Michael Jackson: Next Stop, Live-8?

As we posted this weekend, Pink Floyd will re-unite for the first time since 1981 to play the London leg of the Live-8 show.

Now comes word that another major artist may be added to either the Philadelphia or London roster of stars: Michael Jackson. Fresh off his 14-week child molestation trial that you might have heard about, Live-8 promoter Harvey Goldsmith said he would consider adding the Gloved One to the July 2nd event.

If Jackson does sign up and the organizers sign off, I’d recommend the London gig in lieu of Philly. Citizens of Philadelphia have loudly booed Santa Claus, hometown hero and legend Mike Schmidt and pre-rape Kobe, they cheered Michael Irvin’s devasting injury and they threw batteries at J.D. Drew.

Something tells me the King of Pop should stay away from Philly.