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

Read Do You Really Know What Live Is?

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

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

Watch Springsteen's American Dream, Beautiful And Bleak

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


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.

Listen Bruce Springsteen's SXSW 2012 Keynote Speech

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


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.

Listen SXSW Late Night Dispatch: Thursday Recap

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


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

Listen Bruce Springsteen On The Meaning Of Music

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


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Read Bruce Springsteen: A Universal, Original 'Wrecking Ball'

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


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.

Read Bruce Springsteen's Hard-Bitten Pop Optimism

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


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

Read NPR Music Announces SXSW 2012 Lineup

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

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Read Listen: Bruce Springsteen's 'Rocky Ground'

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

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

Watch Were You 'Born To Run'? Springsteen As Workout Motivator

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


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

Watch Bruce Springsteen's New Wave Of Social Protest

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

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

Listen Guest DJ: LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy KCMP

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


Bruce Springsteen and Ed Norton

Listen Ed Norton Interviews Bruce Springsteen On 'Darkness'

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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Read First Listen: Bruce Springsteen Revisits 'Darkness' With 'The Promise'

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

Read Missing The Cut: More Important '00s Music

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

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