1. Bruce Springsteen Invites 11-Year Old Onstage to Play Drums: Watch

    February 22, 2017 3:38 PM EST 0 0 0 An 11-year-old Bruce Springsteen fan who had never played drums in her life got a big break when The Boss called her onto the stage and become part of the action at Tuesday night's show in Christchurch, New Zealand. Hayley Dockrill, who attende ...

  2. 23 New or Renovated Venues Looking to Lure This Year's Top-Selling Tours

    February 21, 2017 11:06 AM EST 0 0 0 From Brooklyn to San Francisco, these halls are vying for top acts like Billy Joel, Luke Bryan and Metallica. The concert business in North America generated more than $3.5 billion in gross ticket sales in 2016, according to Billboard Boxscore. Thos ...

  3. Ed Sheeran Continues Chart Streak Down Under

    February 20, 2017 1:54 AM EST 0 0 0 Bruce Springsteen might well be touring the country, but Ed Sheeran  is still the boss of Australia’s singles chart.  For the sixth consecutive week, Sheeran holds down Nos. 1 and 2 on the ARIA Singles Chart with “Shape Of You” and “Castle On The Hi ...

  4. Bruce Springsteen Gives Teenage Fan a Rock and Roll Lesson in 'Growin' Up': Watch

    February 16, 2017 7:33 PM EST 0 0 0 Bruce Springsteen made a Brisbane boy's rock and roll dreams come true when he invited him to join him for a jam -- and tutoring -- session onstage at the Brisbane Entertainment Center in Australia. The Boss invited Nathan Testa (who Springstee ...

  5. Country Music, Politics & the Lingering Fear of 'Getting Dixie Chicked'

    February 15, 2017 4:50 PM EST 0 0 0 The cliche goes that country is all about the song, but one of the seismic events in the genre's recent history actually had nothing to do with music: "Just so you know, we're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas,& ...

  6. Bruce Springsteen's Unreleased 'Harry Potter' Song Surfaces Online

    February 10, 2017 9:23 PM EST 0 0 0 Bruce Springsteen admitted in a BBC Radio 2 interview in October that he wrote a ballad for the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone -- the first movie in the Potter series -- although it was never used. Then on Friday (Feb. 10), at least bri ...

  7. Steven Van Zandt to Speak at Rutgers University Commencement

    February 08, 2017 10:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Musician and actor Steven Van Zandt has been named the speaker for this year's graduation ceremony at Rutgers University. He follows in the footsteps of former President Barack Obama, who delivered the keynote address in 2016. Van Zandt is best ...

  8. Gaga Meets Guthrie: Why 'This Land Is Your Land' Still Skirts the Line Between Patriotic Anthem & Political Broadside

    February 06, 2017 10:18 PM EST 0 0 4 When Lady Gaga  opened her Super Bowl halftime show Sunday singing a snippet of Woody Guthrie 's iconic folk song "This Land is Your Land" was she appealing to America’s national spirit by performing one of its favorite patriotic anth ...

  9. 6 Songs Offering Hope & Perspective During Immigration Ban

    January 30, 2017 1:34 PM EST 0 0 0 This weekend saw a mass of musicians speaking out against President Donald Trump’s immigration ban on citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries. Amidst the unrest, the overall theme of dissent for Trump’s ban and simultaneous support for immigra ...

  10. Bruce Springsteen Speaks Out Against Muslim Ban at Australia Concert

    January 30, 2017 11:34 AM EST 0 0 0 Bruce Springsteen spoke out in protest against President Donald Trump's executive action on immigration while on an Australian tour stop earlier today (Jan. 30). Springsteen took the mic just before performing "American Land," which h ...

  11. Watch Bruce Springsteen Tell Australian Crowd He's Joining 'New American Resistance'

    January 22, 2017 2:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Bruce Springsteen kicked off his Australian tour with the declaration that he is joining the “new American resistance” at a show in Perth Saturday (Jan. 22). “We’re a long way from home,” Springsteen told the crowd after performing “Lonesome Day” fr ...

  12. Duff McKagan, Mac Miller & Ty Dolla $ign Are Playing Reborn Iconic Fender Guitars

    January 17, 2017 4:25 PM EST 0 0 0 New versions of iconic instruments will be unveiled Thursday at the NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. At The NAMM Show -- which willl draw legions of musical gear devotees to Anaheim, California, this week -- Fender will officially unveil striking n ...

  13. Meet The Reagan Years, the '80s Cover Band Rocking the Trump Inauguration

    January 16, 2017 10:31 PM EST 0 0 0 With news that Bruce Springsteen tribute band B-Street Band has pulled out of Thursday's Garden State Inaugural Gala in Washington — the band said the decision was in deference to The Boss himself — the Donald Trump inauguration finds itself do ...

  14. Bruce Springsteen Cover Band Catches Heat for Inaugural Event

    January 16, 2017 10:43 AM EST 0 0 0 Bruce Springsteen is giving President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration the Pennsylvania Avenue freeze-out, but his songs will be performed by a cover band nearby on New Jersey Avenue. With Springsteen having called the Republican president-ele ...

  15. Inauguration Playlist: MSNBC host Joy Reid's Soundtrack for the Next Four Years

    January 16, 2017 10:28 AM EST 0 0 3 For the week leading up to the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, Billboard asked the hosts of some of cable news' most-watched shows to put together and share their inauguration playlists: their personal soundtracks for the Jan. 20 ...

  16. Springsteen Cover Band on Flap Over Gig Before Trump Inauguration: 'We're Not Associated With Him Whatsoever'

    January 12, 2017 12:17 PM EST 0 0 0 'We love Bruce and would never do anything to disrespect him,' says keyboardist Will Forte. It's been a rough 24 hours for Will Forte. The keyboardist/manager for the long-running New Jersey Bruce Springsteen tribute act the B-Street ...

  17. Bruce Springsteen on Musical Activism: 'The Right Song Can Start a Fire'

    January 11, 2017 5:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Can popular music be used as a political force to change people's minds? Bruce Springsteen has some thoughts on the subject. "I met one kid who said it did, but only one," Springsteen said in response to a fan question at an appearanc ...

  18. Eddie Vedder Covers Neil Young & Patti Smith at President Obama's Farewell Address: Watch

    January 11, 2017 12:42 AM EST 0 0 0 Eddie Vedder gave the POTUS a rock ‘n’ roll send off in Chicago Tuesday night (Jan. 10). The Pearl Jam frontman teamed with the Chicago Children’s Choir for a mini-set prior to Barack Obama's farewell address.  Vedder’s performance wasn’t carri ...

  19. Beyoncé, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen Among Guests Rumored For Obamas' Final White House Party | Billboard News

    Beyoncé, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen Among Guests Rumored For Obamas' Final White House Party | Billboard News

    January 05, 2017 12:16 PM EST 0 0 0 The Obamas' are said to be planning a so-called “grown up” party at the White House this Friday night, with the likes of Beyoncé and Jay Z, Stevie Wonder and Bruce Springsteen among the stars rumored to be on the guest list. music , Bruce Sprin ...

  20. Beyoncé, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen Among Guests Rumored For Obamas' Final White House Party | Billboard News

    Beyoncé, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen Among Guests Rumored For Obamas' Final White House Party | Billboard News

    January 05, 2017 11:40 AM EST 0 0 0 The Obamas' are said to be planning a so-called “grown up” party at the White House this Friday night, with the likes of Beyoncé and Jay Z, Stevie Wonder and Bruce Springsteen among the stars rumored to be on the guest list. music , Bruce Sprin ...

  21. Beyoncé, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen Among Guests Rumored For Obamas' Final White House Party

    January 05, 2017 1:37 AM EST Barack Obama is going out with a bang. The outgoing president and First Lady Michelle Obama are said to be planning a so-called “grown up” party at the White House this Friday night, with the likes of Beyoncé and Jay Z , Stevie Wonder , Bruce Sprin ...

  22. Bruce Springsteen to Speak at Monmouth University

    January 03, 2017 10:27 PM EST 0 0 0 Bruce Springsteen  is going back to college. The Freehold, New Jersey native will be interviewed in front of a live audience Jan. 10 at the Pollak Theatre at Monmouth University in West Long Branch. The talk will be moderated by Robert Santelli, a N ...

  23. Keith Richards, Sting, Robert Plant, Bruce Springsteen & More Star in Refugee Support Video 'We Are Not Afraid': Watch

    December 23, 2016 12:00 AM EST Ringo Starr and Yoko Ono , along with Keith Richards , Robert Plant , Bruce Springsteen , Robert De Niro , Sting and Patti Smith are among the 200 celebrities in a video, “We Are Not Afraid,” which is raising funds for victims of religious and poli ...

  24. Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi's Dave Bryan Team Up For Guitarist Matt O'Ree's 'Brotherhood'

    December 20, 2016 9:54 PM EST 0 0 0 If you’re a musician and play in New Jersey long enough, you are bound to cross paths with Bruce Springsteen or Jon Bon Jovi at some point. If you are really lucky, you might get the opportunity to play with one of them on stage. And if you are trul ...

  25. Bruce Springsteen, Sting and More Celebrate the Season at Carnegie Hall Rainforest Benefit

    December 15, 2016 2:01 PM EST 0 0 3 Bruce Springsteen gave the crowd at Sting and Trudie Styler's biannual Rainforest Fund concert at Carnegie Hall quite an early Christmas present Wednesday night (Dec. 13), as he emerged from the back of the hall to kick-start his set. "Ho, ...

  26. Barbra Streisand's 'Magic' Tour Wraps With $46 Million Earned

    December 14, 2016 5:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Barbra Streisand takes the No. 1 slot on Billboard ’s latest Hot Tours recap (see list below) with $10.7 million in ticket sales earned at concerts in four U.S. markets during November and December. The sold out shows at arenas in Houston, Tampa, Ft ...

  27. Bruce Springsteen's 1957 Chevy Bel Air Up for Auction

    December 13, 2016 9:19 PM EST 0 0 0 Bruce Springsteen fans looking for the ultimate Christmas gift are in luck: The Boss' 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible is up for grabs. The door is open, but the ride, it ain't free. The car -- famed for being the inspiration for as well ...

  28. One Month After the Election, How Is Pop Dealing With Politics?

    December 08, 2016 9:11 AM EST 0 0 0 The presidential election's shocking conclusion has passed -- are artists looking ahead with fresh eyes? Moby empathizes with musicians who are disinclined to speak out about politics -- he's single and doesn't have to worry about a D ...

  29. Bruce Springsteen Visits Denver to Promote 'Born to Run'

    November 30, 2016 11:46 PM EST 0 0 0 Bruce Springsteen stopped in Denver on Wednesday as part of a nationwide tour promoting his new autobiography Born to Run . An estimated 1,100 people who bought advance tickets lined up at the Tattered Cover Book Store to get a pre-autographed copy ...

  30. Billy Joel Takes the Blame for Bruce Springsteen's Broken Down Bike on Veterans Day

    November 23, 2016 6:10 PM EST 0 0 0 A motorcycle that Bruce Springsteen was riding when a group of veterans found him broken down on the side of a New Jersey road was built by none other than Billy Joel . Joel told an audience in New York on Monday he gave The Boss the motorcycle, whi ...

  31. Ellen DeGeneres Posts White House Mannequin Challenge With Diana Ross, Bruce Springsteen & More

    November 22, 2016 5:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Ellen DeGeneres took the mannequin challenge to the White House on Tuesday. The talk show host, who was in Washington, D.C., to accept her Presidential Medal of Freedom , was joined by fellow honorees Robert De Niro, Tom Hanks, Diana Ross and more f ...

  32. Watch Bruce Springsteen, Diana Ross & More Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

    November 22, 2016 3:50 PM EST 0 0 0 President Barack Obama is awarding the nation's highest civilian honor to 21 groundbreaking actors, musicians, athletes and others during a ceremony Tuesday (Nov. 22) at the White House. Among those getting the Presidential Medal of Freedom: To ...

  33. Bruce Springsteen Shares Photo of Himself Attending 'Hamilton'

    November 20, 2016 6:29 PM EST 0 0 0 Bruce Springsteen has now weighed in on the Hamilton controversy in his own way by sharing wife Patti Scialfa's photo of the couple taking in a matinee performance of the Broadway show Sunday afternoon (Nov. 20). The couple posed for a selfie i ...

  34. Bruce Springsteen, Diana Ross & More to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

    November 16, 2016 3:14 PM EST 0 0 0 Ellen DeGeneres, Tom Hanks & Robert De Niro also among 21 honorees. President Barack Obama is honoring entertainers Bruce Springsteen , Diana Ross , Ellen DeGeneres, Robert De Niro, Cicely Tyson, Tom Hanks and Robert Redford with the nation' ...

  35. Bruce Springsteen Rescued by Veterans on Veterans Day After Motorcycle Breaks Down

    November 12, 2016 5:48 PM EST 0 0 0 Bruce Springsteen went out for a ride and may not have gotten back if not for some good Samaritans on Veterans Day (Nov. 11). Springsteen took advantage of a warm day in New Jersey by taking a spin on his motorcycle, but it broke down on the side of ...

  36. Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi Set for Final Hillary Clinton Rally in Philadelphia

    November 06, 2016 6:32 PM EST 0 0 9 Bruce Springsteen is set to appear at the final rally supporting Hillary Clinton Monday night (Nov. 7) in Philadelphia. Springsteen will join fellow New Jerseyan and Clinton supporter Jon Bon Jovi at an election night eve event held at Independence ...

