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  • The Goose Is Already Cooked

    11/23/2016 6:05:40 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 11 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-23-2016 | MOTUS
    I would be remiss if I didn’t report on the Won’s last Presidential Medal of Freedom Awards show. The last, like the first, was all about Obama: "Everybody on this stage has touched me in a very powerful, very personal way.These are folks who have helped make me who I am.” How would you like to put that on your resume?“I helped put the smug in Obama’s smile.” Perhaps most striking about Tuesday’s ceremony is that nine of the 20 awards (45 percent) recognize actors, artists, or musicians — a category that represents only 17 percent of total Medal recipients...
  • Bruce Springsteen Last-Minute Clinton Rally: Trump "Going Down"

    11/08/2016 3:25:51 AM PST · by Biggirl · 59 replies ^ | November 8, 2016 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Veteran rockers Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi joined President Obama, Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton at an election-eve rally for the Democratic candidate in Philadelphia Monday night, where the two performed hours before polls were set to open across the country on Tuesday.
  • Bruce Springsteen Calls Donald Trump a 'Moron' (consider the source)

    09/23/2016 2:56:37 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 60 replies
    Rolling (Kidney) Stone ^ | 09/23/2016 | Brian Hiatt
    "The republic is under siege by a moron," Springsteen says in excerpts from upcoming Rolling Stone feature. "It's a tragedy for our democracy" Bruce Springsteen spent the summer playing stadiums with the E Street Band and preparing to release his autobiography, Born To Run, while largely staying clear of this year's presidential campaigns. In an excerpt from an extensive interview that will appear in the next issue of Rolling Stone, Springsteen shares his thoughts on Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, while addressing his own absence from the trail. RELATED Bruce Springsteen Talks Throat Surgery, Depression, New Music Musician opens up...
  • N.C. Gov. claims Springsteen nixed show over poor ticket sales, not transgender rights

    05/05/2016 7:51:38 AM PDT · by arl295 · 24 replies
    NJ Advance Media ^ | 05/05/2016 | Bobby Oliver
    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Remember when tickets for Bruce Springsteen's latest tour went on sale in December, and all tri-state area dates were sold out within minutes? North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory claims that was not the case for The Boss's scheduled Greensboro concert — the April 10 gig he canceled in opposition to HB2 or the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act. McCrory implied on the John Boy and Billy Big radio show Tuesday that Springsteen actually nixed the show not in support of transgender and progressive ideals, but in protection of his own ego — McCrory said only 8,000...
  • The Bathroom 'Freedom Fighters'

    04/15/2016 3:56:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | April 15, 2016 | Brent Bozell
    Back in the 1980s, Bruce Springsteen and other rock stars formed Artists United Against Apartheid and performed a song proclaiming "Sun City" that referenced an entertainment resort in a region of South Africa. The song mocked the Reagan administration's constructive engagement policy to end apartheid. And rock stars also routinely performed in the totalitarian Soviet Union, believing that was incredibly constructive. One wonders: Will these people ever stop complaining? Today, Springsteen and other so-called artists of conscience have a burning desire to affront a new injustice: transgender people who aren't allowed to celebrate their chosen identity in the opposite sex's...
  • Bruce Springsteen: Asshat on the edge of town

    04/13/2016 10:05:00 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 34 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-13-16 | DrJohn
      It's been a long time since I was a Springsteen fan. Back in 1974 (April 29) at my alma mater, the University of Connecticut, there was a spring concert. Three bands were featured: a local band called Fairport Convention, a relatively unknown called Aerosmith and another largely unknown named Bruce Springsteen. It was quite the concert. Then, as happens so often, Springsteen became wealthy and the wealthier he became the more liberal he became. And the more hypocritical he became and the less I liked him. Today I find him intolerable. He's become a complete asshat. Springsteen canceled a...
  • Trump Now Plays 'Born in the U.S.A.' At His Rallies

