Singing star Lionel Richie has been banned from performing in New York’s Long Island Hamptons after local residents protested about the noise. Party promoter Scott Feldman planned to charge guests $1,250 each to watch Richie sing in the backyard of his rented home in the town of Sag Harbor tonight, reports the New York Post’s gossip column Page Six. But the newspaper claims requests for a permit were turned down after wealthy residents of the town - where rocker Billy Joel also has a home - stepped in. Might be noteworthy to mention, that even know you spend millions on a home there, you need permits to throw a party, you have a time limit, and when the expected end of the party arrives, the police are outside your home telling you to end it and they start ticketing the cars. I have seen this many times.