Gene Simmons Signs On For Jackson Tribute
August 16, 2011 by Post Team
Gene Simmons Signs On For Jackson Tribute, Michael Jackson’s mother, Katherine Jackson revealed the latest addition to the October 08 concert in the UK during appearance on CNN this morning, saying that her son “would be very excited about KISS.”
Acts already announced for the mega show in Wales include Christina Aguilera, Cee-Lo Green, Leona Lewis, Smokey Robinson, Craig David, the Jackson brothers, Alien Ant Farm, 3T and Brit boy band JLS.
Kiss appears as part of a tribute to Michael Jackson may seem an odd choice for the alignment of the concerts, but both acts share a penchant for spectacular special effects-laden, and accumulate in the makeup.
However, not all fans are happy with the choice. CNN reported Gene Simmons made a comment a year after the June 2009 death of Jackson recently resurfaced and that was not enough.
According to TMZ, Simmons, commenting on the 2005 trial in which Jackson was acquitted of child molestation, said: “There is no doubt in my mind he molested children. There is no doubt.”
As you can probably guess, 2010 Simmons remark went down well with the king of pop fans.
“This is a complete disgrace,” wrote one fan on the Facebook page of the concert, according to CNN. “You can kiss goodbye to your people audience. I doubt that any fan worth salt is going to pay a dime to see the man after the comments he made about Michael. I’m surprised this act was considered.”
Shortly after the concert was announced, brothers Jermaine and Randy Jackson issued a statement saying he supports “the spirit of a tribute” to their deceased brother, but found it “impossible to support an event that must take place during the criminal process about Michael’s death. “
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