Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen: Renegades
The former president and the singer-songwriter have shared their stories in a podcast, and now a book: "Renegades: Born in the USA." They discuss the influence of their fathers on their life's work, and the collective narratives in both popular music and politics.cbsnews.com
Book Excerpt: "Renegades: Born in the USA" by Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen
The former president and the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter engage in a dialogue about personal stories – narratives shared through politics and music – that can help tell the story of an America striving to become a most just, more fair union.cbsnews.com
Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen on race, friendship, and the influence of fathers
Preview: In their first interview together for "CBS Sunday Morning" and "CBS Mornings," the former president and the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter discuss their podcast and book, "Renegades: Born in the USA."cbsnews.com
Media outlets recall country's unity after Sept. 11 attacks
Media outlets that often spend hours each day exploring the country's differences paused to mark the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks by recalling almost wistfully the sense of common purpose that united Americans in the aftermath.
Jacobs’ post-pandemic runway: Parading puffers in patterns
In another unmistakable sign that New York is coming back to life, Marc Jacobs celebrated a long-awaited return to in-person fashion shows when he presented his fall collection Monday evening at the grand Fifth Avenue branch of the New York Public Library.
Obama in upcoming podcast credits his mother for his path
Bruce Springsteen, left, appears with former President Barack Obama during their podcast of conversations recorded at Springsteen's home studio in New Jersey. The eight-episode series covers their upbringings, racism, fatherhood and even recall a White House singalong around a piano. (Rob DeMartin/Spotify via AP)NEW YORK – Former President Barack Obama reveals in an upcoming podcast with rocker Bruce Springsteen that he chose a career of public service in part due to his mother, an acknowledgement that lands in the middle of Women’s History Month. Obama's mother, Ann Dunham, was an anthropologist who worked to help improve the lives of the poor in Indonesia. But it has blossomed into deeper conversations since he left office, Obama said in the first episode.
Patti Smith returns to singing live with Brooklyn concert
CORRECTS DAY OF CONCERT - FILE - Patti Smith attends a special screening of "Pavarotti" at the iPic Theater in New York on May 28, 2019. Smith performed six songs as well as read poetry and excerpts from her book “Just Kids” in the Beaux-Arts Court at the museum, her voice bouncing off the skylight 60 feet above. It was a concert to also honor museum workers and drew just under 50 people, all socially distanced in widely spaced chairs. The Smith concert came on the same day in 1989 that Mapplethorpe died at age 42. It also marked the one-year anniversary of when Smith last performed live, at The Fillmore in San Francisco.
'Reply All' podcast paused amid charges of toxic behavior
Former employees at Gimlet Media, the podcast’s publisher, charged that two people behind “Reply All” had exhibited behavior similar to what they were investigating at Bon Appetit. The editor of Bon Appetit, Adam Rapoport, resigned last year after an old photo of him and his wife dressed in stereotypical Puerto Rican costumes surfaced on social media. The “Reply All” series on Bon Appetit was reported over eight months. In the second episode of the podcast, Pinnamaneni confessed to regrets about her own past behavior and how she reacted to the union drive. Staffers want to tell what happened and the podcast is paused as they try to understand what went wrong, he said.
DWI and reckless driving charges dropped against Bruce Springsteen
DWI and reckless driving charges dropped against Bruce Springsteen Bruce Springsteen pleaded guilty to having shots of tequila at a New Jersey beach where drinking is illegal, but he was cleared of DWI and reckless driving charges.cbsnews.com
Drunken driving charge against Bruce Springsteen dropped
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. Springsteen pleaded guilty to a third charge, consuming alcohol in a closed area, the Gateway National Recreation Area. JANE ROSENBERG / REUTERS"I had two small shots of tequila," Springsteen said in response to questions from an assistant U.S. attorney. The officer wrote that he saw Springsteen take a shot of tequila and then get on his motorcycle. The report described Springsteen as "visibly swaying back and forth" during a field sobriety test and said he declined to provide a sample on an initial breath test.cbsnews.com
Drunken driving charge against Bruce Springsteen dropped
Springsteen is facing a drunken driving charge for an incident in New Jersey in November. He received citations for driving while under the influence, reckless driving and consuming alcohol in a closed area. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)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. Springsteen pleaded guilty to a third charge, consuming alcohol in a closed area, the Gateway National Recreation Area. “I had two small shots of tequila,” Springsteen said in response to questions from an assistant U.S. attorney.
