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Bruce Springsteen admits the ’90s were his “lost period.” “I didn’t do a lot of work. Some people would say I didn’t do my best work,” he told Rolling Stone in 2009. And it’s true. That decade occupies a strange space in Springsteen’s career. He had broken up the E Street Band: his gang; a… More »

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). Between… More »

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Watch Bruce Springsteen, Pharrell, Sia, Eric Church, Miguel, & More Perform At Concert For Progress On Race In America

Last night, A&E aired Shining A Light: A Concert for Progress On Race In America as a two-hour special. Taped at LA's Shrine Auditorium on…
Peter Helman | November 21, 2015 - 12:52 pm

SNL’s December Musical Guests: Leon Bridges, Chance The Rapper, & Bruce Springsteen

For the most part, Saturday Night Live's musical guests this season have been pretty solid, even as the show around it crumbles, and it looks…
James Rettig | November 17, 2015 - 1:49 pm

Watch Bruce Springsteen Tell A Dirty Joke, Play “Darlington Country” At The Stand Up For Heroes Benefit

Last night, the New York Comedy Festival and the Bob Woodruff Foundation hosted Stand Up For Heroes, a big show that raised money for injured…
Tom Breihan | November 11, 2015 - 9:04 am

Bruce Springsteen, Miguel, Pharrell Playing Race Equality TV Concert

Bruce Springsteen, Miguel, Pharrell, and more are scheduled to perform at Shining A Light: A Concert For Progress On Race In America, a new event…
James Rettig | October 22, 2015 - 11:25 am

Hot Chip – “Dancing In The Dark” (Bruce Springsteen Cover) Video

In their live shows for the past few months, UK synthpop heroes Hot Chip have been covering "Dancing In The Dark," Bruce Springsteen's synthpoppiest hit…
Tom Breihan | October 19, 2015 - 9:22 am

New Grimes Album Inspired By “Bro-Art” Like Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, & Al Pacino In Godfather II

Grimes has been doling out information about her new album, the highly anticipated follow-up to her 2012 breakthrough Visions, in precious little trickles. We still…
Peter Helman | October 18, 2015 - 11:33 pm

Bruce Springsteen – “Meet Me In The City”

Later this year, Bruce Springsteen will release The Ties That Bind: The River Collection, a massive four-CD/three-DVD box set that covers everything he was doing…
Tom Breihan | October 16, 2015 - 8:53 am

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 on…
Tom Breihan | August 26, 2015 - 2:13 pm

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

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 ran…
Chris DeVille | August 25, 2015 - 4:01 pm

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

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

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

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

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
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