UPDATE: Since speaking to Billboard on Friday afternoon (Nov. 18), Vince Neil discovered that his invitation to perform at the inauguration was not a done deal. “I was asked to do the inauguration two months ago no matter who won,” he told TMZ. “As far as I knew, we were playing. It turns out when the Republicans won, we were uninvited. I didn’t know about the Democratic part of asking us to play. I assumed ... it didn’t matter who won, it would still be a party. I guess there is more politics in bands playing than I thought there was. I just found out about this today when all this stuff came out when I was playing. I asked my guys, and they said once Trump won, it was all politics. I don’t know who’s playing Trump’s party, but God bless them.”
Vince Neil says he's set to perform at the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump in Washington D.C. on January 20.
The singer tells Billboard he was asked about his availability “months ago.” The longtime Motley Crue frontman will be performing with his own band. Neil is also set to appear on the next season of Celebrity Apprentice with Arnold Schwarzenegger, airing on NBC this January.