Bruce Springsteen

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Springsteen's Joyful Takes on Aging

David Brooks sees lessons in new album's looks back and ahead

(Newser) - At age 71, Bruce Springsteen has released a new album that's receiving praise from reviewers and fans as, remarkably, one of his best. Letter to You, which is accompanied by a streaming film, is largely a look back, built around the closeness of the E Street Band, David Brooks...

Bruce Springsteen's Son Rejects Family Business

Sam Springsteen sworn in as Jersey City firefighter

(Newser) - Bruce Springsteen's son isn't following his father into show business, but it's not because he can't take the heat. The youngest of the Boss' three children was sworn in as a firefighter in Jersey City, NJ, on Tuesday. "It was a long road, he’s...

Springsteen After Trump Bash: 'We're Living in a Frightening Time'

Rock legend says president 'doesn't have a grasp' on what it means to be an American

(Newser) - At a Minnesota rally earlier this month, President Trump took a potshot at one of New Jersey's most famous sons, saying that to win the 2016 election, he "didn't need Beyonce and Jay-Z" or "little Bruce Springsteen." The Washington Post reports that an interview with...

Boss's Daughter Hunts a Place in 2020 Olympics

Jessica Springsteen competes in equestrian show jumping

(Newser) - Jessica Springsteen grew up watching her parents onstage at arenas and stadiums. Now, she's working to earn her place on a big stage of another kind: the 2020 Summer Olympics. The daughter of Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa competes in equestrian show jumping and is ranked fifth in the...

Springsteen: I Don't See Anyone Beating Trump

Democrats don't have an 'obvious' candidate, at least for now, he says

(Newser) - Bruce Springsteen isn't a fan of President Trump, but he currently likes the president's chances of winning a second term. "I don't see anyone out there at the moment ... the man who can beat Trump, or the woman who can beat Trump," Springsteen tells the...

Springsteen on Mental Health: 'I Am Not Completely Well'

Rocker says dealing with mental health has been his bravest journey

(Newser) - In an extensive new profile for Esquire , Bruce Springsteen opens up about the difficult relationship he had with his father growing up—one that made more sense when Springsteen found out, as an adult, that his father had been diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic. Springsteen has long struggled with his...

De Niro Bleeped for Trump F-Bomb

The crowd gave him a standing ovation

(Newser) - With a bleep on live television and double fists raised in the air, Robert De Niro got the theater crowd on its feet at the Tony Awards with a rousing political introduction of his old friend Bruce Springsteen that was focused squarely elsewhere: on President Trump. De Niro, a staunch...

Chris Christie Has Tickets to Springsteen on Broadway

The night after Christie ceases to be governor of New Jersey he's going to see the Boss

(Newser) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie knows what he'll be doing on his first night out of office next year: seeing Bruce Springsteen on Broadway. The term-limited Republican and avid Springsteen fan announced his plans Monday during a TV appearance on Good Day New York on the city's Fox...

Springsteen Cover Band Pulls Out of Inauguration Party

B Street Band says decision 'based on respect for Bruce'

(Newser) - Never mind the E Street Band, Donald Trump inauguration events are so controversial that even the B Street Band has backed out. The veteran Bruce Springsteen cover band has decided to pull out of New Jersey's Garden State Presidential Inaugural Gala on Thursday night, the AP reports. Springsteen has...

Springsteen: I Fear Trump's Presidency

Even basic competence is a worry, he says

(Newser) - Bruce Springsteen is worried about America's future under the man he has called a "moron" and a "tragedy for our democracy." "I've felt disgust before, but never the kind of fear that you feel now," the Boss tells Marc Maron's WTF podcast...

You Can Buy Bruce Springsteen's '57 Chevy*

*if you have more than $200K, that is

(Newser) - Bruce Springsteen's iconic '57 Chevy is up for auction on eBay —but you need to be pretty wealthy to afford it. As of this writing, bidding is above $200,000, and the reserve price still hasn't been met. That's quite an increase from the $2,...

Obama Names 21 Recipients of Medal of Freedom

Michael Jordan, Tom Hanks, Bruce Springsteen, and more

(Newser) - President Obama is honoring actors Robert DeNiro, Cicely Tyson, Tom Hanks, and Robert Redford with the nation's highest civilian honor, the AP reports. They are among 21 people Obama plans to recognize with the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House next Tuesday. Honorees from the sports world...

Sometimes That Stranded Biker on Roadside Is Springsteen

Motorcyclists stop to help a guy out, and it's the Boss

(Newser) - Coming across Bruce Springsteen on a broken down motorcycle on the side of the road could probably be a lyric from one of his songs, but it really happened for a group of guys from New Jersey, reports the AP via a Facebook post . A group from the Freehold American...

Springsteen: Trump Is a Tragedy for Our Democracy

'The republic is under siege by a moron'

(Newser) - The Boss doesn't want people to vote for the Donald. In an excerpt from a Rolling Stone interview, Bruce Springsteen calls the Trump campaign a "tragedy for our democracy" and warns that "the republic is under siege by a moron." "When you start talking about...

Bruce Springing 5 Unreleased Songs on Fans

To go with September autobiography 'Born to Run'

(Newser) - Exciting news for Springsteen fans: The Boss is coming out with an autobiography. Even more exciting news: An 18-song companion album with five unreleased vintage tracks is coming out with it, the Wall Street Journal reports. The surprise 500-page Born to Run, which the New Jersey native says he started...

Springsteen Cancels North Carolina Show Over New LGBT Law

He calls it a show of 'solidarity'

(Newser) - Bruce Springsteen has canceled his concert in North Carolina, citing the state's new law blocking anti-discrimination rules covering the LGBT community, the AP reports. In a statement on his website Friday, Springsteen said he was canceling the concert scheduled for Sunday in Greensboro because of the law, which critics...

Springsteen Writes Awesome Tardy Note for 9-Year-Old

'Xabi has been out very late rocking & rolling'

(Newser) - Scott Glovsky has been singing Bruce Springsteen songs to his son Xabi since the boy's birth, so of course, he took the 9-year-old to the Boss's concert in LA Tuesday night, despite the fact that it was a school night. During the show, Xabi held up a sign...

11 Celeb Secrets Dished by the Household Help

Including more than you wanted to know about Ryan Gosling's bathroom habits

(Newser) - Having a housekeeper or an assistant is apparently dangerous business in Hollywood: Radar rounds up 26 famous employers who've had their secrets dished by such employees.
  • Christina Aguilera: A few years back, staffers revealed that they were constantly picking up maid and nurse costumes off the floor, because Aguilera

Springsteen, Martin Fill In for Injured Bono

They join rest of U2 for World Aids Day gig

(Newser) - Bono has some top-notch understudies: Bruce Springsteen and Chris Martin of Coldplay acted as the U2 frontman, who is recovering from a bike accident , at a New York City concert last night honoring World AIDS Day. Springsteen performed "Where the Streets Have No Name" and "I Still Haven'...

5 Celeb Marriages Born in Scandal

Including some very long-lasting ones

(Newser) - The Stir rounds up 11 Hollywood marriages that had a less-than-innocent start—including some very long-lasting ones. A sampling:
  • Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson: Hanks was still married to Samantha Lewes, with whom he had two kids, when he fell in love with Wilson on the set of the

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