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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). Betwee… More »

For you to remember the first time you heard Born In The U.S.A., you have to be above a certain age. It’s just one of those albums. Once it was out there, it was ubiquitous. That tends to happen when you produce seven top ten singles from one album, or when a record goes platinum,… More »

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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
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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, a…
Tom Breihan | January 19, 2012 - 8:54 am
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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
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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 Titu…
Tom Breihan | December 12, 2011 - 3:13 pm
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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 eve…
Tom Breihan | December 1, 2011 - 2:34 pm
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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
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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
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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
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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 souther…
jessica | December 6, 2010 - 9:49 am
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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
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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 Springstee…
brandon | September 27, 2010 - 5:11 pm

Vampire Weekend’s Springsteen Cover Gets An Official Recording

Earlier this week we posted about Vampire Weekend…
brandon | September 2, 2010 - 4:25 pm
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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…
jessica | August 30, 2010 - 10:43 am
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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…
brandon | August 30, 2010 - 10:20 am
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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.
jessica | August 27, 2010 - 11:54 am
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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…
brandon | October 30, 2009 - 3:59 pm
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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…
brandon | October 1, 2009 - 4:54 pm
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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…
Amrit Singh | September 25, 2009 - 4:48 pm
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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 i…
Amrit Singh | September 23, 2009 - 9:27 am