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XPN MusicNotes: College kid’s year is made when he joins Springsteen on stage in Philly for “No Surrender.”

Springsteen and fan in Philly | still from video
Springsteen and Matthew Aucoin in Philly | still from video

““I got up there and I looked at the crowd. It was the time of my life! I can see why Springsteen loves playing in Philly!”

Talk about having your 15 minutes of fame! Texas A&M student Matthew Aucoin had the once in a lifetime thrill of joining Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band on-stage Friday night at Citizens Bank Park in Philly for a spirited rendition of “No Surrender.” Continue reading →

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XPN MusicNotes: See Bruce Springsteen literally “dance in the dark,” hear a new Hiss Golden Messenger track

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have become legendary for their  energetic, never-ending performances, but Monday night in Paris the Boss proved too much for the power supply at AccorHotels Arena as they blew a main electrical fuse during the show- cutting electricity to the stage for about 20 minutes and forcing Springsteen to do a little impromptu dancing in the dark.  Watch.

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Watch Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band pay tribute to Prince with “Purple Rain”

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band | Photo by Cameron Pollack | cameronpollackphotography.com

Friday night at their show at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band opened their show with a tribute to Prince, performing “Purple Rain.”

The Boss wasn’t the only musician to cover Prince since his passing last Thursday. Continue reading →