Bruce Springsteen pleads guilty to public drinking – but prosecutor drops DWI charge
A federal prosecutor dropped charges of drunken and reckless driving against rock legend Bruce Springsteen on Wednesday. But the musician pleaded guilty to a charge of drinking alcohol in a national park late last year, NBC News reported. "I had two small shots of tequila," Springsteen told a federal magistrate in a virtual arraignment Wednesday morning, according to local Jersey outlet The Daily Journal. The charges of driving while intoxicated and reckless driving were dropped after prosecutors said they did not believe they could sustain their burden of proof. The federal judge, after commenting on the lack of violations on Springsteen's driving record, imposed a $540 fine.cnbc.com
Podcast odd couple: Obama, Springsteen in Spotify series
Bruce Springsteen, left, appears with former President Barack Obama during their podcast of conversations recorded at Springsteen's home studio in New Jersey. The eight-episode series covers their upbringings, racism, fatherhood and even recall a White House singalong around a piano. (Rob DeMartin/Spotify via AP)NEW YORK – Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen are teaming up for an eight-episode Spotify podcast series, swapping stories about their upbringings and even a White House singalong around a piano. The seemingly offbeat relationship between the former president and rock star began when Springsteen performed benefits for Obama during his presidential campaigns. Springsteen uses a few of those guitars during the course of the podcast.
Spotify lands the Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen podcast 'Renegades'
President Barack Obama and rocker Bruce Springsteen wave to a crowd of 18,000 people during a rally on the last day of campaigning in the general election November 5, 2012 in Madison, Wisconsin. Former president Barack Obama and legendary rock musician Bruce Springsteen have launched a podcast on Spotify. "Renegades: Born in the USA" will span eight episodes, two of which were released Monday on the streaming platform. The inaugural series, "The Michelle Obama Podcast," was hosted by the former first lady and launched last July. The company also announced a new ad platform for podcasts and a way for podcast makers to get paid directly from listeners.cnbc.com
Springsteen wouldn't take breath test, court papers say
FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2016 file photo, Bruce Springsteen performs at Stand Up For Heroes in New York. Springsteen is facing a drunken driving charge for an incident in New Jersey in November. A spokesperson for the National Parks Service says Springsteen was arrested on Nov. 14 in the Gateway National Recreation Area. He received citations for driving while under the influence, reckless driving and consuming alcohol in a closed area. Springsteen “took 45 total steps during the walk and turn instead of the instructed 18,” the officer wrote.
Jeep pulls Bruce Springsteen Super Bowl ad after learning of his drunk driving arrest
Bruce Springsteen is facing a drunken driving charge in New Jersey. Springsteen was arrested November 14 in a part of the Gateway National Recreation Area on the New Jersey coast, a spokesperson for the National Park Service confirmed Wednesday. Springsteen received citations for driving while under the influence, reckless driving and consuming alcohol in a closed area. During Sunday's Super Bowl, he appeared in a Jeep ad filmed in Kansas urging people to find common ground. A search on Jeep's YouTube channel for its Super Bowl advertisement yielded no results, indicating that it had been taken down.cbsnews.com
Jeep pauses ad with Bruce Springsteen after musician's DWI arrest goes public
Bruce Springsteen starred in and narrated a two-minute Super Bowl ad for Jeep, which featured far more Americana and landscape than any vehicles. Jeep says it's "pausing" its Super Bowl ad starring musician Bruce Springsteen after it became public on Wednesday that he'd been arrested on drunken-driving charges late last year. Springsteen was accused of driving while intoxicated, reckless driving and consuming alcohol in a closed area. The news of the arrest came a few days after Springsteen had starred in the two-minute ad from the Stellantis (formerly Fiat-Chrysler) brand. The automaker has not typically re-aired Super Bowl ads that featured A-list celebrities in the past decade.cnbc.com
Bruce Springsteen arrested in November on drunken driving charge in New Jersey
Bruce Springsteen is facing a drunken driving charge in New Jersey. Springsteen was arrested November 14 in a part of the Gateway National Recreation Area on the New Jersey coast, a spokesperson for the National Park Service confirmed Wednesday. The park is on a narrow, beach-ringed peninsula, with views across a bay to New York City. It is about 15 miles north of Asbury Park, the shore town where Springsteen got his start as a musician and bandleader and which was later made famous with his debut album, "Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J."Springsteen received citations for driving while under the influence, reckless driving and consuming alcohol in a closed area. The spokesperson said Springsteen was cooperative.cbsnews.com
Bruce Springsteen arrested in November on suspicion of drunken driving
Bruce Springsteen arrested in November on suspicion of drunken driving Singer Bruce Springsteen was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving at a park in his home state of New Jersey in November. The police said he was cited for driving while under the influence, reckless driving and consuming alcohol in a closed area. CBS New York's Mary Calvi reports.cbsnews.com
Springsteen charged with drunken driving; Jeep ad on pause
Iconic artists Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen are among the stars who will highlight a primetime virtual celebration televised Wednesday night following President-elect Joe Bidens inauguration. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP, File)HIGHLANDS, N.J. – Bruce Springsteen is facing a drunken driving charge in New Jersey, prompting Jeep to put on pause the Super Bowl television commercial that features him. It is about 15 miles north of Asbury Park, where Springsteen got his start as a musician and bandleader and which was later made famous with his debut album, “Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.” Springsteen lives in Colts Neck, about 12 miles from the site of the arrest. Springsteen received citations for driving while under the influence, reckless driving and consuming alcohol in a closed area. While during Sunday's Super Bowl, he appeared in a Jeep ad filmed in Kansas that urged people to find common ground.
