Kid Rock and Ted Nugent are good to go!
Trump’s star-free inaugural may mark a new low in celebrity culture.
He has not yet taken office but Donald Trump’s administration are already facing its first major crisis: Finding performers for next month’s inaugural festivities.The Wrap has the details:
Donald Trump is so displeased with his team’s inability to lock in A-list talent for his inauguration events next month that he’s ordered a ‘Hail Mary’ shakeup of his recruiters to try to book performers.[…]
The Trump transition has been struggling for weeks to secure A-list talent for the inauguration celebration. […]
Performers who are known to have rejected requests include Elton John – country singer Garth Brooks and opera star Andrea Bocelli.
Other outlets have reported that officials have taken to dangling ambassadorships in front of talent bookers if they can deliver A-listers to perform at the inauguration.
For all of that as of Thursday the list of talent scheduled read like a who’s-who of angry washed-up wingnut musicians (Ted Nugent and Kid Rock) and acts last seen performing at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (the Mormon Tabernacle Choir – the Rockettes – a runner-up from Season 5 of ‘America’s Got Talent’).
The Trump team has taken to spinning this story by either denying it or claiming that Trump himself doesn’t care.
That’s about as believable as his plan for replacing Obamacare with something better.