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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 track. Truth is, Free Energy and Titus Andronicus do a better job locating the joyous, unbuttoned spirit of the live original. More »

By: brandon / September 27, 2010

Vampire Weekend’s Springsteen Cover Gets An Official Recording

Earlier this week we posted about Vampire Weekend covering Bruce Springsteen's "I'm Going' Down" at Malkin Bowl in Vancouver. The guys just sat down for Seattle's 107.7 The End's 200th "Endsession" and did a clearer, stripped-down acoustic take. (Still no sax solo.)… More »

By: brandon / September 2, 2010

Jimmy Fallon As The Boss, Elton John, Green Day @ The Emmys

Jimmy Fallon's done some impressive musical impressions on Late Night, so he brought out a few more for the Emmy Awards last night. He used Elton John, Boyz II Men, and Green Day to eulogize some of the big shows that ended this year (and recycled the 40oz pour out he used when saying… More »

By: jessica / August 30, 2010

Vampire Weekend – “I’m Goin’ Down” (Bruce Springsteen Cover) Live Video

Vampire Weekend's cover of "I'm Goin' Down" lacks Clarence Clemens and a little E Street oomph. The guys gave the Born In The U.S.A. track a go in Canada (Malkin Bowl, Vancouver) over the weekend (8/28). There's something enjoyable about the restraint. A few folks sang along. More »

By: brandon / August 30, 2010

Bruce Springsteen – “Save My Love”

In November Bruce Springsteen will release The Promise, a huge collection of unreleased music and tour footage packaged in a reproduction of Springsteen's song notebooks. The Promise documents Springsteen and his band around the time he wrote and released his 1978 album Darkness On The Edge Of Town. Springsteen put up a stream of… More »

By: jessica / August 27, 2010

Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame 25th Anniversary @ MSG, NYC 10/29-30/09

Catch performances by Stevie Wonder, Simon & Garfunkel, and Springsteen & Fogerty at YouTube. It's only a matter of time before Sting, James Taylor, Jeff Beck, Metallica, U2, and the epic grand finale jams show up, too. More »

By: brandon / October 30, 2009

Springsteen’s “Wrecking Ball” Kicks Off Giants Stadium’s Last Stand

As you might have heard, the Meadowlands (aka Giants Stadium) is going to be demolished following this year's football season. As you might have also heard, NJ Ambassador Bruce Sprinsgteen is playing a series of shows there to mark the occasion. They'll be the final concerts in the space. To make it epic, each night… More »

By: brandon / October 1, 2009

U2 Hit Giants Stadium This Week, 30 Rock This Weekend

Phoenix is waging an impressive campaign to invade the greater NYC area this week. For a bunch of non-megalomaniacs. If you wanna see how a true takeover is done, of course, you must look to St. Bono and the U2s, who do the Saturday Night Live season premiere with host Megan Fox tomorrow after… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 25, 2009

Happy 60th Bruce Springsteen

If you have the energy to perform Born To Run cover-to-cover on the eve of your 60th birthday, you are doing something right. That is exponentially more true if you are the one who wrote Born To Run. Happy happy, Boss. More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 23, 2009

Rosanne Cash Enlists Tweedy, Springsteen, Costello For Covers LP

You know when your parents are like, "What is that garbage you're listening to?" and turn down your Soulja Boy CD and try to turn you to on to some Bob Seger shit from before you were born? Parents are so lame. That is sort of like what happened to Rosanne Cash, except her dad… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 28, 2009

Alumni Set For R&R HOF 25th Anniversary Benefit

Bruce Springsteen, U2, Eric Clapton, CSN, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Metallica, and Paul Simon (with and without Garfunkel) will raise money for the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Foundation & Museum via concerts at MSG 10/29 and 10/30. Tickets go on sale 8/3 or this Monday if you are an AMEX cardholer. DetailsMore »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 22, 2009

Glastonbury 2009: Blur Make Triumphant Return, Everyone Covers MJ

Aside from some heavy rains on Thursday and some quick showers Sunday, the throngs at Worthy Farm this year enjoyed some of the best weather in Glastonbury history. In return, the impressive lineup -- featuring headliners Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young, and memorable sets from Blur, Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver, Lily Allen, Spinal Tap, etc. More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 29, 2009

Springsteen/Ticketmaster Fracas Heats Up

A few months ago, Springsteen got pissed at Ticketmaster for directing fans to their in-house TicketsNow scalper site during a NJ sale. Ticketmaster now says the Boss held back 2,300 tickets for the 5/21 Izod Center date. Springsteen manager Jon Landau's written a response. See your service fees hard at work at Billboard. More »

By: brandon / June 22, 2009

Triumph At Bonnaroo Videos Are Here (For You To Poop On)

The Tonight Show's Triumph The Insult Comic Dog was everywhere at Bonnaroo '09 -- backstage, onstage, Tent City, the Discotheque Arcade, Scratch DJ Academy. We saw the puppet hound duet with animal rights activist Neko Case ("Do any of those dogs that you rescue get to watch you shower?") on Sunday and Bruce Springstee… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 20, 2009

Bonnaroo 2009: Trent Says Goodbye, Bruce Says Merry Christmas

By Scott Lapatine & Amrit Singh Sets from Jimmy Buffet and Bruce Springsteen bookended a day of mellow, familiar dadrock with more mass appeal than the inscrutable indie pop that dominated Friday. Backed by Elvis Perkins In Dearland, the ever humble Bon Iver followed Robyn Hitchcock And The Venus 3 under This Tent in the… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 14, 2009

Bruce Springsteen And Brandon Flowers Trek Down “Thunder Road”

Brandon Flowers returned from camping this past weekend to hook up with Bruce Sprinsgteen & the E Street Band in the Netherlands for the Pinkpop Festival. (Thanks for the tip, Curtis.) Knowing the Killers' drama like we do, it's logical they'd tackle "Thunder Road," basically a Garden State fairytale. Flowers replaced hi… More »

By: brandon / June 1, 2009

Springsteen Visits The Daily Show

Last night the Boss sat down with fanboy Jon Stewart to discuss New Jersey, Obama, and credit default swaps (not really). He also performed an acoustic "Working On A Dream." Watch here. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 20, 2009

New Bruce Springsteen Video – “The Wrestler”

You can argue the ins and outs of Best Song Oscar eligibility until you're Mickey Rourke's reconstructed sadness mug in the face, it doesn't change the fact that there is only one song that should win that award and it is this song. Mickey and Bruce's sort of adorable (and now highly publicized) friendshi… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 18, 2009

Indie Rockers Hang Out On E Street

In case you didn't know: Many bands have been influenced by Bruce Springsteen. Not Superbowl crotch-shot Bruce, but the guy who put together Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J., The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle, Born To Run, Nebraska, Darkness On The Edge of Town, Born in the U.S.A., etc. He's released a… More »

By: brandon / February 18, 2009

Ticketmaster Has Always Sucked, But For Some Reason People Are Shocked By This Springsteen Fiasco

In college I supplemented student loans by working at an independent record store. We sold tickets through Ticketmaster, which was always a headache. A typical example: The second a sale opened, dozens of Deadheads waiting to get their slice of in-person Jerry, my co-worker and I would notice we were already locked out of huge… More »

By: brandon / February 5, 2009