SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett wants a Silver Spring concert venue to cancel next month’s show by the Mexican band Molotov because of homophobic lyrics in one of the band’s songs.
The Washington Post reports the rap-metal band is scheduled to play at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Aug. 26. Leggett wrote in a letter Thursday to the general manager at the Fillmore that he has serious concerns about the booking and is “personally offended.”READ MORE: Now That Students Have Returned To The Classroom, One Question Remains: Are Children Safe?
The county owns the Fillmore building and leases it for $90,000 a year to Live Nation. The rental agreement doesn’t give Montgomery officials any say in the content of the bookings.READ MORE: 'I'm All About Ellicott City' Ellicott City Residents & Business Owners React To Number 10 Ranking On Money Magazine's 'Best Places To Live List'
The venue’s general manager, Stephanie Steele, did not return calls from the paper. A Live Nation spokesman says the performance won’t be canceled.MORE NEWS: Audit Finds Electronic Tolls Overbilled Maryland Drivers
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