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STREAM: Bruce Springsteen – “Hurry Up Sundown”

To many, April means baseball, rain, and large, festive rabbits. However, to the music-minded, April signals the arrival of a much more joyous occasion–Record Store Day. Come Saturday, scores of individuals will take to the streets in an effort to snag their favorite albums, surely carrying a list of essential releases that they simply can’t go home without.

One album undoubtedly at the top of many of these lists is Bruce Springsteen’s latest offering, American Beauty, which hits shelves exclusively this weekend. The 12″ EP will feature four unreleased songs by The Boss, one of which, titled “Hurry Up Sundown,” …

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WATCH: Bruce Springsteen Covers Van Halen’s “Jump”

When you attend a Bruce Springsteen concert, you’re guaranteed to get an electrifying assortment of hits and deep cuts from one of the greatest songwriters of our time, but the real surprises often come in the form of cover songs spanning the entire history of rock an pop music. Springsteen and the E Street Band have made a rousing rendition of the classic “Twist and Shout” a staple of their set, and the Boss even covered Lorde’s megahit, “Royals,” at a recent gig in New Zealand. During last night’s headlining set at the NCAA March Madness Music Festival in Dallas, …

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Bruce Springsteen Announces Spring US Tour Dates

In terms of rock and roll shows, no one does it like Bruce Springsteen. Well into the fourth decade of his illustrious career, The Boss still puts on the most electrifying performances of anyone in the industry, and this spring, a slew of cities that were skipped on the 2012 tour in support of Wrecking Ball will get the chance to experience the raw power of the E Street Band’s live show.

The tour kicks off in Cincinnati, Ohio on April 8 and runs through most of May, concluding with two consecutive shows at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. Check …

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MUSIC VIDEO: Bruce Springsteen – “Just Like Fire Would”

Rock and roll legend Bruce Springsteen released his latest album, High Hopes, last week. The album is primarily a collection of covers and new arrangements of songs The Boss has been playing live for years. One of those covers is “Just Like Fire Would,” originally performed by Australian rock band The Saints, and you can check out a video for the song after the break.

The clip was filmed during the E Street Band’s tour rehearsals, and like it the album, it features former Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello. It’s a fairly simple performance video, but more …

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Take A Springsteen Concert Home With You, Bruce Announces USB Bootlegs

I remember Sunday mornings I would come downstairs, and find my parents sitting in the living room rocking out to Bruce Springsteen. In the later years, when Sirius radio came about, that was all I could find on in the family car. My parents cherished any live recordings of Springsteen they could find. Swooning over 3, 4, 5, hour concerts, his live performance was justified with their energy.

Now, you will be able to take that performance home with you, with the newly announced purchasable wrist bands. At upcoming shows, you will be able download shows onto your already purchased …

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Bruce Spingsteen Parodies “Born To Run” With Jimmy Fallon

Bruce Springsteen debuted a slightly reworked version of his classic single “Born To Run” during an appearance on Jimmy Fallon‘s television show late last night.

Joined by Fallon, who like The Boss was dressed in Bruce’s signature sleeveless outfit, Springsteen took to the late night stage to perform a parody of “Born To Run” dedicated to New Jersey governor Chris Christie and his recent ‘Bridgegate’ scandal. New lyrics to the song included:

“They shut down the tollbooths of glory ’cause we didn’t endorse Chris Christie,” and “Man, I’ve gotta take a leak, but I can’t, “I’m stuck in Governor

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New Orleans Jazz Fest Lineup Revealed: Bruce Springsteen, Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend

In case you haven’t noticed, festival season is not too far off and lineup posters are popping up left and right. Next up to share their roster is the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival who boast an impressive list that includes Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend, Foster the People, Robert Plant and the Sensational Shape Shifters, Phish, Alabama Shakes, The Avett Brothers, Public Enemy, and Solange.

The festival takes place over two weekends, April 25-27 and May 1-4. Also scheduled to perform are Christina Aguilera, Santana, Robin Thicke, Trey Songz, Aaron Neville, Chaka …

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Chuck Ragan and Astronautalis Cover The Boss On Split 7″

Connecticut-based punk label Asbestos Records has had a neat split 7″ series going on for the past couple years called Double Exposure. Each volume focuses on one artist, with both contributors covering a song from that artist’s catalog. Last night, the label announced the third Double Exposure release, which will feature Hot Water Music frontman Chuck Ragan and Seattle, WA rapper Astronautalis taking on tracks by Bruce Springsteen.

Ragan will offer up his version of “Reason To Believe,” the closing song on Nebraska, while Astronautalis will tackle “I’m On Fire” from Born In the USA. The songs …

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Stream Bruce Springsteen’s New Album, ‘High Hopes’

Bruce Springsteen is undeniably one of the greatest musicians in the history of rock and roll. In his storied, forty-plus year career, he has released classic albums filled front to back with great songs, but almost as impressive are the songs that fall through the cracks, that fail to see the light of day after their respective recording sessions. Springsteen revisited a few of these songs for his latest album, High Hopes, which you can stream over at CBS.

Walking the line between B-sides collection and new record, High Hopes includes covers (bookend tracks “High Hopes” and “Dream …

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New Bruce Springsteen Album Released Early On Amazon

In what appears to have been a mistake on the website’s part, Bruce Springsteen‘s upcoming album, High Hopes, was put up for MP3 purchase in its entirety through Amazon on Saturday. Amazon has since taken the album down and reverted it to its officially slated January 14, 2014 release date.

According to those lucky enough to snag it before it was taken down, the album was only available to purchase as MP3s on a song-by-song basis with no “Buy Album” option. Since the incident, the album has made its way to file sharing sites. Both parties have yet …

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WEEKLY WAX: Vinyl Releases For The Week Of 11/24 – 11/30

Black Friday has come and gone, and if you’re anything like me, you probably spent just a little more money than you wanted to on records. The deals were just so good though!

Outside of all of the label sales, a lot of great records went up for sale this week. Circa Survive made the biggest waves with represses of their very hard to find albums, Juturna and On Letting Go, but ShopRadioCast piqued all of our interests with hints at a repressing of Brand New’s Deja Entendu. Check out the full list of new releases and news …

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Bruce Springsteen To Release ‘High Hopes’ In January

January 2014 already had its fair share of highly anticipated releases, but Bruce Springsteen just turned it into the most exciting month in the foreseeable future. The rock and roll icon announced last night that he will release his eighteenth studio album, High Hopes, on January 14.

In a somewhat unconventional move for Springsteen, the album features two covers (lead single “High Hopes,” which you can hear after the break, and “Just Like Fire Would”), as well as a rerecorded version of “The Ghost of Tom Joad” and the first studio recording of live favorite “American Skin (41 Shots).” …