Bruce Dickinson let some weed smokers in the moshpit at a recent Iron Maiden know how he really feels, telling them off and saying the ganja makes it harder for him to rock out.
The dope-induced diatribe happened in September at Iron Maiden’s ‘Legacy of the Beast’ tour gig in California but has been making the rounds online this week.
Uploaded to YouTube by Tanya Neely, the video starts with Bruce popping off at getting kicked out of the mosh for, according to the description, starting fights. He then calls out all the people smoking weed in the arena, saying it pisses him and bandmate, Steve Harris, off.
Check it out below.
"I don't know what it is," Dickinson starts. "There's so many fucking people smoking so much fucking dope down here — I'm amazed you can even see."
“Poor old Steve. I don’t know if you know, but he absolutely fucking hates marijuana and the smell of it, alright? So when he’s trying to play bass, it fucks him up. It fucks me up. I’m a fucking singer, alright? So, duh.”
“I would ask for a tiny bit of respect. If you want to go get completely stoned out of your fucking mind, go out the back and do it. Alright? Otherwise, you’re going to end up like this fucking knucklehead here going ‘uhh’,” he finished, referring to the bloke who got pulled out of the mosh for starting fights.
Sheeesh, stoner or not you’ve got to admit that’s a great rant right there. The repeated use of ‘alright?’ combined with his British accent makes for a classic mini-tantrum.
This isn’t the first time he’s butted heads with fans this year. A couple of weeks ago Bruce pulled a fan off the stage while still delivering killer vocals.
Have a read of that below.