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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 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,…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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
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