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  • Bruce Under Fire? ROCKER SPRINGSTEEN CLAIMS UNNAMED CRITICS CALLING HIM 'UNPATRIOTIC'

    10/04/2007 3:36:26 PM PDT · by bolobaby · 111 replies · 2,677+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | Thu Sept 20 2007 16:11:22 ET | Matt Drudge
    BRUCE UNDER FIRE? ROCKER SPRINGSTEEN CLAIMS UNNAMED CRITICS CALLING HIM 'UNPATRIOTIC'; SAYS U.S. COURSE OVER LAST 6 YEARS 'ANTI-AMERICAN' Thu Sept 20 2007 16:11:22 ET Rocker Bruce Springsteen answers critics who call his anti-war sentiments unpatriotic by saying the real sin against patriotism is saying nothing while your country is being harmed. Springsteen discusses this and other topics, including why he's still writing songs and performing, in an interview with Scott Pelley to be broadcast on 60 MINUTES Sunday, Oct. 7 (7:30-9:00 PM, ET, 7:00-9:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network. When reminded that his anti-war views, prominent on...
  • Bruce Springsteen's 'Magic' Has Anti-War Message (Shut up and sing Alert)

    09/27/2007 7:37:19 AM PDT · by teddyballgame · 50 replies · 990+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 9/27/07 | Roger Friedman
    On his new album, "Magic," Springsteen jumps right into the fray again. In a dramatic new REM-ish anthem called "Last to Die," he sings: "Who'll be the last to die for a mistake/The last to die for a mistake/Whose blood will spill, whose heart will break/Who'll be the last to die for a mistake." The mistake is clearly the Iraq war. "We don't measure the blood we've drawn anymore," he sings. "We just stack the bodies outside the door."
  • Bruce Springsteen leaves wife for 9/11 Widow

    Bruce Springsteen has left his wife of 20 years to pursue a relationship with a 9/11 widow. Bruce met the mysterious redhead at a 9/11 telethon and instantly fell for her. He had to tell his wife, Patti Scialfa, that he was leaving her for this new chick. A friend of Bruce's said: "They're separated, but everyone has been sworn to secrecy. We're not supposed to talk about it." A rep for Bruce refused to comment.
  • Warren Beatty: ‘Far Right’ Kept Him From Running

    08/20/2006 8:48:02 PM PDT · by peggybac · 36 replies · 1,052+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | 8/13/06 | James Hirsen
    It’s funny how celebrities who run for political office frequently elect to have an “R” as opposed to a “D” next to their name; i.e., Ronald Reagan, Sonny Bono, Fred Thompson and Arnold Schwarzenegger, among others. Maybe it’s because celebrity conservatives aren’t in the habit of making lame excuses. Actor, activist and much ballyhooed potential political candidate Warren Beatty is offering an explanation as to why he’s been a loud talker, but not much of a walker, when it comes to running for office. Beatty is quoted in Amy Wilentz’s book, “I Feel Earthquakes More Often Than They Happen,” as...
  • Springsteen Mocks Ann Coulter, TV Pundits

    NEW YORK Appearing on CNN today to promote his current tour and album of Pete Seeger songs, rocker Bruce Springsteen took note of the current controversy surrounding Ann Coulter in responding to a question about whether musicians should speak out on politics..
  • Workingman's anthems of Boss cloaked in irony (SPRINGSTEEN BOMBS OUT IN CHICAGO)

    06/15/2006 3:37:09 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 82 replies · 2,241+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | June 15, 2006 | DAVE HOEKSTRA
    Pete Seeger sings songs of peace, hope and the working class. Bruce Springsteen's idea to reinterpret the Seeger songbook with broad strokes of street jazz and gospel is a noble thought. Unfortunately, Springsteen's Tuesday night "Seeger Sessions" concert was outsourced to the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park. Everything that was so right about the music was so wrong for the venue. Springsteen and his raucous 17-piece band failed to even fill the pavilion. Roughly 5,500 fans showed up, and the $92 ticket price knocked out the working-class audience that Springsteen and Seeger have championed. This is First Midwest...
  • Dixie Chicks Return to No. 1 on Charts [Disgusting feminist herd.]

