Waters Sorry For Covering Smith 'Memorial'
Former PINK FLOYD star ROGER WATERS has apologised after accidentally covering an ELLIOTT SMITH tribute wall with a promotional ad for his new tour.
The bassist commissioned graffiti artists to plaster wheat paste posters in various U.S. cities ahead of his upcoming shows, in which he'll perform tracks from Pink Floyd's 1979 concept album The Wall.
But he came under fire after covering the wall of Los Angeles' Solutions Audio shop, which has become an unofficial memorial for Smith.
The singer/songwriter, who died in 2003, can be seen in front of the store on the cover of his 2000 album Figure 8.
Waters says, "It was absolutely an accident. I didn't want to disrespect Elliott Smith's fans, and I've instructed (the team) to remove the wheat paste immediately.
"It was a random pasting in the normal course of this, and I want to make it public that we had no intent to offend or cover up something precious."