Bruce Springsteen

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Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, known for his work with the E Street Band. Nicknamed "The Boss", he is widely known for his brand of poetic lyrics, Americana, working class, sometimes political sentiments centered on his native New Jersey, his distinctive voice, and his lengthy and energetic stage performances—with concerts from the 1970s to the present decade running at up to four hours in length.

Springsteen's recordings have included both commercially accessible rock albums and more somber folk-oriented works. His most successful studio albums, Born to Run (1975) and Born in the U.S.A. (1984) find pleasures in the struggles of daily American life. He has sold more than 140 million records worldwide and more than 64 million records in the United States, making him one of the world's best-selling artists of all time.[1][2] He has earned numerous awards for his work, including 20 Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes, and an Academy Award as well as being inducted into both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1999. In 2009, Springsteen was a Kennedy Center Honors recipient, in 2013 was named MusiCares person of the year, and in 2016 was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.[3]

He married Patti Scialfa in 1991, and the couple have had three children – Evan James, Jessica Rae and Sam Ryan.

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Wrecking Ball is the seventeenth studio album by American recording artist Bruce Springsteen, released March 5, 2012, on Columbia Records.
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Born to Run is the third studio album by American singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen.
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Born in the U.S.A. is the seventh studio album by American rock singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen.

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Bruce Springsteen’s Tougher Than the Rest — a song about vulnerability
  –  February 5, 2018
A little while after Bruce Springsteen had begun recording the demos that would ... It's a song in which the singer is honest about their own slightly shop-soiled weariness — ‘Well it ain't no secret, I’ve been around a time or two’ — but ...
‘Failed’ Songwriter Goes Up Against Bruce Springsteen for a Grammy
  –  January 26, 2018
It’s not every day that you get nominated for a Grammy. Even more rare is finding yourself competing against your hero in the same category. But songwriter Shelly Peiken is living that dream as her audio book, “Confessions of a Serial Songwriter,” is ...
Bruce Springsteen concert helps Pearson family mourn lost father on 'This Is Us'
  –  February 8, 2018
ASBURY PARK, N.J. — It took the music of Bruce Springsteen to put dad Jack Pearson to rest on Tuesday's episode of the NBC hit family drama, This Is Us. The promise of a Springsteen concert keeps the Pearson clan going after they lost their dad after ...
Bruce Springsteen concert helps Pearsons mourn lost father on NBC's 'This Is Us'
  –  February 7, 2018
It took the music of Bruce Springsteen to put dad Jack Pearson to rest on the Tuesday, Feb. 6 episode of the NBC hit family drama, "This Is Us." The promise of a Springsteen concert keeps the Pearson clan going after they lost their dad in a fire in the ...
Bruce Springsteen to feature at Carlisle Racecourse this summer
  –  February 6, 2018
taken by the music legend's tour photographer, Jo Lopez. It will see the racecourse's exhibition hall turned into an art gallery for one night only. Organised by rock photography exhibition specialists Off Beat Lounge, ‘Photographing Bruce Springsteen ...
Reboots, revivals, remakes, comebacks, reimaginations take center stage — again
  –  February 16, 2018
"Maybe everything that dies one day comes back," sang Bruce Springsteen, on a record he made without the E Street Band, which he broke up and could not help reconvening, to enormous success. Reunions promise potentially happy endings to relationships that ...
13 Bands to See At This Year's Brite Winter Festival
  –  February 16, 2018
Flanagan admits he's been inspired by roots rockers such as Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty and Neil Young, but he also cites Metallica and Pantera as influences and admits that his music tends to be "a little more aggressive." With its gritty guitars ...
Long Island’s soul-food restaurants keep comfort fare all in the family
  –  February 16, 2018
Janelle Griffith traded the land of Bruce Springsteen for the island of Billy Joel to work as an entertainment reporter and feature writer at Newsday. A news junkie and foodie, she also enjoys giving (solicited) fashion advice.
The Toad Keeps Hopping after 43 Years
  –  February 16, 2018
One of the first big shows came in 1979, when Bruce Springsteen played the venue. After Springsteen came Billy Joel in 1980. U2 played Toad’s three times. Ed Dingus, a 27-year Toad’s employee and current general manager, explained, “The first time U2 ...
Downtown Boys pick their 5 favorite songs to cover
  –  February 16, 2018
In their past sets, they’ve covered songs like Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing In The Dark” and Joy Division’s “Ceremony.” In the video above, the band picks its five favorite songs to cover.
PIANO MAN Billy Joel’s MOVIN’ OUT West To Wellington!
  –  February 16, 2018
Fellow rocker Bruce Springsteen was also in attendance Saturday to watch his daughter Jessica Springsteen compete. Unfortunately, the Boss left before Joel arrived. Joel’s wife, 35, is a former Morgan Stanley executive who owns several horses and is ...
Metallica to Receive Music's 'Nobel Prize'
  –  February 15, 2018
Past Polar Music Prize recipients include Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Patti Smith, Björk, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John and Quincy Jones. It was founded in 1989 by former Abba manager Stig Anderson; its name comes ...
