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Subject: Iron Maiden is another great band. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son probably my favorite album. - [Edit Post] 0 0
Musically and lyrically I think it's their best work. But as a band to see live they are impressive. During the Ozzfest tour, Iron Maiden's performances were somehow threatening to Sharon Osbourne, they pulled this kind of crap on Bruce.
Now when I read about this years ago, a lot of people who were at the concert and at other ozzfest concerts before with Maiden performing said that Sharon is out of her mind and disagree with her story of events. Even Sharon's own statement criticizes Bruce for... "It also offended me every night how he took out the English flag in America. There are American boys going to war alongside the English boys every day. How dare he forget the American troops on their home turf?" for the song The Trooper. So that makes me think that Sharon was just being an overly sensitive bitch and probably was a bit threatened that Iron Maiden was performing better than Ozzy.
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