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'High Hopes' tops the U.S. album chart

'High Hopes' tops the U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Bruce Springsteen's "High Hopes" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
Springsteen's son becomes New Jersey firefighter

Springsteen's son becomes New Jersey firefighter

HOWELL, Calif., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Bruce Springsteen's son, Sam, 20, has graduated from the Monmouth County Fire Academy in Howell, N.J., the Hollywood Reporter said.

New Jersey towns prepare for the Super Bowl

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The Super Bowl is expected to bring 400,000 people to the northern New Jersey area, and small town mayors say they plan to keep tourists busy.
Springsteen sings 'Gov. Christie's Traffic Jam' on 'Late Night'

Springsteen sings 'Gov. Christie's Traffic Jam' on 'Late Night'

NEW YORK, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- New Jersey rocker Bruce Springsteen poked fun at a political scandal involving home state Gov. Chris Christie on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon."
Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Fallon mock Chris Christie bridge scandal [VIDEO]

Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Fallon mock Chris Christie bridge scandal [VIDEO]

Jan. 15 (UPI) -- They sang "New Jersey Traffic Jam" to the tune of "Born to Run."
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Red Hot Chili Peppers to perform during Super Bowl show

Red Hot Chili Peppers to perform during Super Bowl show

NEW YORK, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Bruno Mars has invited the rock group Red Hot Chili Peppers to join him during next month's Super Bowl halftime show in New Jersey, the NFL announced.
Springsteen's new album to get CBS.com preview

Springsteen's new album to get CBS.com preview

NEW YORK, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- New Jersey rocker Bruce Springsteen's latest album, "High Hopes," will be available exclusively on CBS.com for streaming prior to its release date.

New Bruce Springsteen album made available ahead of release date

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Online retailer Amazon accidentally made New Jersey rock 'n' roll superstar Bruce Springsteen's new album available two weeks before its release date.
Springsteen's handwritten lyrics sell for $160,000

Springsteen's handwritten lyrics sell for $160,000

NEW YORK, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- A draft of the song "Born to Run," handwritten by rock 'n' roll icon Bruce Springsteen, was sold for $160,000 at a New York auction, Sotheby's said.
Springsteen's 'Born to Run' manuscript is for sale

Springsteen's 'Born to Run' manuscript is for sale

NEW YORK, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- A handwritten manuscript of New Jersey rocker Bruce Springsteen's classic song, "Born to Run," is to hit the auction block next week, Sotheby's said.
Madonna is the highest paid musician of 2013 with $125M

Madonna is the highest paid musician of 2013 with $125M

NEW YORK, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. pop star Madonna was the highest-paid musician in the world this year, earning $125 million in 2013, Forbes magazine reported.
Rutgers class looks at Springsteen's religious lyrics

Rutgers class looks at Springsteen's religious lyrics

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- A professor at Rutgers University in New Jersey said he is offering a class aimed at examining the lyrics of Bruce Springsteen from a theological perspective.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 23, 2013.
By United Press International
Bruno Mars will be Super Bowl halftime performer

Bruno Mars will be Super Bowl halftime performer

RUTHERFORD, N.J., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Pop star Bruno Mars will perform at the next Super Bowl halftime show, the NFL announced Sunday.
Metallica to play the Apollo Theater in New York

Metallica to play the Apollo Theater in New York

NEW YORK, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The heavy metal band Metallica says it will play the iconic Apollo Theater in New York next month.
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In this handout photo provided by MTV, Bruce Springsteen performs as part of "Hope For Haiti Now: A Global Benefit For Earthquake Relief" at Kaufman Studios on January 22, 2010 in Astoria in the Queens borough of New York City. UPI/Kevin Mazur/HO
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Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949), nicknamed "The Boss," is an American singer-songwriter who records and tours with the E Street Band. Springsteen is widely known for his brand of heartland rock, poetic lyrics, and Americana sentiments centered on his native New Jersey.

Springsteen's recordings have included both commercially accessible rock albums and more somber folk-oriented works. His most successful studio albums, Born in the U.S.A. and Born to Run, showcase a talent for finding grandeur in the struggles of daily American life; he has sold more than 65 million albums in the United States and 120 million worldwide and he has earned numerous awards for his work, including 20 Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes and an Academy Award. In 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked him as the 23rd greatest artist of all time in its 100 Greatest Artists of All Time list.

Springsteen was born in Long Branch, New Jersey, and spent his childhood and high school years in Freehold Borough. He lived on South Street in Freehold Borough and attended Freehold Borough High School. His father, Douglas Frederick Springsteen, was of Dutch and Irish ancestry and worked, among other vocations, as a bus driver; his surname is Dutch for jump stone. His mother, Adele Ann (née Zirilli), was a legal secretary and was of Italian ancestry. Overall, his heritage is 50% Italian, 37% Irish and 13% Dutch. His maternal grandfather was born in Vico Equense, a city near Naples. He has two younger sisters, Virginia and Pamela. Pamela had a brief film career, but left acting to pursue still photography full time; she took photos for the Human Touch and Lucky Town albums.

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