||KISS DROPPED FROM MICHAEL JACKSON TRIBUTE GIG AFTER GENE SIMMONS' PAEDOPHILE COMMENTS
19th August 2011
Kiss have been dropped from October's Michael Forever gig at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium after Gene Simmons branded Jackson a paedophile.
Jackson's family have blasted organisers of the tribute gig for booking Kiss after Gene said last year: "There's no question in my mind he molested those kids. Not a doubt."
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Jackson was cleared of child abuse in 2005 after making an out of court settlement to his victim's families.
Jackson's brother Jermaine, 56, said bosses Global Events Live are "getting it all wrong" with the gig.
He also said that a tribute should take place after the trial of doctor Conrad Murray - charged with involuntary manslaughter of Jackson, who died aged 50 in 2009.
Global Events chief Chris Hunt said the booking of Kiss was an "oversight"
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