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KISS Booted From Jackson Tribute

Check out Bas Rutten's Liver Shot on MMA Surge: Promoters yanked the rock band KISS from the Michael Jackson tribute show Tuesday after fans called their attention to negative remarks Gene Simmons made about the King of Pop in the weeks after his death. "Michael Forever: The Tribute Concert," is scheduled for October 8 in Cardiff, Wales. Fan clubs appeared in open revolt against the tribute show after promoters added the group. Fan websites pointed to published interviews in which Simmons spoke about his suspicions that Jackson, who was acquitted of child molestation in 2005, was a pedophile. Following Jackson's 2009 death, Simmons proclaimed that there was "no question in my mind he molested those kids. Not a doubt," referring to the numerous allegations leveled at the pop star. The executors of the Michael Jackson estate also spoke out late Monday, sending a letter to the promoters saying they were "especially disappointed" by the announcement that KISS was in the show. The promoters replied Tuesday morning: "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." So what do you think? Should KISS have been allowed to perform, or were Gene Simmons' comments about Jackson out of line? Leave a comment below and let us know.
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