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Last year Sleater-Kinney put a period on their world-shaking, band-revitalizing 2015 with a nearly weeklong victory lap across some of New York’s finest venues. (They also played Terminal 5.) During the run, the iconic punk band, with help from one of their famous friends, revived their take on the B-52’s “Rock Lobster,” one of the… More »

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 »

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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, as…
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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