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A few low notes but the Boss has still got it covered

Bruce Springsteen's 18th studio album appeared on Amazon for a few hours on Saturday

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The Saints have big-name fans. Bruce Springsteen covered their “Just Like Fire Would” every night of a recent tour, and Bob Geldof said only three bands changed rock in the Seventies – the Pistols, the Ramones and The Saints. Like the Pistols, the Saints were spat out by an uncomprehending EMI, but they kept going, and here they were promoting an excellent 14th album, King of the Sun.

Bruce Springsteen (L) and Steve Van Zandt perform at Hard Rock Calling Day 2 at Olympic Park on June 30, 2013 in London

Bruce almighty: Rutgers University to offer a class in Springsteen theology

He might be better known for writing songs about women and politics, but fans of Bruce Springsteen can now study his thoughts and interpretations of the bible, at one of the USA’s oldest universities.

Postcard from... Berlin

Berlin likes to boast that it is one of the hippest cities in Europe, but some parts of the once divided German capital still seem like somewhere on the Moon.

Album: Moreland & Arbuckle, Seven Cities (Telarc)

Coarse, rocking garage blues by three young white blokes with facial hair, recorded in Seattle, suitably enough.

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Buddy Guy is now 76 and can lay claim to special status as a near-sole survivor of Chicago's era of eminence in the 1950s and 1960s.

Album review: Johnny Dowd, Do the Gargon (Mother Jinx)

Album of the Week: A toe-tapping mix of tortured grooves and Texas boogie

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You're the boss: Bruce Springsteen parking fine withdrawn by Leeds City Council

A parking ticket stuck on one of rock star Bruce Springsteen's tour trucks as he prepared to play the first gig at the UK's newest music venue will not have to be paid, a council has confirmed.

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