Rolling Stones face £200,000 fine for gig over-running
THE Stones face a whopping £200,000 fine because their historic 50th anniversary gig at London’s O2 was 35 minutes too
They were meant to finish at 10.30pm on Sunday — but defied local council rules by continuing to play encores for their cheering
fans until 11.05.
The band’s agent Bernard Doherty revealed yesterday: “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’.”
The huge fine is unlikely to trouble Mick Jagger and his chums.
They were set to net £15.6million even before a fifth concert was added to the four already announced.
Fellow legends Bruce Springsteen and Sir Paul McCartney paid a different penalty in July when their Hard Rock Calling concert in
London’s Hyde Park over-ran. Their mics were cut off.
Gig was a total blur for Ronnie
RONNIE Wood couldn’t see any of the tribute banners from his fans at Sunday night’s gig — because he refuses to wear his GLASSES
The short-sighted guitarist can’t see the crowds — and relies on his bandmates to tell him what’s going on.
Ronnie, 65, said: “If I haven’t got my glasses on I can only see the first couple of rows.
“It was quite funny the other day with the signs people hold up.
“I went up to Mick and said, ‘What does it say on that sign there?’
“And he went, ‘I think it says you are rubbish’.”