Team Ozzy and Team Iron Maiden have a few issues stemming back to Ozzfest 2005, namely Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson. Basically, in 2005, the power was cut during Maiden’s last Ozzfest performance, which led to an extremely-negative crowd response (shocker!). Sharon Osbourne then took the stage and explained that it was because Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson had disrespected her husband throughout the tour and this was payback.
In a recent interview with the Osbournes, Consequence asked Ozzy if he compared himself to singers like Bruce Dickinson and Ronnie James Dio.
Ozzy may not have wanted to get into the mud about his beef with Dickinson, but Sharon has no such qualms.
“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.
I guess that means we won’t be seeing Iron Maiden in the Metaverse anytime soon.