The star upsets residents living near the Millennium Dome as he prepares for his Glasto headline slot...

GLASTONBURY headliner Paul McCartney has been forced to keep down the volume during his practice sessions in the MILLENNIUM DOME after local residents complained about the noise.

The former Beatle had rented the dome in Greenwich, south-east London, for a reported £250,000 for three weeks. He was using the space to rehearse for his forthcoming European tour dates.

But residents from the nearby Isle Of Dogs have complained that the noise that carries across the river is too much.


Local resident Eric Pemperton said: “I thought someone was listening to a ghettoblaster in one of the other flats,” reports Ananova.

“I had the windows closed and the front door just open enough to let the cat in and out.

“It took me a while to realise that this bass was coming from the Dome on the other side of the river.”

He added: “I rang up the environmental health officers at the council and they told me ‘It’s Paul McCartney ‘.

“I said ‘So what?, he doesn’t pay my rates, and if it was me that was doing this I would have been prosecuted.

“I don’t care who it is. It is bad enough that he arrives every morning in a noisy helicopter. I thought it was quite unacceptable and even my cat was disturbed.”


After a visit from environmental health officers, [a][/a] has agreed to keep the volume down to 92 decibels.