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Michael Jackson tribute show drops KISS from lineup

August 17, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
The rock band KISS has been dropped from the Michael Jackson tribute concert lineup amid protest from fans.

Jackson fan clubs were calling for a boycott of the upcoming tribute show after it was announced KISS would be performing.

Fans revolted because in an interview shortly after Jackson died, KISS bassist Gene Simmons shared his suspicions that Jackson was a pedophile.

Promoters said they didn't know about the comments when they booked KISS for the show.

"Michael Forever: The Tribute Concert," takes place Oct. 8th in Cardiff, Wales.