Bruce Springsteen Faces Death On The Other Side Of The World

(or “What’s it all about, Stevie?”)

“I’m just a prisoner…OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL!”

Bruce Springsteen’s been screaming that line for decades, and this time he’s screaming it in Cape Town, South Africa. These are his first shows ever in the country; rock ...

Album Review: Bruce Springsteen, “High Hopes”

When it was announced that Bruce Springsteen’s new album, High Hopes, was a collection of newly finished outtakes, covers, and studio versions of songs he’s been playing live, I was a bit confused. Even with his prolific output of late, it didn’t ...

On Bruce Springsteen and Silver-Plated Assholes

So apparently, writing about Bruce Springsteen is a “thing” in the mainstream media again, just like back in the Time/Newsweek cover days, only who buys paper magazines anymore? Probably people who still write for the mainstream media.

You may have ...

SXSW Keynote Address: Bruce Springsteen

AUSTIN – Thursday’s keynote address at the South by Southwest (SXSW) music conference was not conducted by Bruce Springsteen the rock star, it was delivered instead by Professor Bruce Springsteen the music historian.

Springsteen, perhaps the most important rocker of his generation, ...

New Music: Bruce Springsteen, “We Take Care Of Our Own”

Out of the darkness of our SOPA blackout comes a ray of light. This morning, the long-awaited news of Bruce Springsteen’s new album was made official. Wrecking Ball, to be released on March 6, is Springsteen’s first album since 2009’s Working On ...

Basement Songs: Bruce Springsteen, “My City of Ruins”

On Saturday morning I watched my son, Jacob, run his first cross country race. This was just the latest obstacle he’s tackled in his nine and a half years, a life filled with medical treatments to combat his cystic fibrosis, as ...

Springsteen’s Spare Parts: “The River” (1980)

What’s been most surprising about working on Spare Parts has been the way our alternate-universe Bruce Springsteen records fit into the gaps left open in the Boss’ regular-universe career. It’s not just that the guy has reams of outtakes that ...

Basement Songs: Bruce Springsteen, “The Rising”

I had a dream about Bruce Springsteen and he told me what to write.

You’re thinking, “Again? Come on, Malchus, all you ever write about is Springsteen. And Journey. All you write about are Journey and Springsteen. Can’t you ...

An Open Letter to Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen Concert Tickets Still Available At Less-Than-Retail Prices

Dear Bruce,

I’m writing to you as a longtime fan. I’ve been to about 60 shows, going back over 35 years. I can’t begin to ...

Live Music: Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, East Rutherford, N.J., 5/21/09

I admit it. I’m jaded. After seeing more than 50 Bruce Springsteen shows over the years, with and without the E Street Band, it’s gotten to the point where I just don’t look forward to ...