    06/01/2006 3:48:24 PM PDT · by familyop · 65 replies · 2,555+ views
    Associated Press by way of Forbes ^ | 31MAY06 | JOHN GEROME
    The Dixie Chicks appear to be more popular than the president these days. President Bush's approval rating has plummeted, but the Chicks are on top of the pop and country charts with their first album since publicly criticizing Bush three years ago. They did it without the support of country radio, which largely ignored the Dixie Chicks after lead singer Natalie Maines told a London audience in 2003 that the group was ashamed Bush was from their home state of Texas. The new album, "Taking the Long Way," took the No. 1 spot Wednesday on the country albums chart and...
  • Notebook: Alito Is a Springsteen Fan

    01/09/2006 6:41:49 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 81 replies · 1,305+ views
    Breitbart.com ^ | 1/9/06 | AP
    He's a Springsteen fan, history buff and marksman. He can whip up a salmon pate, but don't ask him to bake a cake. His marriage proposal began as an offer to take dancing lessons. These insights into Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito came from his wife, Martha, who confided in an interview that the man who has pondered weighty issues as a federal appeals judge for more than a decade has some interesting quirks. His music tastes tend toward Beethoven and Bruce Springsteen but "I force him to listen to Scarlatti and Bach," Mrs. Alito said in a Washington Post...
  • The rebirth of Boss' 'Born (to Run)' BARF ALERT

    11/27/2005 1:32:49 PM PST · by Chi-townChief · 45 replies · 1,188+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | November 27, 2005 | Dave Hoekstra
    BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, "BORN TO RUN: 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION" (COLUMBIA) **** A couple of months ago Bruce Springsteen stood on stage at the United Center and joked about how he used to try and cram so many words into a lyric. The "Born to Run: 30th Anniversary Edition" box set (Columbia) celebrates Springsteen's maturation as a songwriter, arranger and bandleader. The box set consists of the complete, remastered "Born to Run" album, as well as the DVD "Hammersmith Odeon, London '75" concert film of Springsteen and the E Street Band. It's cool to see Springsteen rock again ("Detroit Medley," etc.) in...
  • GOP'D-OFF POLS DISS THE BOSS [Senate Freeze-out on Springsteen]

    11/19/2005 4:00:34 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 120 replies · 2,895+ views
    NY Post ^ | 11-19-05 | DEBORAH ORIN and IAN BISHOP
    November 19, 2005 -- WASHINGTON — A Democratic bid to get Bush-bashing singer Bruce Springsteen some extra glory days with a Senate resolution in his honor yesterday ran into a Republican logjam. Though such resolutions normally speed through without even requiring a vote, an unidentified GOP senator has put a hold on the tribute to Springsteen, who headlined anti-Bush fund-raising tours that raised millions in the 2004 election — effectively blocking the resolution indefinitely. "At this point, we're unable to clear it," said Senate Republican leader Bill Frist's spokeswoman, Amy Call, adding that the Senate will try to get to...
  • Republicans refuse to give Bruce Springsteen his glory days

    11/18/2005 4:17:30 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 110 replies · 2,265+ views
    AP ^ | November 18, 2005 | DONNA DE LA CRUZ
    WASHINGTON -- Bruce Springsteen famously was "born in the USA," but he's getting scorned in the U.S. Senate. An effort by New Jersey's two Democratic senators to honor the veteran rocker was shot down Friday by Republicans who are apparently still miffed a year after the Boss lent his voice to the campaign of Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry. The chamber's GOP leaders refused to bring up for consideration a resolution, introduced by Sens. Frank Lautenberg and Jon Corzine, that honored Springsteen's long career and the 1975 release of his iconic album, "Born to Run."
  • PLAME'S ANTI-W. MONEY (attended Soros fund-raiser; listed as "retired" on FEC form)

    07/27/2005 2:45:23 AM PDT · by Liz · 62 replies · 2,330+ views
    NY POST ^ | July 27, 2005 | DEBORAH ORIN
    Outed CIA spy Valerie Plame last fall gave a campaign contribution to go toward an anti-Bush fund-raising concert starring Bruce Springsteen....... It's the first revelation that Plame participated in anti-Bush political activity while working for the CIA. The $372 donation to the anti-Bush group America Coming Together, first reported by Time magazine's Web site, was made in Plame's married name of Valerie E. Wilson and covered two tickets. The FEC record lists her occupation as "retired" even though she's still a CIA staffer. Under employer it says: "N.A." A special prosecutor is probing whether Plame's CIA identity was leaked to...
  • I just threw away all my Bruce Springsteen stuff today.

