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Title: Rocker Bruce Springsteen faces DWI charge after 2020 arrest in New Jersey
Post by: libertybele on February 10, 2021, 06:08:58 PM
Rocker Bruce Springsteen faces DWI charge after 2020 arrest in New Jersey

 Rock music legend Bruce Springsteen was arrested nearly three months ago at a national park in New Jersey on charges that included reckless driving and driving while intoxicated, a park spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

“The Boss,” whose career of more than 50 years has often highlighted his home state of New Jersey and its shore scene, received the citations on Nov. 14 at Sandy Hook, a strip of beach that extends into the Atlantic just south of New York City, the spokeswoman said.

“Springsteen was cooperative throughout the process,” Daphne Yun, spokeswoman for the National Park Service’s Gateway National Recreation Area, said by email.

Springsteen was also cited for consuming alcohol in a closed area, she said.

Four of Springsteen’s representatives, including two lawyers, did not immediately respond to a request for comment........

https://www.oann.com/rocker-bruce-springsteen-faces-dwi-charge-after-2020-arrest-in-new-jersey/ (https://www.oann.com/rocker-bruce-springsteen-faces-dwi-charge-after-2020-arrest-in-new-jersey/)
Title: Re: Rocker Bruce Springsteen faces DWI charge after 2020 arrest in New Jersey
Post by: Wingnut on February 10, 2021, 06:19:44 PM
Was he in a Jeep?
Title: Re: Rocker Bruce Springsteen faces DWI charge after 2020 arrest in New Jersey
Post by: SZonian on February 10, 2021, 06:22:15 PM
A "legend" in his own mind...never cared for his music or him.

Clarence Clemmons was the only redeeming factor in the E-Street Band.

Michael Stanley Band made much better music.
Title: Re: Rocker Bruce Springsteen faces DWI charge after 2020 arrest in New Jersey
Post by: debrawiest on February 10, 2021, 06:24:24 PM
Overrated star. Wrote one decent song - “Because the Night”. Ok, I think it’s a pretty great song, but it doesn’t come close to making up for that gosh-awful “Born in the USA”.
Title: Re: Rocker Bruce Springsteen faces DWI charge after 2020 arrest in New Jersey
Post by: DCPatriot on February 10, 2021, 06:24:55 PM
A "legend" in his own mind...never cared for his music or him.

Clarence Clemmons was the only redeeming factor in the E-Street Band.

Michael Stanley Band made much better music.

Springsteen?  If he's "The Boss"?

I quit!
Title: Re: Rocker Bruce Springsteen faces DWI charge after 2020 arrest in New Jersey
Post by: mountaineer on February 10, 2021, 06:31:10 PM
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Bruce Springsteen’s Super Bowl ad scrapped from Jeep’s YouTube page amid DWI bust
By Tamar Lapin
February 10, 2021 | 4:45pm

Bruce Springsteen’s Super Bowl LV Jeep commercial was yanked from YouTube on Wednesday after the rock legend’s DWI bust came to light.

The clip for “The Middle ft Bruce Springsteen” on Jeep’s YouTube page now reads: “Video unavailable. This video is private.”

The Hollywood Reporter first reported that the ad had been taken off Jeep’s page at around 1 p.m.

The commercial wasn’t on Jeep’s Twitter Wednesday, either. However, it was still available on Springsteen’s Instagram account. ...
NY Post (https://nypost.com/2021/02/10/bruce-springsteens-super-bowl-ad-scrapped-from-jeeps-youtube-page/?utm_source=NYPTwitter&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_medium=SocialFlow)

That's a shame.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Rocker Bruce Springsteen faces DWI charge after 2020 arrest in New Jersey
Post by: catfish1957 on February 10, 2021, 06:42:13 PM
Did he flee arrest?  You know he was born to run.....    :silly:

I am a Classic Rock aficionado, and my honest opinion is that he, and Bon Jovi are the most overrated acts in history,  Must be that NJ thing going.
Title: Re: Rocker Bruce Springsteen faces DWI charge after 2020 arrest in New Jersey
Post by: mountaineer on February 10, 2021, 06:47:10 PM
Glory daze ...
Title: Re: Rocker Bruce Springsteen faces DWI charge after 2020 arrest in New Jersey
Post by: mystery-ak on February 10, 2021, 06:51:08 PM
Was he in a Jeep?

