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. Child prodigy Jackie Evancho will be performing, and, as of an hour or so ago, so will the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Though Gene Simmons has called Trump the “truest political animal I’ve ever seen onstage,” add KISS to the list of people and acts who will not be there in January. TMZ caught up with Gene Simmons, his wife Shannon Tweed, and their daughter Sophie Tweed Simmons in California where, when asked whether the band would play for the President-Elect, his wife and daughter gave an emphatic “NO!” Tweed did note that the band was asked to play.
Simmons had a bit of a different story “I think people should get over it and move on,” he said. “He’s our president and that’s it, end of story.” He also said that he would be touring in Europe during the inauguration, so there is a scheduling conflict anyway.
There have been a ton of rumors as far as who will be there. 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 floated for a little while, but due to backlash he said he wouldn’t be performing.
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