Bruce Springsteen was arrested on drunken-driving charges in November in NJ
Rocker Bruce Springsteen was arrested on drunken-driving charges late last year at a national park in New Jersey, the U.S. Department of the Interior said Wednesday. News of the arrest emerged days after a Jeep commercial featuring "The Boss" aired during the Super Bowl. Springsteen, 71, was "cooperative throughout the process" of being arrested Nov. 14 at Gateway National Recreation Area at Sandy Hook, National Parks Service spokeswoman Brenda Ling said in a statement. Springsteen was accused of driving while intoxicated, reckless driving and consuming alcohol in a closed area. The Jeep ad featured Springsteen calling for Americans to find unity after a divisive year.cnbc.com
How Jeep landed Bruce Springsteen for its 2021 Super Bowl ad
Bruce Springsteen starred in and narrated a two-minute Super Bowl ad for Jeep, which featured far more Americana and landscape than any vehicles. Every year since 2011, Francois said he's pitched an idea to Springsteen's manager, Jon Landau, for a Super Bowl commercial. Last year, Francois convinced elusive actor Bill Murray to reprise his role from the 1993 film "Groundhog Day" for a Super Bowl ad. Bruce Springsteen (left) with Olivier Francois, chief marketing officer of Stellantis, during filming of the company's Super Bowl LV ad for Jeep. Bruce Springsteen starred in and narrated a two-minute Super Bowl ad for Jeep, which featured far more Americana and landscape than any vehicles.cnbc.com
Amazon, Cadillac score with Super Bowl ads
NEW YORK – During this year's Super Bowl, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers reigned supreme on the field. Overall, this year's crop of Super Bowl ads focused on light humor that strove to entertain and connect. Bud Light Seltzer LemonadeBud Light used lemons as a metaphor for everything that went wrong in 2020 to introduce its new Seltzer Lemonade. Michelob was likely hoping to drive people to repeat views online with the celebrity lookalikes, but during the fast-moving Super Bowl the conceit was confusing. With its first-ever Super Bowl ad, Scott's was looking to keep that momentum going, but the overstuffed ad ended up being distracting.
The Latest: Robinhood's ad emerges from the time capsule
The latest news on Super Bowl commercials. ___10 p.m.Smartphone-based stock market investment service Robinhood bought its Super Bowl spot in December after a successful year, unaware that it was about to make global headlines. Ad___9:45 p.m.Jeep starred iconic singer Bruce Springsteen in his first ever ad promoting the idea of unity. Most brands that have money to spend on Super Bowl ads are already household names, but the big game is also a chance for upstarts to make a big splash. ___7:15 p.m.General Motors used humor in a Super Bowl ad to promote its ambitious push to get more Americans to buy electric vehicles.
Super Bowl ads went for light humor. Not all succeeded
This photo provided by Cadillac shows a scene from Cadillac's 2021 Super Bowl NFL football spot. They aimed to connect to the estimated 100 million viewers who tune in to the Super Bowl broadcast each year. Perhaps the most striking effect: Virtually none of the ads featured people in masks, a public-health priority but also a grim reminder of the ongoing pandemic. AIMING TO ENTERTAINIn an effort to be light, advertisers stuffed -- and sometimes overstuffed — their ads with celebrities. “I like Springsteen and heartwarming ads like this generally, but this one feels too forced given the current political climate,” he said.
Jeep Super Bowl ad: Bruce Springsteen encourages Americans to meet 'in the middle'
Bruce Springsteen is encouraging Americans to meet "in the middle" during a Super Bowl LV ad for Jeep – his first-ever appearance in a commercial. During "The Middle," Springsteen talks about a chapel located in the center of the country called U.S. Center Chapel in Lebanon, Kansas. The ad is reminiscent of past Super Bowl ads from Olivier Francois, chief marketing officer of Jeep's parent company, Stellantis (formerly Fiat Chrysler). Past Super Bowl ads have included Detroit rapper Eminem, musician Bob Dylan as well as a voiceover by Oprah Winfrey. Last year, Francois convinced elusive actor Bill Murray to reprise his role from the 1993 film "Groundhog Day" for a Super Bowl ad.cnbc.com
Sony booming on hit 'Demon Slayer,' headed to record profit
Sony Corp. reports its fiscal third quarter profit jumped 62%, positioning the Japanese entertainment and electronics giant for a record annual profit as its bottom line got a healthy boost from its mega-hit animation film Demon Slayer. In Japan, movie theaters have stayed open with social distancing measures, helping “Demon Slayer” gain massive popularity amid a dearth of rival releases. That’s considerably higher than the 800 billion yen ($7.6 billion) projection given in October. Sony earned 582 billion yen in the fiscal year that ended March 2020. Sony said it hoped to boost profits for the year across the board in its sprawling businesses, including games, music, electronics products and other operations.
Queen Latifah 'stoked' to land post-Super Bowl slot for show
This image released by CBS shows Queen Latifah in a scene from the series "The Equalizer," premiering after the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 7. Her latest chapter comes in the new CBS series "The Equalizer” as the first Black woman to portray the role in the franchise. The show debuts Feb. 7 in the coveted timeslot following the Super Bowl, typically the year's most-watched program. The post-Super Bowl slot has provided monstrous ratings over the years for shows like "Friends,” “Survivor” and "Undercover Boss.”"I'm so stoked that we’re coming on after the Super Bowl," Latifah said Wednesday on a video call. Latifah added: “Hopefully, they’ll start to say, ‘Damn, Latifah is a badass.'
'Your Land'? Some Native Americans question inaugural song
Some tribal members complained about the mishmash of songs sung by Lopez that included lyrics from This Land is your Land. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool, File)FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – On the first day of Joe Biden's presidency, Native Americans had reason to celebrate. Inaugural events showcased tribes across the country in traditional regalia, dancing and in prayer. And then there was the mishmash of songs sung by Jennifer Lopez that included lyrics from “This Land is Your Land." “In order to make it work, ‘this land is your land, this land is my land,' people (need) to understand it doesn’t belong to us,” said Tebo, who also is Winnebago.
Biden takes the helm, appeals for unity to take on crises
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden watch fireworks light up the sky from the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington. Both he, Harris and their spouses walked the last short part of the route to the White House after an abridged parade. At Biden's invitation, congressional leaders from both parties bowed their heads in prayer in the socially distanced service a few blocks from the White House. The Bidens ended their evening watching fireworks from a White House balcony. Trump did adhere to one tradition and left a personal note for Biden in the Oval Office.
Hollywood on the Potomac: A-list turns out for Biden-Harris
A full-throated, supremely confident Lady Gaga belted out the national anthem at President Joe Biden's inauguration in a very Gaga way — with flamboyance, fashion and passion. While stars mostly eschewed Trump's inauguration four years ago, the A-list was back for Biden. Brooks was careful to call his decision to perform on Wednesday non-political, and in the spirit of unity. He had performed during the inaugural celebration for Obama in 2009, but turned down a chance to perform for Trump in 2017, citing a scheduling conflict. Alone with his guitar, The Boss sang his “Land of Hope and Dreams” in front of the Lincoln Memorial.
Biden takes the helm, appeals for unity to take on crises
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden wave as they arrive at the North Portico of the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington. At this hour, my friends, democracy has prevailed," Biden declared in his speech. Both he, Harris and their spouses walked the last short part of the route to the White House after an abridged parade. At Biden's invitation, congressional leaders from both parties bowed their heads in prayer in the socially distanced service a few blocks from the White House. Trump did adhere to one tradition and left a personal note for Biden in the Oval Office.
From Gaga to Garth, Miranda to Moreno: Celebs join inaugural
(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Like so much this past year, the inaugural celebration will be like no other: pared down, distanced, much of it virtual. But for actor Christopher Jackson — the original George Washington in Broadway's “Hamilton" — performing in a virtual “ball” is a way of participating in an essential rite of American democracy. Miranda will contribute a classical recitation, joining musicians like Bruce Springsteen, Katy Perry, John Legend, Demi Lovato, Foo Fighters, Justin Timberlake and Bon Jovi. The inaugural committee has made sure to blend this high-powered list with ordinary Americans and inspiring stories. And the “AAPI Inaugural Ball: Breaking Barriers” celebrated the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities with planned participants including actors Kal Penn, John Cho, Kumail Nanjiani and Chloe Bennet.
