Or the rumor may just be a candle in the wind. Elton John's publicist told the New York Times no.
But President Trump could change his mind. Pretty difficult to say you re for gay rights when you won't perform for the man who brought gay rights into teh Republican Party. Maybe gay rights is just another marketing tool for liberals.
President Trump played Elton John's "Tiny Dancer" and "Rocket Man" at his rallies this year.
His playlist included "We're Not Gonna Take It" by Twisted Sister, which upset Dee Snider at first, but he came around later. He used three or four Rolling Stones songs, a couple of Beatles tunes, and to her consternation Adele's "Skyfall" and "Rolling in the Deep.'
And Pavarotti's version of "Nessun Dorma," which was popularized at the 1990 World Cup. Leicester City had it sung at their final game in May, when the team won its first Premier League championship in 132 years.
Pavarotti cannot make it. Death only lets you vote in America. That leaves Elton John.
From the New York Post:
Elton John will perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration, claimed a key adviser, who championed the billionaire as the first president ever to enter the White House with a “pro-gay rights” stance.
“Elton John is going to be doing our concert on the mall for inauguration,” Anthony Scaramucci, a member of the presidential transition team executive committee as well as a vice chair of the presidential inaugural committee, told BBC’s “HARDtalk.”Why would he?
“This will be the first American president in US history that enters the White House with a pro-gay rights stance,” Scaramucci claimed.We shall see how this plays out.
I hope he gets Twisted Sister -- and AC/DC.