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    1. September 24, 2014

      Review: ‘Leading The Life You Want’ by Stew Friedman

      I owe it all to Bruce Springsteen. Racing from the office to pick up my son, I think: “What would Springsteen do?” The...

    2. March 31, 2014

      Great orators do not fear repetition

      “War! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing! Say it again . . .” Nobody who has seen Bruce Springsteen cover this song...

    1. March 27, 2014

      20 Feet From Stardom – film review

      20 Feet from Stardom is the distance you might stand on stage as a backing singer. Morgan Neville won this year’s Best...

    2. Brussels Blog

      March 7, 2014

      EPP in Dublin: Klitschko, Tymoshenko and...Bono?

      Yulia Tymoshenko speaking at the EPP conference in Dublin on Thursday night By Vincent Boland in Dublin There is something...

    3. January 31, 2014

      Pete Seeger, singer-songwriter and activist, 1919-2014

      There was a time when Pete Seeger was vilified by placard-waving US patriots as “Moscow’s canary” and aggressively...

    4. December 29, 2013

      Bruce Springsteen songs are white-collar anthems too

      Being a middle-class Bruce Springsteen fan used to be a vicarious allegiance. His greatest songs explored the physical and...

    5. November 6, 2013

      J Crew heads to London with touch of New York fashion

      J Crew, the clothing brand with customers ranging from Michelle Obama to Bruce Springsteen, is heading to the UK as it...

    6. July 19, 2013

      The List: five celebrities honoured by France

      On Tuesday, U2’s frontman Bono was awarded France’s highest cultural honour, Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters, for...

    7. FT Alphaville

      April 11, 2013

      The Closer

      Not far off 1,600 for the S&P 500. The index closed at 1,593.37, a 0.3 per cent gain, following optimistic data on weekly...

    8. April 4, 2013

      UK musicians warm to online streaming

      Online royalties earned by UK songwriters rose by a third in 2012, the latest sign that the rise of digital music services...

    9. March 3, 2013

      Europe is hot ticket for Live Nation

      Live Nation, the global music promoter and venue operator, has doubled its European stadium count and raised its number of...

    10. February 4, 2013

      Michael Chapman/Thurston Moore, Purcell Room, London

      Thurston Moore and Michael Chapman are, on the face of it, a curious choice for a joint tour. Moore is the lanky former...

    11. January 22, 2013

      Olympic Stadium to host major concerts

      The Olympic Stadium will host major music concerts this year while a permanent tenant is found for the east London venue,...

    12. November 6, 2012

      A triumph of strategy, money and theatre

      On a chilly Monday morning, on the election’s eve, an unusual Zen-like calm seemed to descend on three of Barack Obama’s...

    13. November 5, 2012

      Candidates reach end of campaign trail

      Barack Obama, criss-crossing the country and its time zones, arrived at his hotel in the shadow of the majestic state...

    14. November 4, 2012

      Stars appear for Obama’s manic Monday

      Bruce Springsteen and Jay-Z, two iconic bookends of rock and rap music, are stars enough almost to manage equal billing when...

    15. October 19, 2012

      Vive le roi du rock ’n’ roll

      It has been calculated that a third of the French population has seen Johnny Hallyday perform. Or perhaps it’s a quarter:...

    16. September 19, 2012

      Calexico, HMV Forum, London

      Calexico are named after a town on the US-Mexico border, faced by a Mexican twin, Mexicali. The name, like the band’s music,...

    17. August 14, 2012

      Obama rams home message in Iowa

      When he launched his run for the presidency in 2007, Barack Obama had a singular focus from day one, according to the book...

    18. July 17, 2012

      Cash boost for Royal Parks

      London’s Royal Parks have for the first time generated more money than they receive in grants from government, in a sign...

    19. July 6, 2012

      Liberté, egalité ... transparency?

      Slideshow: Paris menswear Just as David Cameron’s Conservatives are hardly cosying up to Europe, so there was a certain...

    20. June 24, 2012

      Bruce Springsteen, Stadium of Light, Sunderland, UK

      While other men mellow with age and wealth, Bruce Springsteen grows angrier. His latest album, Wrecking Ball, is a tirade...

    21. June 21, 2012

      New Jersey, the Zen Garden State

      The differences between the Ryoanji Temple in Kyoto and Route 3 in northern New Jersey are fairly obvious. The former is...

    22. March 2, 2012

      Boss champions workers

      Bruce Springsteen’s new album Wrecking Ball opens with drums bearing down like a juggernaut, a hopeful guitar and piano...

    23. November 7, 2011

      EMI sale still has hurdles to clear

      Five months after Citigroup began the auction for EMI, bidders are increasingly unsure whether it will sell the home of The...

    24. August 6, 2011

      Townie

      One of the most surprising things about Townie is that its author, Andre Dubus III, is still around to tell his story of...

    25. June 1, 2011

      Live Nation plays to the crowds

      After a decade in which CD sales halved and concert ticket prices climbed, the live entertainment business has replaced...

    26. April 15, 2011

      Outside Edge: A grand slam bid for the US presidency

      Chris Rock owns the best line about Donald Trump. Some years back, when the US tycoon flirted with running for president,...

    27. FT Alphaville

      December 20, 2010

      A two-tiered municipal bond market?

      Never mind two-tiered government bond markets in Europe — what about two-tiering in US municipal debt? That’s the...

    28. November 26, 2010

      Huun Huur Tu: Ancestors Call

      Huun Huur Tu Ancestors Call (World Village) Horses are to Huun Huur Tu as cars were to Bruce Springsteen in his prime: a...

    29. November 13, 2010

      Bruce Springsteen: The Promise

      Bruce Springsteen The Promise (Columbia) Success almost capsized Bruce Springsteen. His 1975 breakthrough album Born to Run...

    30. November 5, 2010

      Out of the darkness

      Bruce Springsteen zipped into London last week to promote a new film, The Promise, which chronicles the making of one of the...

    31. March 17, 2010

      Sony eases Jackson estate's debt woes

      A record-breaking deal worth more than $200m between Sony and the estate of Michael Jackson has transformed the late...

    32. March 16, 2010

      Sony eases Jackson estate’s debt woes

      A record-breaking deal worth more than $200m between Sony and the estate of Michael Jackson has transformed the late...

    33. January 2, 2010

      Sale of the week: Snaps of cracking pop

      Art Kane’s 1968 portrait of the Who wrapped in two large union flags Sale: Best of British – British Rock ‘n’ Roll...

    34. November 9, 2009

      Review from the top

      In 1974, music critic Jon Landau went to see Bruce Springsteen live at the Harvard Square Theater and declared: “I saw rock...

    35. October 19, 2009

      Last Night in Twisted River

      Last Night in Twisted River By John Irving Bloomsbury £20, 576 pages FT Bookshop price: £15.99 It’s not difficult to make...

    36. September 24, 2009

      ‘In Denial Day’ may be born to run

      From Mr Stuart Newstead. Sir, I had not realised that September 23 was a celebration of “In Denial Day” on the Letters page...

    37. September 24, 2009

      Local boy makes good

      In recent years, Danny Clinch has received the kind of attention usually reserved for the rock stars he photographs. He has...

    38. September 23, 2009

      Be True, Asbury Park Boardwalk, New Jersey

      In recent years, Danny Clinch has received the kind of attention usually reserved for the rock stars he photographs. He has...

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