Bruce Springsteen

5:28am

Tue November 6, 2012
Around the Nation

N.J. Gov. Christie Chats With 'The Boss'

Originally published on Tue November 6, 2012 10:18 am

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie finally met his state's favorite son. He attended more than 100 Bruce Springsteen concerts without meeting the devoted Democrat. But after the Republican governor toured storm damage with President Obama, the two embraced. Campaigning with Springsteen, the president later put the two men on the phone, matching the Boss with the governor who once sang Springsteen music in a TV appearance.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "THUNDER ROAD")

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11:52am

Sat September 22, 2012
The Record

The Week In Music: What To Read Now, Prince Edition

Originally published on Thu September 27, 2012 10:38 am

Andy Allo and Prince performing last July in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Brian Ach WireImage

Need something to distract you from politics news? Yeah, us too. So here you go: behind the scenes with intense, high-achieving, middle-aged men; a list of ways the common man is being screwed over by big industry; Springsteen and fact-checking our present understanding of the past. Oh, sorry. Maybe lean back with this video of a British radio legend extolling the virtues of Biggie's "One More Chance" instead.

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11:09am

Fri July 27, 2012
The Record

Do You Really Know What Live Is?

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 5:26 pm

Nils Lofgren, Bruce Springsteen and Stevie Van Zandt performing in Paris earlier this month.
David Wolff-Patrick Redferns via Getty Images

For a few minutes the other night, I thought I'd be going to see One Direction this Sunday. A dad I know sent me a text proposing that we bring our third-graders to Key Arena for the exceptionally mop-topped British boy band's Seattle show. He thought we could nab some tickets.

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5:14am

Fri April 20, 2012

1:54pm

Mon March 5, 2012
Music Reviews

Bruce Springsteen's Hard-Bitten Pop Optimism

Originally published on Mon March 5, 2012 4:02 pm

Bruce Springsteen's 17th album, Wrecking Ball, has a little taste of almost every style he's ever played, including classic E Street rock 'n' roll.
Danny Clinch

Ever since The Rising in 2002 — and arguably since 1984's Born in the U.S.A.Bruce Springsteen releases have functioned as State of the Union addresses as much as pop LPs. Wrecking Ball does, too, beginning with its Occupy-era lead single "We Take Care of Our Own," an anthemic bit of wishful thinking which, like "Born in the U.S.A.," seems easy to misinterpret by 180 degrees if you don't pay attention to the verses between the chorus.

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