Rolling Stones Face $320,000 Fine for Curfew Break

The world's greatest rock and roll band cares not for your curfews
Neil Lupin

Being the greatest rock and roll band in music means never having to say you're sorry. But it doesn't mean you get to keep playing if mom and dad ask you to turn down that infernal devil music.

After performing Sunday night at London's O2 arena to kick off their "50 and Counting" tour, the Rolling Stones finished their 2 1/2 hour set after 11 pm, potentially incurring fines of up to $320,000, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The curfew states that bands had to finish their set by 10:30 pm, and while most people the Stones' age are in bed by then, you can't tell Mick and Keef when to stop rocking, man. Unless, ya know, you can.

The band's agent told the Sun, "There wasn’t a janitor standing there, jangling his keys, saying. ‘I want to go home’,” though that image is kinda amazing.

The Stones are expected to make more than $25 million from their upcoming brief tour, giving them ample time to play as long as they damn want.

User Comments


Photo of the day

July 30: Third Times's a Charm

July 30: Third Times's a Charm

Still rockin' the slime-green hair, pop queen Katy Perry lands the cover (for the third time!) of Rolling Stone's August 2014 issue. In the revealing cover story Katy responds to cultural appropriation criticisms, having a baby someday, and more. Check out the full interview when the issue hits stands Friday!