Biden, Harris take break from inaugural prep to mark MLK day
Flags are placed on the National Mall, looking towards the Washington Monument, and the Lincoln Memorial, ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Washington. As Biden and Harris took breaks from their inaugural preparations to honor the civil rights hero Monday, outgoing President Donald Trump remained out of public view at the White House for the sixth straight day. Biden transition officials, including incoming Homeland Security adviser Liz Sherwood-Randall and the deputy attorney general nominee, Lisa Monaco, held a videoconference with acting heads and career staff from national security agencies to discuss the security situation surrounding Inauguration Day. Even before the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, inauguration festivities were expected to be muted due to the virus. Mayor Muriel Bowser urged residents to stay away from the city on Inauguration Day.
Phil Spector's death resurrects mixed reaction from skeptics
This Nov. 19, 2019 booking photo provided by the California Department of Corrections shows Phil Spector. Spector, the eccentric and revolutionary music producer who transformed rock music with his "Wall of Sound" method and who later was convicted of murder, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. But while Spector made his mark as a revolutionary music producer, the stories of him waving guns at recording artists and being convicted of murder overshadowed his artistry. The reaction to Spector’s death resurrected some mixed feelings about his life and legacy. Some lauded his early contributions to rock music, while others struggled to forgive his volatile past.
The Latest: Springsteen, Miranda set for inaugural gala
Iconic artists Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen are among the stars who will highlight a primetime virtual celebration televised Wednesday night following President-elect Joe Bidens inauguration. Biden’s inaugural committee announced the lineup Sunday for “Celebrating America,” a multinetwork broadcast that the committee bills as a mix of stars and everyday citizens. Musicians John Legend, Demi Lovato and Justin Timberlake, among others, will join Springsteen and Bon Jovi. The safeguards will remain in place leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday. Fencing, boarded-up windows and lines of police and National Guard troops have transformed statehouse grounds ahead of expected demonstrations leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday.
Biden's inauguration to feature nationwide tribute to honor COVID-19 victims
President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration is set to be a celebratory event, featuring big names like Lady Gaga, John Legend and Bruce Springsteen, among others. According to the Presidential Inaugural Committee, the ceremony, scheduled for Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. "The inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris represents the beginning of a new national journey," PIC Communications Director Pili Tobar said in a statement about the event. The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool in Washington, D.C will host a lighting ceremony honoring victims of COVID-19 as part of President-elect Joe Biden's inaugural events. Samuel Corum / Getty ImagesThe inauguration of Mr. Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be significantly scaled back due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.cbsnews.com
AP's top albums of 2020: Toni Braxton, Teyana Taylor, JoJo
This cover image released by Island Records shows "Spell My Name," by Toni Braxton. (Island via AP)NEW YORK – The top 10 albums of the year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu (a playlist of the albums can be found here ):1. Toni Braxton, “Spell My Name": I can breathe again, thanks in part to the living legend Toni Braxton. Teyana Taylor, “The Album”: R&B princess Teyana Taylor boldly named her latest release “The Album" and she has reason to. JoJo, “good to know": Vocal beast JoJo pours all of her emotions on “good to know," making a superb album that's good to listen to now, and later.
Who brought down the Berlin Wall? It might have been the Boss
Gorbachev, tear down this wall address to about 20,000 in West Berlin two years before its collapse. We knew going into East Berlin at that time that we were rolling the dice quite a bit. And then, the Berlin Wall collapsed. I think it was broader issues that brought down the wall, reflecting the frustrations of the East Germans. And they wanted more of it.Special correspondent Kirschbaum is the author of Rocking the Wall: The Berlin Concert That Changed the World.latimes.com
Congress pauses impeachment inquiry to honor Elijah Cummings
PopularCBSN Originals "Non-monogamy""One big orgy": That's the stereotype about the lifestyle of consensual non-monogamy an arrangement where committed partners agree to have relationships with other people. But in this CBSN Originals documentary, people who have practiced non-monogamy for years say it's not all wild sex or even all that wild. It takes a lot of work and carries a lot of stigma. And it's more popular than you may think.cbsnews.com
Bruce Springsteen still finds performing therapeutic
Tune in to "CBS This Morning" on Thursday and Friday for more of Gayle King's conversation with Bruce Springsteen. Bruce Springsteen is one of the most successful and beloved musicians in the world. You're constantly in the midst of examining your life and learning new things and hopefully getting better at it." Even after all his years in the industry, Springsteen said he still finds performing "very centering." Even Bruce Springsteen still struggles"There is no other job in the world where the same people you worked with at 18 at 16, in some cases you are working with when you're 70.cbsnews.com