Michael Jackson - Michael Jackson Concert Drops Kiss From Line-up

Organisers of the Michael Jackson tribute concert in Wales have dropped rock band Kiss from the line-up. The news comes after Jackson's estate threatening the promoters with legal action, claiming those behind the event in Wales were taking advantage of the singer's name and expressing their displeasure at the concert line-up, reports the Associated Press.
Howard Weitzman, the lawyer of the Estate, sent a letter to the promoters highlighting concerns that Gene Simmons group had been booked to play at the concert to be held at the Millennium Stadium. The band's bassist allegedly accused Jackson of being a child molester. In his letter, Weitzman wrote, "It was extraordinarily embarrassing when no sooner than you announced this 'news' that he would participate in your concert that Tmz posted an item noting that Mr. Simmons called Michael Jackson - the man you are purportedly honoring - a child molester". Global Events Live Ceo Chris Hunt accepted the blame and dropped Kiss from the line-up on Tuesday (16th August 2011), calling the booking an "oversight". Jackson was acquitted of child molestation charges in 2005 after a hugely-publicised trial that lasted five months.
The 'Michael Jackson Tribute Concert', taking place on 8th October, will be headlined by Christina Aguilera. Other acts set to perform include Michael's close friend Smokey Robinson, British songstress Leona Lewis, Cee-lo Green and boy-band JLS.


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You Michael-Jackson-Fan!I can kiss your feet! thank you! you are a true friend of Michael thats what I'm talking about! YOU MAKE ME PROUD! THANK YOU GOD BLESS YOU!
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There is a God!
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AMEN AND AMEN !!!!Theresa Thompson Cavaliere THANK YOU GOD!!!!
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This whole concert, unsanctioned by Michael's Estate, is a mistake, in my opinion. But if fans are willing to put out their hard earned money for it, it should truly honour Michael. However, despite the so-called involvement of some members of the Jackson family, the promoters continue to show they don't know much about the man they're honouring.
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Thank you to all MJ fans!!!!!!!!! Your power is amazing. Our blogs, our fan clubs, our emails are a FORCE!!! This is our 3rd win guys: Gardner Elementary, UK Discovery Channel and now wormy Gene Simmons. And special thanks to the Weitzmann and the Estate for standing behind us. Michael was crucified for 25 years and we're not takin' this crap anymore. We're getting stronger by the moment. MJ fans - YOU ROCK!!!
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yes good job fans lets keep the scum away from the memory of his name.. They did not like him then when he was alive, we will not let them make money off of him while dead. f**king Kiss Band I could f**king Smash that whore f**king prick Jean. I already Told him off 3 yrs ago about this name bashing with Michael. We had Business dealing together for a good amount of money and I dropped him he called me like who are you to drop me. I said I'm a dedicated Michael Jackson fan. thats who I am. I told him if he has proof that Michael Jackson is a child molester. I would reconsider. He said well people talk and say he is. I said ya jean people talk and say you sleep with men and you have to pay to have whores flock to you. he said Steve everyone knows thats not true.. I said people talk.. He said point made.. I said sorry Gean you are to easy to be swayed and would not be loyal, I do not do any Business with this man ever again.
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