Posts Tagged: bruce springsteen

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The Rumpus Interview with Rich Cohen

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Rich Cohen discusses his new book The Sun & the Moon & the Rolling Stones, writing book proposals, and interviewing rock stars. ...more

The Fight Against North Carolina’s HB2

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Following in The Boss’s footsteps, many musicians are speaking out against North Carolina’s so-called “bathroom bill,” which bans trans men and women from using bathrooms of a gender other than that listed on their birth certificates. Ringo Starr, Pearl Jam, Boston, Ani DiFranco, Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas have cancelled shows scheduled in North Carolina in protest of HB2, NPR reports, and local venues are protesting the law with signs stating their solidarity with inclusivity on all bathroom doors.

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Bruce Springsteen Protests Bathroom Law

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Springsteen has cancelled scheduled concerts in North Carolina in what he called “the strongest means I have for raising my voice in opposition to those who continue to push us backwards instead of forwards.” The law bans transgender citizens from using a bathroom that does not match the gender on their birth certificate and curtails their rights to sue when their rights are violated in the workplace.

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Swinging Modern Sounds #68: A Way of Life

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The thing about Scott Tuma is: the immense pathos of the recordings... Almost no one, frankly, is allowed to sound this sad and continue to have a musical career. ...more

An Ode to Tower Records

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Following a successful debut at SXSW, Colin Hanks’s documentary on the rise and fall of America’s largest record store, All Things Must Pass, has now released its trailer online. The film features interviews with Sir Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, founder Ross Solomon, and former employee Dave Grohl, and traces the company’s journey from its cocaine-fueled, boozy start to the day when its last locations closed in 2006, forty-six years later.

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Bruce Springsteen & Jon Stewart Forever

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It’s become a pretty much universally acknowledged fact that there was no greater way for The Daily Show to go out than with Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band. Jon Stewart and the Boss have been mutual fans for years, something publicly cemented in their 2012 interview for Rolling Stone, where Springsteen told the journalist megafan, “your show is basically an interpretive media class.” Springsteen and his band played “Land of Hope and Dreams” at Stewart’s request, then ended the show’s long run with “Born to Run.” If you haven’t caught the final show yet, haven’t quite dealt with the fact that the show’s over, or just feel the need to see the Boss, watch the video after the jump.

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Jesse Malin, San Francisco, March 2013

Swinging Modern Sounds #65: Tragedy Plus Time

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Jesse Malin is a lifer in a business that rarely features lifers anymore. ...more