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Randy and Jermaine Jackson want to call off tribute concert

Michael Jackson's brothers, Jermaine and Randy, think that holding a tribute concert is both "ill-timed" and "inappropriate" and admit they want nothing to do with it. 

News broke recently that a special gig would be held to honour the memory of the King of Pop and while most of the 'Thriller' superstar's family are on board, Randy and Jermaine have explained the event's confirmed date of October 8 is far too close to Dr. Conrad Murray's court trial. They said in a statement:

"While we wholeheartedly support the spirit of a tribute that honours our brother, we find it impossible to support an event that is due to take place during the criminal trial surrounding Michael's death."

"As everyone knows, those proceedings commence September 20th, and this Michael Forever concert takes place in Cardiff, Wales, on 8 October. In light of this, we feel it is inappropriate to be involved with such an ill-timed event and its promoter, Global Live."

Michael's mother, on the other hand, fully supports the show and said "Michael gave his entire life to the world through his love, his music and his devotion to healing the planet" and that the gig would "form a worthy celebration of Michael's life."

Watch the promotional video for the event, and coverage of the Jackson family's press conference, below: