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Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen


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Birth Name :

Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen

Birth Date :

September 23, 1949

Birth Place :

Freehold, New Jersey, USA

Spouse :

Julianne Phillips (actress, 13-May-85 - 1-Mar-89), Patti Scialfa (singer, since 8-Jun-91)

Claim to fame :

Album "Born in the U.S.A." (1984)


Bruce Springsteen's recording career dated back more than forty years ago when he dropped his debut album "Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ" in 1973. Before rising to stardom and becoming one of the best-selling singers in the industry, he was just an ordinary boy growing up in New Jersey with his religious family.

Born Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen on September 23, 1949, he moved from one school to another because he was difficult to fit in. His former teachers said he was a "loner, who wanted nothing more than to play his guitar." He even skipped his own graduation ceremony after completing high school because he felt so uncomfortable.

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Video: Kanye West, Bruce Springsteen and More Perform at U2's World AIDS Day Concert

December 02, 2014 04:00:49 GMT

enlisted several big names in music for their surprise concert in New York City on December 1. The Irish band was joined by fellow musicians including and to play the free concert held as a part of World AIDS Day.

Bruce Springsteen Slammed for Performing Anti-War Song 'Fortunate Son' at Concert for Valor

November 13, 2014 03:32:04 GMT

's performance at Concert for Valor, which was held on Tuesday, November 11, sparked controversy. People criticized The Boss for singing Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Fortunate Son", arguing the anti-war anthem was inappropriate for an event honoring U.S.' troops.

Bruce Springsteen Auctions Guitars to Benefit Veterans

November 06, 2014 09:03:55 GMT

helps raise some funds for veterans by auctioning his two guitars at $300,000 apiece during an appearance at "Stand Up for Heroes" on Wednesday night, November 5. The singer, who also offered chances to learn to play guitar with him for an hour, having lasagna dinner together at his home and having a ride on his motorcycle, managed to collect more than a half of the money raised that night, The Associated Press reports.

Rihanna, Eminem, Metallica, Bruce Springsteen Tapped for HBO's 'Concert of Valor'

October 02, 2014 22:57:07 GMT

HBO, in conjunction with Starbucks, is holding a star-studded concert to honor military members and their families on Veterans Day. Musical guests include R&B singer , rapper , heavy metal band , and rock star .

Bruce Springsteen to Release Picture Book 'Outlaw Pete'

August 29, 2014 05:01:18 GMT

is releasing a book. Publisher Simon & Schuster announced on Thursday, August 28 that a picture book titled "Outlaw Pete" by the veteran singer and Frank Caruso would hit the stores on November 4. In addition to the hard copy, the book which centers on the story of a baby who robs banks in the West will be available in E-book format.

Bruce Springsteen Joins Rolling Stones Onstage During Concert in Portugal

May 30, 2014 06:29:29 GMT

welcomed a special guest at their show in Lisbon, Portugal, on Thursday night, May 29. The legendary band brought out for a live performance of "Tumbling Dice" during their headlining set at the Rockin' Rio Lisboa festival.

Video: Bruce Springsteen Covers Van Halen's 'Jump' as He Closes Out 'NCAA' Music Festival

April 07, 2014 07:54:56 GMT

performed on the third and last day of March Madness Music Festival in Dallas on Sunday, April 6. The show, which marks the Boss' first North American concert in 2014, took place in the city's Reunion Park as part of the NCAA basketball tournament.

Bruce Springsteen and Chris Martin Among Presenters at Rock Hall of Fame Induction

April 01, 2014 07:06:57 GMT

More details about the upcoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony have been revealed. , , Michael Stipe and are among big names who are set to make appearances at the event that's taking place on April 10 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.

First Look of Bruce Springsteen HBO Documentary Released

March 10, 2014 14:56:56 GMT

HBO released the first look of its documentary, "". The Boss is documented while working on his eighteenth studio album of the same name, which was released back in January.

Bruce Springsteen's Cover of 'Royals' Brings Lorde to Tears

March 07, 2014 08:10:02 GMT

covered 's smashing hit "Royals" when he brought his tour to Auckland, New Zealand last week. The 17-year-old songstress, who was in Austin, Texas for her own tour when she heard of the news, admitted that she cried after learning of the Boss' musical tribute.

Bruce Springsteen Plays Amazing Cover of Lorde's 'Royals' During New Zealand Concert

March 03, 2014 03:21:24 GMT

has been covering classic hits by several musicians during his ongoing tour Down Under. When making a stop in Auckland, New Zealand, over the weekend, the Boss excited fans with the cover of a more recent hit.

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band Announce U.S. Tour Dates

February 11, 2014 03:00:45 GMT

and The E Street Band are returning to the U.S. for their tour this spring. The "Born to Run" singer has announced the dates for the tour that's launched in support of his latest album "".

Video: Bruce Springsteen Sings 'We Shall Overcome' for Pete Seeger During South African Concert

January 30, 2014 07:10:59 GMT

paid tribute to Pete Seeger during his recent South African concert. The veteran singer performed "We Shall Overcome" during the second night of his three-night stand in Cape Town and dedicated it to the late folk singer.

Bruce Springsteen's Son Becomes a Firefighter

January 23, 2014 07:52:04 GMT

's son, Sam, has become a firefighter in New Jersey. According to Ashbury Park Press, Sam graduated last week with both parents attending his graduation. He will serve with the Colts Neck Fire Department New Jersey.

Bruce Springsteen's 'High Hopes' Debuts at Billboard 200's No. 1

January 23, 2014 02:45:49 GMT

is returning to the top of Billboard 200, this time with his newest album "". Nielsen SoundScan reports that the record, which leaked on Amazon weeks before its January 14 official release date, has sold 99,000 copies in its first week.

Video: Jimmy Fallon and Bruce Springsteen Take a Dig at Gov. Christie Traffic Jam

January 16, 2014 07:54:22 GMT

Gov. Chris Christie may have been a fan of , but the singer has never returned the same admiration. Instead, The Boss recently teamed up with to mock the New Jersey Governor regarding his alleged involvement in the closing of access lane to George Washington Bridge last September.

Artist of the Week: Bruce Springsteen

January 13, 2014 06:37:23 GMT

is ready to make a splash with his new album, "". Set to be released on January 14 through Columbia Records, the singer's eighteenth studio will feature covers and "some of our best unreleased material from the past decade." The E Street Band and tourmate are set to make appearance in the follow-up to 2012's "".

Bruce Springsteen's New Songs to Debut on 'The Good Wife'

January 03, 2014 04:01:14 GMT

's highly-anticipated new album, "", won't officially arrive until January 14. However, fans can enjoy the entire songs off the 64-year-old singer's 18th studio effort soon as they will be available for streaming on CBS' website from January 5 through January 13.

Bruce Springsteen's New Album Released Early on Amazon

December 30, 2013 02:43:58 GMT

's "" is slated to be released on January 14. However, the 64-year-old singer's new album was unexpectedly available for purchase on Amazon on Saturday, December 28.

Bruce Springsteen's 'Born to Run' Handwritten Draft Sold for 197,000 Dollars

December 05, 2013 23:55:48 GMT

's handwritten draft of "Born to Run" is worth more than expected. The piece of paper, written in 1974 with the rocker's cursive hand in blue ink, fetched $197,000 at a New York auction. The number is double the estimated $70,000 to $100,000.

Bruce Springsteen's 'Born to Run' Manuscript to Be Auctioned

November 28, 2013 09:06:56 GMT

The manuscript of 's 1975 hit called "Born to Run" will be offered at an auction on December 5. The manuscript has a pre-sale estimate of $70,000 to $100,000, according to auction house Sotheby's.

Bruce Springsteen Dedicates 'American Skin' to Trayvon Martin During Ireland Show

July 18, 2013 04:56:52 GMT

Rock legend is the latest artist to weigh in on the Trayvon Martin shooting verdict and he did it simply yet so eloquently during his Limerick, Ireland show on Tuesday, July 16. The Boss dedicated his classic hit "American Skin (41 Shots)" to the slain teenager. He wrote the song more than a decade ago after the police shooting death of New York City immigrant Amadou Diallo back in 1999.

Bruce Springsteen Dedicates 'Born to Run' Performance to James Gandolfini

June 22, 2013 06:13:21 GMT

paid special tribute to the late during his concert at Coventry, England, on Thursday, June 20. According to Hidden Track, Springsteen finished 11 songs before he took the mic and announced that he and his band, The E Street Band, would play the entire song off their 1975's "Born to Run" and dedicate it to the late actor.

Bruce Springsteen Is the Most Loved Rockstar in First 'Springsteen and I' Trailer

May 24, 2013 07:00:44 GMT

How much such legendary musician as means to his fans is teased in a first trailer for the rockstar's upcoming documentary "". Young and old fans from different countries can be seen participating in the video, each talking about how the "Tunnel of Love" singer's music has given meanings to their lives.

Angelina Jolie Honors Young Activist Malala Yousafzai at Women in the World Gala

April 05, 2013 09:26:02 GMT

attended 2013 Women in the World summit at Lincoln Center in New York City on Thursday, April 4 along with the likes of . The actress paid tribute to Malala Yousafzai, a 14-year-old girl from Pakistan who was shot in the head for advocating girls' education.

Beyonce, Justin Timberlake and Bruce Springsteen Headline Rock in Rio Festival

April 05, 2013 09:20:48 GMT

The Rock in Rio Festival has long been known for hosting the biggest names in music and this year is definitely no exception as it announced pop/R 'n' B superstars and , and The Boss himself as headliners. The rock and roll icon will play with his E Street Band, as other top bands , , and also headline the seven-day music fest.

Bruce Springsteen Returns to London Hard Rock Calling Festival

March 06, 2013 09:10:57 GMT

Rock legend returns to the London Hard Rock Calling Festival this year, headlining the June 30, second night show of the two-day event. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee agreed to perform again at the festival after authorities pulled the plug on his "Twist & Shout" duet with Sir last year for violating a curfew.

Bruce Springsteen Feted as MusiCares Person of the Year at Benefit Gala

February 09, 2013 21:49:35 GMT

Big star got together Friday night, February 8 to honor at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The Boss was picked as MusiCares' 2013 Person of the Year for his artistry and philanthropy. "Whatever philanthropy I've ever done usually involved playing the guitar," he said. "I was going to play the guitar anyway."

Bruce Springsteen MusiCares Tribute to Feature Elton John, Mumford and Sons and More

January 03, 2013 06:31:05 GMT

will be honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year on February 8 in Los Angeles, just two days before Grammy night airing on CBS. The annual MusiCares special, now on its 23rd year, will pay tribute to the rock and roll legend as the Grammy foundation celebrates the 63-year-old's artistic achievements and philanthropic work. The line-up of performers includes some of the biggest names in music such as , , , of and .

Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Kanye West and More Perform at 12-12-12 Sandy Benefit Concert

December 13, 2012 07:42:42 GMT

New York's Madison Square Garden was filled with music Wednesday night, December 12 as rock and roll legends led a veritable "who's who" in entertainment industry to raise funds to help victims of superstorm Sandy. The Boss, , opened the show with his hits "Land of Hope and Dreams", "Wrecking Ball", "My City of Ruins" and "Jersey Girl".

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