Glam-rock band Kiss has been removed from the bill of the Michael Jackson tribute concert after concerns were raised by fans about the attitude of Gene Simmons towards the late King of Pop.

Jackson's fans are up in arms because of remarks Kiss frontman Simmons has made in interviews since Jackson's death.

He told Classic Rock magazine in 2010: "Well, you

know, where there’s smoke there's fire. There's no question in my mind

he molested those kids. Not a doubt."

Simmons went on to say: "The only sexual references ever made about Michael Jackson that were made by anyone, anywhere around the world, have always been

made by kids, and specifically males usually 10 to 14 years of age –

never females that age or older, and never grown men."

Jackson was accused of molesting a 13-year-old boy in 2005 and eventually acquitted of all charges.He settled a similar case out of court in 1993.

Jackson's estate said it was 'extraordinarily embarrassing' that Kiss had been booked for the show, Michael Forever – to be held at Millenium Stadium in Cardiff.