Video: Iron Maiden Singer Calls Fan "Wanker" for Texting During Show

Whether it's over-zealous fans holding up their camera phones for entire songs or that one guy who's got his head down texting the whole show, cell phones have become the bane of both performers and concert-goers alike.

And while most bands do their best to just ignore rude fans, Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson had enough during the band's concert in Indianapolis, Indiana last week. In the video below, you can hear Dickinson call out a fan during the opening notes of "Wasted Years," proclaiming, "You've been texting for the last three fucking songs! You're a wanker!"

Check out the video below.

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Josh Hart

Josh Hart is a former web producer and staff writer for Guitar World and Guitar Aficionado magazines (2010–2012). He has since pursued writing fiction under various pseudonyms while exploring the technical underpinnings of journalism, now serving as a senior software engineer for The Seattle Times.