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Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen
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Interviews & Profiles

Bruce Springsteen performing in November at Madison Square Garden.

January 15, 2014 The Boss talks about his latest album (and a lot more) in a one-hour-plus interview with Ann Powers.

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Do Clarence Clemons' sax and Bruce Springsteen's voice motivate you to hit the pavement?

January 20, 2012 An NPR personality and a Florida mailman agree: There's no better cheerleader than The Boss.

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Bruce Springsteen and Ed Norton

November 15, 2010 The rock 'n' roll legend discusses his album Darkness on the Edge of Town with Norton in Toronto.

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August 22, 2008 Author Tom Moon surveys all genres of music, from Marian Anderson to ZZ Top.

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August 10, 2008 Jeffrey Symynkywicz combines his theological training with his lifelong love of Springsteen's music.

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March 5, 2008 Now back on tour after some time off, the veteran rocker talks about mixing music and politics.

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April 26, 2006 Bruce Springsteen talks about reinterpreting the music of folk legend Pete Seeger on his new album.

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November 15, 2005 In November, Columbia Records released the Born to Run 30th Anniversary Edition boxed set.

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November 15, 2005 Bruce Springsteen's album Born to Run gets the box-set treatment on its 30th anniversary.

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April 27, 2005 On Devils & Dust, rocker Bruce Springsteen strips down, musically and spiritually.

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Songwriter and guitarist Bruce Springsteen.

October 9, 2000 Bruce Springsteen's album Born to Run came out in 1975 to critical and popular acclaim.

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Discover Songs

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October 31, 2010 Hear 15 select tracks from a bonus-packed reissue of Darkness on the Edge of Town until Nov. 16.

Vespertine 4:3

November 24, 2009 See some of our favorite albums that didn't make the final 50 most important recordings list.

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January 19, 2009 Hear a full preview of the legendary singer's new album, streaming now, only on NPR Music.

Twisted Sister

September 2, 2008 Were the 1980s the worst years for music, or the most brilliant?

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December 20, 2007 Reviewer Meredith Ochs shares her top ten albums for 2007.

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December 12, 2007 KUT music director Jeff McCord picks the 10 songs whose company he most enjoyed.

April 27, 2006 Political protest songs from Neil Young; A Peter Seeger tribute from Bruce Springsteen; A more s...

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August 3, 2005 Halfway through the year and the songs are strong. Newer artists like Bright Eyes and Flotation ...

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April 27, 2005 New music from Bruce Springsteen; Live from the Fillmore: Lucinda Williams; Joseph Arthur gamble...

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News

Bruce Springsteen performing in November at Madison Square Garden.

January 15, 2014 The Boss talks about his latest album (and a lot more) in a one-hour-plus interview with Ann Powers.

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Bruce Springsteen's new album is due out in January.

November 25, 2013 The Boss is back with his 18th album, which is due out Jan. 14. Listen to the title track now.

Nils Lofgren, Bruce Springsteen and Stevie Van Zandt performing in Paris earlier this month.

July 27, 2012 On stage, boy bands, DJs and even rock bands make sometimes mysterious use of technology.

Bruce Springsteen, Fiona Apple and The Magnetic Fields will all be part of NPR Music's 2012 SXSW coverage.

March 1, 2012 Featuring the return of Fiona Apple, Bruce Springsteen's keynote and Magnetic Fields' SXSW debut.

Bruce Springsteen's latest album, Wrecking Ball, will be released March 6 on Columbia Records.

January 19, 2012 The first sample of the rocker's new album, Wrecking Ball, features cutting political commentary.

Bruce Springsteen and Tom Morello perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concert.

October 30, 2009 Even in a backslapping soiree of superstars, there were genuine moments at the anniversary concert.

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February 5, 2009 Ticketmaster has apologized, but the New Jersey attorney general's office says it's investigating.

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April 18, 2008 Steve Inskeep remembers Danny Federici, keyboardist for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band.

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June 24, 2004 A promoter hopes the Boss will perform the same night President Bush is nominated in New York City.

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Reviews

Bruce Springsteen's 18th album is titled High Hopes.

January 14, 2014 His 18th album is a mixed-bag assortment of covers and originals brimming with undimmed eagerness.

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Bruce Springsteen.

March 7, 2012 Ken Tucker says Wrecking Ball testifies to bottomless ingenuity, invention and exhilaration.

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Bruce Springsteen's 17th album, Wrecking Ball, has a little taste of almost every style he's ever played, including classic E Street rock 'n' roll.

March 5, 2012 Wrecking Ball surveys just about every style Springsteen has ever played.

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January 19, 2009 Hear a full preview of the legendary singer's new album, streaming now, only on NPR Music.

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October 15, 2007 Media frenzy over the rocker's latest says something about his place in American pop culture.

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October 2, 2007 Fresh CDs from Bruce Springsteen, Dashboard Confessional, and Radiohead.

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April 25, 2006 A loose, fun, freewheeling energy dominates the new Bruce Springsteen CD of Pete Seeger tunes.

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More Stories

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October 6, 2007 Listening to Springsteen in his native India, Nishant Dahiya was inspired to change his life.

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Bruce Springsteen onstage during the Born in the USA tour in 1985.

July 4, 2012 Ann Powers says her infatuation with The Boss grew into adult respect for the strivers in his songs.

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Clockwise from upper left: Bruce Springsteen, Joe Strummer during his time with The Pogues, Lydia Loveless, Devo

April 16, 2014 The latest All Songs Considered mix features never-before-heard cuts from The Boss and more.

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Clockwise from upper left: St. Vincent, Bruce Springsteen, Damien Jurado, Maria Linden of I Break Horses

January 7, 2014 The All Songs crew kicks off 2014 with a mix of their favorite artists and latest discoveries.

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LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy stopped by The Current to play some of his favorite songs.

April 1, 2011 The Current set him up with two turntables, two CD players and a microphone. This is what he chose.

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Guatemalan author Eduardo Halfon's most recent book, The Polish Boxer, mesmerized us.

May 10, 2013 This week on Alt.Latino, Guatemalan author Eduardo Halfon discusses his latest book.

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In a nearly hour-long address from the stage of the Austin Convention Center at South By Southwest, Bruce Springsteen spoke about his life as a musician and artists who influenced his career.

March 18, 2012 In a nearly hour-long address Springsteen spoke about his life as a musician and his influences.

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The paint-splattered members of Venezuelan rock band La Vida Boheme won over NPR Music's team on the second day of the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas.

March 16, 2012 Thursday brought NPR Music's day party, two performances by Bruce Springsteen and lots of emotion.

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"Human expression is not confined to guitars." In his keynote address at SXSW Bruce Springsteen spoke of his love for pop of all flavors.

March 15, 2012 Watch Springsteen's complete keynote address from SXSW.

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February 29, 2012 For just one day we've got the premiere of "Rocky Ground," a new song from Bruce Springsteen.

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January 19, 2009 Hear the songs that wrestled with the fear, uncertainty and frustration during Bush's presidency.

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