It's only rock and roll, but it's gonna cost the Rolling Stones some extra moolah.
The World's Greatest Rock and Roll Band let it loose Sunday night at their first official gig at London's O2 Arena celebrating their 50thanniversary—so much so that the Stones ended up playing for over 2 1/2 hours—well past the 10:30 p.m. cutoff time—before they exited the stage at 11 p.m. after encoring with "Jumping Jack Flash."
Per British reports, the Stones are now facing at least five figures in fines, possibly up to $320,000, for the noise curfew violation. And they didn't even get to end the night with their signature hit "Satisfaction," which was supposed to be the closer.
Of course, the fine is a drop in the bucket for these gazillionaires, who are projected to gross over $25 million for a brief trek which will see the Stones play two concerts in London followed by two more in Newark and one in Brooklyn next month.
Mick Jagger and the boys aren't the only rock acts to come up against London's infamous noise regulations. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band ran into similar trouble when they had to cut short a July show at London's Hyde Park after blowing past the curfew—this even though special guest Paul McCartney joined the Boss on stage for an encore of some Beatles tunes.