Once again the BottleRock festival shut down Dave Grohl for exceeding the event’s curfew. The Foo Fighters‘ frontman sat in with Guns N’ Roses during the band’s headline appearance on Saturday night (September 4th) and during a particularly hot show-closing take of the the band’s “Paradise City,” the promoters pulled the plug on the band’s sound. Back in 2017, the Foos were also cut off mid-song for running over the stipulated 10 p.m curfew, as agreed upon by the surrounding Napa, California community.
Rolling Stone reported, “As soon as the song wandered past the 10 p.m. curfew, and following the second chorus, organizers cut power to the stage. Undeterred, the band continued to play the rest of the song sans amplification, with the crowd singing along with (Axl) Rose when they weren’t booing organizers.”
Over the years, both Neil Young and the Cure have also been cut off for going past the assigned curfew.