In Other Donald Trump Inauguration Entertainment News…

Gawd, what am I going to write about after Friday? I’ll figure it out then. Meanwhile, we must report the news.

1. TMZ reports that an unnamed legendary rock band–a Hall of Fame rock band, no less–was cut from the inauguration performances in order to cut costs. Word is when they asked for more than $1 million to play, Trump balked and pulled the plug, allegedly to save money. Any surplus cash from the inauguration will be given to charity. So who’s the band? My (totally unverifiable) guess is The Beach Boys.

2. The Daily Beast reports on the art of holding an inaugural kegger.

3. From the New York Times: “Should My Band Play at Trump’s Inauguration?”

4. Lewis Black had this to say about inauguration performers.

5. And Fiona Apple and composer Michael Whalen have come up with a special “Tiny Hands” chant for the Women’s March on Washington, which is set for Saturday. All together now: “We don’t want your tiny hands/Anywhere near our underpants.”

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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