MusicPro (UK) Group News - 17th August 2011

KISS Dropped From Michael Jackson Tribute!


KISS have been removed from the lineup for a Michael Jackson tribute concert in Cardiff, Wales after it was revealed that Gene Simmons called Jackson a child molester.

The decision to scratch KISS from the lineup came after fans of Jackson alerted concert organisers, Global Live Events, to the remarks made by Simmons.

Promoter, Chris Hunt, CEO of Global Live Events said, "We have listened to Michael’s fans and are grateful to have been alerted to these unfortunate statements by Gene Simmons. The decision to book KISS was an oversight."

KISS was a recent addition to the lineup for the tribute concert, planned for October 8th 2011.

Quoted in Classic Rock magazine last year, Simmons allegedly said, "Where there’s smoke there’s fire. There’s no question in my mind he molested those kids. Not a doubt."

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