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The Rolling Stones face a huge fine for breaking concert curfew


The Rolling Stones face a $320,000 fine after their historic 50th anniversary concert in London ran 35 minutes overtime.

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The rockers played an electrifying show at the O2 Arena in London for more than two hours on Sunday, but started half an hour later than planned. The rockers were set to wrap up their performance at 10:30 p.m., but defied local council regulations to play encores for the 20,000 cheering fans until 11:05 p.m. The late ending broke a Sunday night curfew laid down by authorities, meaning the band now faces a hefty fine.

Rolling Stones agent Bernard Doherty tells British newspaper The Sun, "It means a big fine, but the guys just do their thing. There wasn't a janitor standing there jangling his keys, saying, 'I want to go home.'" Fellow musicians Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney were penalized in July when their microphones were cut off after the Hard Rock Calling concert in London's Hyde Park ran over.

Nov 27, 2012 12:36PM
320,000 dollars!   Gee, thats got to hurt.  No Bentley this year Mick. ;-0
Nov 27, 2012 10:12AM
The stones, springsteen, paul mccartney, and others know they're gonna have big crowds. Why don't they rent some farmers land outside of london ala woodstock? Then play as long as they want, and the folks in the city can go on with their regular routines.
Nov 27, 2012 10:01AM
Hey William Scott I heard J BEIB just broke with his faux girlfriend maybe you'll could hook up! 
Nov 27, 2012 10:00AM
the so called "authorities" need to pull there heads from there arses. its the stones for god sakes, whats a half hour gonna hurt!
Nov 27, 2012 9:59AM
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