Before London police pulled the plug on their performance at the Hard Rock Calling festival in Hyde Park, fans were treated to a rare jam session between Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney.
In addition rockin’ to “I Saw Her Standing There” and “Twist And Shout,” Springsteen treated fans to a once in a lifetime show. There were special guests galore at the Boss’s over three-hour show, including John Fogerty and Tom Morello.
The band was none too happy about the plug being pulled on their show, despite going 25 minutes over their set end time, which got guitarist Steven Van Zandt worked up.
“The cops got nothing more important to do?” The Sopranos star wrote in a series of enraged Tweets after the show. “How about they go catch some criminals instead of fucking with 80,000 people having a good time? English cops may be the only individuals left on earth that wouldn’t want to hear one more from Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney! We break curfews in every country but only English cops needs to ‘punish us’ by not letting us leave until the entire crowd goes.”
With a clearer head in the morning, Van Zandt backed off a bit. “There’s no grudges to be held,” he wrote. “Just feel bad for our great fans. Hard Rock is cool. Live Nation is cool. It’s some City Council stupid rule. Very proud of our association with Hard Rock Calling and Hard Rock in general and what they’re doing for Rock music.”
Watch video of “I Saw Her Standing There” below: