Bruce Springsteen’s iconic rock album Born in the U.S.A. turns the big 3-0 today. I bet that makes you feel pretty old, huh?
Right at this very moment, throngs of Coors Light guzzlers are preparing to tailgate for the big Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band show at Hersheypark Stadium. Hopefully, some alien civilization has a big interstellar laser pointed at Hershey right now, because it’s time that we rid the world of Bruce Springsteen and all of his terrible fans once and for all. Bruce Springsteen sucks. And here’s why. Read more »
Philly fave Bruce Springsteen, and MontCo native Pink (aka Alecia Beth Moore Hart) will be pitted against each other at this year’s Billboard Music Awards. Nominations were just announced, and the pair are up for one award each: Top Touring Artist. They’re competing against Bon Jovi, Rihanna, and, the one to beat, Beyoncé.
I am personally and regrettably familiar with the phenomenon of Cultural Studies students being the butt of jokes. The silver lining is that our curricula, bully ammunition though it may be, is really, really fun. Classes on Buffy and Queen B.? Check. Politics of representation in Good Times? You betcha. Now, unemployable undergrads everywhere can rethink their thesis topics: Bruce Springsteen comes to academia! BOSS (The Biannual Online-Journal for Springsteen Studies), the first academic journal devoted to all things Springsteen, will feature scholarly writings on the Boss himself, expanding the field of “is this actual learning?” academics into new territory. Its first edition is slated to be released in June of this year.
A new study shows that The Boss has higher approval ratings in the state of New Jersey than its highest elected official. In the poll, conducted by the state’s Fairleigh Dickinson University, 67 percent of voters have a favorable opinion of Bruce Springsteen, while only 46 percent can say the same for Governor Christie. Here’s a more specific breakdown:
Hurray for Record Store Day! Get your vinyl fix Tuesday, April 19th at participating record stores throughout the city. On the roster this year are plenty of top-notch re-issues, re-pressings, never-released, extended albums, etc., that, in Record Store Day tradition, will probably sell out before you get your hands on it. You should probably go in with a plan, or at least an idea of what’s drool-worthy this year.
He may have just come off an exhaustive tour in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, but Bruce Springsteen isn’t quite ready for a break. The music icon just announced that he and the E Street Band will roll back into the states with a 15-stop nationwide tour that kicks off on April 8 in Cincinnati.