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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 scrawls of the song's lyrics over images of urban desolation. It's a blunt but effective way to make sure the song's message gets across. Watch it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 24, 2012

Bruce Springsteen Covers “The Weight”

Today, we got to hear "Toast To Freedom," one of the last songs Levon Helm recorded. And now here's a video of Bruce Springsteen at last night's Newark show, singing one of the songs Helm made famous, just like Bon Iver and the Black Keys have done in recent weeks. Springsteen started… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 3, 2012

Watch Springsteen Joined By Arcade Fire, Tom Morello, Eric Burdon, And Others At SXSW

Yesterday, the Boss came to town. Bruce Springsteen delivered his SXSW Keynote Address in the afternoon (watch below), and in the evening, he and his E Street Band played their much-touted SXSW show. I didn't go, but I talked to a bunch of people who did, and nobody had anything bad to say about it. More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 16, 2012

Stream Springsteen Wrecking Ball, Watch Him Cover LMFAO On Fallon

Bruce Springsteen's new recession-special album Wrecking Ball is out tomorrow, and it mostly concerns America's widening gulf between rich and poor. Appropriately enough, then, he's posted a Soundcloud stream of the entire album so that the poor (and the rich) among us might hear it for free. Stream it here. And below, check… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 5, 2012

Watch Elvis Costello And The Roots Cover Springsteen On Fallon

We're deep into Bruce Springsteen Week on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, a five-night celebration of all things Boss that started with Springsteen himself rolling through to play a couple of new songs. In the past two nights, John Legend and Kenny Chensey have both appeared and covered Springsteen songs. Last night… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 2, 2012

Watch Springsteen Kick Off Springsteen Week On Fallon

It's Springsteen Week on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, which means we're just starting a solid five shows of Boss-related goodness. And on the first show of the week, Fallon hosted Bruce himself, along with his E Street Band. On last night's show, Springsteen played probably the two best songs from his new album More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 28, 2012

Springsteen Announces Intimate SXSW Show

Well, this type of thing doesn't happen every day. Bruce Springsteen, already announced as SXSW's Keynote Speaker, will bring his whole entire E Street Band with him to play an intimate show during the Austin festival. On 3/15 (Thursday), the band will play an unannounced venue; my money's on Stubb's. SXSW is holding a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 27, 2012

Premature Evaluation: Bruce Springsteen Wrecking Ball

Being Bruce Springsteen can't be easy. As one of the last quasi-relevant survivors of a stadium-rock infrastructure that doesn't exist anymore, he's spent decades being held up as a paragon of real American-ness, whatever that might possibly mean. And new Springsteen albums don't have the luxury of just being Springsteen albums; they have to become… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 20, 2012

Grammys 2012 Comment Party!!

It's the 2012 Grammys! The Stereogum crew is over at my house, there may or may not be pizza and beer involved, and on the off chance you are experiencing something similar at yours, we have decided to put up a post for us all to congregate and talk shit about Adam Levine. This year'… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 12, 2012

Bruce Springsteen – “We Take Care Of Our Own” Video

Last month, the Boss returned with the old-school anguished stadium-stomper "We Take Care Of Our Own," and today he's debuted the video for that track. The clip, which helpfully prints all the lyrics onscreen and which intermingles footage of serious-looking Bruce with salt-of-the-earth Americana imagery, is really nothing to write home about. But it'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 10, 2012

Bruce Springsteen – “We Take Care Of Our Own”

Springsteen back! On March 6, the Boss will release a new album called Wrecking Ball, and it'll feature members of the E Street Band, as well as people like Tom Morello and Pearl Jam drummer Matt Chamberlain. "We Take Care Of Our Own," the first single, hit the internet last night, and it's a big… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 19, 2012

Springsteen Joins Gaslight Anthem In Asbury Park

"We didn't forget where we came from, right?" asked Gaslight Anthem lead singer Brian Fallon Friday Night at the Convention Hall in Asbury Park, which was an immediately recognized hat-tip; the crowd immediately launched into a deep "BRUUUUUUCCEE." And their king arrived to perform "American Slang" with the Jersey alt rockers. Check out the… More »

By: Corban Goble / December 12, 2011

Titus Andronicus Cover Coldplay

A couple of months ago, we posted a list of the 10 best Coldplay covers. That list is safe. New Jersey punk rock champions Titus Andronicus recently posted an intentionally ramshackle, lo-fi cover of "In My Place" on Twitter, and holy god this thing is awful. It's awful on purpose, but it's still… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 12, 2011

Bruce Springsteen Is YOUR SXSW 2012 Keynote Speaker

On March 15 of next year, one Bruce Springsteen will walk into the Austin Convention Center to deliver the year's SXSW keynote address. And even if he just blathers about factory closures and Pete Seeger for two hours, it'll probably be worth trying to get in, because he's motherfucking Bruce Springsteen. In other SXSW news,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 1, 2011

Hear Ólöf Arnalds Cover Neil Diamond, Bruce Springsteen

Ólöf Arnalds' next release will be an EP of covers, where the Icelandic singer/songwriter rephrases songs by Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Arthur Russell, Neil Diamond and more using her spare, acoustic arrangements. Hear a cover of Neil Diamond's "Solitary Man" as well as a cover of Bruce Springsteen's "I'm On Fire" (with a… More »

By: Corban Goble / November 1, 2011

R.I.P. Clarence Clemons

The Big Man Clarence Clemons has died from complications from a stroke suffered earlier this week. Best known as Bruce Springsteen's charismatic saxophonist, the longtime E Street Band member also released several solo albums, scoring a hit with the Jackson Browne duet "You're a Friend of Mine" in 1985. Clemons was 69 years old. Springstee… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 18, 2011

Download Bat For Lashes’ 10 Best Cover Songs

Yesterday we posted a live version of an ethereal new tune Bat For Lashes did at Australia's Vivid Festival. The second part of the Opera House set was performed acoustic with a string quartet -- six songs of which five were covers (The Cure, Depeche Mode, Peter Gabriel, Radiohead, Dimitri Tiomkin/Ned Washington). Over the… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 7, 2011

Wild Beasts Smother Under The Influence

Hopefully by now you've heard Smother, the third album from Wild Beasts. As with all their records, it feels like it comes out of nowhere. And as always, I have trouble finding reference points to give people when recommending them (Antony? Talking Heads?). That's why I asked the band to talk about some of… More »

By: jessica / May 13, 2011

Win Butler’s 14 Favorite Springsteen Songs

Rolling Stone asked 50 artists for different kinds of musical lists, from Yoko Ono's favorite John Lennon songs to Cee Lo's favorite examples of southern hip-hop. Win Butler shared his favorite Bruce Springsteen songs with the magazine. Providing short explanations for each pick, as well as this intro: This Bruce Springsteen list is a… More »

By: jessica / December 6, 2010

Bruce Springsteen & Jimmy Fallon (As Neil Young) Cover “Whip My Hair”

You'd be surprised. In 2010, the #1 hazard about being a man of a certain age spending too much time working from bed consuming the internet is NOT poor vision, or bedsores, or even the anxiety that comes with acute social isolation. Rather it is the having of a very jacked up neck that ca… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 17, 2010