Posted in music on September 29, 2008

Phil Collins told Playboy in 1986, "I've always liked the idea of Springsteen - everyman's music for every-man, you know; it captures the imagina-tion of the workingman. Chuck Berry did the same thing. I don't know that much about Springsteen's older songs, but I like what he stands for. Born in the U.S.A. is just fantastic. It has great atmosphere and it's a great song."

Bruce Springsteen & E Street Band @ Giants Stadium (more by Eric Townsend)
Bruce Springsteen

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND THE E STREET BAND will perform in the BRIDGESTONE SUPER BOWL XLIII HALFTIME SHOW on NBC Sports at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Sunday, February 1, the NFL announced today.

The Super Bowl halftime show is annually the most-watched musical performance. More than 148 million viewers in the U.S. watched last year's show. The Super Bowl and halftime show will be broadcast worldwide in more than 230 countries and territories.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band join an esteemed list of recent halftime acts that includes the Rolling Stones, U2, Paul McCartney, Prince and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. [The Boss]

Christina Aguilera, Enrique Iglesias, Toni Braxton, an 80-person choir and Phil Collins performed at the Superbowl in 2000. Sufjan Stevens and St Vincent performed a Phil Collins song this past Saturday night. Video of Bruce Springsteen and Axl Rose performing together below...

Bruce Springsteen & Axl Rose Come Together

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Comments (20)

Good post.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2008 5:41 AM

Good! He will be more exciting to watch than Tom Petty aka Gandalf the Grey was last year.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2008 6:19 AM

Phil Collins hit the nail on the head! Rock on Phil!!!

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2008 7:36 AM

I also like how y'call him 'the Boss', know wot I mean? We used to call Petey Gabriel that until he started shocking his own monkey.

Posted by Phil Collins | September 30, 2008 8:47 AM

give me prince any day.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2008 8:58 AM

"give me prince any day."

Hey, I din't say you could talk about me.

Posted by Prince | September 30, 2008 9:12 AM

^^lol....

springsteen is the man...this will be sweet. best live of any classic rock act i've seen.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2008 9:20 AM

Judas Priest captures the imagination of the working-man better than anyone else! "Breakin' the Law, Breakin' the LAWWWWWWWWW"

any NWOBHM band would be great at the Super Bowl!

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2008 9:36 AM

This can only mean one thing... a Giants vs. Jets Super Bowl matchup.

Posted by Beeeeeve | September 30, 2008 10:06 AM

Only fair since the NJ team won the last super bowl.

Posted by Sharkdog | September 30, 2008 2:04 PM

thanks

Posted by chat | October 5, 2008 4:56 PM

Don't stop believing, JOURNEY rules ...

Posted by Josh Quijada | December 12, 2008 3:06 PM

i heard just today that JOURNEY will be performing at halftime at superbowl.......what it takes to win..journey rules...

journey better than THE BOSS..because their song is more popular and more upbeat....yeah dont stop believing baby..........

Posted by marivic | January 4, 2009 9:30 AM

Neil Young blows Springstein away.

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2009 10:03 AM

^ your opinion = your spelling

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2009 11:20 AM

Neil Young blows Springsteen away.

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2009 12:23 PM

Springsteen Rocks---I am 19 and play in an ac/dc cover band. I did not think I would like Springsteen in concert. I was wrong x 100. I saw Bruce in Tampa last year. Wow, That dude kicks butt live.

Posted by jbomb | January 29, 2009 8:06 PM

Springsteen is good and I am glad Journey will be there. Are they doing halftime or preshow? It would sooo sweet if Steve Perry were going to be there.

Posted by momcnrock | January 30, 2009 9:51 PM

looking forward to seeing him at bonnaroo this year

Posted by summer festivals 2009 | February 17, 2009 11:35 AM

hey folks do we not have more important issues to resolve than who is better however having seen bruce in la last month and he and neil over 20 times let me say both are trying their best can you say that?rick

Posted by rick | May 19, 2009 6:19 PM

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