Rock stars cut off by curfew

Rock stars Bruce Springsteen and Sir Paul McCartney were silenced tonight after defying the sound curfew at Hard Rock Calling.

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Springsteen guitarist voices frustration

Actor and musician Steven Van Zandt, who plays guitar in Springsteen's E-Street Band and stared in cult US drama series The Sopranos, voiced his frustration on Twitter at the gig's ending.

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One of the great gigs ever in my opinion. But seriously, when did England become a police state?

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Is there just too much fun in the world? We would have been off by 11 if we'd done one more. On a Saturday night! Who were we disturbing?

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English cops may be the only individuals left on earth that wouldn't want to hear one more from Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney!

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Bruce Springsteen cut off after long gig in Hyde Park

Rock stars Bruce Springsteen and Sir Paul McCartney were silenced tonight after defying the sound curfew at Hard Rock Calling.

Bruce Springsteen performs at the Hard Rock Calling music festival in Hyde Park, London.
Bruce Springsteen performs at the Hard Rock Calling music festival in Hyde Park, London. Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Sir Paul had joined Springsteen on stage at the end of the singer's headline slot in Hyde Park, London, but both stars found their microphones cut off before they could address the crowds.

Springsteen, known for his long performances, had been playing for more than three hours and had exceeded the curfew by half an hour.