UPDATE: City of Mountain View Did Not Ban E-40

In response to claims by rapper on television and on Patch about being rejected from performing at Shoreline Amphitheatre, the city says they had nothing to do with it.

The City of Mountain View sent Mountain View Patch a swift response to comment after an interview with haven't allowed him to perform at Shoreline Amphitheatre for the last several years.

"The City of Mountain View does not dictate or necessarily have control over who performs at the Shoreline Amphitheatre," said Jaime Garrett, interim public information officer for the Mountain View Police Department on behalf of the city. "Live Nation makes those types of business decisions for the Shoreline Amphitheatre."

"In this particular case regarding Too Short and E-40, no one from the Police Department, City Attorney's Office, City Manager's Office, or any member of our Council had any discussions with a Live Nation employee over the line up at Rock the Bells."

Even Mayor Mike Kasperzak weighed in.

"First I've heard of this," he said. "The city does a lot of coordination with Live Nation on big concerts, but I have never heard that the City had veto power over a performer."

Mountain View Patch has already reached out to Live Nation and Rock The Bells for comment. Will published their replies once they become available.


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randy albin August 25, 2012 at 07:13 PM
first of all, find performers who are recognizeable before committing to booking them. if the act is too gross or offensive, then maybe tell them to go somewhere else. life is tough enough-if on stage performers want to do their things someplace, then see if there is a demand by audiences to see the performance
Maria R August 25, 2012 at 10:49 PM
E-40 is extremely recognizable figure in the rap industry. He is a Bay Area native and there is always a strong demand to see him when he performs anywhere. It's unfortunate that his fans will not be able to see him performed this weekend at the Shoreline in mtn view.


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