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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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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

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…
James Rettig | February 2, 2015 - 11:33 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…
James Rettig | November 11, 2014 - 6:40 pm

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…
Miles Bowe | September 5, 2014 - 5:30 pm

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…
Peter Helman | August 18, 2014 - 2:07 pm

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…
James Rettig | July 26, 2014 - 12:08 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | July 22, 2014 - 10:59 am

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…
Tom Breihan | July 9, 2014 - 12:16 pm

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…
James Rettig | July 5, 2014 - 1:00 pm

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,…
Tom Breihan | June 30, 2014 - 1:30 pm

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…
Chris DeVille | June 25, 2014 - 12:00 pm

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…
Ryan Leas | June 4, 2014 - 12:40 pm

Watch Bruce Springsteen Join The Rolling Stones Onstage In Lisbon

Outside of, say, Led Zeppelin reuniting and then bringing Bob Dylan to the stage for a song, it's honestly not possible to imagine a rock-star…
Tom Breihan | May 30, 2014 - 10:08 am
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