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Bruce Springsteen

Ian Burrell: The Damazer years: serious and popular

"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.

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Hyde Park, London

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.

The 20 best: rock star offspring

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.

American dreams: Bruce Springsteen's glory days are back, thanks to

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.

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Springsteen offers Obama another star endorsement

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.