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Newsflash: Bruce Springsteen Sucks

Bruce Springsteen sucks. Allow me to digress… Reason #1 Why Bruce Springsteen Sucks: Bruce Springsteen Is New Jersey When Bruce Springsteen dies, no doubt the […]

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Springsteen, Pink Nominated for Billboard Music Awards

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. […]

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Study Up on the Boss with New Springsteen Academic Journal

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, […]

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POLL: Springsteen More Popular in New Jersey Than Governor Christie

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 […]

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Springsteen to Release Brand New Tracks for Record Store Day

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 […]

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Springsteen to Headline March Madness Festival

Yahoo News reports that Bruce Sprinsteen will headline the NCAA March Madness Festival next month in Dallas:

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WATCH: Bruce Springsteen Covers Lorde’s “Royals”

While on tour in Auckland, New Zealand, Bruce Springsteen paid tribute to hometown girl Lorde by covering her 2013 mega-hit, and recent Grammy winner for […]

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Chris Christie Has Forgiven Jimmy Fallon

The schadenfreude-laden subtext of Jimmy Fallon and Bruce Springsteen’s Bridgegate parody was Chris Christie’s deep, unhealthy, coma-inducing obsession with the Boss. Reportedly, and unsurprisingly, he […]

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Bruce Springsteen Announces 15 U.S. Tour Dates

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. […]

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Springsteen Manuscript Has Been Sold

That Springsteen manuscript we told you about earlier today–it’s been sold at auction today. The selling price? $197,000. That seems kind of low, actually, though […]

A handwritten working manuscript of rock star Bruce Springsteen's 1975 hit Born to Run, worth around GBP 62,000, will be auctioned next week. The early manuscript of the song, which catapulted Springsteen to stardom, will be auctioned by Sotheby's in New York on December 5. The lyrics have been written by The Boss in blue ink on a single 8 1/2 by 11 inch sheet of ruled notepaper. Springsteen's first two albums - Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. and The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle - received critical acclaim but modest commercial success. As such, the 26-year-old Springsteen found his career hinging on the success of his next single. However, he needn't have feared as Born to Run was a breakout smash and became his first worldwide release The song took six months to finalise and clocks in at four and a half minutes long. Sotheby's says most of the 30 lines in the 1974 version are apparently unpublished and unrecorded, but does include a "near perfected chorus." It captures for the first time the famous lines: "This town'll rip the (out your) bones from yourback / it's a suicide trap (rap) (it's a trap to catch the young) your dead unless / you get out (we gotto) while your young so (come on! / with) take my hand cause tramps / like us baby we were born to run." The handwritten manuscript, which was written in Long Branch, New Jersey, is said to be "in fine condition" and also includes notes in the margins. It has been in the collection of Springsteen's former manager Mike Appel. The presale estimate is between GBP 43,000 and GBP 62,000 ($70,000 to $100,000). The document will be part of a Manhattan sale of fine books and manuscripts. In 2013, after nearly four decades of performing the career defining hit, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked "Born to Run" Springsteen's great... For more information visit http://www.rexfeatures.com/stacklink/KAYXYSEHJ (Rex Features via AP Images)
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Bruce’s Original “Born to Run” Manuscript on Sale Today

Bruce Springsteen’s handwritten working lyrics to “Born to Run” — composed in 1974 — are on sale today. Scrawled in blue ink on a 8.5/11 […]

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Springsteen to Release Old Song as New Single; Album to Follow

Billboard reports: “Bruce Springsteen has announced he’ll release a new single on Nov. 25. Titled ‘High Hopes,’ the vibrant song is actually a cover of […]

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Rutgers Offers Class About Bruce Springsteen’s Theology

Via Philebrity, a course listing at Rutgers:

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Rand Paul Quotes Springsteen, Delivers Ultimate Middle Finger to Chris Christie

Someday, historians will look back on this heated exchange as the Lexington and Concord of the 2016 presidential race. Yesterday at a forum in Colorado, […]

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Springsteen Plays Entire “Born to Run” Album in James Gandolfini’s Honor

Jimmy Gandolfini was close with the E Street Band. Little Steven Van Zandt played a key role on “The Sopranos.” But the link between Tony […]