The Farr Side: Feeding my ’80s pop music fix
  –  February 15, 2018
If you don’t believe me, turn on some early Madonna, Prince, Michael Jackson, Def Leppard, Bruce Springsteen, REO Speedwagon, Cyndi Lauper, John Cougar Mellencamp, Wham, Hall and Oates, Lionel Richie, Bon Jovi, Janet Jackson or Whitney Houston ...
Garmin Speak Plus Review: Alexa Meets Dashcam
  –  February 15, 2018
It also picked up voices well inside the car, such as my poor sing-along to Bruce Springsteen. Sample dashcam footage The camera has an 82-degree field of view, which was enough for me to see everything in the three lanes in front of my car. However ...
Big data is watching you
  –  February 15, 2018
It is clear, he found, that people fall in love with the music of their early teens. And his favorite song is Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run,” popular well before he was a fetus, much less a teen, even an early one. “Most people, I think ...
Metallica To Be Honored With ‘Nobel Prize Of Music’
  –  February 15, 2018
Over the years, it has recognized the contribution in music of artists such as Bob Dylan (2000), Paul Simon (2012), Björk (2010), Pink Floyd (2008), Stevie Wonder (1999), Bruce Springsteen (1997), Quincy Jones (1994), Sir Elton John (1995), and more.
Where to eat
  –  February 15, 2018
Welcome to this week’s Reno News & Review. Getting a family of six to agree on where to dine out can be as a futile as trying to boo at a Bruce Springsteen concert. One kid won’t eat anything spicy. One kid hates all food—except spicy stuff.
Ezra Furman sweats it out on the streets of a runaway American dream in this week's Go Slow No
  –  February 15, 2018
“We’re off the grid/ We’re off our meds/ We’re finally out on our own”? Bruce Springsteen didn’t have tramps like this to sing about. GO
The Darkness’ Justin and Dan Hawkins Swan On
  –  February 15, 2018
I said I’d help them out, having not played much bass at all. We did a lot of Marillion covers, Bruce Springsteen, Genesis—a bit prog-y. I moved to London when I was 17 as a bass player for a couple of bands. When I was 24, I think, I was in a band and ...
Prices are going up. But it's good news for you
  –  February 15, 2018
Lately they've been too cold. Obviously, if they shoot up -- like those Bruce Springsteen concert tickets -- that's not good, either. Federal Reserve officials believe the sweet spot is about 2% inflation and 3% to 3.5% wage growth. We're close.
Concert review: Jason Isbell rocks and twangs Santander Performing Arts Center
  –  February 15, 2018
A few songs were rustic, laden with acoustic instruments. Others rocked hard, resembling 1980s Bruce Springsteen or a Lindsey Buckingham-led Fleetwood Mac song, Isbell's slide guitar solos and Shires' piercing fiddle adding an exclamation point to the ...
Story Behind Song: Blinded By The Light by Manfred Mann's Earth Band
  –  February 15, 2018
A cynical rock hack might argue that Manfred Mann made a career out of Bob Dylan in the 60s and a career out of Bruce Springsteen in the 70s. Manfred first heard Blinded By The Light on Springsteen’s debut album, Greetings From Asbury Park – or rather ...
EXCLUSIVE: Billy Joel, 68, plunks down $3.5 million for a horse ranch for his 36-year-old equestrienne wife in Wellington, Florida - following in the hoofsteps of Bruce ...
  –  February 14, 2018
The long list of other celebrities with property in the area includes Bruce Springsteen and Bill Gates. The property was described in real estate listings as a 'beautifully maintained five-acre farm' that sits a short distance from Wellington's Winter ...
Bruce Springsteen concert helps Pearson family mourn lost father on 'This Is Us'
  –  February 8, 2018
ASBURY PARK, N.J. — It took the music of Bruce Springsteen to put dad Jack Pearson to rest on Tuesday's episode of the NBC hit family drama, This Is Us. The promise of a Springsteen concert keeps the Pearson clan going after they lost their dad after ...
‘This Is Us’ Presents Alternative Bruce Springsteen Tour History
  –  February 7, 2018
The NBC drama This Is Us had already created a heroic, beloved character in the family's patriarch, Jack Pearson, but last night's highly anticipated episode elevated him to idol status for some viewers, after an important detail was revealed: He was a ...
Bruce Springsteen on Broadway: Performance added for SiriusXM subscribers
  –  February 7, 2018
“Springsteen on Broadway” is getting Sirius. SiriusXM, that is. Bruce Springsteen will perform his hit Broadway music play at the Walter Kerr Theatre for subscribers of SiriusXM satellite radio on Wednesday, March 14. The performance will not be ...
Bruce Springsteen to feature at Carlisle Racecourse this summer
  –  February 6, 2018
Bruce Springsteen is joining the big name acts to feature at Carlisle Racecourse this summer. The Boss is due to make an appearance - well, pictures of him are at least - at the Durdar track. He is the star of a photographic exhibition of fine-art ...
Bruce Springsteen’s Tougher Than the Rest — a song about vulnerability
  –  February 5, 2018
A little while after Bruce Springsteen had begun recording the demos that would become his album Tunnel of Love in early 1987, the producer Chuck Plotkin travelled to New Jersey to listen to the songs. “Oh God, that boy’s in trouble,” he thought.
Bruce Springsteen’s “Happy Super Bowl Sunday” Tweet Is Perfect
  –  February 4, 2018
Bruce Springsteen is here to wish you a happy Super Bowl Sunday, and in the process, he wants to remind you of an iconic moment from his 2009 Super Bowl halftime show. It was near the end of “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out,” the first song in the E Street ...
‘Failed’ Songwriter Goes Up Against Bruce Springsteen for a Grammy
  –  January 26, 2018
It’s not every day that you get nominated for a Grammy. Even more rare is finding yourself competing against your hero in the same category. But songwriter Shelly Peiken is living that dream as her audio book, “Confessions of a Serial Songwriter,” is ...

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