Kiss Pulled From Jacko Tribute Show
17 Aug 2011
Just a day after being confirmed to appear on the forthcoming Michael Forever Tribute Concert, rock legends, Kiss have been dropped from the line-up.
Concert promoter, Global Live have withdrawn their invitation to Kiss after fans and Michael's brother, Jermaine, criticised yesterday's announcement.
The dissent is based on comments, Kiss bassist and lead vocalist, Gene Simmons, made last year in an interview with Classic Rock Magazine. "Where there's smoke there's fire." the Kiss bassist was quoted, "There's no question in my mind he molested those kids. Not a doubt."
For outsiders the inclusion of Kiss at a Jacko tribute show might seem odd, but the veteran rockers were one of Michael's favourite rock acts.
Jermaine Jackson has vetoed against the tribute concert, claiming an appropriate tribute show for his late brother and self-declared "King of Pop" should be staged after the trial of Conrad Murray, Michael's doctor accused with involuntary manslaughter.
The Michael Forever Tribute Concert is taking place at Cardiff Millennium Stadium on 8th October and will see feature performances by Christina Aguilera, Leona Lewis, Smokey Robinson, Cee Lo Green, JLS, Alien Ant Farm, Craig David, The Jacksons and 3T.
Want to be at the show? Head over to www.michaelforevertribute.com to register for tickets for this historic event that will be broadcast to a global audience. See the pop and rock elite paying tribute to one of the greatest pop performer of all time.