B.o.B. tops the charts; Roger Waters apologizes for vandalism, doesn't know who Elliott Smith is; Lilith Fair local show details
By David Malitz
- "[T]he young Atlanta rhyme zinger is certainly capable of future pop dominance." Our own Chris Richards wrote that about B.o.B. in December 2008. Turns out he knew what he was talking about - the 21-year-old Atlanta rapper hit the top of the Billboard charts with the release of his debut album, "The Adventures of Bobby Ray." It was an underwhelming 84,000 that got him the top spot, but No. 1 is still No. 1. Other top 10 debuts: U.K. rockers Bullet for My Valentine at No. 3, Melissa Etheridge at No. 7 and actress/singer Miranda Cosgrove at No. 8. Hole didn't fare so well, coming in at No. 15.
- Noted rock bassist and vandal Roger Waters said that the reason his Pink Floyd cohort David Gilmour isn't joining him on this fall's tour marking the 30th anniversary of "The Wall" is quite simple - Gilmour is "completely uninterested." Simple enough. And as for the whole vandalizing the "Elliott Smith Memorial Wall," Waters is sorry and has told his street team to remove the sorta-graffiti. He also said he wasn't too familiar with Elliott Smith "but it's my guess that he would have been sympathetic to [the quote's anti-war] message."
- The resurrected Lilith Fair festival will hit the area on Tuesday, Aug. 3 at Merriweather Post Pavilion. It's one of just a handful of non-Live Nation shows on the all-female-performer summer tour. The local lineup will include Sarah McLachlan, Court Yard Hounds, Indigo Girls and Cat Power. Tickets won't go on sale until May 22.
May 6, 2010; 9:00 AM ET
Categories: Morning click | Tags: B.o.B., Bobby Ray, Cat Power, Court Yard Hounds, Elliott Smith, Indigo Girls, Lilith Fair, Roger Waters, Sarah McLachlan
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