Bruce Springsteen

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Springsteen Joins the Ranks of Billionaires

Forbes elevates star partly on the sale of his music catalog

(Newser) - Bruce Springsteen, whose image as a blue-collar rocker was backed up by a 31-song concert Thursday night in Stockholm, has worked his way to a new financial milestone. Forbes now estimates his net worth to be at least $1.1 billion, right alongside Taylor Swift. Springsteen, 74, sold more than...

Courteney Cox Puts New Twist on TikTok Dance Trend

She re-creates dance from iconic Springsteen video

(Newser) - "Asking my mom to dance like she did in the '80s" is a recent TikTok trend, but unlike other participants, Courteney Cox didn't stick to Bronski Beat's "Smalltown Boy." In a video posted on TikTok and Instagram , she starts off dancing to the synth-pop...

Doctors Advise Springsteen to Take a Break

'Vocal issues' postpone four European concerts

(Newser) - Bruce Springsteen evidently wasn't faking it when he struggled to sing "Thunder Road" at an awards ceremony in London on Thursday. His Saturday concert in France was canceled at the last minute because of what his website called "vocal issues," and an announcement Sunday says three...

Ivors Academy Breaks Mold in Honoring Springsteen
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McCartney Imagines Springsteen as a Beatle

American star became 27th songwriting fellow in London ceremony

(Newser) - Paul McCartney took advantage of Bruce Springsteen's weakened voice—earned in performing a three-hour concert in the rain the night before—to pay the American mocking tribute Thursday in London. The event was the Ivor Novello Awards, where McCartney presented him with a fellowship of the songwriting academy, per...

Adele Springsteen Inspired, and Danced With, a Rock Star

Bruce Springsteen says his mother 'held our family together'

(Newser) - Adele Zerilli Springsteen, a longtime legal secretary, musical muse, and dance partner to Bruce Springsteen—in the family living room and later onstage—who captured the hearts of her son's fans, has died. Her son announced in an Instagram post that his mother died Wednesday, the AP reports. She...

Recovering Springsteen to Stay Offstage for Rest of 2023

Star, who is being treated for peptic ulcer disease, says he's 'on the mend'

(Newser) - Bruce Springsteen has extended his postponements of scheduled concerts through the rest of the year. He'd already scrapped his September dates. A notice posted Wednesday on social media said unplayed 2023 shows will be rescheduled for 2024, People reports. Springsteen "has continued to recover steadily from peptic ulcer...

Amid Outcry, Springsteen Manager Defends Ticket Prices

'In pricing tickets for this tour, we looked carefully at what our peers have been doing'

(Newser) - While there's been no comment from the Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen's manager has addressed outrage over ticket prices for Springsteen's 2023 tour. After tickets went on sale for some dates last week, Ticketmaster price for some seats rose to thousands of dollars because of its "dynamic...

Price of Springsteen Tickets Causes an Uproar

Ticketmaster offered some for more than $4K

(Newser) - Bruce Springsteen is famous for his songs about working Americans—but when tickets for his eagerly awaited 2023 tour went on sale recently, fans were dismayed to see prices beyond the reach of most Americans who aren't working as hedge fund CEOs. The price of some floor seats rose...

UK Cheers McCartney's Concert for the Ages

Fans, reviewers praise historic Glastonbury performance

(Newser) - Doubts were expressed when Paul McCartney was announced as the headliner for this year's Glastonbury Festival in southwest England. For one thing, the co-founder of the Beatles just turned 80 years old—four times the age of Billie Eilish, who also performed at the festival. The skeptics are singing...

Springsteen, E Street Band Going on Tour

It's their first in about 6 years

(Newser) - The Boss is hitting the road again, and the E Street Band band is coming with him. The rockers announced Monday that they will begin an arena tour in February in the United States, followed by stadium shows beginning in April in Europe, per the AP . Details on the cities...

