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Michael Jackson Tribute Concert

We're Killing KISS

From the Roster

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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46.

Jackazz flatts    

Only losers will pay tribute to the perv.

1161 days ago
47.

spyke    

How quickly they forget. It was his lifestyle that made him a target for these accusations in the first place and it was his lifestyle that killed him. He paid a doctor to inject him with anesthetic so he could sleep. This man thought having millions meant he could do anything he wanted. I don't doubt his sick twisted monster of a father destroyed an innocent sensitive creative child who grew up broken and unstable. His fans refuse to believe he could have ever done anything wrong. OJ's fans were running out the road to wave at him in support when he was in that infamous car "chase" when police wanted to question him in the deaths of his exwife and her friend. These people didn't care about the victims or the facts they just wanted to blindly support their hero.

1161 days ago
49.

Rhonda    

Alright, Gene! I agree. There's no question in my mind either - that weirdo was a pedophile.

1161 days ago
50.

Cheryl    

When will the never ending slanderous comments end?gene Simmons is nothing but a money hungry, egotistic washed up man. Watched his reality show. He is nothing but a Jerk, who thinks money is everything.Acts like he is above others.Where would he had been if he never got a start from screaming on a microphone. He called MJ a pedo..Gene Simmons has never done anything good for human kind as Mj did.He is nothing a self loathing power seeker.i am glad they took him off the roster by fans raising hell.

1161 days ago
51.

sickofit    

whoops
I guess wanting to expand your consumer base despite your personal opinions, might blow up in your face, if you are caught.

1161 days ago
52.

CarneyIsGod    

I guess MJ haters haven't heard of the saying 'Mo money mo problems'. MJ had money, he had problems. This is why these nobodies go after celebs, cos they have money and they know it will attract a lot of attention. If MJ was a child molester, he would've been locked up, wouldn't he? He would, but he was never found guilty, he settled it out of court, anyone who believes MJ was a child molester probably believes that man never landed on the moon..

1161 days ago
53.

MichaelJACKSON    

ahahahahahahahahaha
hahahahahahahahahaha
hahahahahahahahahahah

"KISS is a band Michael admired"??????????

GLOBAL LIVESHOWS HOW MUCH IT DOESN'T KNOW MICHAEL!

1161 days ago
54.

R    

Even that one thing: a room that MJ made into a shrine to Macaulay Culkin is proof enough.

1161 days ago
55.

UnboundZero    

Gene Simmons is a Douche-Bag... who even wants to see his crappy show

1161 days ago
56.

dman    

If Simmons really believes it why did he agree to do the show in the first place? How is he any better than MJ anyways, the only thing that guy cares about is money. Clearly he has no respect for his wife or women in general. His wife recently told the press she is sick of his philandering.

http://www.celebritysmackblog.com/2011/06/15/gene-simmons-shannon-tweed-on-the-rocks-or-faking-it/

1161 days ago
57.

nan    

i have heard michael jackson say he admired lots of performers but i have never heard him say anything about Kiss..that just sounds like b.s.to me.
gene simmons will say anything to get attn..
i remember when this is it came out .of course mj was riding high..
i saw simmons on some show and they had him come out and stick his tongue out , and then go away..
he knows very well that he was lying about mj..and he knows very well that mj is no longer he to defend himself..
that stupid remark cost him and his bandmates a gig.bet they are not too happy with him.

1161 days ago
58.

IamSpeechless    

TOO LITTLE TOO LATE
MJ fans should stand united and boycott this tribute and get this tribute cancelled NOW !!!!

1161 days ago
59.

IamSpeechless    

TOO LITTLE TOO LATE
MJ fans should stand united and boycott this tribute and get this tribute cancelled NOW !!!!

1161 days ago
60.

Cujeaux    

This comes as no surprise. Gene should have known that statement wasn't going to be overlooked. His greed got the best of him and he embarrassed himself and his band.

1161 days ago
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