Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson recently told The Journal De Montreal that he regrets not punching Axl Rose when Iron Maiden played with Guns N’ Roses in 1988.
Dickinson humorously recalled wanting to hit Axl Rose at the Quebec Coliseum. He said Guns N’Roses came on first, and according to Dickinson, he wasn’t happy with Axl Rose’s response to the crowd due to them speaking to him in French.
Dickinson said, “I should have come on stage and given him a punch. How could he dare speak to my audience in that way? I always regretted not having done so. ”
Dickinson also discussed his fear of not being able to sing due to his tongue cancer. “It was a possibility,” said Dickinson, who said he had never been so relieved in his life that when his doctors told him that his cancer had been defeated.
“A huge relief, I was unable to speak. I did not know what to do. Should I scream my joy? It was the biggest news I had ever received in my life. ”
Dickinson will, however, subject themselves to many exercises to restore his voice before hitting the road in February.
“Right now, I’m at the stage of healing, so I have not sung except sometimes at home. Fortunately, the power is still there. Notes too. We will rehearse intensively in January.”