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Dublin Music Store Bans Adele-Loving Keyboardists


There are a handful of songs musicians always play when test-driving new instruments: Guitarists often go for Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters," drummers gravitate toward Nirvana's "Scentless Apprentice." If you work at your local Guitar Center, this repetition by amateur musicians might drive you absolutely insane. It certainly affected employees at the Opus ii store in Dublin, Ireland, who were plagued by an influx of customers playing Adele's "Someone Like You" while trying out keyboards. "Rolling in the Deep" was inescapable enough, no one wants to hear Adele at the workplace. So the store decided to take a stand.

Perhaps inspired by Wayne's World's "No Stairway to Heaven" policy, Opus ii has responded with a sign in the window that says "Strictly NO Adele." No Adele, denied! "It's become the piano equivalent of 'Stairway to Heaven.' Everyone thinks they can play it," an Opus ii employee told the Independent. The store is sort of like a musical Irish Soup Nazi, as it also bars customers from playing Beethoven's "Für Elise" and anything from The Piano. Yet, that annoying tune that Tom Hanks performs on the large piano in Big perseveres.

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