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Watch Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson drag rowdy fan offstage by his shirt

The stage-crashing hesher got a little too excited during 'Aces High'

In addition to being one of metal’s greatest-ever front men, Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson is also known as an accomplished pilot, orator and fencer. Now, we can add bouncer to his list of skills.

During Maiden’s recent show at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, on September 22, an overzealous fan hopped onstage during the closing number, “Aces High.” Taking his time in the spotlight to the extreme, the fan began whipping his hair around, throwing the devil horns and kneeling before Dickinson and guitarist Janick Gers.

Ever the gentleman, Dickinson allowed the fan to get his kicks for a few seconds, before taking him by the hand to escort him off the stage. At which point our Maiden-loving hasher broke free and proceeded to ramp up his one-man celebration. 

Unsurprisingly, Dickinson was not having it, and he took the man by the shirt collar and dragged him to security at the back of the stage, all while continuing to handle the vocals like the metal master he is.

You can check out fan-filmed footage of the incident, which occurs during the song’s first verse, above and below.