Rock And Roll HOF subjects helpless city to overnight loop of KISS, RHCP

Via Rock And Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame yesterday apologized to its city after several public “Rock Box” speakers malfunctioned, broadcasting the same 10 songs on a continuous loop until the early morning hours.

Among the songs that blared from the public speakers, which were placed around the city ahead of the 2016 Republican National Convention to honor its musical heritage, were reportedly selections from the Red Hot Chili Peppers and KISS.

The speakers should only operate during the day, the Rock Hall says. Fox 8 News reports that “at least three” speakers began playing music through the night, including the Chili Peppers at a location in downtown Cleveland. WKYC 3 reports that police received “several complaints.”

A Hampton Inn employee told Fox 8 that the music was “painfully loud,” prompting complaints from guests, before finally being shut off around 3 a.m. One person tweeted that KISS was still blaring around 5 a.m.

The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame has apologized.

“The Rock Hall’s Rock Boxes wanted to rock and roll all night but they’ll have to party all day instead,” read their statement. “Our engineers have established that a 10 song list was stuck on repeat and played at standard volume throughout the night. We’ve identified and fixed the issue and the Boxes are back to operating strictly during the day. Our apologies for any inconvenience.”

According to Cleveland 19, the Rock Box speakers are part of an outdoor art collaboration between Land Studio, Destination Cleveland, and the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame.