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Barack Obama, Bruce Springsteen share how 'Springsteen on Broadway' started at the White House

The concept of the hit "Springsteen on Broadway" took root during a special performance Bruce Springsteen gave at the White House.        [Author: Asbury Park Press]
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Bruce Springsteen, Barack Obama Spotify podcast: Road to Broadway started at White House

The concept of the hit "Springsteen on Broadway" took root during a special performance Bruce Springsteen gave at the White House.        [Author: Asbury Park Press]
Tags: Bruce Springsteen, White House, Religion, Broadway, Asbury Park Press, Springsteen, Bruce Springsteen Barack Obama Spotify


"I dare you to name something more archetypally boomer than these two cherished idols—the Boss and the Chief—dubbing themselves rebellious in a Spotify-exclusive podcast..."

"... sponsored by Comcast and Dollar Shave Club. ('How do I handle grooming below the belt?' the ad spot asks; mercifully, neither host is made to read it.)... As a cultural figure, the Boss sits in a cross-racial sweet spot, as an anointed idol for the coded white working class who pairs his aging denim with bright-blue politics. He is also comfortable playing the good white liberal without self-punishing overtures. His home town of Freehold, New Jersey, was 'your typical small, provincial, red...
Tags: Podcasts, Law, Obama, Comcast, Shaving, Baby Boomers, Springsteen, Freehold New Jersey, Bradley Whitford, Ann Althouse, Obama the ex-President, Lauren Michele Jackson, Lull America


Obama and Springsteen's podcast reveals a key problem

If you had any doubts that podcasting had gone from fashionable to fully mainstream, you need look no further than the latest Spotify original, "Renegades: Born in the USA," for proof that they have. Hosted by former President Barack Obama and current rocker Bruce Springsteen, the show centers on a series of conversations between the two men and their experiences growing up as outsiders. It is necessarily nostalgic — neither Obama nor Springsteen has been an outsider in a very long time — and th...
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Obama-Springsteen podcast reveals a problem

If you had any doubts that podcasting had gone from fashionable to fully mainstream, you need look no further than the latest Spotify original, "Renegades: Born in the USA," for proof that they have. Hosted by former President Barack Obama and current rocker Bruce Springsteen, the show centers on a series of conversations between the two men and their experiences growing up as outsiders. It is necessarily nostalgic — neither Obama nor Springsteen has been an outsider in a very long time — and th...
Tags: Spotify, Usa, Bruce Springsteen, News, Obama, Barack Obama, Stories, Secret Service, Springsteen, Obama Springsteen


Obama and Springsteen's podcast reveals a key problem

"Renegades: Born in the USA," the podcast from former President Barack Obama and rock legend Bruce Springsteen, spotlights the problem at the heart of "conversations across the divide" approaches to America's political polarization, says Nicole Hemmer, and it comes at a moment when the podcasting world -- like media and culture in general -- is struggling with related issues of race and justice.
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Opinion: Obama and Springsteen's podcast reveals a key problem

If you had any doubts that podcasting had gone from fashionable to fully mainstream, you need look no further than the latest Spotify original, "Renegades: Born in the USA," for proof that they have. Hosted by former President Barack Obama and current rocker Bruce Springsteen, the show centers on a series of conversations between the two men and their experiences growing up as outsiders. It is necessarily nostalgic — neither Obama nor Springsteen has been an outsider in a very long time — and th...
Tags: Spotify, Usa, Bruce Springsteen, News, Obama, Barack Obama, Stories, Secret Service, Springsteen


Opinion: Obama and Springsteen's podcast reveals one big problem

If you had any doubts that podcasting had gone from fashionable to fully mainstream, you need look no further than the latest Spotify original, "Renegades: Born in the USA," for proof that they have. Hosted by former President Barack Obama and current rocker Bruce Springsteen, the show centers on a series of conversations between the two men and their experiences growing up as outsiders. It is necessarily nostalgic — neither Obama nor Springsteen has been an outsider in a very long time — and th...
Tags: Spotify, Usa, Bruce Springsteen, News, Obama, Barack Obama, Stories, Secret Service, Springsteen


Jeep restores Springsteen ad, and Unilever ramps up racial justice efforts: Thursday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. If you're reading this online or in a forwarded email, here's the link to sign up for our Wake-Up Call newsletters. The Boss is back Good morning! Jeep has once again posted its Super Bowl spot featuring music legend Bruce Springsteen on YouTube, now that the rock star has been cleared of driving while intoxicated and reckless driving charges, writes Ad Age’s E.J. Schultz. The auto brand ha...
Tags: Bruce Springsteen, Pinterest, Nbc, Advertising, Unilever, Showtime, Reddit, The Office, Robinhood, Paramount, Bush, Springsteen, McCoy, Schultz, Dunkin, Michael Bolton


Obama says he punched a friend in the face and broke his nose for calling him a racial slur when they were kids

Former President Barack Obama waves while wearing a "Vote" mask as he campaigns on behalf of Democratic presidential nominee and his former Vice President Joe Biden in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 21, 2020. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters Obama revealed in his new podcast that he once punched a school friend who called him a racial slur. Obama shared the story with Bruce Springsteen as they discussed race on "Renegades: Born in the USA." He explained how people use racial epithets to assert ...
Tags: Podcast, Politics, Usa, Bruce Springsteen, News, Obama, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Racism, Donald Trump, Don, Springsteen, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, Eliza Relman


Jeep brings back Springsteen ad after the singer is cleared of DWI charge

The brand had pulled the Super Bowl spot from YouTube three days after the game when news of the rock icon’s arrest emerged.
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Exclusive: Jeep’s Super Bowl Ad Is Back as DWI Charges Against Bruce Springsteen Are Dropped

Jeep's somewhat controversial call for unity during the Super Bowl will be unpaused after federal prosecutors in New Jersey dropped drunk driving charges against music legend Bruce Springsteen. Jeep pulled the 120-second ad--the longest of Super Bowl 55--just days after the Big Game, as reports emerged Springsteen was arrested for a DWI in November. At...
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DWI charges dropped against Bruce Springsteen, fined $500

Springsteen was cleared during his 11 a.m. remote appearance before Newark Federal Court Judge Anthony R. Mautone, where the Boss and...
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Prosecutors Drop Drunken Driving Charge Against Bruce Springsteen

Springsteen pleaded guilty to a third charge — consuming alcohol in the Gateway National Recreation Area.
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Prosecutors Drop Drunken Driving Charge Against Springsteen

The government dropped drunken driving and reckless driving charges against Bruce Springsteen on Wednesday stemming from an incident in November, admitting that the rocker’s blood-alcohol level was so low that it didn’t warrant the charges.
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Bruce Springsteen Pleads Guilty to Alcohol Consumption in Closed Area; DUI and Other Charge Dropped

In a court hearing Wednesday regarding his much-reported November DUI arrest, Bruce Springsteen pleaded guilty to consuming alcohol in a restricted area but the driving under the influence and reckless driving charges were dropped for lack of evidence. The singer was fined $500 plus fees. “Mr. Springsteen is pleased with the outcome of today’s court […]
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Bruce Springsteen & Barack Obama Release a New Podcast, “Renegades: Born in the USA”

Yesterday, Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen unveiled the first two episodes of an 8-part podcast called “Renegades: Born In The USA.”  The podcast (available on Spotify) is “a series of conversations between President Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen about their lives, music, and enduring love of America—despite all its challenges.” The conversations were taped at Springsteen’s home between July and December of 2020. To hear the episodes, you will seemingly need to create a Spotify a...
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Podcast Odd Couple: Obama, Springsteen in Spotify Series

Spotify says former President Barack Obama and iconic rocker Bruce Springsteen are making an eight-episode podcast of conversations recorded at Springsteen's home studio in New Jersey.
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'Would you arrest The Pope in Italy?': Celebrities react to Springsteen DWI arrest in NJ

Bruce Springsteen is big news at the Jersey Shore and beyond.          [Author: Asbury Park Press]
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Springsteen ‘Visibly Swaying’ Before Drunken-Driving Arrest, Police Say

Bruce Springsteen refused to provide a preliminary breath test, according to a National Park Service officer who said he watched the...
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What Springsteen’s DWI arrest means for Jeep’s marketing

The incident, which was reported days after the brand’s Super Bowl ad, is embarrassing but likely won’t cause long-term damage, say experts.
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What’s going on legally with Jeep pulling the Bruce Springsteen ad?

Morals clauses in talent agreements can fuel cancel culture. Jeep featured Bruce Springsteen in an ad that aired during Sunday’s Super Bowl. Since then, news broke that Springsteen had been arrested almost three months prior for drunk driving. So Jeep pulled further use of the ad. This scenario shines light on a key provision in the contract that celebrities and brands typically sign. An agreement of this sort will contain a “morals clause”. Here is the language of a typical clause like th...
Tags: Bruce Springsteen, Law, Chicago, Springsteen, Evan Brown, Talent Company


Source: Springsteen arrest details to cast 'doubts'

Following news of Bruce Springsteen's November arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence, a source close to the musician is sharing more information about the incident.
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Bruce Springsteen, Little Steven, Joan Jett to Appear Virtually for New Jersey’s ‘Light of Day’ Event

Bruce Springsteen, Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts and more will appear virtually as part of this year’s three-day “Winter Love Fest” for Light of Day, the New Jersey charity event which raises funds and awareness in the fight against Parkinson’s disease. Highlights from Springsteen’s 2020 “Light of Day” […]
Tags: Bruce Springsteen, News, New Jersey, Springsteen, Parkinson, Joan Jett, Blackhearts, Bruce Springsteen Little Steven, Light of Day, Steven Joan Jett


Facebook joins Clubhouse, and behind SheaMoisture's 'ode to Black women': Thursday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. If you're reading this online or in a forwarded email, here's the link to sign up for our Wake-Up Call newsletters. Fireside chat Facebook is known for borrowing ideas, or buying them, whenever a hot new property emerges. This time, it has set its sights on Clubhouse. Clubhouse is an exclusive app that operates like a private club for people to hold co...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Bruce Springsteen, Instagram, Abc, Ebay, Advertising, The Times, Pokemon, The New York Times, Oracle, Black, Zuckerberg, Bloomberg News


Bruce Springsteen’s Jeep Ad Pulled From YouTube After Report of DWI Arrest

Springsteen was arrested in November and charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, and consuming alcohol in a closed area
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Springsteen’s DWI Should Be a Reminder to Marketers: Thoroughly Vet Your Talent

When casting actors for content like commercials, there are some things that are absolutely necessary to consider when making that person the face of your brand, whether it be for years or for 60 seconds. In 2014, Michael Phelps famously lost at least five sponsors after a second DUI arrest. While DUI/DWI arrests have become...
Tags: Advertising, Michael Phelps, Voice, Springsteen, The Big Game


Reports of Springsteen’s DWI cast shadow over his Jeep Super Bowl ad

The incident reportedly occurred Nov. 14, more than two months before the ad was shot.
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Bruce Springsteen faces drunk driving charge after November arrest

Singer received citations for driving while under the influence, reckless driving and consuming alcohol in a closed area Bruce Springsteen is facing a drunk driving charge for an incident in New Jersey in November.A spokesperson for the national parks service confirmed that Springsteen was arrested on 14 November in a part of the Gateway National Recreation Area on the New Jersey coastline. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Bruce Springsteen, US news, Culture, Pop and rock, New Jersey, Springsteen, Gateway National Recreation Area


Bruce Springsteen charged with DWI on Sandy Hook

Springsteen was arrested at Gateway National Recreation Area on Sandy Hook.          [Author: Asbury Park Press]
Tags: Bruce Springsteen, Religion, Sandy Hook, Asbury Park Press, Springsteen, Gateway National Recreation Area