Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Blasts Fans For Smoking Weed Near The Stage

Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson apparently has a problem with people smoking marijuana at live shows. During the band’s September 21 show in Anaheim, CA, the frontman took some time to call out several fans for smoking near the stage shortly after another concertgoer was allegedly kicked out for fighting.

Dickinson said the following:

“I don’t know what it is. There’s so many fucking people smoking so much fucking dope down here, I’m amazed you can even see. Poor old Steve [Harris] 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 singer, alright? So duh.

I would just 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 ‘uhhhh.’”

A number of people have since taken issue with the incident, including Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta, who said the following on Twitter:

“Bruce Dickinson if you read this. Hi. You’re a great vocalist/frontman. We took your son’s band on tour. Hope you are well. Just so ya know. Lots of people like to smoke weed at outdoor concerts. WHAT DOESN’T ANNOY YOU BRO?!?! Besides flying planes? lol you might need a puff or 2”

[via Metal Injection]

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