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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

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 his usual feathers with… More »

By: brandon / June 1, 2009 - 9:35 am

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 - 5:33 pm

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) friendship factor… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 18, 2009 - 2:41 pm

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 - 10:02 am

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 - 1:23 pm

Bonnaroo 2009 Line-Up: Phish, Springsteen, And More Phish

As rumored late last year, Phish and the Boss will be headlining Bonnaroo 2009. It’ll be the legendary jam band’s first time at the festival and they’ll be making up for lost time by playing two nights. Bruce Springsteen will be joined by his E Street Band, like last night but without the football references. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / February 2, 2009 - 6:22 pm

New Hold Steady – “Atlantic City” (Springsteen Cover)

Since the Boss’s and Amrit’s eyes are dating, a little more Springsteen-related news doesn’t seem at all excessive. Speaking of which: By now the Heroes More »

By: brandon / February 2, 2009 - 11:08 am

Springsteen Defies Super Bowl Oddsmakers With “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out,” Crotch Shot

What a game, right?! There’s a reason I don’t write about sports regularly, but I will say that was easily the best Super Bowl I have ever seen since last year’s Super Bowl. So much excitement! And pizza! Also it was an amazing night to have HD picture because when the Boss thrust his crotch… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 1, 2009 - 11:10 pm

Is “Queen of the Supermarket” The Worst Springsteen Song Ever?

Darkness On The Edge of Town is great, I’ve been listening to it a lot this week. But that’s a post for another day (later this year, when the album gets reissued). Instead we should consider Working On A Dream, because that hits stores today and you’ll be watching a performance of the title track… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / January 27, 2009 - 4:49 pm

Arcade Fire Cover “Born In The U.S.A.” At Obama Staff Ball

Last night Arcade Fire played the Obama Staff Ball, the final official inaugural event and a celebration of the thousands of folks who campaigned tirelessly for the President. One year ago, Win Butler blogged, “Barack is the first candidate in my lifetime to strip some of the bullshit away.” In that spirit, last night’s setlist… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / January 22, 2009 - 11:05 pm

Stream The New Boss, Same As The Old Boss

Hey-oh? We would also accept “Working On A Stream.” Point is, Bruce Springsteen’s new album Working On A Dream is now up for listening at, so you can go do that now. More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 20, 2009 - 8:51 am

U2, Springsteen Play Inaugural Celebration At Lincoln Memorial

Barack Obama was the eighth most frequently tagged “artist” on Stereogum in the past twelve months. That makes him even more popular than Animal Collective around here, and deservedly so: Animal Collective may have just released their finest album, but they are not ready to lead our country. Yet. In any case, you are no… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / January 19, 2009 - 10:23 am

Wrestler, Slumdog Win Musical Golden Globes

Even though Golden Globes are a joke, a trophy from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is generally believed to increase a film’s Oscar prospects. So you should know that the musical winners at last night’s awards were A.R. Rahman for his Slumdog Millionaire score and Bruce Springsteen for “The Wrestler.” (Last time Springsteen won a… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / January 12, 2009 - 12:40 am

New Bruce Springsteen Video – “Life Itself”

One of the videos we missed while sipping nog and sleeping off NYE was the Glasto (and possibly Bonnaroo)-bound Boss’s clip for “Life Itself,” from his forthcoming Working On A Dream. The “Life Itself” clip follows up on “My Lucky Day“‘s shot of the E Streeters in the studio with an in-and-out of focus Bruce,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 5, 2009 - 12:28 pm

Young, Boss, Blur Headlining Glastonbury ’09

In a move to entice your dad into a pair of wellies, Glastonbury has allegedly booked Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, and the reunited Blur to headline its annual festival (6/26-28 at Worthy Farm, Pilton). The line-up, bandied about last week, is now being confirmed by The Sun, who is never wrong. Still rumored to appear:… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 22, 2008 - 12:24 pm

Phish To Headline Bonnaroo ’09?

A rumor discussed on message boards and now fueled by Rolling Stone puts Phish on Bonnaroo’s What stage Friday and Saturday nights (6/12-6/13 in Manchester, TN). (Bruce Springsteen will allegedly close on Sunday.) It would be the first time the legendary jam band plays the notoriously jam band-heavy festival, but Trey Anastasio’s fifth year appearing… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 16, 2008 - 2:38 pm

Bruce Springsteen’s Working On A Dream Album Art

When we posted the video for “My Lucky Day,” we assumed an accompanying image of Bruce looking downward and standing in front of a brown background besides the words “Working On A Dream” was the album’s official artwork. Nope. Turns out it’s actually a closeup of the same Springsteen, only this time the Boss’s shirt’… More »

By: brandon / December 9, 2008 - 10:12 am

New Bruce Springsteen Video – “My Lucky Day”

Bruce Springsteen’s been “Working On A Dream” and working on promoting his new album of the same name. In addition to the title track, we’ve heard both bonuses, “A Night With The Jersey Devil” and “The Wrestler.” Now we have the video for “My Lucky Day,” which shows up sans visuals as Working’s second track,… More »

By: brandon / December 1, 2008 - 11:41 am

New Bruce Springsteen – “Working On A Dream”

That song the Boss dedicated to (and debuted for) President-elect Obama is now available as a free MP3. But you only have two days, so go download. More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 24, 2008 - 2:56 pm
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