    01/11/2016 6:49:14 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 103 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | January 11, 2016 | Ethan Epstein
    He couldn't be drawing attention to a certain Texas senator, could he? When political candidates play Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the U.S.A." at their campaign rallies, you can usually assume they've never listened to the lyrics. But Donald Trump's apparent decision to add the 1984 tune his warm-up music bespeaks a certain political savvy.
  • The Undercover Boss / On conservatism and Bruce Springsteen

    11/20/2015 9:13:38 AM PST · by darkness78 · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | OCTOBER 26, 2012 | Daniel Foster
    That’s the first thing I tell people who ask me how I can reconcile my ongoing (knock wood) employment at National Review with my Bruce Springsteen partisanship — as many did after the Obama campaign carted out the Boss in Ohio last week to shill for four more years of Hope Things Change. Now, I’m not the first portly conservative from Jersey who has been called on to square his politics with his taste in music. In a lengthy profile on the subject, The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg asked Governor Chris Christie, whose love for the Boss borders on the monomaniacal,...
  • Springsteen, Eminem Concert to Close Metro to Arlington Cemetery on Veterans Day

    10/22/2014 9:10:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10/22/14 | Jim Swift
    Washingtonians and visitors seeking to attend Veterans Day ceremonies or to pay their respects to the fallen at Arlington National Cemetery this year will need to allocate extra time in getting there. That's because the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has cancelled all Blue line rail service on the federal holiday, and it's the only line that services the Arlington National Cemetery Metro train station. The public transportation authority isn't shutting down for mandated safety repairs, which have plagued the agency since a 2009 fatal accident. Rather, service is being cancelled for "a major concert." The concert, billed as "The...
  • Obama dines with Streisand, Springsteen, Kardashian and Hollywood Elite

    05/14/2014 7:55:32 PM PDT · by Syncro · 30 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | May 14, 2014 | Staff
    Obama dines with Streisand, Springsteen, Kardashian and Hollywood Elite The contrast could not be greater! While President Obama was hobnobbing with Hollywood's liberal elite in southern California, we were in middle America rallying working-class Americans to vote in the midterm elections.  President Obama claims to represent the working class, yet has never had a real job and prefers the company of liberal celebrities like Barabra Streisand, Steven Spielberg, Kim Kardashian, and Bruce Springsteen.   The President's hypocrisy could be smelt all the way in Minneapolis, MN where Diana Nagy was joined on stage by patriotic Americans President Obama was...
  • Millennials Hate Bruce Springsteen

    09/01/2013 4:19:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 201 replies
    Salon ^ | FRIDAY, AUG 30, 2013 | EJ Dickson
    An entire generation has dismissed The Boss' music as lame "dad rock." Here's why they're all wrongEvery few weeks or so, I’ll be talking to someone at a bar or club or house party, and the conversation will inevitably turn toward Bruce Springsteen. The exchange is usually as follows: BAR PATRON/PARTY GUEST: So, what kind of music do you listen to? ME: Oh, a little bit of everything … blues, jazz, funk, Bruce Springsteen (brief pause) … you know, my tastes are super eclectic. BAR PATRON/PARTY GUEST: Um, why do you like Springsteen? ME: So, you don’t like Bruce Springsteen?...
  • 'Justice for Trayvon': Bruce Springsteen dedicates song he wrote (Amadou Diallo)

    07/18/2013 6:39:11 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 85 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 18, 2013 | Jill Reilly
    Bruce Springsteen is the latest famous face to call for justice for Trayvon Martin. At his show in Limerick, Ireland, the 63-year-old dedicated his protest song American Skin (41 Shots), to the 17-year-old who was shot dead in February 2012 by neighbourhood vigilante George Zimmerman. According to the New Jersey Star-Ledger, after seeing the song written on a fan's sign Springsteen decided to play the track, dedicating it to Martin.
  • Bruce Springsteen’s Daughter Wows at Horse Competition [Gucci Paris Masters 2012 in Paris] Drudge?

