Bruce Springsteen cover band pulls out of Donald Trump inauguration


Donald Trump can't catch a break.

Just days after Jennifer Holliday pulled out of performing at his inauguration due to backlash, B Street Band also announced on Monday that they're backing out.

The cover band, who confirmed their performance at the Garden State Presidential Inauguration Gala before Election Day, made the last-minute decision out of respect for Bruce Springsteen himself. The famed singer has been a very vocal critic of the soon-to-be president.

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The B Street Band has performed in the past two Barack Obama inaugurals, marking a break in the short-lived tradition. Their statement is as follows:

With deepest apologies to our fans and the New Jersey Inaugural Ball committee, the B Street Band is withdrawing from performing at this year's inauguration Gala.

Our decision is based SOLELY on the respect and gratitude we have for Bruce and the E Street Band.

Bruce's music has been the foundation of our livelihood. The B Street Band would not exist without the talents of Bruce and our E Street brothers.

We are most grateful to these rock legends and look forward to many more years of emulating and performing the Forever Music, of Bruce Springsteen.

Holliday suddenly cancelled her performance over the weekend -- and she told MSNBC's Joy Reid the reason why while describing the severity of the backlash she received.

"They were calling me coon, calling me house n***er, calling me Aunt Jemima, calling me all kinds of names and asking me to kill myself," the Grammy and Tony-winning singer said. "And that was from the black community."

The president-elect still has a number of famous names who will hit the stage for his inauguration festivities, including country star Toby Keith and "America's Got Talent" contestant Jackie Evancho.

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