruce not made comments everything wouldn't have played out the way it did. Just my opinion of course.

evildeadjedi
07-29-2010, 05:31 PM
I wasn't here, but I was on another board. It was all very sad. Maiden fans were joining just to argue with Ozzy fans, and vice versa.

I would imagine it was a mess. I remember when I first heard about it I thought someone was bullshitting until I researched it online.

davidis138
07-29-2010, 06:17 PM
Was anyone on this board at the date of the egg throwing incident? Or the ones where the power was mysteriously cut a couple times in the middle of Maiden's set?


They did both of these things at the Ozzfest show you're talking about. The power got cut a few time too apart from the eggs. I was there. Really fucked up cos the early years are like my favorite Maiden years.

The_jman
07-29-2010, 06:19 PM
does anyone else think its very funny that he had no idea that everything was going down? shows how out of touch with his own tour he really was. lol

evildeadjedi
07-29-2010, 06:23 PM
They did both of these things at the Ozzfest show you're talking about. The power got cut a few time too apart from the eggs. I was there. Really fucked up cos the early years are like my favorite Maiden years.

That's a shame, didn't they play Murders in the Rue Morgue at that show too?

davidis138
07-30-2010, 03:07 AM
That's a shame, didn't they play Murders in the Rue Morgue at that show too?

First song :drool:

It sucked cos it felt like you couldn't get too into it

JLRedWing13
07-30-2010, 09:05 PM
That's a shame, didn't they play Murders in the Rue Morgue at that show too?

That was their opener on that tour, where they played songs exclusively off the first four albums.

idrinkwine732
07-30-2010, 10:03 PM
That was their opener on that tour, where they played songs exclusively off the first four albums.

Yet still no Flight of Icarus :(

SomewhereInTime72
07-30-2010, 11:26 PM
holy crap i've stepped into 2005