    12/03/2012 9:24:37 PM PST · by Diago · 59 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12-2-12 | By Jennifer Kucsak
    We had no idea that Bruce Springsteen's 20-year-old daughter, Jessica, was an accomplished equestrian … until now! The brunette beauty competed in the Gucci Paris Masters 2012 in Paris over the weekend ... Jessica, who competed in the Style and Competition for Amade, came in 6th place...
  • Chris Christie Wept over Springsteen Hug

    11/10/2012 3:26:36 PM PST · by Arthurio · 83 replies
    Time ^ | Nov. 07, 2012 | By Emma O'Connor
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie may have worked closely with President Obama in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, but it appears he’s more emotionally invested in a different budding bromance. Christie admitted at a Monday briefing that he started “weeping” after he hugged Bruce Springsteen at NBC’s telethon for Hurricane Sandy victims on Nov. 2, the Record reported. Christie is a longtime fan of his fellow New Jerseyan and has attended more than 130 Springsteen concerts over the past 37 years. The governor even sang a version of “Thunder Road” when he made an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy...
  • Dear Bruce (Springsteen) - Obama won't save the working class or the Jersey shore

    11/06/2012 11:02:36 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 16 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 11-6-2012 | Mark LeVine (Not to be confused with The Great One)
    It was a touching image, especially for someone like me who grew up in a racially charged city in northern New Jersey, for whom Bruce Springsteen and Clarence Clemons constituted a singular image of a post-racist future even as local cops could still harass and brutalise young black men with relative impunity... Whether or not you voted for Obama in 2008, it was hard not to be teary-eyed on election night watching an African American man win the presidency of a country that during his lifetime was still routinely lynching black men... That things haven't turned out quite as most...
  • Lame Obama Campaign Ends with a Whimper in Half-Empty Ohio Arena

    11/06/2012 1:25:18 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 06 November 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Even with Jay-Z and Springsteen they couldn't fill it... Regardless of his own million$ and hot wife, Jay-Z remains an angry, race-obsessed weirdo, apparently unaware that over 80% of the world's black millionaires are AMERICAN, and ONLY because of our country's unique opportunity-based society. The guy's apparently too stoopid to understand why even those of dubious talent -like himself- could always make it BIG in America, all they needed was drive and the chance this country offered us all... but we need from this point forward is OBAMMUNISM, right dude?  Dummy.
  • NJ Gov. Christie: Call from The Boss made me weep

    11/05/2012 6:40:12 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 110 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 5, 2012
    KEANSBURG, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey's famously tough-talking governor finally got a hug from his longest-running unrequited love. Speaking Monday at a briefing on storm recovery. Gov. Chris Christie revealed he unexpectedly spoke with Bruce Springsteen earlier in the day.
  • Obama's Closing Pitch: Jay-Z, Katy Perry, and Bruce Springsteen

    11/01/2012 8:20:23 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 23 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | November 01, 2012 | JOHN MCCORMACK
    Obama's Closing Pitch: Jay-Z, Katy Perry, and Bruce Springsteen NOV 1, 2012 • BY JOHN MCCORMACK Barack Obama will be calling on the star power of some celebrities during his final campaign push. The Obama campaign just announced in a press release: CHICAGO – Obama for America announced today that President Obama will spend the final day of the 2012 campaign in Madison, Wisconsin; Columbus, Ohio; and Des Moines, Iowa, ending his 2012 campaign in the state where his 2008 campaign began. The President will kick off the day in Madison, where he will be joined by Bruce Springsteen, who...
  • NBC networks to host benefit concert for Sandy victims

    11/01/2012 10:00:25 AM PDT · by John W · 23 replies ^ | November 1, 2012 |
    If you've been watching the coverage of Hurricane Sandy and wondering how to help, you'll have a chance to pitch in on Friday. "Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together," a benefit concert to aid victims of the storm that devastated the Northeast, will air at 8 p.m. ET on the networks of NBC Universal. Money collected will be donated to the American Red Cross relief efforts. The special will air Friday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC, USA Network, SyFy, MSNBC, CNBC, Bravo, E!, Style Network, G4 and more. It will also be live streamed on
  • Bruce Springsteen to Campaign For Obama in Ohio, Iowa

