Last week, E Street Band guitarist Steve Van Zandt said he would look into who was responsible for cutting the power at Bruce Springsteen's recent concert in London's Hyde Park while Paul McCartney was on stage with them. If it was not the London police, as he suspected and vented his frustration towards, he would apologize and now Van Zandt has made good on his word.
He says, "I want to officially apologize for blaming them. I was mistakenly informed it was they who pulled the plug. We know now it wasn't. I apologize because I was wrong, because I have a lot of cop friends, and because I don't want the obviously hyperbolic question I asked, 'When did England become a police state?' to be misinterpreted as a criticism of the police themselves... The point I was trying to make, clumsily as the attempt may have been, is we all need to keep a good eye on rules and regulations, enacted with the best of intentions, being carried out rigidly and mindlessly regardless of the circumstance."
The power was cut due to a noise curfew in central London.
Springsteen and the E Street Band are in Bergen, Norway tonight (Monday) and Tuesday