    11/10/2004 10:03:21 PM PST · by Nascardude · 46 replies · 1,160+ views
    Well, I was cleaning out my closet and the attic today and I have thrown out all of my old Bruce Springsteen albums and all my Springsteen memorabilia. It truly sucks. Because growing up as a kid, I was such a huge Springsteen fan. I went to several concerts of his and I would listen to his songs by the hour. So much that my parents wold be sick of it. But after what he did and said about President Bush this year, I can no longer listen to his music or support him in anyway. I thought about writing...
  • Hate Is All You Need

    09/05/2005 11:25:28 PM PDT · by gpapa · 19 replies · 1,398+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | September 6, 2005 | Patrick Hynes
    We veterans of the 2004 campaign can hardly imagine the American political left sinking lower than it did then: the fake memo, Michael Moore's celluloid sandwich board, George Soros, "Bush is Hitler," Bruce Springsteen. And yet, as its reaction to Hurricane Katrina makes plain, the left is perfectly willing to sink a lot deeper.
  • Bruce Springsteen Unsure About Another Presidential Campaign (Music Tour for Kerry)

    05/11/2005 8:26:46 AM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 53 replies · 1,220+ views
    Rocker Bruce Springsteen is refusing to commit to taking part in the US 2008 presidential race, following his disappointment at the outcome of the most recent election.Springsteen joined a long list of stars who played in the 'Vote for Change Tour' in the hopes that Democratic Senator John Kerry would defeat President George W. Bush in the November 2004 race. With Republican Bush retaining his position as America's leader, Springsteen has opted not to get too excited about the next presidential voting opportunity.He says, 'I'd have to see if I was useful in any fashion and how I felt about...
  • Starbucks Bans the Boss (Springsteen, Kerry supporter)

    05/06/2005 10:22:41 AM PDT · by Ramonan · 33 replies · 1,530+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | May 6, 2005 | Charlie Amter
    The Boss is paying the cost for some racy lyrics and anti-corporate politics. Starbucks says it will not stock Bruce Springsteen's just-released Devils & Dust, in part because of one track's graphic imagery. The song in question, "Reno," depicts an encounter at a Nevada brothel, including a reference to oral sex and the line: "Two hundred dollars straight in, two-fifty in the a--." But that alone didn't trigger the barrista's Boss ban. "There were a number of factors involved...[Lyrics] was one of the factors, but not the only reason," Ken Lombard, president of Starbucks Entertainment, tells Reuters. According to Newsweek,...
  • With 'Devils & Dust' Springsteen continues political progression

    05/01/2005 6:38:30 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 64 replies · 2,026+ views
    Knight Ridder Newspapers ^ | April 28, 2005 | THOMAS PEELE
    The night before, America had elected a president in what many saw as a critical moment in the nation's history. The Middle East was in turmoil, the foreign policy decisions there destroying the nation's credibility. Voters turned to a right-wing Republican former governor."I don't know what you guys think about what happened last night, but I think it's pretty frightening," Springsteen said. "You guys are young, there's going to be a lot of people depending on you coming up, so this is for you. One . . . two . . ."
  • Mon Dieu! C'est le Zot! About being FREE....to drool and spew!

    04/18/2005 4:09:50 AM PDT · by blec95 · 232 replies · 6,277+ views
    Dear people of Free Republic, I recently had to come into this wonderful country that is your website. After reading a post about the come back of Bruce Springsteen andt the fact that you think he is anti-american and a traitor just because he dared to use his FREEdom to speak and said publicly that Bush was a liar., i told myself, that, if this wonderful country uses the word FREE to call itself, I should use this opportunity to answer and to use MY FREEdom to speak as well. I posted under “blec93” an article showing how high the...
  • Springsteen sells ticket faster than never (Dim troll du jour zotted.)

    04/12/2005 8:48:37 AM PDT · by blec93 · 274 replies · 5,341+ views
    Next show in Cleveland was sold out in ..... 7 minutes!!!! 25 years he is saying in public (started the night after Reagan first election) that neo cons suck..... and still the BOSS!!!!!
  • Bruce (Springsteen)Hits Road Solo

    04/10/2005 10:16:27 AM PDT · by Ramonan · 38 replies · 1,294+ views
    Yahoo Entertainment News ^ | April 12, 2005 | Charlie Amter
    Forget stadiums and the E Street Band--Bruce Springsteen is downscaling his act for a spring tour. The Boss will go it alone later this month as he kicks off his Devils & Dust tour Apr. 25 at the Fox Theater in Detroit. The mini-promotional jaunt will hit 13 cities and conclude May 20 in Boston, with stops in Los Angeles and Denver along the way. After hitting select American cities, the legendary performer will head to Europe to play a string of dates in cities including Dublin and Stockholm. Springsteen's upcoming gigs represent his first official solo shows since 1996-1997's...