The Boss Might've Just Made Biggest Single-Artist Music Deal Ever

Bruce Springsteen reportedly just sold his entire music, publishing catalogs to Sony for $500M

(Newser) - They don't call him The Boss for nothing. Billboard is the first to come in with a report that Bruce Springsteen has inked what may be the largest single-artist music deal ever, selling both his entire music catalog and publishing catalog to Sony for $500 million. The 72-year-old artist...

Newest Olympic Medalist Has a Famous Dad

Jessica Springsteen, daughter of Bruce, and US equestrian team take home the silver

(Newser) - The Springsteen family has gone platinum many times over. Time to make space for a little silver, too. Jessica Springsteen and the US equestrian jumping team came up just short of Olympic gold, falling to Sweden in a jump-off Saturday night that still left the Americans with a record 10th...

Bruce Springsteen's Daughter Makes Her Olympic Debut

Jessica Springsteen falls short in solo qualifier, still has a chance for medal in group event

(Newser) - Jessica Springsteen had no luck going solo in Tokyo. Perhaps, suggests the AP , she'll do better with a band. The daughter of famed rocker Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band wife, Patti Scialfa, failed to qualify for the Olympic individual jumping finals at Tokyo's Equestrian Park on...

Podcast By a Couple of Bosses Becomes a Book

Print version of 'Renegades,' from Obama and Springsteen, will have a few additions

(Newser) - There's a new chapter in the collaboration of Barack and the Boss. Renegades: Born in the USA is a bound edition of the popular Renegades podcast featuring conversations between former President Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen on topics such as fame, cars—and the country itself. Penguin Random House...

Springsteen's Manager May Have Settled Mystery

In 'Thunder Road,' Mary's dress 'sways' not 'waves,' says Jon Landau

(Newser) - If you missed it, a long-simmering Bruce Springsteen debate erupted online earlier this month about the song "Thunder Road." In the opening line, does the Boss sing that Mary's dress "sways" or "waves?" Each side has compelling evidence: The album's official lyrics say "...

A Springsteen Mystery: Is It 'Sways' or 'Waves?'

'Los Angeles Times' digs into the controversy over Mary's dress in 'Thunder Road'

(Newser) - It's simple enough question about an iconic song: What does Mary's dress do in the opening line of Bruce Springsteen's "Thunder Road?" The song begins, "The screen door slams. Mary's dress (fill in the blank) ..." The dress either "sways" or "waves,...

Jessica Springsteen Is Headed to Olympics

Bruce's daughter is an equestrian show jumper

(Newser) - Jessica Springsteen is going to the Olympics. The 29-year-old middle child of Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa competes in equestrian show jumping , and on Monday, US Equestrian announced that she and three others would represent the US in the sport at the Tokyo games starting later this month, the New ...

AstraZeneca Recipients Can See Springsteen After All

Rules changed ahead of this weekend's Broadway show

(Newser) - AstraZeneca vaccine recipients can see Bruce Springsteen, too. Springsteen will be the man at the helm of Broadway's return, with "Springsteen on Broadway" reopening Saturday in front of a fully vaccinated audience in New York. Originally, only those who'd received an FDA-approved vaccine were to be allowed...

Obama Recounts That Time He Broke a Friend's Nose

He also talks reparations on 'Renegades' podcast

(Newser) - Barack Obama usually comes off as calm, cool, and collected. But that isn’t always the case. For example, as a boy in Hawaii he once punched a friend in the face over a racial slur. In the second episode of his podcast collaboration with musician Bruce Springsteen, the former...

Prosecutors: Springsteen's BAC Was Just .02
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Springsteen DWI Charge Dropped

He was fined $540 for drinking in federal park

(Newser) - Bruce Springsteen has pleaded guilty to drinking illegally in a federal park—but charges of DWI and reckless driving have been dismissed. At a virtual hearing Wednesday, prosecutors said they couldn't meet the burden of proof for drunk driving over the November incident at Sandy Hook federal park in...

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