Last week, it was reported that The B Street Band, the Bruce Springsteen tribute band that had been booked to play at an Inauguration Ball in Washington DC tonight, had pulled out of the gig.

They made reference to Springsteen in the statement they released, claiming that it was out of respect for him that they had made the decision.

Springsteen has made no bones about his feelings on Donald Trump in the past, but now it's been revealed that he actually played a secret gig in The White House last week for Obama and his staff.

The outgoing US president allegedly asked The Boss to play a set - which saw him joined by his wife Patti Scialfa on some songs - and he played a 15-song set for 200-250 staff members.

Backstreets report that Obama came on stage at the end of the gig to thank both his staff and the musician.

Springsteen played the following set:

Working On The Highway’
‘Growin’ Up’
‘My Hometown’
‘My Father’s House’
‘The Wish’
‘Thunder Road’
‘The Promised Land’
‘Born In The U.S.A.’
‘Devils & Dust’
‘Tougher Than The Rest’
‘If I Should Fall Behind’
‘The Ghost Of Tom Joad’
‘Long Walk Home’
‘Dancing In The Dark’
‘Land Of Hope And Dreams’