    10/14/2012 7:50:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 144 replies
    National Journal ^ | 10/14/2012 | By Brian Resnick
    President Obama's bringing in The Boss. On Thursday, Bruce Springsteen will join former president Bill Clinton at an Obama rally in Parma, Ohio. The campaign announced later that the iconic New Jersey rocker would add another stop that same day in Ames, Iowa. Springsteen is no stranger to Democratic rallies. The weekend before election day in 2008, he warmed up a crowd of 80,000 people at an Obama event in Cleveland. Four years prior, Springsteen took part in a similar rally for Sen. John Kerry. Tuesday will be his first campaign event in this election cycle. "Bruce Springsteen’s values echo...
  • [Bruce] Springsteen, Bill Clinton seek to swing Ohio for Obama

    10/13/2012 11:18:18 AM PDT · by Justaham · 66 replies ^ | 10/13/12 | Ben Geman
    Bruce Springsteen, whose music has been the soundtrack for President Obama’s campaign rallies, will join former President Bill Clinton at a pro-Obama event in the battleground state of Ohio next Thursday. “Bruce Springsteen’s values echo what the President and Vice President stand for: hard work, fairness, integrity,” said Jim Messina, Obama’s campaign manager, in a statement Saturday morning about the Oct. 18 event in Parma, Ohio. “His appearances will help with our get out the vote effort in these critical swing states and we are thrilled with his ongoing support,” Messina said ahead of the appearance in a state where...
  • Newark Mayor Booker says he was denied Springsteen tickets after blasting N.J. Devils executive

    04/05/2012 10:43:22 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | April 05, 2012
    NEWARK — Call him a "high-class, highfalutin huckster and hustler?" Well then, you can just forget about those Springsteen tickets. A day after Newark Mayor Cory Booker lashed out at Devils managing partner Jeff Vanderbeek — accusing him of exploiting the city — the mayor said the team owner turned down his request for seats to next month’s sold-out Bruce Springsteen concert at the Prudential Center.
  • Here’s one Boss listening to the 99% (LAUGH ALERT)

    03/04/2012 9:32:38 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | March 2, 2012 5:08PM | THOMAS CONNER Pop Music Critic /
    Woody Guthrie idolized Jesus Christ, but Woody could do without preachers. Holed up in a New York City flophouse in 1940, he penned his two greatest songs, each inspired by this point of view. “Jesus Christ Was a Man” depicted the Christian namesake as a worker “true and brave” who championed the rights of the common people and was betrayed by the political elite. “This Land Is Your Land” was Woody’s reaction to another song that bugged him to death, Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America.” As Joe Klein wrote in Woody Guthrie: A Life, Woody saw Berlin’s narcotic standard as...
  • Springsteen: US should be 'more like Sweden'

    02/17/2012 1:36:51 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 84 replies
    The Local (Sweden) ^ | February 17, 2012
    Bruce Springsteen wants to see the United States transformed into something closer to a Swedish-style welfare state, the rock legend said Thursday as he unveiled his latest studio album “The Wrecking Ball” to reporters.
  • Satirical New Jersey Map Goes Viral

    12/09/2011 4:21:40 PM PST · by Enchante · 27 replies ^ | 12/09/2011 | Chris Lipczynski
    This must be a difficult time for New Jersey. You see, in addition to finding out that they’re harboring the second most dangerous city in America (for the second year in a row), they’ve now got a traitor in their midst. His name is Joe Steinfield, and he is hilarious. Well, I guess that depends on whether or not you live in one of his satirical regions of New Jersey and/or take offense to being lumped in with “Canadians and Philly Trash” (aka Wildwood according to Steinfield’s map).
  • E Street Band sax player Clarence Clemons dies

