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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 »

Which album are you gunning for at the Grammys? If you’re a regular reader of this site, chances are you’re hoping Daft Punk gets lucky with an Album Of The Year win for Random Access Memories, or perhaps you’d prefer if Kendrick Lamar took home top honors for good kid, m.A.A.d. city. Both acts are… More »

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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 - 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 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 Springsteen’… More »

By: 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 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 - 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, 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 “High Hopes,” Springstee… More »

By: 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 — 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 James will… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 25, 2014 - 12:00 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 duet with this level of wattage. Last night, during a Rolling Stones show in Lisbon, Bruce Springsteen gorilla-walked onstage to join the band for a spirited rendition of “Tumblin’ Dice.”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 30, 2014 - 10:08 am

Watch Sharon Van Etten Cover Bruce Springsteen At The Stone Pony

The New Jersey native Sharon Van Etten has just joined the long, long list of indie types who have covered Bruce Springsteen. In her case, she did a soft, emotive solo-piano version of “Drive All Night,” a slow, grand centerpiece from The River. She did it for The A.V. Club’s new video series Pioneering, performing… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 5, 2014 - 12:47 pm

Perfect Pussy – “Candy’s Room” (Bruce Springsteen Cover)

On Bruce Springsteen’s miserable, charged-up 1978 masterwork Darkness On The Edge Of Town, “Candy’s Room” starts out as a tense sputter about a girl before exploding into a sunburst melody about a girl. And now Syracuse noise-punks Perfect Pussy, led by actual girl Meredith Graves, have recorded a cover of the song, starting it out… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 29, 2014 - 8:48 am

Bruce Springsteen – “American Beauty” Video

On Record Store Day this past weekend, Bruce Springsteen released American Beauty, a new four-song EP on which he played almost every instrument. (We posted the early track “Hurry Up Sundown.”) Springsteen and his E Street Band were playing a show in Charlotte on the night of Record Store Day, and before the show started,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 23, 2014 - 10:37 am

Courtney Love Deletes Springsteen Dis, Burns QOTSA, Learns About Normcore

Courtney Love started her own YouTube channel earlier this year, and it was only a matter of time before she got out of pocket with it. Last week, she watched Bruce Springsteen induct his E Street Band into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, and yesterday, she posted a video where she had a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 17, 2014 - 10:19 am

Bruce Springsteen – “Hurry Up Sundown”

One of the most notable exclusives coming out this Record Store Day is American Beauty, an EP of four new songs from Bruce Springsteen. One of those songs is “Hurry Up Sundown,” a simple and charged old-school bar-rocker with a few flashes of Springsteen singing in his upper register. Springsteen played every instrument on the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 16, 2014 - 4:55 pm

Watch Nirvana Play With Lorde, St. Vincent, Kim Gordon, & Joan Jett At Their Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction

So the 2014 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony happened at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, and this year, it’s relevant to your interests! As you might have heard, Nirvana were inducted by R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe (“They were singular and loud and melodic and deeply original,” he said of the band), and after much consternationMore »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 11, 2014 - 12:03 am

Famous Album Cover Art Imagined From A Different Perspective

Have you ever wondered what famous album covers might look like from a different perspective? A user on Flickr by the name of Harvezt has worked to answer that question with a new series called The Dark Side Of The Cover. It goes all over the place from the Beatles to Nirvana to Kraftwerk to… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 8, 2014 - 4:24 pm

Watch Bruce Springsteen Cover Van Halen’s “Jump” At NCAA Music Festival

Bruce Springsteen performed at the March Madness Music Festival in Dallas earlier tonight. After taking the stage with the E Street Band (which currently includes Tom Morello) he asked, “This has something to do with basketball, am I right?” He was right, which is good because he was holding a basketball. Then, with a guitar… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 6, 2014 - 11:08 pm

Michael Stipe, Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen To Induct Rock Hall Class Of 2014

This year’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees include Nirvana, Kiss, and Peter Gabriel, and the Hall has just announced most of the suitably big-deal guests — many of them already Hall Of Famers themselves — who will induct and pay tribute to this year’s class. Former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe will induct Nirvana,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 1, 2014 - 10:19 am

Watch Neil Young’s PonoMusic Kickstarter Video With Arcade Fire, Beck, Jack White, & Many More

Yesterday we heard about the impending launch of Neil Young’s PonoMusic through Kickstarter. Now the Kickstarter is live with a promo video featuring a dumbfounding parade of musical luminaries singing Pono’s praises. Watch Arcade Fire, Jack White, Beck, Eddie Vedder, Emmylou Harris, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith, Foo Fighters, Sting, Tom Petty, Elvis Costello, Mike D,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 11, 2014 - 5:07 pm

Watch Bruce Springsteen Cover Lorde’s “Royals”

At his Australian concerts last month, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band surprised fans with covers of Aussie bands like AC/DC, INXS, and the Bee Gees. And when the tour rolled into Auckland today, the Boss had a New Zealand-bred song up his sleeve. It’s a tune you might be familiar with! Springsteen opened… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 1, 2014 - 12:07 pm

Watch Bruce Springsteen Cover INXS In Sydney

Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band are on tour in Australia right now, and earlier this week, he brought out Eddie Vedder to cover “Highway To Hell,” paying tribute to the endlessly great and mostly Australian band AC/DC. But maybe Springsteen felt like that wasn’t enough, like he had to cover a band that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 19, 2014 - 12:18 pm

Watch Bruce Springsteen & Eddie Vedder Cover AC/DC’s “Highway To Hell” In Melbourne

AC/DC are the single greatest gift Australia has ever given the world. This past weekend, Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band played Melbourne’s Aami Park, and he paid his host country tribute by playing a triumphantly bar-rocking cover AC/DC’s immortal “Highway To Hell.” Special guest Eddie Vedder and Tom Morello both helped out. Watch… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 17, 2014 - 11:57 am
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