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Leggett Wants Fillmore To Cancel Band's Performance Over Anti-Gay Lyrics

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Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett wants a Silver Spring concert venue to cancel next month's show by the Mexican band Molotov.

The rap-metal band is scheduled to play at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Aug. 26. Last week leggett wrote a letter to the general manager at the Fillmore claiming he has serious concerns about the booking and is "personally offended' because of homophobic lyrics in one of the band's songs.

The song “verges on hate speech or completely crosses that line," he wrote.

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.

A spokesman fro Live Nation says the performance won't be canceled.

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