    06/18/2011 9:47:33 PM PDT · by NoRedTape · 12 replies ^ | June 18, 2011 | Nekesa Mumbi Moody
    "NEW YORK—Clarence Clemons, the larger-than-life saxophone player for the E Street Band who was one of the key influences in Bruce Springsteen's life and music through four decades, has died. He was 69. Springsteen acknowledged the dire situation earlier this week, but said then he was hopeful. He called the loss "immeasurable." "We are honored and thankful to have known him and had the opportunity to stand beside him for nearly 40 years," Springsteen said on his website. "He was my great friend, my partner and with Clarence at my side, my band and I were able to tell a...
  • Springsteen writes Letter to the Editor

    Springsteen writes Letter to the Editor NEPTUNE, N.J. (AP) — Bruce Springsteen has written a Letter to the Editor to what he calls his hometown newspaper. Springsteen on Thursday thanked the Asbury Park Press for a March 27 article about how anti-poverty groups in New Jersey are facing an uphill battle as Gov. Chris Christie seeks to cut spending and property taxes. Springsteen writes that the "article shows that the cuts are eating away at the lower edges of the middle class, not just those already classified as in poverty." Springsteen says it will "likely to contin ue to get...
  • Bruce Springsteen: 'The boss' rails against 'very ugly' political climate surrounding Barack Obama

    11/23/2010 5:33:33 PM PST · by Justaham · 128 replies ^ | 11-23-10 | Andrew Hough
    The American political climate for achieving change is “very, very ugly,” according to Bruce Springsteen, as he launched a staunch defence of Barack Obama. "There's a widespread political consciousness that's perhaps deeper in Europe than it is in the States,” he told the Sunday Times magazine. “The climate [in America] is very, very ugly for getting things done. The moderate reforms President Obama fought to make are called Marxist, socialist. “I mean, the most extreme language is put into play to describe the most modest reforms that would move the economy back towards serving a majority of its citizens.” The...
  • A big gift from 'The Boss'

    06/26/2010 6:28:13 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 26, 2010 | Katherine Skiba
    White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel's new financial disclosure report shows investments worth a minimum of $6.7 million, plus what many would consider priceless: 25 seats to Bruce Springsteen concerts directly from "The Boss." At $95 a seat, the gift totaled $2,375. Emanuel received 10 seats for a show May 18, 2009, and 15 for one on Nov. 2, 2009. Both were in Washington.
  • Chris Christie, Springsteen agree to disagree on Gay Marriage(Spingsteen won't sing at Inauguration)

    12/16/2009 3:22:26 PM PST · by Coleus · 46 replies · 1,666+ views ^ | Decmeber 15, 2009 | Claire Heininger
    NEW BRUNSWICK -- Bruce Springsteen doesn't share Chris Christie's views on gay marriage and he won't play at the governor-elect's inauguration, but Christie says there's no hard feelings about the Boss' politics or his State Street freeze out.   "Obviously, two bad decisions on his part," Christie joked Monday after a meeting at Rutgers University with the leaders of several New Jersey colleges and universities. "Bruce and I don't agree on certain things politically -- big shock," the Republican added. "But it doesn't diminish at all my enjoyment of him as an artist and a performer."   For the record, Springsteen is...
  • Bruce Springsteen urges support of gay marriage bill in NJ

    12/09/2009 8:51:23 PM PST · by george76 · 35 replies · 1,398+ views
    Bruce Springsteen posted a statement on his Web site urging support of the gay marriage bill that's up for a vote in New Jersey's Senate on Thursday. Springsteen wrote that he's long believed in and has "always spoken out for the rights of same-sex couples." A state Senate committee approved the bill by one vote on Monday. Democrats concede the measure may fall short of the 21 votes needed to pass the Senate.
  • President Obama calls Springsteen rock 'n' roll laureate

