While President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team prepares to move its figurehead into the White House, the Republican upstart is making big plans himself. One item of recent interest concerns Trump’s proposed “victory tour” of the states he won and flipped once all the ballots were finally counted. And the second? Well, if Mötley Crüe singer Vince Neil is to be believed, then the second item on Trump’s list (after the tour and before the transition) is Neil’s performance at the presidential inauguration on Friday, January 20, 2017.
Yes, that’s right — the next leader of the free world is about kickstart our hearts into the next administration.
According to Billboard, Neil and his band (that isn’t Mötley Crüe) will play at Trump’s inauguration ceremony in Washington, D.C. He claims the Trump campaign asked him about it “months ago,” when the run-up to the election was still quite close:
“The promoters asked if I was available, and I said yes,” Neil reveals. “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, who’ll also be starring on the next season of The Celebrity Apprentice with new host Arnold Schwarzenegger, didn’t really know what else was happening aside from the fact he was due to play for the 45th President of the United States. “I don’t know how long I have to play. I don’t know if the Republican Party says which [songs] to play and what not to do,” he told Billboard, adding: “It’s a little ways out. I’ll have more information as time goes on.”
Whether or not Neil’s alleged Las Vegas brawler-in-arms, Nic Cage, will be in attendance remains to be seen.
Meanwhile, Axl Rose isn’t too happy with some of President-elect’s choices: