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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 - 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 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 past… More »

By: 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. 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 the… More »

By: 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 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 - 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 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 - 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 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 - 5:11 pm

Vampire Weekend’s Springsteen Cover Gets An Official Recording

Earlier this week we posted about Vampire Weekend… More »

By: brandon / September 2, 2010 - 4:25 pm

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 goodbye… More »

By: jessica / August 30, 2010 - 10:43 am

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 - 10:20 am

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 a… More »

By: jessica / August 27, 2010 - 11:54 am

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 - 3:59 pm

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 - 4:54 pm

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 having… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 25, 2009 - 4:48 pm

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 - 9:27 am

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 - 12:16 pm

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. Details here. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 22, 2009 - 2:22 pm

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 - 9:08 am

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 - 3:10 pm

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 Springsteen the… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 20, 2009 - 2:01 pm

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 - 12:40 pm