    12/07/2009 2:16:54 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 22 replies · 583+ views ^ | December 07, 2009, 10:45AM | Jay Lustig/The Star-Ledger
    Here is what President Obama said about Springsteen: Finally, we honor the quiet kid from Jersey ... who grew up to become the rock 'n' roll laureate of a generation. For in the life of our country only a handful of people have tapped the full power of music to tell the real American story -- with honesty; from the heart; and one of those people is Bruce Springsteen... It's no wonder that his tours are not so much concerts, but communions. There's a place for everybody -- the sense that no matter who you are or what you do,...
  • Oops! Bruce Springsteen greets concert crowd with 'Hello Ohio!' ... but he was in Michigan

    11/15/2009 8:13:56 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 44 replies · 1,937+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | November 15, 2009 | Kevin Deutsch
    Um, you've got the wrong state, Boss. Legendary rocker Bruce Springsteen made an onstage geography goof Friday when he bellowed "Hello, Ohio!" to adoring fans at the Auburn Hills Palace -- in Michigan. The "Born in the USA" crooner referred to the neighboring state several times before trusty E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt whispered their actual location into his ear.
  • The Bob Dylan James Damiano Story

    10/29/2009 1:06:41 AM PDT · by Blogman · 1 replies · 708+ views
    No closure in Bob Dylan Infringement Law Suit New York 10/29/09 Few artists can lay claim to the controversy that has surrounded the career of songwriter James Damiano. Twenty-two years ago James Damiano began an odyssey that led him into a legal maelstrom with Bob Dylan that, to this day, fascinates the greatest of intellectual minds. Read Press Release
  • Bruce Springsteen Refuses To Play Born In The USA For Glastonbury

    06/28/2009 7:19:51 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 45 replies · 2,013+ views
    London Times ^ | June 28, 2009
    June 28, 2009 Bruce Springsteen refuses to play Born in the USA for Glastonbury (Luke Macgregor/Reuters) Festival fans hoping to hear a parade of Bruce Springsteen's greatest hits were left disappointed The crowd tried booing, chanting and raucous applause but Bruce Springsteen resolutely refused to play Born in the USA to a pleading Glastonbury audience last night. The 59-year-old American served up a lively performance, putting paid to critics who predicted he would turn the Saturday night headlining slot into a “dad rock” event, but fans hoping for a nostalgic show were left disappointed. The first of the music veteran's...
  • Springsteen Rocks Four Blue Collar Workers, 14,996 Middle Managers At Concert

    05/11/2009 7:34:05 AM PDT · by SvenWaring · 14 replies · 853+ views ^ | 5-11-09 | Sven Waring
      Working Class Dog, no, wait, that's Rick Springfield... Working Class hero warms up middle managers, yuppies at BJC ."This one goes out to the men and women who make this country what it is today, those tough, blue-collar workers," said rock icon and working man's hero Bruce Springsteen, who rocked the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park on Friday."Specifically those four guys waaaaay up there in section ZZZ," he said pointing to the rafters. "I am one of you! You should have seen my seats at the Stones concert in 71, man!"Most of the audience laughed while checking their...
  • Report: Bruce Springsteen Named as Other Man in Divorce Papers

    04/08/2009 8:50:40 PM PDT · by RDTF · 38 replies · 1,896+ views
    Fox ^ | April 8, 2009
    Divorce papers filed in a New Jersey court claim rock and roll star Bruce Springsteen was having a long affair with another man's wife, says a report. Arthur Kelly alleges in papers filed in Monmouth County on March 27 that his wife, Ann, “committed adultery with one Bruce Springsteen, who resides in Rumson, N.J., and Colts Neck, N.J., at various times and places too numerous to mention," reports Star Magazine. -snip-
  • Bruce Springsteen Suspended for Crotch Slide

    02/03/2009 3:55:49 AM PST · by darkness78 · 44 replies · 2,571+ views An otherwise magnificent Super Bowl was marred by an ugly incident in the half time show as rocker Bruce Springsteen slid crotch-first into a cameraman. After assaulting the innocent cameraman, the malicious Springsteen can be seen, on video, laughing maniacally.
  • Bruce Springsteen's love affair with communist folk singer Pete Seeger

    02/01/2009 6:09:06 PM PST · by ETL · 80 replies · 2,834+ views
    several sources | several authors
    Springsteen's Homage to Pete Seeger By Tom Moon World Cafe, April 25, 2006 - On the new collection We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions, Bruce Springsteen honors the folk music tradition that has inspired many of his own compositions over the years. All the tracks on the new album are standards closely associated with folk icon Pete Seeger. Springsteen assembled large ensemble of acoustic musicians to flavor the proceedings with everything from accordion to tuba. Rock critic Tom Moon talks with host David Dye about why he reacted so strongly and positively towards this latest offering by The Boss.
  • Springsteen regrets record deal

    01/31/2009 10:46:45 PM PST · by kcvl · 52 replies · 2,265+ views
    Rock star Bruce Springsteen has said it was a "mistake" to exclusively release an album with US retail giant Wal-Mart. The musician told the New York Times: "Our batting average is usually very good, but we missed that one." Some fans complained about the deal, saying claims made against Wal-Mart's labour practices conflicted with Springsteen's principles on the issue. He is due to perform during the interval at Sunday's Super Bowl in Tampa, Florida. 'Done different' "We were in the middle of doing a lot of things, it kind of came down and, really, we didn't vet it the way...
  • Liberal Stupid-Ass Comment of the Day: Rosanne Barr

    01/31/2009 3:51:43 PM PST · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 26 replies · 981+ views
    Vocal Minority ^ | 1/31/09 | EricTheRed_VocalMinority
    Rosanne Barr was so nice to give a little advice to Bruce Springsteen on her blog [H/T Jammie Wearing Fool]: The Boss oughta demand during his half-time appearance this Sunday that Obama stop bombing Pakistan (which even President Karzai of Afghanistan has requested) and stop funding the Israeli war machine! TELL OBAMA TO STOP BOMBING PAKISTAN AND MAKE ISRAEL STOP BOMBING GAZA!!!! Wow. I knew Rosanne Barr was a left-wing wacko, but I didn't know she was a self-hating Jew too. Yes, you read that right. Don't give me that, "She's just bashing Israel, not Jews in general." Although, ya...
  • Springsteen Calls Wal Mart CD Deal 'A Mistake' (but still cashes the checks anyway)

    01/31/2009 8:29:00 AM PST · by lewisglad · 33 replies · 892+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Fri Jan 30, 3:30 pm ET
    The Boss is owning up to a mistake. In an interview with Sunday's New York Times, Bruce Springsteen says he shouldn't have made a deal with Wal-Mart. This month, the store started exclusively selling a Springsteen greatest hits CD. Some fans were critical because Springsteen has been a longtime supporter of worker's rights, and Wal-Mart has faced criticism for its labor practices. Springsteen told the Times that his team didn't vet the issue as closely as he should have, and that he "dropped the ball on it." Springsteen went on to say: "It was a mistake. Our batting average is...
  • Springsteen promises high-energy halftime show

    Springsteen promises high-energy halftime show By JENNA FRYER The Associated Press January 30, 2009 TAMPA, Fla. -- Anybody who thinks it's tough playing the halftime show at the Super Bowl with 150 million people watching should try serenading Barack Obama with the majestic granite visage of Abraham Lincoln staring over your shoulder. Bruce Springsteen did. "It kind of was a good warm-up for this," Springsteen joked Thursday after arriving in Tampa with the E Street Band. "That takes some of the pressure off, you know."
  • Bruce (bald face Liar) Springsteen calls Wal-Mart deal a mistake

    01/30/2009 7:46:12 PM PST · by MAD-AS-HELL · 53 replies · 2,295+ views
    In an interview with The New York Times, Bruce Springsteen says he shouldn't have made a deal with Wal-Mart. This month, the store started exclusively selling a Springsteen greatest-hits CD. Some fans were critical because Springsteen has been a longtime supporter of worker's rights, and Wal-Mart has faced criticism for its labor practices. Springsteen's team didn't vet the issue as closely as it should have, and that he "dropped the ball on it," he told the Times for a story to be published in Sunday editions and previewed on its Web site.
  • The Boss apologizes for Wal-Mart deal, AC/DC is not sorry at all

