Plug Pulled On ‘Rage Against The Machine’ At Hyde Park Gig

ENGLAND IS A ‘POLICE STATE’ – it’s OFFICIAL – so says Mr Van Zandt of the Springsteen East Street Band. I have never ever heard of a ridiculous situation where 65,000 people who have paid out of their own pockets to travel to a gig have then had the plug pulled on the band – it seems no one told the organisers of the Springsteen gig in Hyde Park that Mr Springsteen is well known for doing exceptionally long performances! I suspect that there is another unreported reason why this gig was stopped – it was not just that Springsteen had exceeded the time limit for the Hard Rock Calling event after playing for more than three hours…. Springsteen and his band had earlier invited Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello on stage to perform two songs… Did the police know that RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE are famous for featuring the COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS building in their anti-establishment songs and videos???

Mr Spingsteen’s guitarist Steven Van Zandt, a member of Springsteen’s E Street Band, was angered by the forced curtailment, accusing “English cops” of preventing “80,000 people having a good time”. “When did England become a police state?” he wrote on Twitter. Good question.


The teacher stands in front of the class
But the lesson plan he can’t recall
The student’s eyes don’t perceive the lies
Bouning off every fucking wall
His composure is well kept
I guess he fears playing the fool
The complacent students sit and listen to some of that
Bullshit that he learned in school

Europe ain’t my rope to swing on
Can’t learn a thing from it
Yet we hang from it
Gotta get it, gotta get it together then
Like the motherfuckin’ weathermen
To expose and close the doors on those who try
To strangle and mangle the truth
‘Cause the circle of hatred continues unless we react
We gotta take the power back

Yeah, we gotta take the power back
Come on, come on!
We gotta take the power back

No more lies
No more lies
No more lies
No more lies
No more lies
No more lies
No more lies
No more lies


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6 Responses to “Plug Pulled On ‘Rage Against The Machine’ At Hyde Park Gig”

  1. Twig says:

    When did England become a police state?

    It didn’t happen overnight but has been a gradual process which has been going on for decades. Its known as Fabianism. The population have been gradually conditioned over several generations to accept more state control over their lives, always on the basis that it’s for their own good.

    Hope this answers the question.

  2. James says:

    What about those people residing in the area who would have been affected by the late gig plus the tens of thousands making their way home afterwards?

  3. Julia says:

    It’s not just on Twitter. It was in The Sun today too. With a big pic of Springsteen and MacCartney to draw in the readers. This looks to me like part of “they want us to know”. It is deliberate publicity of the fact that we are in a police state. It’s like another big prod to try and wake people up. The Sun is full of this kind of stuff at the moment, as is the Metro.

  4. Tapestry says:

    You mean as in intimidation, wanting people to know. Or warning people of the new authoritarianism coming from on high – presumably Buckingham Palace wanting the plebs put back in their place.

  5. Anonymous says:

    From what I’ve read the gig had already run about 15 minutes passed its scheduled finish and it had a licence to finish at a specific time. This is London we’re talking about, with thousands of people living within earshot of Hyde Park, presumably some of whom had work on Sunday morning, and not some field in the middle of the country with a herd of cows as the neighbours.

    Would y’all be complaining if the plug had been pulled on Rihanna? Take That?

  6. Twig says:


    “Would y’all be complaining if the plug had been pulled on Rihanna? Take That? “

    Definitely not! (speaking for myself)

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