Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson calls texting fan a ‘wanker’

The frontman called out the audience member from the stage last week

Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson called a fan that he spotted texting in the crowd during one of the band’s recent gigs a ‘wanker’.

The incident happened during an Iron Maiden show last week (July 19) in Indiana, Indianapolis. The Quietus reports that as the band started playing ‘Wasted Years’, Dickinson shouted: “Ah, for fucks sake, the guy with the bald head and the white shirt, you’ve been texting for the last fucking three songs. You’re a wanker!” Scroll down to listen to Dickinson’s outburst via fan shot footage.

Earlier this year, Iron Maiden‘s ‘The Number Of The Beast’ was voted as the best British album of the last 60 years in a new poll. The metal classic came out on top in a public vote conducted by HMV to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and took almost 10% of the votes cast.

Speaking about the achievement, Bruce Dickinson said: “We’re astonished and delighted to hear ‘The Number of the Beast’ has been named Number One. Some of the most influential and classic albums from the past 60 years were in the running so it’s a testament to our incredibly loyal and ever-supportive fans who voted for us.”

He continued: “Iron Maiden is a proudly British band, so to win this category as voted for by the British public, in Jubilee year, is very special. Thank you to all our wonderful fans!”