Bruce Springsteen

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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...

Obama, Springsteen Launch 'Born in the USA' Podcast

'In many ways, Bruce and I have been on parallel journeys'

(Newser) - "In many ways, Bruce and I have been on parallel journeys," Barack Obama says in the first episode of "Renegades: Born in the USA," his new podcast with Bruce Springsteen. The podcast, which NBC calls the "highest-profile collaboration in the history of podcasting," launched...

Springsteen Wouldn't Take Breath Test, Officer Says

Court filing reports the smell of alcohol and an empty tequila bottle

(Newser) - Bruce Springsteen told a park officer he had done two shots of alcohol in the previous 20 minutes but wouldn't take a breath test before he was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving in New Jersey in November, according to a document filed Thursday in federal court. The officer...

Jeep Pulls Super Bowl Ad After Springsteen DWI Charge

Ad is on pause until facts are established

(Newser) - The Jeep ad featuring Bruce Springsteen that aired during the Super Bowl has now been pulled from the brand's social media following news of the rocker's November arrest on a DWI charge . While it "would be inappropriate for us to comment on the details of a matter...

Springsteen Was Arrested for DWI at NJ Federal Park

Authorities say arrest happened in November

(Newser) - In the 1980 song "Wreck on the Highway," Bruce Springsteen reflected on the grief caused by a car crash—which will make his arrest for alleged drunk driving all the more disappointing for fans. TMZ reports the 71-year-old rock legend was arrested in a federal park in New...

Springsteen's Joyful Takes on Aging
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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...

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