Cream's Bruce Received Death Threats Over Zeppelin Comments
Former CREAM star JACK BRUCE was bombarded with death threats from furious LED ZEPPELIN fans after the bassist criticised the rock legends and dismissed them as "crap" earlier this year (09).
Bruce hit the headlines in May (09) when he blasted the Stairway to Heaven group for staging a "lame" one-off reunion in London in December 2007.
He went on to insult the band saying, "You're crap and you'll never be anything else. Cream is 10 times the band Led Zeppelin is."
Bruce's comments riled fans of the Robert Plant-fronted band and he found himself on the receiving end of a barrage of threats on his life - but the axeman is still surprised at how much of a stir he caused.
He says, "It was just a bit of fun and it was blown out of all proportion. Some Led Zeppelin fans were really angry at me and I had a few death threats."
And Bruce is blaming modern technology for spreading the news so quickly, because such a furore would have never happened in the old days: "People like me tend to forget that with YouTube and Twitter, you can't say anything without it getting around the world.
"We always used to have a pop at other bands in the old days and that was all it was. It was like I had spoken out against the Queen or something. You obviously can't say anything against Led Zeppelin."