The Roots cancels David Bowie tribute concerts over dispute

Los Angeles, March 31 (IANS) American hip-hop band The Roots have cancelled David Bowie tribute concerts that they were scheduled to perform, multi-instrumentalist Questlove has announced.

They were to perform on Thursday and Friday.

Questlove wrote a lengthy Instagram post about the concerts, attributing the band’s cancellation to a dispute over sharing equipment, reports variety.com.

“Mood. I’ve never been so insecure or petty as to deny a fellow musician use of any of my equipment (or my band’s equipment–or resources or contacts or knowledge or anything) it angers me when that same courtesy is not reciprocated,” Questlove wrote.

“(Believe you me I was about to get Tom Petty or Petty Wap or Pet Rock and C L Smooth or Black Petty or however you wanna roll with it)… Keeping a level head and not being self destructive is a weak point I’m working on.

“But I’m also keeping it true: The Roots pulled out of these Bowie gigs. We have patience. But we do not have patience for the Bitcha**ness. Enjoy your precious equipment,” he added.

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