20 Insane Music Pranks and Hoaxes

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Sharon Osbourne Sabotages Iron Maiden
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Sharon Osbourne Sabotages Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden's final performance of OzzFest 2005 was a rough one: The British metal legends were pelted by eggs, ice and creamed corn, repeatedly interrupted by stage invaders and suffered multiple P.A. outages as they valiantly attempted to play an hour-long set for a sell-out crowd at the Hyundai Pavilion in San Bernardino, California. Suspicions that Ozzy's crew were involved in the pranks were confirmed afterward when Sharon Osbourne took the stage to call Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson a "prick," and to claim that he'd been disrespecting Ozzy and Ozzfest in the press. Unfortunately for Sharon, the incident generated far more bad press for her than Maiden, as most eyewitnesses were impressed by the band's fiery performance in the face of egg-splattering adversity.

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