Bruce Springsteen will not be playing at Milan's San Siro soccer stadium this summer. He will, however, play three other Italian stadium venues, namely Rome (July 19), Turin (July 21) and Udine (July 23), during the course of his "Working On A Dream" tour.

The decision to skip Milan follows complaints by 47 local residents in the San Siro area of Milan when last summer's concert over-ran by 22 minutes. Claudio Trotta, head of the concert promoters Barley Arts, who staged the show, even faces legal proceedings.

Springsteen fans in Italy are naturally unhappy about the absence of the Boss from what had become a regular venue for him. Springsteen's 1985 San Siro concert is considered a significant event in Italian rock history.

Meanwhile, it has been announced that a smaller Milan venue, Rolling Stone, is to close in June, after 27 years. The club, which is located on Corso XXII Marzo, east of the city center, had hosted concerts by Jethro Tull, Lou Reed, Prince, Van Morrison, Sheryl Crow, Bob Geldof, Van Morrison, Nick Cave and the Arctic Monkeys.

Rolling Stone, which first opened its doors in 1981, also functioned as a club. It is to be demolished and replaced by a residential and office complex.