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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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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 tur…
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 &…
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…
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 say…
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…
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 tha…
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
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 a…
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…
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
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…
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…
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
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Amrit Singh | January 5, 2009 - 12:28 pm
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