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Harrods Rocks Live Shows Halted

LONDON (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — London department store Harrods has decided to shut down its Harrods Rocks in-store promotion, after neighbors complained about the noise levels.

The promotion, which was to include live performances by several British and American bands and a world-record-breaking attempt to play Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the Water” with 2,000 guitarists, was supposed to be held Sunday, February 18th, but was axed after the store received a call from an environmental health officer warning of complaints.

The concert series began February 8th with Love Minus Zero and The Roslins, with both performances drawing several complaints about noise levels.

A spokesman for the store said that Harrods had decided to cancel all remaining performances and the rest of the in-store promotions.

“We have a lot of out-of-hours events and a good relationship with our neighbors which we don’t want to damage, but Harrods rocks on,” the spokesman said, according to

An exhibition of guitars played by rock legends such as Jimi Hendrix, Muddy Waters and Van Morrison will continue to run at the store, and a charity fashion show will go on as scheduled. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers