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HATEBREED vocalist Jamey Jasta has called out Bruce Dickinson for scolding fans for smoking weed during a recent IRON MAIDEN concert

The incident happened during IRON MAIDEN‘s September 21 concert at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California when Bruce essentially took a few minutes to berate a number of people who were smoking weed in the front row during the band’s performance.

“I don’t know what it is,” Dickinson told the crowd. “There’s so many fucking people smoking so much fucking dope down here, I’m amazed you can even see. Poor old Steve [Harris, IRON MAIDEN bassist]. I don’t know if you know, but he absolutely fucking hates marijuana and the smell of it, all right? So when he’s trying to play bass, it fucks him up. It fucks me up. I’m a singer, all right? So duh.

“I would just ask for a tiny bit of respect,” he added. “If you want to go get completely stoned out of your fucking mind, go out the back and do it. All right? Otherwise you’re going to end up like this fucking knucklehead here going ‘uhhhh.'”

The same thing would happen a week later during IRON MAIDEN‘s show at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, Washington, with Dickinson saying to the audience: “The smell of the crowd. Oh, I love the smell of sweaty human fucking bodies. It’s the weird shit that you smoke that fucks me up. And the bass player. We fucking hate it. Please, if you’re gonna go get fucking wrecked, fucking wreck yourself out the back and then come back, all right? ‘Cause we are having a fucking great time up here and I wanna enjoy every minute of it. I don’t wanna do [adopts stoner drawl], ‘Where the fuck am I, dude?'”

Yesterday, HATEBREED‘s Jamey Jasta posted the following to his Twitter in response to the recent pothead scolding: “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″.

IRON MAIDEN is on the road in support of their latest album, “Senjutsu“, which arrived in September 2021.