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‘Was Nickelback busy?’: Internet relentlessly mocks 3 Doors Down for playing Trump’s inauguration

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Members of 3 Doors Down (from left to right) Brad Arnold, Chris Henderson and Todd Harrell meet with NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., at the Talladega Superspeedway on Oct. 4.

Friday, the Presidential Inauguration Committee announced the star-studded lineup for Donald Trump’s coronation, including the vocal stylings of country singer Toby Keith, actor Jon Voight, and rock band 3 Doors Down.

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3 Doors Down is best known for their 2000 hit “Kryptonite,” which peaked at number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was even featured on Guitar Hero 5. In the years since, the band has undergone several transformations, at one point replacing bassist Todd Harrell after he was charged with vehicular homicide for killing 47-year-old Paul Howard Shoulders Jr. while under the influence of prescription painkillers.

Now, it appears the band is poised to re-emerge on the national stage, headlining the “‘Make America Great Again!’ Welcome Celebration” in Washington D.C. on Jan. 19. This makes the band one of the only well-known musical acts willing to perform for Trump’s inauguration.

And naturally, the internet was all-to-happy to mock the early aughts chart-topper for their decision:

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