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This Thursday At The Kelly Writers House, You Can Hear Some Very Smart People Discuss Bruce Springsteen

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Even the most casual reader of the Philebs knows we have a special place in our hearts and souls for Mr. Bruce Springsteen. His music has, for years, stood for the life of the working man; his high points, and his heartbreaks. But the thing about Springsteen’s music that is often overlooked is the impact […]

NBC’s Hurricane Sandy Benefit Will Include Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, And For Some Reason Sting

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together, a benefit to support the American Red Cross in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, will air on NBC and its affiliate networks this Friday at 8PM. The show will air live from Rockefeller Center and feature Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, and Billy Joel (ugh) singing songs about what it’s like to […]

On Account Of The Economy: Springsteen Exhibit Under-Performs, Constitution Center Must Cut Costs

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

There are some things even The Boss can’t fix: According to The Inquirer, the Constitution Center’s Bruce Springsteen exhibit fell short of expected revenue, and therefore the Center has to make some cuts. According to The Inky, “An austere 2013 budget has been proposed that calls for eliminating 17 staff positions, about 10 percent of […]

Attn. Bruce Springsteen Pre-Gamers: Here’s This American Jojo

Friday, August 31st, 2012

In 2002, our esteemed editor wrote this piece about Bruce Springsteen for Salon.com. At some point a few years later, he read it at Kelly Writer’s House, where John Myers (now with Fresh Air) recorded it, and at some point, as an audio experiment, set the reading to selected Bruce snippets. Then, he forgot about […]

Springsteen To Play CBP

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Bruce Springsteen fansite Backstreets announced dates for the stadium-leg of his world tour this morning, and the boss will be taking the stage at Citizens Bank Park in September. The show will take place Sunday, September 2nd, at CBP, before the boss moves on to Wrigley Field, Nationals Park, and three dates at MetLife Stadium. […]

Philly Mag and PW Bash Springsteen, We Should Have Expected Nothing Less

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

On the day Bruce Springsteen returns to town for a two-night stay at the Wells Fargo Center, both Philly Mag and Philadelphia Weekly decided to unleash their “Bruce Springsteen sucks” arguments. At Philly Mag, Victor Fiorillo lists ten reasons, with video evidence, as to why he hates Springsteen. Among the reasons is simply “Max Weinberg,” […]

Got An Hour To Spare? Watch Bruce Springsteen’s Full SXSW Keynote Speech

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Before playing a “secret show” with the E Street Band last night in Austin, the Boss took care of the SXSW Keynote speech, leaving us to think, “SXSW has a keynote speech?” You can see the damn fine speech in full in the video above, where Bruce talks about the history of music that has […]

Bruce Springsteen Exhibit At Constitution Center Sadly Does Not Include Bruce Springsteen’s Actual Ass

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Would Born In The USA have been such a big deal if THIS was the ass on the cover? Ask your mom. Perusing through the press images for “From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen,” which officially opens today at the National Constitution Center, we couldn’t help but […]

Replacements For Clarence Clemons On Springsteen Tour Include Clarence’s Nephew

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Fans of the boss have been wondering who would be joining Bruce Springsteen on stage in the saxophonist-role since the passing of Clarence Clemons back in June. And now, a few weeks after Springsteen announced his latest tour, we have the answer. According to Backstreets, Clemons will be replaced by a team of Barry Danielian […]

New Bruce Springsteen Album, Wrecking Ball, Due In March

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Above is the first single off of Bruce Springsteen‘s 17th studio album, Wrecking Ball due March 5th. “We Take Care Of Our Own” is one of 11 tracks (13 on iTunes) produced by Ron Aniello. According to Consequence of Sound, the album features guest appearances from Tom Morello (wonder if he’ll do the scratchy guitar […]

Constitution Center To Host Special Events Along With Springsteen Exhibit

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Starting February 17 and going through until September, the National Constitution Center will be hosting From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen. Along with the exhibit itself, the NCC will also be hosting special events featuring Vini ‘Mad Dog’ Lopez, orignal E Street Band drummer, at some after-parties. […]

Attn. Rockist Manchildren: The Bruce Springsteen Museum Exhibit You Have Always Wanted Is Coming To The Constitution Center

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Months and months after Every Bruce Nerd In The World knew about it (raises hand), the National Constitution Center announced this morning that they’d be hosting the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s exhibition, From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen, from February 17 to September […]

Dog Days Directives #3: Embrace The Two Most Beautiful Things New Jersey Ever Gave Us (Other Than Springsteen And Ugly Tomatoes)

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

We speak specifically of The Flying W Pool, which you will begin organizing a road trip to right now on the friends’ email list that has been for too long dominated by wedding and baby preparations (these things are great, but they’re not SWIMMING), and Weber’s Drive-In, where you will stop on the way and […]

Noontime Nuggetz: Paul Kimport, Bruce Springsteen And Joey Sweeney Request Your Presence At Greasy Lake At Happy Hour Today

Friday, February 18th, 2011

And by Greasy Lake, we mean JB’s. The weather’s so damned nice we just set up an EMERGENCY BBQ HAPPY HOUR from 5-10pm (consider it the “Big Gulp” of happy hours). JB’s owner Paul Kimport is gonna bust out the Weber and grill some smoked kielbasa out on the sidewalk, Sweeney is DJing, and he’s […]

Dept. Of This Could Go Either Way: Bruce Springsteen Karaoke At 12 Steps Down

Monday, December 27th, 2010

We’re gonna err on the side of this being awesome, though. Tuesday night, South Philly.

Here Is What We Can Tell You About Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Playing Darkness On The Edge Of Town In Its Entirety At The Spectrum Last Night

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

· If you’ve by some chance never heard it, or haven’t listened to it all the way through in years, Darkness On The Edge Of Town is an absolute motherfucker of an album. Sure, Born To Run and Born In The U.S.A. have more name recognition — fair enough, they’re far more populist works — […]

Noontime Nuggetz: U2 With Bruce Springsteen, “Stand By Me,” JFK Stadium, 9/25/87

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

We were totally there for this.

Bruce Springsteen’s Wang May Have Also Brought Down The Nation’s Most Hated Ticketing Service

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

“First I broke the camera, then I broke Ticketmaster. And something something something about 9/11 and Vietnam. PUT DOWN THE CHICKEN FINGERS!” Is anybody following this thing where NJ Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-8th Dist.) wants to investigate Ticketmaster on accounta them screwing the pooch so bad on Monday’s big Springsteen on-sale? Love it. Related, also […]

This Just In: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, April 28 & 29, AT THE SPECTRUM!

Monday, January 26th, 2009

Tickets go on sale on Monday Feb. 2 at 10AM. Above, Springsteen at the Spectrum on October 25, 1976.

Bruce Springsteen Fires Halloween

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Say it ain’t so, Boss! (Seen here in costume as Guitar Jesus.) The Associated Press, and therefore everybody else reports that on his website, he’s announced that the annual Springsteen Halloween extravaganza is no more. No word on whether he has also fired tonight’s World Series Stub Game (could you blame him?) or the Fourth […]