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Preview Jack White, Bruce Springsteen, & Neil Young Covering Bob Dylan At The MusiCares Person Of The Year Gala

As part of last weekend's Grammy festivities, Bob Dylan was honored as MusiCares Person Of The Year. You probably heard about him trash-talking Merle Haggard and others, but there was also a bunch of tribute performances by a litany of music legends. The video below excerpts speeches by Dylan, Jimmy Carter, and NARAS president… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 10, 2015

Bob Dylan Disses His Critics And Gets Covered By Jack White, Beck, And Bruce Springsteen At MusiCares Tribute

Last night, Bob Dylan was honored with the Person Of The Year award at the 2015 MusiCares Gala. Jack White, Beck, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Willie Nelson, Crosby, Stills, & Nash, Sheryl Crow, Norah Jones, Alanis Morissette, and more performed Dylan's songs throughout the event, but Dylan did not end up performing himself. Instead, after… More »

By: James Rettig / February 7, 2015

My Morning Jacket Played 3 New Songs And Covered 4 Classics With The War On Drugs’ Frontman At One Big Holiday ’15

My Morning Jacket played their first shows in over a year at this year's One Big Holiday, their own music festival that takes place in Mexico. (Here's our report from last year.) Over the course of three nights, the band debuted three new songs that fans are calling "Big D," "Compound," and "Only Memories."… More »

By: James Rettig / February 2, 2015

Jimmy Carter, Bruce Springsteen To Honor Bob Dylan At MusiCares Person Of The Year Gala

We already reported that the National Academy Of Recording Arts And Sciences was planning to present Bob Dylan with its MusiCares Person Of The Year Award at a February gala, and that Beck, Jack White, the Black Keys, and many others would perform. But now the list of dignitaries just got a little more… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 6, 2015

Watch Bruce Springsteen Cover Sting At Kennedy Center Honors

The 37th annual Kennedy Center Honors ceremony aired on television last night, and the musicians recognized were Sting and Al Green. They were both treated to covers of their songs by a cadre of famous musicians, including Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, and Bruno Mars. The cast of Sting's musical The Last ShipMore »

By: James Rettig / December 31, 2014

Dr. Dre Made More Money This Year Than Any Musician Ever

Dr. Dre topped Forbes' list of the highest-paid hip-hop acts a few months back, and now the financial mag has named Dre the world's richest musician overall, a conclusion that should surprise no one after Dre and Jimmy Iovine sold their Beats empire to Apple for $3 billion this year. Thanks largely to… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 12, 2014

Watch Kanye West, U2 With Bruce Springsteen & Chris Martin Live From Times Square For World AIDS Day

U2 were planning a surprise concert in Times Square tonight for World AIDS Day, but Bono's bike accident put the event in jeopardy. Now it seems the concert is happening after all (official title: "A (RED) THANK YOU -- Presented by (BANK OF AMERICA)RED"), and the circumstances have led to a lineup that's arguably… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 1, 2014

John Fogerty Defends Bruce Springsteen’s Performance Of “Fortunate Son” At Veterans Day Concert

On Tuesday, Bruce Springsteen played the Concert For Valor, a big event honoring Veterans Day on Washington D.C.'s National Mall. This was a self-consciously patriotic event, but Springsteen's set list wasn't exactly a jingoistic affair. Along with Dave Grohl and Zac Brown, Springsteen covered Creedence Clearwater Revival's 1969 song "Fortunate Son," an angry song… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 13, 2014

Watch Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl, Eminem, Rihanna, Metallica Perform At The Concert for Valor

The Concert For Valor took place last night on the National Mall in Washington, DC to honor Veteran's Day. An estimated 800,000 were in attendance and the event was simulcast online and on HBO. Artists performing included Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl, Eminem, Rihanna, the Black Keys, Metallica, and more. Each performer played a handful of… More »

By: James Rettig / November 12, 2014

Watch Bruce Springsteen Joke About His Unconventional New Children’s Book On The Daily Show

Bruce Springsteen was on The Daily Show last night to promote his new book, Outlaw Pete, which is based off of the song of the same name that opens his 2009 album Working On A Dream. Springsteen and illustrator Frank Caruso talk about how they got together to create their Western-inspired book, which follows the… More »

