UPDATE 8:20 p.m. EST: Turns out there’s been a big-‘ol mixup. It appears Vince Neil has been uninvited — and his Muslim friend can’t come, either.
As Ultimate Classic Rockpasses along, Neil clarifies the same ol’ situation in a new TMZ video.
“It turns out, when the Republicans won, we were uninvited,” Neil says. “I didn’t know about the Democratic [party] part of asking us to play, I just assumed… it doesn’t matter who won, it’s still a big party, right? But I guess it’s not, I guess there’s more politics involved in bands playing than I really thought there was.”
Our original post is below…
Back in 2013, Beyoncé and Kelly Clarkson performed at Barack Obama’s second inauguration party. When president-elect Donald Trump is sworn into office come January, there will be diminished star power providing live entertainment.
That’s because Mötley Crüe frontman Vince Neil has revealed that he’s been asked to perform at Trump’s inauguration party. Neil says he has been already vetted by security, and will perform with his solo band that also features Slaughter’s Dana Strum. In an interview with Billboard, Neil says he was confirmed for the January 20 gig “months ago.”
“The promoters asked if I was available, and I said yes,” Neil tells Billboard. “So we sent all of the band’s passports to the Secret Service so everybody can get in, and all of the crew people, not knowing who was winning. But we were already scheduled to play.”
Neil does have odd ties to our future president.
The singer is scheduled to appear on the forthcoming season of NBC reality show Celebrity Apprentice, which was infamously hosted by Trump over seven seasons. And just last month there was a bizarre rumor that Neil attended the presidential debate after a photo circulated of a guy who looked kinda/sorta like the “You’re Invited But Your Friend Can’t Come” vocalist.
Right now, Neil has no idea what songs he will perform for President Trump.
“I don’t know how long I have to play,” he adds. “I don’t know if the Republican Party says which [songs] to play and what not to do… It’s a little ways out. I’ll have more information as time goes on.”