I posted that on twitter earlier....I may not have an account..lol
Title: Re: Rocker Bruce Springsteen faces DWI charge after 2020 arrest in New Jersey
Post by: sneakypete on February 10, 2021, 07:11:08 PM
Overrated star. Wrote one decent song - “Because the Night”. Ok, I think it’s a pretty great song, but it doesn’t come close to making up for that gosh-awful “Born in the USA”.

@debrawiest

I diagree. Of course,it wasn't great until the Pointer Singers got ahold of it. The song is titled "Fire". Give a listen to what these ladies do with it live. These girls tore that SOB UP!

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SS6NXsgEoSw#)





Title: Re: Rocker Bruce Springsteen faces DWI charge after 2020 arrest in New Jersey
Post by: skeeter on February 10, 2021, 07:16:32 PM
Did he flee arrest?  You know he was born to run.....    :silly:

I am a Classic Rock aficionado, and my honest opinion is that he, and Bon Jovi are the most overrated acts in history,  Must be that NJ thing going.
Springsteen should've stopped singing and started farming in 1978.
Title: Re: Rocker Bruce Springsteen faces DWI charge after 2020 arrest in New Jersey
Post by: libertybele on February 10, 2021, 07:20:38 PM
I am no longer a fan of the liberal elite; the Boss included.
Title: Re: Rocker Bruce Springsteen faces DWI charge after 2020 arrest in New Jersey
Post by: Wingnut on February 10, 2021, 08:09:57 PM
I posted that on twitter earlier....I may not have an account..lol

Bless you!   GMTA.
Title: Re: Rocker Bruce Springsteen faces DWI charge after 2020 arrest in New Jersey
Post by: Wingnut on February 10, 2021, 08:11:12 PM
BTW.  All of the official Jeep accounts have pulled the Commie Ad. 
Title: Re: Rocker Bruce Springsteen faces DWI charge after 2020 arrest in New Jersey
Post by: debrawiest on February 10, 2021, 09:16:27 PM
@debrawiest

I diagree. Of course,it wasn't great until the Pointer Singers got ahold of it. The song is titled "Fire". Give a listen to what these ladies do with it live. These girls tore that SOB UP!

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SS6NXsgEoSw#)

Great version of that song! You’re right - he wrote two decent songs.
Title: Re: Rocker Bruce Springsteen faces DWI charge after 2020 arrest in New Jersey
Post by: Weird Tolkienish Figure on February 11, 2021, 05:07:32 AM
BTW.  All of the official Jeep accounts have pulled the Commie Ad.

What ad was this?
Title: Re: Rocker Bruce Springsteen faces DWI charge after 2020 arrest in New Jersey
Post by: Gefn on February 11, 2021, 06:16:00 AM
Overrated star. Wrote one decent song - “Because the Night”. Ok, I think it’s a pretty great song, but it doesn’t come close to making up for that gosh-awful “Born in the USA”.

@debrawiest my favorite is “Point Blank”

Also liked Clarence Clemons sax on it. Good smooth saxophone
Title: Re: Rocker Bruce Springsteen faces DWI charge after 2020 arrest in New Jersey
Post by: mystery-ak on February 11, 2021, 08:09:43 AM
Jeep Super Bowl ad featuring Springsteen pulled from YouTube after report of his arrest
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/jeep-super-bowl-ad-pulled-springsteen-arrest (https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/jeep-super-bowl-ad-pulled-springsteen-arrest)
Title: Re: Rocker Bruce Springsteen faces DWI charge after 2020 arrest in New Jersey
Post by: mystery-ak on February 11, 2021, 08:54:34 AM
Jeep Blows $22 Million on Drunk Springsteen and the Double Mask Mandate is Coming Soon
https://dbdailyupdate.com/2021/02/11/thursday-news-roundup-jeep-blows-22-million-on-drunk-springsteen-and-the-double-mask-mandate-is-coming-soon/
Title: Re: Rocker Bruce Springsteen faces DWI charge after 2020 arrest in New Jersey
Post by: sneakypete on February 11, 2021, 09:02:37 AM
Jeep Blows $22 Million on Drunk Springsteen and the Double Mask Mandate is Coming Soon
https://dbdailyupdate.com/2021/02/11/thursday-news-roundup-jeep-blows-22-million-on-drunk-springsteen-and-the-double-mask-mandate-is-coming-soon/

@mystery-ak

Yup! No better way to draw in the 20 and 30 something into Jeep showrooms than to spend 22 million bucks to have a geezer in his 70's most of them have never heard of to advertise for Jeeps.

