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It's Only Rock 'n' Roll

Several recent news articles have prompted the revival of one of the most road-tested popular music bromides, the theory that Rock Is Dead. In 2002 the biggest
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Nominations for the the 45th annual Grammy Awards are among the most evenly distributed in the history of the music industry awards ceremony.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

Bruce Springsteen and Eminem top the list of performers winning Grammy Award nominations Tuesday.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Springsteen, Eminem get Grammy nominations

NEW YORK, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Controversial rapper Eminem, rock legend Bruce Springsteen, newcomer Norah Jones and teen pop star Avril Lavigne dominated major categories Tuesday in the annou
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Nominations for Song of the Year

NEW YORK, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Following are the nominations for the Song of the Year Grammy Award: "Complicated" written by Avril Lavigne & The Matrix, "Don't Know Why" written by Jesse Harr
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Nominations for Best Album Grammy

NEW YORK, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Nominees for the Grammy Award for Album of the Year are "Home" by the Dixie Chicks, "The Eminem Show" by Eminem, "Come Away With Me" by Norah Jones, "Nellyville
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

England's legendary Yardbirds is putting the finishing touches on its first new studio recording since "Little Games" in 1968. The new Yardbirds album, "Birdland," will be released April 22 on Favored Nations Recordings.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Sam Phillips, founder of the legendary Sun Records, who was born in 1923 (age 80); Kool and the Gang drummer George "Funky" Brown in 1949 (age 54); Blondie's Chris Stein in 1950 (age 53); and Marilyn Manson, whose real name is Br
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for January 4-10.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Country Joe McDonald, who immortalized the "fish" cheer during the original Woodstock festival, was born in 1942 (age 60); Morgan Fisher, formerly of Mott the Hoople, in 1950 (age 52); and rapper Grandmaster Flash in 1958 (age 44
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Rex Allen, the "Arizona Cowboy," who was born in 1924 (age 78); folksinger Odetta in 1930 (age 72); Police guitarist Andy Summers in 1942 (age 60); the late John Denver in 1943; original Kinks bassist Peter Quaife, also in 1943 (
By United Press International

Rock News Two: The week in pop

The New York Times has sounded a death knell for pop music, calling 2002 "The Year That Pop Lost Popularity."
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Dec. 28-Jan. 3.
By United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Rolling Stone.com reports Bruce Springsteen will appear on Warren Zevon's final album, expected to be released next summer.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Hollywood Digest

GIBSON TO REVISIT 'MAD MAX'
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter
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Bruce Springsteen
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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