As reported, Dickinson called punk music rubbish and the genre's musicians wannabe metallers.
"The closest the 'art establishment' ever came to embracing metal was punk," the vocalist told the Guardian. "The reason they embraced punk was because it was rubbish and the reason they embraced rubbish was because they could control it.
"They could say: 'Oh yeah, we're punk so we can sneer at everybody. We can't play our f--king instruments, but that means we can make out that this whole thing is some enormous performance art.'
"Half the kids that were in punk bands were laughing at the art establishment, going: 'What a f--king bunch of tosspots. Thanks very much, give us the money and we'll f--k off and stick it up our nose and shag birds.' But what they'd really love to be doing is being in a heavy metal band surrounded by porn stars," he concluded.
During the rest of the interview, Bruce was in quite a slamming mood, continuing to rip Glastonbury festival for being snobbish and fellow metal legends Judas Priestfor using autocue.