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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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