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Bruce Springsteen breaks his own longest gig record with four-hour set

Bruce Springsteen passed a whole new milestone last night [July 31] by playing a show that lasted for over four hours. The singer, who was played the final night of his European tour in the Finnish capital city of Helsinki, played a set that lasted for four hours and six minutes in the city's Olympiastadion.

Bryan Ferry: ‘Hyde Park shows are embarrassing’

Bryan Ferry has said that the current run of Hyde Park concerts are an "embarrassment" to music. The singer spoke out after Bruce Springsteen’s Hyde Park Calling set on Saturday (July 14) was cut short during the final song, a duet with Paul McCartney, after he broke the sound curfew. The Roxy Music singer told the Evening Standard: "They shouldn't have these events in Hyde Park any more if it’s going to cause embarrassing problems."

Bruce Springsteen Hard Rock Calling curfew wasn’t for health and safety, officials say

Health and safety officials have said that concert promoter Live Nation was "disingenuous" for citing health and safety concerns for pulling the plug on Bruce Springsteen’s headline set at Hard Rock Calling on Saturday night (July 14).

Hard Rock Calling explains decision to cut off Springsteen and McCartney

The organisers of Hard Rock Calling have explained their decision to pull the plug on Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney last night. Yesterday (July 14), The Boss brought the second night of the Hyde Park festival to a close with a 29-song set which lasted over three hours. His performance featured guest appearances from John Fogerty and Tom Morello and culminated in two duets with Paul McCartney.

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