KISS “politely declined” to perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration
If you’re wondering who’s gonna play at President-Elect Donald Trump’s inauguration scheduled for January 20th, well just know that KISS won’t be there.
As a matter of fact, Gene Simmons allegedly “politely declined” a request from Donald Trump for the band to perform at his inauguration. To give away the news was Simmons’wife, Shannon Tweed, who made the admission during a night out with her husband in Los Angeles on Wednesday (Dec.21), when a TMZ cameraman asked if Gene and his pals would play the event.
Before Simmons had the opportunity to respond, Shannon shouted, “No,” repeatedly. “We’re going to be touring Europe at the same time,” he explained.
“That’s not to say they didn’t ask,” she remarked. “They asked and he (Simmons) politely declined.”
The list of people who have turned down the chance to play at President-Elect Donald Trump‘s inauguration is growing every day, while the list of people who are performing remains very, very short.
A Trump adviser had said at one point that Elton John would be performing, a claim the singer’s camp quickly refuted. Garth Brooks indicated he might be interested. Andrea Bocelli‘s name was in the list, but due to backlash he said he wouldn’t be performing. On the other hand, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and child prodigy Jackie Evancho will be performing.