Iron Maiden rule out Glastonbury
- Bang Showbiz
- 25 August 2010
Iron Maiden's lead singer Bruce Dickinson says the legendary heavy metal group will never play Glastonbury because it is too ''polite''
Iron Maiden will never play the Glastonbury festival.
The heavy metal group - who have just released their fifteenth studio album 'The Final Frontier '- think that the world-famous annual music event in Somerset, England is too "polite" for them.
Singer Bruce Dickinson said: "Glastonbury is a bit too cream cakes and afternoon tea for us. It's all yurts and people being far too polite."
Bruce - who quit the band in 1993 and rejoined in 1999 - also admitted the group hate the celebrity circuit and the trappings that come with fame, but still love playing live.
He said in an interview with The Sun newspaper: "I loathe all the celebrity c**p - all the minders, the backstage glamour and the glitzy b******s. We hate it all.
"We are all about the music. If we could beam ourselves back home after a show, we'd go back to the shops as if nothing had happened. The rest is just fluff. It's nice but it's b******s in the grand scheme of things."
The 'Run to the Hills' singer admitted the legendary rockers don't make extravagant demands and amaze their friends with their simple backstage requests.
He explained: "We got rid of most of our rider. We just have three loaves of white bread, some butter, a tin of tuna fish and some beers.
"People come backstage looking for the spread and we say 'Go make yourself a sandwich.'"