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  • 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
    nbcnews.com ^ | November 1, 2012 | nbcnews.com
    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 NBC.com.
  • 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
    thehill.com ^ | 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 / tconner@suntimes.com
    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
    AroundPhilly.com ^ | 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
    Boston.com ^ | 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
    telegraph.co.uk/ ^ | 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
    northjersey.com ^ | 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
    NJ.com ^ | 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
    DotPenn.com ^ | 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
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/matthew-filipowicz/bruce-springsteen-suspend_b_163019.html 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. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5360791...
  • 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
    MSNBC.com ^ | 11-01-08 | NewsNet5.com
    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...
  • Line short for Springsteen tickets at Eastern Michigan University

    10/05/2008 1:23:37 AM PDT · by earmarksrus · 52 replies · 1,890+ views
    The Ann Arbor News ^ | October 3, 2008 | Susan Oppat
    An hour before Bruce Springsteen tickets were to be distributed for Monday's free acoustic concert at Eastern Michigan University, only 20 people were in line. The first fan arrived from Grand Rapids at 4:30 a.m. Friday. Brad Berry, 54, has seen Springsteen about 15 times and saw Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama in May in Grand Rapids. He said he was alone until 6:30 when a second person showed up. And they were alone until 7:30. All said they were shocked that so few people were in line.
  • The Boss will turn none away today

    10/04/2008 8:11:51 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 20 replies · 739+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 10/04/2008 | Maria Panaritis
    Whether you clocked in or not as a volunteer with the Obama campaign over the past few days, turns out The Boss will see you after all. Despite early confusion over the hastily arranged campaign event, scheduled for this afternoon on the Parkway, officials said yesterday that Bruce Springsteen's get-out-the-vote concert would be open to any and all. --snip-- Deputy Police Commissioner Stephen Johnson said the cash-strapped department would staff the event with a team of civil affairs and traffic officers already scheduled to work today. Overtime shifts, he said, would be kept to a minimum.
  • Springsteen, Joel Sign On For Obama Benefit

    09/30/2008 12:08:41 PM PDT · by pissant · 31 replies · 629+ views
    BillBoard ^ | 9/30/08 | Jon Cohen
    In what is being billed as the first time they've ever played at the same concert, Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel have signed on for a benefit for Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama on Oct. 16 at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. Other "exciting guests" for the show have yet to be announced. Balcony tickets are $500, while premiere seats are $2,500 and lounge seats are $10,000. They can be purchased by clicking here. Springsteen, who endorsed Obama this spring, recently finished a tour with the E Street Band in support of his 2007 album, "Magic." On Sunday, it was confirmed...
  • Springsteen to perform at Super Bowl halftime (NFL on a suicide mission)

    09/28/2008 7:59:58 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 76 replies · 1,710+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 9/28/2008 | msnbc
    Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will perform at halftime during Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa. The NFL and NBC made the announcement Sunday night.
  • Springsteen ends world tour at Harley celebration (Silent Audience at Rendition, Wiretaps?)

    08/31/2008 9:14:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies · 252+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 8/31/08 | CARRIE ANTLFINGER
    Springsteen ends world tour at Harley celebrationBy CARRIE ANTLFINGER, Associated Press Writer Sun Aug 31, 9:36 AM ET MILWAUKEE - Bruce Springsteen ended his world tour over the weekend, toned down but revved up. Springsteen played more than 30 songs over 3 1/2 hours Saturday night on Milwaukee's lakefront for Harley-Davidson's 105th anniversary celebration. He made few comments between songs. Only for a few moments before "Livin' in the Future" did the rocker — who often brings his liberal-leaning political comments to the stage — stray into politics. Springsteen performed to a crowd not unlike the one that gave Republican...
  • Bruce Springsteen off the bill at Barack Obama speech

    08/27/2008 11:18:46 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 48 replies · 200+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | August 27, 2008 | Alex Spillius
    Bruce Springsteen will not be performing at Barack Obama's closing speech, his campaign said, as the Democratic candidate seeks to avoid association with celebrities. In a break with recent tradition, the Democratic National Convention will be free of major performing artists after Republicans have successfully turned Mr Obama's surging popularity against him. The 2004 convention featured cameos from Patti LaBelle, Willie Nelson, the Black Eyed Peas and Carole King, while in 2000 Stevie Wonder and Luther Vandross played in the main convention hall. Earlier in the week Obama aides said Springsteen was to perform a short acoustic set at the...
  • Springsteen, Bon Jovi to perform at Obama speech

    08/25/2008 9:15:11 AM PDT · by pissant · 31 replies · 140+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 8/24/08 | Mark Brown
    NVESCO FIELD — The Jersey boys are coming, and we ain't talking about Frankie Valli. The Boss and Bon Jovi are ready to perform. Multiple sources confirmed to the Rocky that Jon Bon Jovi will fly in to perform two acoustic songs before Sen. Barack Obama gives his acceptance speech at Invesco Field on Thursday night. After the speech, Bruce Springsteen will close out the night, presumably solo acoustic (E Street Band member Nils Lofgren told the Rocky last week that the band wouldn't be with Springsteen in Denver). Springsteen's people have not returned multiple requests for comment.
  • Report: Springsteen to perform at Super Bowl (Hey NFL, can you say BOYCOTT?)

    08/12/2008 2:59:24 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 99 replies · 195+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 8/12/2008 | Tampa Bay Online
    TAMPA, Fla. - The Super Bowl might be six months away from coming to town, but the celebrity rumors already are running rampant. The New York Post's Page Six reported on Tuesday that Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will perform live at the Super Bowl halftime show on Feb. 1 at Raymond James Stadium. Amanda Holt, the director of communications for the local Super Bowl Committee, said this is the first she has heard of it.