Gene Simmons' wife told TMZ KISS "politely declined" the invitation to perform at the inauguration. Simmons said he would be touring Europe at the time.
Trump's longtime friend Steve Wynn reportedly promised to deliver Celine Dion to perform at the inauguration, but could not follow through.
Producer David Foster released a statement “politely declining” the offer to participate in the inauguration after rumors swirled he was participating.
Elton John told the New York Times he was not performing after Anthony Scaramucci, a member of the presidential transition team, told the BBC the singer would sing a song or two.
Page Six reported that Andrea Bocelli will not perform because of the backlash he received over accepting the gig. They also reported that President-Elect Trump suggested the tenor not participate because of said backlash.
Variety and the NY Post have reported that Garth Brooks will not perform at the inauguration after he said earlier this month he "would be honored" to perform. Brooks did not return FOX411’s request for comment.
The manager for the band Chainsmokers had to respond to New York Magazine’s Brian Feldman after he tweeted the band was performing. They are not.
Wait, he cannot even get a band that calls themselves "Chainsmokers" to play for him? Isn't THAT just about the bottom of the barrel?
I find the idea of a guy who LOVES to surround himself with celebrities being unable to find any of them to perform at his inauguration to be laugh out loud funny.
However I also believe that Trump will eventually find SOMEBODY relatively famous to risk the end of their career by showing up.
Ted Nugent for instance is already at the end of his career, and after Meatloaf butchered "America the Beautiful" at a Mitt Romney rally in 2012 what really does he have to lose anymore?
Well if all else fails he did manage to snag the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
And nothing says party til you can't party no more, like a bunch of singing Mormons.
Late last night Trump defensively tweeted this:
Okay he does realize that there will be cameras there at the inauguration right?The so-called "A" list celebrities are all wanting tixs to the inauguration, but look what they did for Hillary, NOTHING. I want the PEOPLE!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 23, 2016
So this lie about celebrities asking for tickets is going to blow right up in his fat orange face.
Jesus, what a buffoon!