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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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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…
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,…
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 brow…
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…
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…
Amrit Singh | November 24, 2008 - 2:56 pm

The Wrestler Trailer Includes Springsteen’s Song Of The Same Name

Because the Boss is all about manly sports these days, the trailer for Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler features a broken-faced (and spirited) Mickey Rourke with…
brandon | November 21, 2008 - 9:42 am

Springsteen Debuts Tune During NFL Halftime, Announces New Album

Sort of. If you recall, Bruce already did a version of "Working On A Dream" while stumping on the campaign trail in Ohio. This, though,…
brandon | November 17, 2008 - 9:01 am

New Bruce Springsteen – “Working On A Dream” (Live In Ohio)

Last week Bruce Springsteen got in the Halloween spirit and spent "A Night With The Jersey Devil." Yesterday, feeling election day inch closer, he spent…
brandon | November 3, 2008 - 11:39 am

New Bruce Springsteen – “A Night With The Jersey Devil”

Who knew Bruce was so into Halloween? Earlier this week we learned that the Springsteens' haunted mansion in Rumson has become so popular they had…
Scott Lapatine | October 31, 2008 - 10:01 am

Springsteen Cancels Halloween

Sorry, kids. The Boss has announced on his website that the annual Halloween decoration of his New Jersey mansion is canceled due to “catastrophic success”…
Scott Lapatine | October 29, 2008 - 4:36 pm

Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel Duet For Obama

Last night NYC's Hammerstein Ballroom hosted a "Change Rocks" fundraiser for Obama, featuring Class of '99 Rock Hall inductees the Boss and the Piano Man.
Scott Lapatine | October 17, 2008 - 11:09 am

Bruce Springsteen Stumps And Strums For Obama In The Streets Of Philadelphia

Pennsylvania wasn't the only battleground state the Boss visited this weekend in service of his chosen candidate (he also hit Columbus, OH on Sunday), but…
Amrit Singh | October 6, 2008 - 2:35 pm

Springsteen Headlining Super Bowl XLIII Halftime Show

Springsteen and the E Street Band are set for Tampa on 2/1 and hopefully there are no wardrobe malfunctions or penis-shaped guitar (or saxophone, Clarence)…
brandon | September 29, 2008 - 9:15 am

New Salem Video – “Dirt”

Mysterious Chicago/Michigan/New York crew Salem remind me of the Cocteau Twins hijacking Royal Trux's early junkie vibe and some thick, distorted electronic percussion then performing…
brandon | September 11, 2008 - 12:08 pm

Springsteen, Liars, Spiritualized, Grinderman, And Others Cover Suicide

Alan Vega and Martin Rev, aka dark lo-fi electro-duo Suicide, were amazing in their heyday, especially when you consider they formed in 1971, pre-dating and…
brandon | June 23, 2008 - 5:39 pm

Stipe Geeks Out Around The Boss, Buck Learns “Born To Run”

In 2004, R.E.M. and Bruce Springsteen took part in the Vote For Change tour, along with the Dixie Chicks, DMB, Jackson Browne, Pearl Jam, etc.,…
brandon | April 30, 2008 - 12:47 pm

OldStand: Rolling Stone, March 10, 1988

Take our ink-stained hands and join us at the OldStand, where Jon McMillan goes to remind everyone what an honest-to-goodness music magazine is supposed to…
Amrit Singh | March 31, 2008 - 12:53 pm

New Japan For Africa Video – “We Are The World”

"We Are The World" is in the air. We caught a pretty good whiff of it with Jimmy and Ben, but this footage from Japanese…
brandon | February 29, 2008 - 11:17 am

2008 Grammys Winners List

Breathe a sigh of relief, Christopher Cross. Newly soberish Amy Winehouse was Hancock-blocked (sorry) from sweeping the big four categories at tonight's Grammys when Herbie…
Stereogum | February 11, 2008 - 12:59 am

New Bruce Springsteen Video – “Girls In Their Summer Clothes”

A Jersey shore troubadour, through and through. With a mix of camera filters, diners, and girls of all shapes and sizes, the Boss manages a…
Amrit Singh | January 21, 2008 - 9:29 am
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