‘Born to Run’ audiobook out now

Bruce Springsteen narrates the audiobook edition of his critically acclaimed, #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Born to Run. Simon & Schuster Audio published the 18-hour-long audiobook on December 6, 2016. In addition to his narration, Springsteen recorded musical transitions for the audiobook at Stone Hill Studio in New Jersey. Excerpts from the original studio recordings of "Living Proof," "Long Time Comin’" and "Born to Run" are also featured in the audiobook. Listen to an except from the audiobook below and watch Bruce read from Born to Run in London in the short film from Director Thom Zimny. Get your copy now of the audiobook now!

Bruce Springsteen receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

Bruce was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom today, our nation's highest civilian honor, recognizing "an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors."

Prior to receiving the award from President Obama, Bruce was introduced to the audience:

As a songwriter, a humanitarian, America's rock and roll laureate, and New Jersey's greatest ambassador, Bruce Springsteen is, quite simply, The Boss. Through stories about ordinary people, to Vietnam veterans to steel workers, his songs capture the pain and the promise of the American experience. With his legendary E Street Band, Bruce Springsteen leaves everything on stage in epic, live, communal live performances that have rocked audiences for decades. With empathy and honesty, he holds up a mirror to who we are, as Americans chasing our dreams, and as human beings trying to do the right thing. There's a place for everyone in Bruce Springsteen's America.

More Born To Run appearances announced

Illinois, Ohio, Colorado, Texas, Georgia... Bruce is headed your way next week! Tickets for all Born To Run events go on sale tomorrow, November 22. Check our Facebook Events for more information and ticket links!

Springsteen on Dylan

Congratulations to Bob Dylan on being awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. The following is a passage from Bruce Springsteen’s autobiography Born To Run.


Bob Dylan is the father of my country. Highway 61 Revisited and Bringing It All Back Home were not only great records, but they were the first time I can remember being exposed to a truthful vision of the place I lived. The darkness and light were all there, the veil of illusion and deception ripped aside. He put his boot on the stultifying politeness and daily routine that covered corruption and decay. The world he described was all on view, in my little town, and spread out over the television that beamed into our isolated homes, but it went uncommented on and silently tolerated. He inspired me and gave me hope. He asked the questions everyone else was too frightened to ask, especially to a fifteen-year-old: “How does it feel... to be on your own?” A seismic gap had opened up between generations and you suddenly felt orphaned, abandoned amid the flow of history, your compass spinning, internally homeless. Bob pointed true north and served as a beacon to assist you in making your way through the new wilderness America had become. He planted a flag, wrote the songs, sang the words that were essential to the times, to the emotional and spiritual survival of so many young Americans at that moment.

I had the opportunity to sing “The Times They Are A-Changin’ ” for Bob when he received the Kennedy Center Honors. We were alone together for a brief moment walking down a back stairwell when he thanked me for being there and said, “If there’s anything I can ever do for you...” I thought, “Are you kidding me?” and answered, “It’s already been done.”


From Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen. Copyright (c) 2016 by Bruce Springsteen. Reprinted by permission of Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

‘Born To Run’ debuts on top of the New York Times Best Sellers list

Bruce Springsteen’s 'Born to Run' autobiography was the top-selling book in multiple countries last week, earning raves from fans and critics worldwide. ‘Chapter and Verse,’ the audio companion to the gripping 528-page memoir, is 2016’s highest-debuting artist compilation, entering the Billboard 200 albums chart this week at No. 5.

'Born to Run' topped the New York Times Best Sellers list in the US and also debuted at No. 1 in the UK/Ireland, Germany, Denmark, and Sweden. ‘Chapter and Verse’ bowed in the Top 10 in 16 countries besides the US, with No. 2 debuts in the UK, Ireland, Australia, Sweden, Austria, and Italy. The album's No. 3 debut in Portugal gave Springsteen his highest chart entry there in more than a decade.

Springsteen’s public appearances to support 'Born To Run' have been epic and emotional, with than 2,000 fans packing the Barnes & Noble near Highway 9 in Freehold, NJ, on the book’s release day, September 27. After greeting more than 1,000 fans at NY’s Union Square Barnes & Noble, Springsteen was interviewed by Apple's Senior VP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue for a SoHo Apple Store event that streamed live on Facebook. Tickets for Springsteen’s meet-and-greet at the Philadelphia Free Library sold out in nine minutes. In Los Angeles, fans began lining up outside The Grove shopping center three days early. Ticket demand for his appearance at Powell’s Books in Portland, Ore., crashed the store’s website.

Springsteen will appear in conversation with New Yorker editor David Remnick at The New Yorker Festival this Friday, October 7, and wraps his U.S. series of appearances with a stop at The Harvard Coop in Boston on Monday, October 10.