Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney had their sound cut off during a performance of "Twist and Shout" at the annual Hard Rock Calling summer concert series in Hyde Park on Saturday night (July 14).
Their performance had gone over the 10:30 PM curfew time for Hyde Park concerts and had to be shut down by the event's promoters.
"One of the great gigs ever in my opinion. But seriously, when did England become a police state?" asked E Street Band member Steven van Zandt via Twitter.
The mayor of London, speaking during a radio program the following day, also criticized the decision:
"It sounds to me like an excessively efficacious decision . . . If they'd have called me, my answer would have been for them to jam in the name of the Lord."
by RTT Staff Writer
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