Gene Simmons’ Wife Says KISS Declined Trump Inauguration Invitation [VIDEO]

Katie Jerkovich | Entertainment Reporter

Gene Simmons and his rock band KISS declined an invite to perform at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony, according to his wife Shannon Tweed.

A TMZ reporter asked Simmons if he will be performing at Trump’s celebration in January. (RELATED: Gene Simmons: Donald Trump Is ‘Good For The Political System’)

“No, no, no,” Tweed shouted from behind the camera.


Simmons, who has said that in the past that he thinks Trump “would be good for the political system,” looked genuinely disappointed that his band wouldn’t be at the event. (RELATED: Gene Simmons: We Should Profile Everyone)

“We are going to be touring Europe at the same time, ” Simmons said.

Gene Simmons of Kiss and finalist Caleb Johnson perform "Love Gun/Shout it Out Loud" during the American Idol XIII 2014 Finale in Los Angeles, May 21, 2014. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

(photo: REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)

“That’s not to say they didn’t ask,” Tweed interjected. “They politely declined.”

“I think people should get over it and move on,” Simmons said of the election. “He’s our president, and that’s the end of it.

Before the election, Simmons talked about appreciating Trump’s honesty even if he didn’t support him.

“What you can say about politicians is that they’re politicians,” Simmons said. “Trump is not a politician. He does not need your money, and he will speak his mind, God damn it, whether you like it or not. And he has no problem saying ‘Fuck off.'”

“I like that. Even if I disagree.”

Katie Jerkovich

Entertainment Reporter


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