    01/30/2009 2:11:07 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 56 replies · 1,554+ views
    BrandFreak ^ | 1/30/09 | Kenneth Hein
    Bruce Springsteen, champion of the working class and all things New Jersey (and the halftime entertainment for Sunday's Super Bowl), has officially apologized for striking an exclusive deal with Wal-Mart to sell his current greatest-hits CD. The Boss tells The New York Times that he dropped the ball by not taking notice of Wal-Mart's labor practices. In one of the retailer's lowlights, it paid out $11 million for using illegal immigrants as janitors. AC/DC, meanwhile, is sleeping soundly after striking a similar deal earlier this year. The resilient Aussie rockers' new album went to No. 1 on the Billboard charts....
  • Won't Be Watching Superbowl Halftime With All American (All Socialist) Bruce Springsteen

    01/30/2009 4:20:41 AM PST · by joeclarke · 31 replies · 3,535+ views
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 01/30/2009 | JoeClarke.Net
    "We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced" Its not that I take my politics too seriously, I take life and the future of America totally serious, and "The Boss" bossed around too many voters to Gobama. No entertainer worked harder to elect a man, though I do like some of his personality, thoroughly unqualified to take on the job of Commander In-Chief and sundry other duties which are way above his pay grade. I actually blame the electorate who voted for the Democrats in Congress and President, more than the officials themselves. Rose of Quinn and Rose...
  • Meet the new Boss: ("how Bush ruined America")

    01/19/2009 5:06:15 AM PST · by darkness78 · 51 replies · 1,793+ views
    the guardian ^ | 01/18/2009
    It's Bruce Springsteen in utterly candid mode, discussing how Bush ruined America, and how he coped with recent tragedies of his own. But with a new president, the singer has a fresh optimism - hell, he even loves his local supermarket now
  • Messianic Obama in Cleveland: "A Rising is Coming...I Want My America Back!"

    11/02/2008 4:16:19 PM PST · by kristinn · 110 replies · 2,658+ views
    Sunday, November 2, 2008 | Kristinn
    With two days to go before the election, Barack Obama spoke with messianic zeal before an estimated 80,000 people in Cleveland this afternoon who were drawn by a free acoustic concert by Bruce Springsteen.AFP reports Obama riffed on Springsteen's closing song, The Rising, when he took the stage:"A rising is coming," Obama said after Springsteen exclaimed to deafening cheers: "I want my country back, I want my dream back, I want my America back!"The Rising was written about the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 and was the title song of Springsteen's cathartic album released the year after the attacks....
  • Obama, Springsteen To Appear At Cleveland Rally

    11/01/2008 11:54:12 AM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 74 replies · 2,489+ views ^ | 11-01-08 |
    CLEVELAND - Sen. Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, will be in Cleveland on Sunday for a Change We Need rally. Also attending the rally is Bruce Springsteen, who will perform an acoustic set to encourage Obama supporters to turn out at the polls. The rally will begin at 3:45 p.m. at Malls B and C on Lakeside Avenue. Doors will open at 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.
  • Bruce Springsteen Mocks Sarah Palin

    10/17/2008 1:21:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies · 1,806+ views
    Bruce Springsteen used his latest fundraising bash for Democrat Barack Obama to poke fun at one of the presidential candidate's Republican rivals, Sarah Palin. Springsteen dueted with fellow rocker Billy Joel for the first time ever at the bash, at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom on Thursday. And the Born to Run hit-maker jokingly compared the pair's inexperience to criticism of Alaska Governor and vice presidential candidate Palin. He told the crowd, "Billy and I have rehearsed a little, but you have to consider this more like the vice presidential debate: you have to Palin-ise your expectations. We seem like we...