  37. Pop Shop Podcast: Dance Producer Matthew Koma on Working With Britney Spears & Bruce Springsteen, His New Solo Project

    November 04, 2016 12:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 Producer, songwriter, DJ, singer --  Matthew Koma is all of the above, and odds are you’ve heard him through one of those roles. He wrote the lyrics and melody to Zedd ’s top 10 hit “Clarity,” and has collaborated with stars ranging from Britney Spe ...

  38. Bruce Springsteen Performs, Jon Stewart Roasts Donald Trump at Stand Up for Heroes Benefit

    November 02, 2016 2:19 AM EDT 0 0 0 Somewhat incredulously, Jon Stewart on Tuesday (Nov. 1) recalled getting into a Twitter war three years ago with the man who could be elected president of the United States next week. The former host of The Daily Show talked Donald Trump and betraye ...

  39. 'American Idol' Alum Phillip Phillips Added to Stand Up for Heroes Benefit in NY

    October 30, 2016 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Phillip Phillips , the season 11 winner of American Idol , has been added to the lineup at the Stand Up For Heroes benefit show on Tuesday (Nov. 1) at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York. Phillips is set to sing the National Anthem at t ...

  40. Aaron Carter Announces (Again) He's Not Supporting Donald Trump

    October 10, 2016 11:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 Aaron Carter wants to make something clear: he’s not supporting Donald Trump.  The pop singer pulled his endorsement for the Republican presidential candidate earlier this year, but felt compelled to reiterate his stance in the hours after Trump loc ...

  41. Bruce Springsteen Slams Donald Trump at New Yorker Festival: 'He Will Not Win'

    October 08, 2016 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bruce Springsteen , who sat down with New Yorker editor David Remnick at New York City's Town Hall for an event that sold out in "six seconds," made a bold prediction about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. "He will ...

  42. Bruce Springsteen Says He 'Admires' Colin Kaepernick's National Anthem Protest

    October 05, 2016 7:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 "We're in a time where there isn't any place where these issues can be excluded." Bruce Springsteen says he admires San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's national anthem to protest, while acknowledging the diffi ...

  43. Bruce Springsteen Book Signing in L.A. Moves Fans to Tears

    October 03, 2016 5:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 As a performer, Bruce Springsteen is arguably the best in rock history at creating a sense of intimacy with fans. For five decades he has made fans in even the biggest stadiums feel as if he is speaking just with them. The result is a bond between a ...

  44. Shawn Mendes Earns Second No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 With 'Illuminate'

    October 02, 2016 11:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 Pop singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes notches his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with the arrival of Illuminate . The set, which was released on Sept. 23 through Island Records, earned 145,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Se ...

  45. 12 Best Songs in 'Sesame Street' History

    September 29, 2016 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 It’s hard to find anything in pop culture as constant and reassuring in our lives as Sesame Street . Sure, the people pulling the strings (both literally and figuratively) has changed over time, but the true purpose behind Sesame Street never has. F ...

  46. Bruce Springsteen Signs 'Born to Run' Books, Meets Lifelong Fans in New Jersey Hometown

    September 27, 2016 5:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Thousands of fans flocked to Freehold, New Jersey, for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet  Bruce Springsteen on Tuesday (Sept. 27) when he kicked off a book-signing tour to promote his new memoir, Born to Run. Fans started lining up at the Freehold ...

  47. Here's the Song Mary J. Blige Sings in Her Hillary Clinton Interview

    September 27, 2016 4:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 In the new teaser of The 411 With  Mary J. Blige via Apple Music, debuting Sept. 30, the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul sits down with Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. The teaser, which debuted after the first presidential debate with Clinton ...

  48. Watch Bruce Springsteen Talk New Memoir, List His Favorite Springsteen Songs on 'Late Show'

    September 24, 2016 2:22 PM EDT 0 0 9 Bruce Springsteen stopped by the Late Show with Stephen Colbert to talk about his forthcoming memoir, Born to Run , on his 67th birthday. Bruce Springsteen Celebrates 67th Birthday With Release of 'Chapter and Verse' Springsteen, who taped ...

  49. Garth Brooks' SiriusXM Channel a Tech Toy With Some Big Advantages

    September 19, 2016 1:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Garth Channel advances the country icon's life-long relationship with radio. During his commercial peak years in the 1990s, Garth Brooks was a staunch defender of country radio, famously resisting Capitol Records’ efforts to work his single ...

  50. Bruce Springsteen Opens Up About His Drive, His Father and Depression on 'CBS Sunday Morning'

    September 18, 2016 4:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bruce Springsteen makes four-hour shows look easy, but he revealed the secret behind his drive in an illuminating interview on CBS Sunday Morning . "I believe behind every artist [he] has someone that told him that he wasn't worth dirt, an ...

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