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MJ Tribute Concert

Gene Simmons to Perform

Despite Calling MJ a Pedophile

8/15/2011 10:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson Tribute Concert
Pretty ironic -- Gene Simmons, who called Michael Jackson a hard-core pedophile, will perform at the MJ Tribute Concert.

Katherine Jackson was on CNN this AM, talking about the concert, when promoters revealed that KISS would be performing.

Yet Gene Simmons went on record last year -- mind you, a year after MJ died -- saying, "There is no question in my mind he molested those kids.  Not a doubt."

Simmons went on to say, "The only sexual references ever made about Michael Jackson that were made by anyone, anywhere around the world, have always been made by kids, and specifically males usually 10 to 14 years of age; never females, that age or older, and never grown men."

Hate the man.  Love the music.


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Rob J    

As long as Gene Simmons is participating, I shall NOT be watching.

I look forward to the day where he is finally laid to rest in his KISS Kasket. And one day I hope to urinate on his disgusting grave.

1074 days ago


For the right amount of money...Simmons would dig up Michael Jackson and suck his **** high definition. Simmons is a money wh*re.

1074 days ago

Brigha from UK    

Aston: That's pretty much the last straw for me concerning Katherine Jackson. If Gene Simmons actually said those things about Michael Jackson, there is no excuse for putting him on this tribute. I hope anyone who attends boos him out. And now, more than ever, I feel bad about the children going to Wales for this. Kids, please stay in school - this may not make a good impression on you, and you are too young to travel around the world working, anyway.
Excellent post - I totally agree.
My heart sank when I read this headline.
I'm a tolerant sort and I've spent the last couple of years defending the Jackson clan. I have always given them the benefit of the doubt. They were grieving after all.
However, IF this is true, then I think I've had enough of them too.
How on earth can they betray him like this?

1073 days ago


First, MJ was under no obligation to discuss his private life with anyone. But Simmons was indeed wrong, since what all those kids (boys AND girls), according to themselves even now when they are grown-up, did with Michael, was playing kids games and video games.

On the other hand, he was married to LMP and they did have a sex life - and he was great in bed, although not all as experienced as she was. Whether this was because of religion or because he felt like a 12 year old we don't know. We know he at least made out with other girls, Ola in Thriller for one, and according to Stephanie Miller he was a good kisser. I don't think LMP was the only girl who ever went to bed with him, though.

Be that as it may, I don't think for a minute he was a pedophile. There is no evidence to support that theory, Tom Sneddon actually had nothing except innuendos, so he resorted to displaying grown-up hetero porn he had found at Neverland just to humiliate Michael and make him look generally "dirty". That was pretty much all he had in the way of sex related findings.

Gene Simmons didn't even do 5 minutes of research before he let his big mouth go. And now he's doing a "tribute" because he "likes the music"? Pah.

1073 days ago


With the addition of Gene Simmons and Kiss to the lineup of this travesty called a "Tribute", it has become obvious that this is NOT a tribute to Michael and his legacy. This is purely a money grab and Kiss was added simply to attract a wider variety of an audience.


After all the mud slinging and trash talking Gene has done towards Michael Jackson, this is a slap in the face to Michael's legacy and his fans.

1073 days ago


I'm pretty much dumbfounded by all this especially what I see Katherine doing. Huh?! Her faith has taken a back seat to Money! She should be content with the amount of money she gets per month but like everyone else, Katherine is getting Exceptionally Greedy!

1073 days ago


Simmons went on to say, "The only sexual references ever made about Michael Jackson that were made by anyone, anywhere around the world, have always been made by kids, and specifically males usually 10 to 14 years o****e; never females, that age or older, and never grown men." -
This is absolutely LIE! I`m from Russia. I saw russian TV programm in wich russian woman asserted that she has the child - MJ`s daughter. The girl was there too, - and, imho, she is resembling MJ very very much! ;)))
It`s minimum one example!...
Mr. Simmons, are you personally interviewed every man anywhere around the world about this subject?! - This would be only one grounds when you would have the right for such statements. Obviously, you are NOT! lol
Therefore, it`s very stupid statement!...

1073 days ago


Not Well, that was so lame. After my tirade, I thought you'd at least try. I think you must be falling asleep from pure boredom while typing your pitiful posts.

1073 days ago


This coming from one of the most sexually deviant people in the business.

1073 days ago



Will Greg and Scott please take their courtship somewhere else?

1073 days ago


Hardly Greg.

1073 days ago


Well if that's the case with Scott, then I must say I am quite disappointed.

Guess beer and golf unites all sorts or idiots.

1073 days ago


I'm sorry to Scott.

Never thought golf would excuse someone from being such a hateful person.

1073 days ago
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