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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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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…
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…
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
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…
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…
Tom Breihan | February 17, 2014 - 11:57 am

The Week In Pop: Grammys Preview, Starring, Um, Sara Bareilles

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…
Chris DeVille | January 23, 2014 - 4:49 pm

Bruce Springsteen – “Just Like Fire Would” Video

Bruce Springsteen's new re-recorded odds-and-ends collection High Hopes is now the #1 album in the country, and he's made a quick-and-dirty video for one of…
Tom Breihan | January 23, 2014 - 9:12 am

Watch Springsteen Cover The Ramones In Asbury Park

Bruce Springsteen played his home state on Saturday and paid tribute to Joey Ramone by covering "Do You Remember Rock And Roll Radio?" He teamed…
James Rettig | January 20, 2014 - 11:48 am

Watch Bruce Springsteen Sing “Gov. Christie Traffic Jam” And Talk Horse-Sized Ducks On Fallon

At this point, the best reason to look forward to a new Bruce Springsteen album might be the Springsteen-themed episodes of Late Night With Jimmy
Tom Breihan | January 15, 2014 - 8:46 am

Stream Bruce Springsteen High Hopes

Bruce Springsteen's 18th album High Hopes is now streaming online. The 12-track LP is a collection of covers, outtakes, and rerecordings of old songs. It…
Scott Lapatine | January 5, 2014 - 9:01 pm

The 100 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014

We're almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it's time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be.
Chris DeVille | December 23, 2013 - 11:23 am

Anna Calvi – “Fire” (Bruce Springsteen Cover)

You say you don't like it, but I know you're a liar/ 'Cause when we listen to this Bruce Springsteen cover by Anna Calvi... fire.
Chris DeVille | December 19, 2013 - 11:22 am

Bruce Springsteen – “High Hopes” Video & LP Details

Bruce Springsteen has a new album called High Hopes coming out early next year, and it's a sort of odds-and-ends project, albeit a fascinating one.
Tom Breihan | November 25, 2013 - 10:06 am

Watch Bruce Springsteen Tell Bad Dirty Jokes For Charity

Last night the Theater at Madison Square Garden hosted the seventh annual Stand Up For Heroes veterans benefit featuring comedy from Jon Stewart, Jerry Seinfeld,…
Chris DeVille | November 7, 2013 - 12:14 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The most gripping musical video spectacle of the week did not actually feature any music at all. It was Kanye West, thoughts clearly spinning out…
Tom Breihan | October 11, 2013 - 1:35 pm

Bruce Springsteen – “Dream Baby Dream” (Suicide Cover) Video

One of the coolest fun facts about Bruce Springsteen: He was an early fan and patron of the New York electro-punk duo Suicide, and he'…
Tom Breihan | October 11, 2013 - 9:01 am

Watch Twin Shadow Cover Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire”

Bruce Springsteen's "I'm On Fire" has been covered by a vast array of artists, from Johnny Cash to John Mayer, as well as Bat For…
Claire Lobenfeld | September 5, 2013 - 4:11 pm

Bruce Springsteen Albums From Worst To Best

As I began the writing, listening, and reading for this list, I started to think about a weird quality of Bruce Springsteen's catalogue that I…
Ryan Leas | July 26, 2013 - 3:04 pm

Watch Elvis Costello And Mumford & Sons Cover Springsteen’s “The Ghost Of Tom Joad”

When the Sasquatch Festival came to Washington State last month, nu-grass superstars Mumford & Sons -- who, fuck you guys, are OK -- were headliners,…
Tom Breihan | June 11, 2013 - 11:48 am

Watch Patrick Stickles & Diarrhea Planet Cover “Born To Run”

Earlier this month, the charmingly monikered triple-guitar Nashville punk monster Diarrhea Planet played at the Brooklyn DIY venue Shea Stadium. And at the show, their…
Tom Breihan | April 22, 2013 - 4:52 pm
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