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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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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's…
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

Craftwerk: The 10 Weirdest Bruce Springsteen Crafts On The Web

When it began, early Bruce was an exotic figure -- young and feral, with a wild mop of hair, a scraggly sailor's beard and a…
Timothy Bracy And Elizabeth Bracy | March 12, 2013 - 9:44 am

Watch Divine Fits Cover Springsteen’s “Hungry Heart”

Bruce Springsteen's "Hungry Heart" is one of those songs that will continue to turn arenas into pits of ecstasy until long after we're all dead.
Tom Breihan | February 8, 2013 - 8:57 am

Watch Nirvana & Paul McCartney Debut “Cut Me Some Slack” At 12-12-12: The Concert For Sandy Relief

So last night the unthinkable happened: Paulvana, Nirmacca, Nicartney -- whatever they're calling themselves (Abomination is taken) -- performed at the 12-12-12 Concert For Sandy…
Michael Nelson | December 13, 2012 - 11:04 am

Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band @ Honda Center, Anaheim 12/4/12

Twenty-eight songs and a running time slightly over three hours. These are the hallmarks of a Bruce Springsteen live show. It was a special night…
Andrew Youssef | December 5, 2012 - 3:21 pm

Rolling Stone’s 50 Best Albums Of 2012

Hot on the heels of our own list of 2012's 50 best albums comes the grandaddy of 'em all, Rolling Stone. And I'm not kidding…
Michael Nelson | December 5, 2012 - 12:22 pm

Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Fallon To Do Hurricane Sandy Telethon On Friday

According to the New York Times, NBC Universal will broadcast a one-hour telethon to benefit Hurricane Sandy relief efforts on Friday. The broadcast — which…
Corban Goble | November 1, 2012 - 1:05 pm

Notes From A Bruce Springsteen Obama Rally

There's a reason why I'm not a photographer Here's a nice thing to have happen in your town: A free acoustic Bruce Springsteen…
Tom Breihan | October 23, 2012 - 5:41 pm

Springsteen Plays Longest Set Of His Career

Next month, Bruce Springsteen will turn 63. He is pretty much my dad's age. He has a global audience so adoring that he could easily…
Tom Breihan | August 1, 2012 - 4:03 pm

Hard Rock Calling Pulls Plug On Springsteen/McCartney Encore

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band delivered a three-hour set at London's Hard Rock Calling, closing it out with a guest appearance by Sir…
Michael Nelson | July 16, 2012 - 3:02 pm

Watch Springsteen & The Roots Do “E Street Shuffle” At Roskilde

Bruce Springsteen and the Roots were two lynchpins of this past weekend's Roskilde Festival in Denmark, so, naturally, they ended up on stage together for…
Corban Goble | July 9, 2012 - 4:38 pm

Watch Springsteen Cover “When I Leave Berlin” In Berlin Last Night

It's not like Bruce Springsteen has to learn a song about Berlin just because he's playing Berlin, but that kind of dedication and attention to…
Tom Breihan | May 31, 2012 - 5:10 pm

Bruce Springsteen – “Rocky Ground” Video

Bruce Springsteen doesn't show up in his video for "Rocky Ground," the gospel-tinged underclass lament from his new album Wrecking Ball. Instead, the clip superimposes…
Tom Breihan | May 24, 2012 - 9:28 am
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