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Michael Jackson Tribute Concert

We're Killing KISS

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8/16/2011 10:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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The promoters of the Michael Jackson Tribute Concert have heard fans loud and clear -- Gene Simmons, who has accused Michael of being a pedophile, and his band KISS, have been dropped from the roster.

There was a flurry of criticism after TMZ posted a story ... that Gene said last year, "There is no question in my mind he molested those kids.  Not a doubt."

The promoters tell TMZ, "We have listened to Michael's fans and are grateful to have been alerted to these unfortunate statements by Gene Simmons.  Under the circumstances we fully agree that even though KISS is a band Michael admired we have no choice but to rescind our invitation to them to appear in our tribute concert."

The Estate had fired off a letter to the promoters yesterday, expressing their displeasure over KISS performing at the concert.

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Barbara    

Gene Simmons is a disgusting ignorant person that only thinks about his self. MICHAEL JACKSON was a wonderful person with a big heart, everybody was very jealous of Michael. im so glad Shannon left Gene!!!! he is nasty

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Barbara    

Gene Simmons is a disgusting piece of ****,who thinks he is so wonderful,what has he done to help out poor people or sick and dieing kids. nothing!!!!!! at least Michael put food,and clothing on a airplane and sent it all over the world for people that really needed it !!! you nasty people can say what ever you want about Michael he was a very caring person with a big heart also there are more MJ FANS OUT THERE THEN HATERS. Im so glad Shannon left him she can do alot better then that.

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