Springsteen In The News (Corp.)

Bruce Springsteen’s tour may be winding down, but thanks to Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. empire, he’s never out of the spotlight.

The Murdoch-owned New York Post reported August 11 that Springsteen and his E Street Band will be featured performers at Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa, Fla.

Neither the NFL nor Springsteen’s camp is talking. Meanwhile, Fox News talking head Bill O’Reilly attacked Springsteen and others in a Boston Herald column because an Earth Wind and Fire concert he attended included singer Philip Bailey saying, “I thank God and America for allowing us to have success for 37 years.”

Springsteen, Neil Young and Coldplay’s Chris Martin apparently do no such thing, according to O’Reilly, who wrote that they all “yell out dumb stuff to their zombie followers and revel in the applause.”