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Wembley Stadium, London
The band's 50-year shows don't mean it's the last time. John Walsh salutes rock's elder statesmen
Our writer is sceptical about those who find it easy to be happy
You probably know this already, but for those of us who've previously suffered a blind spot on matters of the Boss, this is a timely reminder of just how good his first seven albums, collected here, are.
Out of the 'Darkness' – why Bruce was born to run and run
The sum of their parts: a rock band so in love with rock form that they're prepared to wear their loot on their sleeves.
"Drama on BBC Radio 4 is in rude health," wrote the station's controller Mark Damazer on his blog last month as he sought to reassure listeners over his contentious decision to decommission the Friday Play. No other network, he told them, could rival Radio 4's output of 650 hours a year of original plays and readings.
With the sun slowly dropping out of the sky over Hyde Park and in front of tens of thousands of expectant fans, the pressure was on for Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band. Hot on the heels of their celebrated headliner at Glastonbury the night before, they had a lot to live up to.
Bruce Springsteen's drummer Max Weinberg is unable to perform at Glastonbury this weekend due to prior commitments with the house band at the Conan O'Brian Show. His son Jay is stepping into the breach as his replacement for the gig.
Intensity, passion, scale and a sincere rapport with his audience are the hallmarks of Bruce Springsteen's finest shows. As the singer's Glastonbury debut approaches, Andy Gill celebrates a great American star and performer
When Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band headline Glastonbury tomorrow, most fans will doubtless get the barnstorming rock'n'roll show they made their name with more than 30 years ago. But Springsteen's weighty place in critics' hearts has to do with a more desolate strand in his work, a faded Americana adapted from the Depression laments of protest singer Woody Guthrie and John Steinbeck. This led to his very best songs. But forced worthiness rewarded by unquestioning critical reverence has been the other result of Bruce's double-life as dustbowl troubadour.
Recorded in between times on last year's concert tour, and it sounds like it.
Under blue skies and in biting cold, the 44th President was sworn in to power and a new age began
The Boss is back and born to run
Bruce Springsteen, whom Rolling Stone describes as "a rock-star working-class hero," has endorsed Barack Obama for President just as he is being attacked for being "elitist" and out of touch with ordinary Americans.