Bruce Springsteen: High Hopes
  • Music
  • January 10, 2014, 00:00

On the face of it Bruce Springsteen’s 18th studio album is an unlikely collection of covers, re-recordings and surplus songs loosely themed around (...)

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sed by his deft manoeuvering as leader of South Africa,’ says the U2 frontman. Photograph: AP Photo/Juda Ngwenya

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Pictured at the Wrecking Ball Weekender at Nowlan Park Kilkenny was Bruce Springsteen. Picture Dylan Vaughan.

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Pictured at the Wrecking Ball Weekender at Nowlan Park Kilkenny was Bruce Springsteen. Picture Dylan Vaughan.

“It’s a three-hour tornado,” says Steve Van Zandt of Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band’s live shows. As The Boss’s guitar player, backing singer(...)

The ‘Boss’ Bruce Springsteen paid tribute in Limerick to the deeds of the Treaty County’s hurlers. Photograph: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

It probably doesn’t happen this way but it would be great to think that when Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band arrive in Nowlan Park, they will (...)