Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson recently took a shot at Ozzy Osbourne’s wife, Sharon Osbourne during the question-and-answer session of his March 3 spoken-word show at Palace Of Fine Arts in San Francisco, California. He was asked if Black Sabbath could exist without its founding drummer Bill Ward.
Bruce Dickinson takes a jibe at Sharon Osbourne
Bruce said: “Does Black Sabbath exist without Bill Ward? Well, it’s not a matter of… I don’t think Black Sabbath exists at all now.” He then took a shot at Sharon Osbourne, the wife, and manager of Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne, saying: “I think Sharon’s made sure of that.”
It is to be noted that back in 2005, Sharon allegedly arranged eggs to be thrown at Iron Maiden while they played at the Ozzfest, supposedly because Dickinson had made some comments on stage that she disliked.
It was reported that Sharon was not a fan of comments that Dickinson had allegedly made about the Osbournes’ MTV reality series. She had reportedly ordered interference with Maiden’s PA system and delayed the stage entrance of the band’s mascot Eddie.
While, five years ago, Dickinson downplayed the incident in an interview with NME, calling it “a complete storm in a teacup. I grew up listening to early Sabbath with Ozzy. Ozzy and Sabbath are icons, so that’s that, end of the story. The fact that I don’t like reality TV shows. Well, I’m not gonna offer an olive branch to the Kardashians either.”
During an interview with Quietus in 2010, Ozzy would discuss the impact that the popular MTV show ‘The Osbournes’ would have on his family life.
“You go to bed one day and you wake up [the next] and the world’s completely different. “Everywhere there are f***ing cameras, you get attacked by the f***ing things. The kids couldn’t handle it. My wife couldn’t handle it: she had colon cancer.”
Continuing conversation with Quietus, Osbourne would state: “On the one hand it was phenomenal, on the other hand, I had to watch my family [suffer],” Ozzy told the outlet. “But we invented a new form of television. We started the ball rolling for all these fuckin’ new shows now. Would we do it again? I don’t know. I don’t think so.”