Blogged By: Celebrity Blogger De De Tillman
Blog Source: CBS News – AP – Celebrity Circuit
Posted: Tuesday August 16, 2011 @ 3:50 pm PST
Topic: Gene Simmons – Michael Jackson
The band “KISS” has been removed from the Michael Jackson Tribute line up because of heavy criticism regarding statements Gene Simmons made against the Late Pop Star Michael Jackson. Fans, media, etc… remembered the negative remarks Simmons said about Jackson and wanted him removed.
According to CBS News/AP some of Simmons’ harshest comments came last year in an interview with Classic Rock magazine. “Well, you know, where there’s smoke there’s fire,” Simmons said regarding accusations that Jackson abused young boys. “There’s no question in my mind he molested those kids. Not a doubt.
Also according to CBS/AP “Global Events Live CEO Chris Hunt accepted blame, calling Kiss’ booking an “oversight.” “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,” Hunt wrote in a statement.”
Simmons is the same JERK that said singer Adam Lambert should have kept quite about being gay. I am glad Simmons has been removed from Jackson’s tribute, I would LOVE see Adam Lambert added to the lineup, so far the star left is Smokey Robinson, Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green.
Jackson’s mother endorsed the event, brothers Jermaine and Randy oppose it, so far the tribute is scheduled for Oct. 8 in Cardiff, Wales.