Bruce Springsteen in London on Saturday night for an outdoor festival when special guest Sir Paul McCartney joined him on stage...Bruce told the 65,000 on hand, "I've been trying to do this for 50 years" before introducing Macca. They have shared the stage on numerous occasions, most notably the Rock and Roll Hal of Fame induction cermonies and the Grammy Awards this past February, but this was the first time it happened during one of his shows. Instead of his trademark Hofner bass, McCartney came on stage with his sunburst Les Paul and broke into "I Saw Her Standing There" followed by part of "Twist and Shout." He was attempting to extend the song when the sound was cut by the promoters who said they "were sticking to their license for the event," in other word, a sound curfew.
Afterwards, E Street guitarist Steve Van Zandt, who just last month was a surprise guest at Ringo Starr's show in Morristown, New Jersey, tweeted, "One of the great gigs ever in my opinion. But seriously, when did England become a police state... We would have been off by 11 if we'd done one more. On a Saturday night! Who were we disturbing? The cops got nothing more important to do? How about they go catch some criminals instead of [screwing] with 80,000 people having a good time? English cops may be the only individuals left on earth that wouldn't want to hear one more from Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney! I'm sorry but I have to be honest, I'm pissed. Like I said, it didn't ruin the great night. But when I'm jamming with McCartney don't bug me!"