By: James Rettig / November 11, 2014

Bruce Springsteen To Make Acting Debut On Lilyhammer

Bruce Springsteen has convincingly played so many characters throughout his musical career, but he's never really acted. That's going to change, though, on the third season of Lilyhammer, the Netflix series starring Steven Van Zandt (equally loved as the guitarist of the E Street Band and for his role as Silvio Dante in TheMore »

By: Miles Bowe / September 5, 2014

Nicole Atkins – “Dancing In The Dark” (Bruce Springsteen Cover)

Bruce Springsteen's monumental LP Born In The U.S.A. turned 30 in June. In celebration, Lightning Rod Records is putting out Dead Man's Town, a tribute album featuring indie rock and alt-country artists performing stripped-down versions of songs from the Boss' biggest, most '80s-sounding album. Following Low's beautiful take on "I'm On Fire" (one… More »

By: Peter Helman / August 18, 2014

Edgy And Dull: 20 Covers Of Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire,” Rated

A few weeks back, we premiered Low's cover of Bruce Springsteen's "I'm On Fire," and it was great (more on that below). It's their contribution to a forthcoming Springsteen tribute titled Dead Man's Town, a compilation marking the thirtieth anniversary of Born In The U.S.A. (and taking its name from that album's title track). More »

By: Ryan Leas / August 6, 2014

Alt-Country Con Man Gets 4 Years In Prison For Bilking Investors With Fake Album Feat. Bruce Springsteen, Arcade Fire, Pearl Jam

According to Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Portland musician Kasey Anderson has been sentenced to four years in prison after defrauding investors out of almost $600,000 by promising to put on a benefit concert and release a compilation album featuring some big musicians to benefit the West Memphis Three, who were incarcerated for 18 years before being… More »

By: James Rettig / July 26, 2014

Low – “I’m On Fire” (Bruce Springsteen Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

Bruce Springsteen's 1984 blockbuster Born In The U.S.A. is the Boss's biggest, synthiest, least rootsy LP, but it's arguably just as packed with amazing songs as anything the man ever recorded. And on the new tribute compilation Dead Man's Town, a series of artists from the indie rock and alt-country spheres take on songs from… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 22, 2014

Watch Bruce Springsteen’s Directorial Debut, Hunter Of Invisible Game

Bruce Springsteen was a Boss for decades before he was a director, but now he's both. As previously announced, Springsteen makes his directorial debut with Hunter Of Invisible Game, a 10-minute short film that he co-directed with Thom Zimny. (It also serves as a music video for the song, of the same title, from… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 9, 2014

Watch Jeopardy! Devote A Category To Springsteen

Thursday night's episode of Jeopardy! dedicated a whole round to Bruce Springsteen. While only one category actually asked questions about the Boss himself, the other category titles were references to Springsteen-related things: "Born In The USA," "Glory Days," "Cover Me," "The Ghost Of Tom Joad," and "The 'E' Street Band." Some choice answers included: "Despite… More »

By: James Rettig / July 5, 2014

Bruce Springsteen Makes Directorial Debut With New Short Film

Bruce Springsteen has done a lot of things during his bajillion years in the spotlight, but he's never directed anything before now. Next month, though, we'll get to see what happens when the Boss steps behind the camera. Along with Thom Zimny, who directed Springsteen's live-footage videos for "Dream Baby Dream" and "HighMore »

By: Tom Breihan / June 30, 2014

Bruce Springsteen Weighs In On Luis Suarez’s World Cup Bite

Uruguayan soccer superstar Luis Suarez became yesterday's top story when he bit Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini during crunch time of Uruguay's 1-0 victory over Italy -- the third time Suarez has bitten an opponent in four years. For some reason TMZ asked Bruce Springsteen about this incident as well as which team LeBron Jame… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 25, 2014

There’s Something Happening Somewhere: 30 Years Of Born In The U.S.A.

For you to remember the first time you heard Born In The U.S.A., you have to be above a certain age. It's just one of those albums. Once it was out there, it was ubiquitous. That tends to happen when you produce seven top ten singles from one album, or when a record goes platinum,… More »

By: Ryan Leas / June 4, 2014
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