Watch Bruce Dickinson Fume over Iron Maiden Concertgoers Smoking Weed

"If you want to go get completely stoned out of your fucking mind, go out the back and do it. Alright?"

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Oct 24, 2022

Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson is famously a very cool, very chill guy. While the leader of the metal band has previously admitted that he doesn't really "get" Drake, he also apparently doesn't smush with the kush.

In a newly surfaced video clip recorded at last month's Anaheim, CA, stop on their current Legacy of the Beast North American tour in support of last year's Senjutsu, Dickinson goes full Old Man Yells at (Marijuana) Cloud on the concertgoers. Well, more precisely, "one fucking idiot out of 10,000 people."

The footage sees said idiot getting removed from the front row of the show by security, ahead of the singer — donning leather pants and a stylish black pirate blouse — commencing his anti-bud tirade.

"I don't know what it is," Dickinson said [as transcribed by Metal Injection]. "There's so many fucking people smoking so much fucking dope down here, I'm amazed you can even see."

We've all experienced the heavy smog of people blazing it up at a concert, but Dickinson really made a case for its negative impact on performers like himself.

"Poor old Steve [Harris]," he continued in defence of his band's bassist. "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," Dickinson admitted (this time, it's personal). "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.'"

Breaking: "The Number of the Beast" is 420. Just wait until that Biblical Studies professor gets to philosophizing about Iron Maiden's Satanic imagery and their hatred of the devil's lettuce!

Watch fan footage of the diatribe below.

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