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Iron Maiden rule out Glastonbury

Iron Maiden's lead singer Bruce Dickinson says the legendary heavy metal group will never play Glastonbury because it is too ''polite''.
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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 cp - 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.'"

Posted on 25 Aug 2010 10:00 to category : Music News

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