SHARON And OZZY Discuss OZZFEST 2005 Feud With IRON MAIDEN; Video Available

April 7, 2007

A five-and-a-half minute video clip of Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne discussing the infamous Ozzfest 2005 incident when Sharon attempted to sabotage IRON MAIDEN's appearance at the event was recently posted on YouTube. Sharon messed with MAIDEN's sound and had the band pelted with eggs onstage after claiming that lead singer Bruce Dickinson had made disparaging remarks about her husband throughout the tour. The clip, which was recorded on March 10, 2006 during Sharon and Ozzy's appearance on "The Howard Stern Show", can be viewed at this location.

A partial recap of Ozzy and Sharon's appearance on the program, which was posted on the web site a year ago, reads as follows: "Richard Christy [ex-ICED EARTH/DEATH drummer and current 'The Howard Stern Show' employee] came into the studio and brought up the battle Sharon had with Bruce Dickinson of IRON MAIDEN. Sharon explained that she personally asked Bruce and his band to join the last Ozzfest tour and, despite the fact that IRON MAIDEN was being paid $185,000 per show, Bruce, out of what she called jealousy, badmouthed Ozzy on stage every night. Because of this, Sharon reported that she hired 200 'Hispanic kids,'' some of whom had worked at the hospital where she recovered from her bout with cancer, to throw eggs at Bruce during the final night of the tour. Sharon noted that the plan went off without a hitch and that Bruce had a difficult time looking serious onstage that show because of the 'eggshells in his mouth.'"

In an interview with Attitude magazine, Sharon Osbourne said that she hated Dickinson but still respected his band, explaining, "The band are actually really nice guys, but the singer has a chip on his shoulder...He never once thanked us for the tour. People don't behave like that. I tell you, though. This guy got the singer with a fucking egg right in the middle of his brow — what a star!"

The incident occurred on August 20, 2005 in San Bernardino, California. VELVET REVOLVER replaced MAIDEN on the tour for the last seven shows. MAIDEN manager Rod Smallwood later lashed out at Sharon Osbourne publicly, saying, "In 30 years in this business...I have never seen anything anywhere near as disgusting and unprofessional as what went on that night."

(Thanks: Subrat)

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