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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 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…
Tom Breihan | May 3, 2012 - 3:59 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | March 16, 2012 - 2:12 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | March 5, 2012 - 1:22 pm

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
Tom Breihan | March 2, 2012 - 10:06 am

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…
Tom Breihan | February 28, 2012 - 10:06 am

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…
Tom Breihan | February 27, 2012 - 2:03 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | February 20, 2012 - 1:24 pm

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…
Amrit Singh | February 12, 2012 - 7:55 pm

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.
Tom Breihan | February 10, 2012 - 10:59 am

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…
Tom Breihan | January 19, 2012 - 8:54 am

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…
Corban Goble | December 12, 2011 - 4:31 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | December 12, 2011 - 3:13 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | December 1, 2011 - 2:34 pm

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…
Corban Goble | November 1, 2011 - 11:19 am

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…
Scott Lapatine | June 18, 2011 - 10:10 pm

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…
Scott Lapatine | June 7, 2011 - 3:29 pm

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.
jessica | May 13, 2011 - 10:14 am

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…
jessica | December 6, 2010 - 9:49 am

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…
Amrit Singh | November 17, 2010 - 8:36 am

Titus Andronicus & Free Energy Cover That Springsteen Song Vampire Weekend Covered A Few Weeks Ago

The tourmates performed "I'm Goin' Down" at the Earl in Atlanta last week, in direct violation of Vampire Weekend's multiple takes on the same Springsteen…
brandon | September 27, 2010 - 5:11 pm