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That harmonica peal. It is one of the all-time great opening moments of any album ever, up there with the guitar and deranged growl of “Rocks Off” on Exile On Main St. or the snare hit at the beginning of “Like A Rolling Stone” on Highway 61 Revisited. Springsteen himself once commented on that snare… More »

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). Betwee… More »

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 »

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Darlene Love – “Forbidden Nights” Video (Feat. Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Joan Jett & Bill Murray)

With producer Phil Spector, the singer Darlene Love made exactly one timeless pop song, 1963's "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)." She sang the song o…
Tom Breihan | August 26, 2015 - 2:13 pm
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Chris Christie Wrote An Essay For Born To Run’s 40th Anniversary

I spent this past weekend back in Jersey, where I grew up for the last 22 years, oblivious to the fact that Born to Run
James Rettig | August 25, 2015 - 5:47 pm
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Superchunk Dig Up Triumphant “Born To Run” Cover In Honor Of Album’s 40th Anniversary

Bruce Springsteen's Born To Run is 40 years old today, and we're all celebrating the best way we know how. In Stereogum's case, we ra…
Chris DeVille | August 25, 2015 - 4:01 pm
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Watch Bruce Springsteen Close Out Jon Stewart’s Last Daily Show

Last night, Jon Stewart hosted his final episode of The Daily Show after 16 years behind the desk. The show featured a whole lot of…
Tom Breihan | August 7, 2015 - 9:29 am
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Watch U2 Perform With Bruce Springsteen In NYC

U2 finished up an eight-night stand at Madison Square Garden last night. It had already been a pretty action-packed run -- the band trotted out
Peter Helman | August 1, 2015 - 1:04 pm
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Watch Bruce Springsteen Join Brian Wilson Onstage In New Jersey

Last night, the insular Beach Boys sonic genius Brian Wilson played a show at Holmdel, New Jersey's PNC Bank Arts Center, and he was joined…
Tom Breihan | July 2, 2015 - 9:31 am

Watch Hot Chip Cover Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing In The Dark”

Bruce Springsteen's "Dancing In The Dark" is both one of the man's biggest hits and one of his least characteristic. It is, after all, the…
Tom Breihan | June 8, 2015 - 12:06 pm
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Watch Bruce Springsteen Play “My Generation” With The Who At MusiCares Benefit

It's always fun to see titanic figures from rock 'n' roll history join forces. Bruce Springsteen and the Who have been superstars for decades, so…
Chris DeVille | May 29, 2015 - 10:35 am

Very Candid Pete Townshend Talks Dylan, Springsteen, Zeppelin, Spotify, And Why He Doesn’t Enjoy Performing

This spring, Pete Townshend and the Who embarked on an extensive 50th anniversary tour, which has been billed as their last major outing. Townshend will…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | May 7, 2015 - 4:33 pm
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Hear Little Wings Cover Lil Wayne, Bruce Springsteen, & More For Aquarium Drunkard

Aquarium Drunkard's awesome Lagniappe Sessions feature gives artists the chance to record original, off-kilter covers. The latest batch is from Kyle Field, the man behind…
Caitlin White | April 28, 2015 - 5:03 pm

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
Chris DeVille | February 10, 2015 - 1:41 pm

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,…
James Rettig | February 7, 2015 - 12:31 pm
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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 i…
James Rettig | February 2, 2015 - 11:33 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | January 6, 2015 - 4:19 pm
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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…
James Rettig | December 31, 2014 - 12:04 pm
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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…
Chris DeVille | December 12, 2014 - 11:37 am
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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…
Chris DeVille | December 1, 2014 - 2:52 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | November 13, 2014 - 11:48 am
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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…
James Rettig | November 12, 2014 - 10:22 am
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