Noise complaint rocks band



'ROCK and roll ain't noise pollution,' according to ACDC lead singer Brian Johnson, but Gladstone band 'Vixen-Haze' found out yesterday that is not the case.

The teenagers were only 20 minutes into their practice session when complaints from neighbours resulted in police arriving at their door.

'I don't think it's very fair, mother of one of the band members, Janelle Hartwig, said.

'It's not like it was midnight, and they had asked the next door neighbours about it and they said it was OK.

'There are worse things they could be doing on school holidays.'

Guitarist Brendan Morris said the band formed last year and had received one complaint previously about the noise.

'We used to practise at one house, but after the neighbours complained we moved it around ? we usually only practise on weekends and we make sure we wait until about 11am,' he said.

The band said it was "disappointed and annoyed'' it was unable to complete the practice, and would now have to look for a new venue.

'It's a real bummer and a shot to our confidence,' Brendan said.



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