Sharon Osbourne admits cutting power during Iron Maiden's Ozzfest performance
Aug 30, 2005, 14:56 GMT
Sharon Osbourne has admitted cutting the power during Iron Maiden's Ozzfest performance.
Despite previously denying ruining the band's set, the feisty star has now confessed she cut their sound after lead singer Bruce Dickinson slammed her husband, Ozzy.
She revealed: "I did cut the sound. Ozzfest is our tour. Dickinson doesn't have the manners to realise that when you are invited into someone's home, are seated at their dinner table, are eating their food and drinking their wine, you shouldn't talk disrespectfully about them. Otherwise, you just might get you're a** handed to you. Every action has a reaction.
"Was Dickinson so naive to think that I was going to let him get away with talking sh*t about my family, night after night? I don't think he realises who he's dealing with."
Iron Maiden were also pelted with eggs and debris, and, although Sharon has not confirmed rumours she organised this stunt, she believes they got what they deserved.
She said: "Frankly, Dickinson got what he deserved. We had to listen to his complaints for five straight weeks. He only had to suffer a couple of eggs on the head."
In an open letter to the band on America's MTV website, she added: "I know you would love to keep talking about this, because this is the most press that Iron Maiden has had in the US in 20 years, but let's move on, shall we?"
Sharon - who branded Dickinson a "pr*ck" after the fateful performance - signed the letter "The 'Real' Iron Maiden."
The row erupted at the Californian music festival when Dickinson slammed Ozzy in an interview with Kerrang! magazine.
He criticised their reality show, 'The Osbournes', and claimed the wild rocker used a Teleprompter on stage.
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