Gillespie Slams Local Pub
British rocker Bobby Gillespie is fuming with the landlord of his local pub in north London, because music played at the venue is keeping him awake at night.
The Primal Scream frontman has lodged a formal complaint with his council about The Alma in Islington, claiming it "played recorded music at an unacceptable volume past 12 o'clock".
Referring to one particular incident in a letter to the council, he wrote, "There was a live percussionist playing along with the records, the sound was of a very high frequency which reverberated into my bedroom and my children's bedroom. I found the repetitiveness disturbing and I was unable to sleep because of it."
The 42-year-old former wild man of rock also criticised the new extended licensing hours in the UK, claiming a proposed extension of The Alma's opening hours would "disturb the peace of our beautiful street and (attract) noisy, drunk people to our area".