Iron Maiden Singer Regrets Not Punching Axl Rose

Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson says that he regrets not punching Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose over an incident that occurred at a 1988 concert in Quebec City.

Guns N' Roses were opening the show for Iron Maiden at the Coliseum in the Canadian city in May of that year and Dickinson says in an interview with Le Journal de Montreal (via UCR) that he was angered over remarks Rose made about the French-Canadian fans speaking French to him.

Dickinson says of his reaction to Rose's comments, "I should have come on stage and give it a punch," he said. "How could he dare to speak to my audience in this way? I always regretted not having done so."

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