I am guessing Brucie was their fallback position when they couldn't get Michael Jackson to answer the phone.
Title: Re: Rocker Bruce Springsteen faces DWI charge after 2020 arrest in New Jersey
Post by: Sled Dog on February 11, 2021, 03:06:02 PM
Overrated star. Wrote one decent song - “Because the Night”. Ok, I think it’s a pretty great song, but it doesn’t come close to making up for that gosh-awful “Born in the USA”.

Absolutely ruined "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town".

Never liked anything he did.

Title: Re: Rocker Bruce Springsteen faces DWI charge after 2020 arrest in New Jersey
Post by: Wingnut on February 11, 2021, 03:08:51 PM
If the dude only blew a .02 as the reports are saying...HTF do you get nailed for a DWI?  Something smells in Asbury Park.
Title: Re: Rocker Bruce Springsteen faces DWI charge after 2020 arrest in New Jersey
Post by: Weird Tolkienish Figure on February 11, 2021, 03:14:53 PM
Absolutely ruined "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town".

Never liked anything he did.

Rockaway the day and human touch are decent songs IMO.
Title: Re: Rocker Bruce Springsteen faces DWI charge after 2020 arrest in New Jersey
Post by: berdie on February 11, 2021, 03:36:46 PM
Brilliant Disguise is pretty good.
Title: Re: Rocker Bruce Springsteen faces DWI charge after 2020 arrest in New Jersey
Post by: Cyber Liberty on February 11, 2021, 03:53:44 PM
If the dude only blew a .02 as the reports are saying...HTF do you get nailed for a DWI?  Something smells in Asbury Park.

In AZ, you can get written up blowing 0.0%. DUI is a subset of Impaired Driving, which has the same punishment.
Title: Re: Rocker Bruce Springsteen faces DWI charge after 2020 arrest in New Jersey
Post by: mountaineer on February 11, 2021, 04:18:07 PM
REVEALED: Bruce Springsteen, 71, refused breath test, was visibly swaying and reeked of alcohol when he was busted by NJ cops - then told them he's drunk two tequila shots in 20 minutes in November DWI

    Springsteen was arrested on November 14, 2020 in Sandy Hook, New Jersey
    He allegedly pulled over to take a photo with fans and accepted a shot of tequila from one of them in view of police 
    He was charged with DWI, reckless driving and consuming alcohol in a closed area at Gateway National Recreation Area
    Documents show that Springsteen allegedly refused to take a preliminary breath test when first approached by a park ranger
    Police further claimed that the singer 'smelt strongly of alcohol', had 'glassy eyes', and was 'visibly swaying' back and forth
    A law enforcement source told local media Springsteen's blood-alcohol content was later found to be 0.02 — a quarter of New Jersey's legal limit of 0.08
    Springsteen was detained near the lighthouse in the park, police said
    Jeep has pulled its recent Super Bowl featuring The Boss from its social media
    Springsteen and his representatives have yet to comment on the arrest

By Luke Kenton For Dailymail.com and Charlotte Mitchell For Mailonline
Published: 04:51 EST, 11 February 2021 | Updated: 14:57 EST, 11 February 2021
Quote
...   In his report, Hayes wrote that he had witnessed Springsteen 'consume a shot of Patron tequila' before getting on his motorcycle to 'start the engine'.

Hayes said he then informed the New Jersey-native that drinking inside Gateway National Recreation Area is 'prohibited'.  ...
Daily Mail (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9248977/Bruce-Springsteen-busted-DWI-one-shot-tequila-taking-pictures-fans.html)
Title: Re: Rocker Bruce Springsteen faces DWI charge after 2020 arrest in New Jersey
Post by: Cyber Liberty on February 11, 2021, 04:51:33 PM
REVEALED: Bruce Springsteen, 71, refused breath test, was visibly swaying and reeked of alcohol when he was busted by NJ cops - then told them he's drunk two tequila shots in 20 minutes in November DWI

    Springsteen was arrested on November 14, 2020 in Sandy Hook, New Jersey
    He allegedly pulled over to take a photo with fans and accepted a shot of tequila from one of them in view of police 
    He was charged with DWI, reckless driving and consuming alcohol in a closed area at Gateway National Recreation Area
    Documents show that Springsteen allegedly refused to take a preliminary breath test when first approached by a park ranger
    Police further claimed that the singer 'smelt strongly of alcohol', had 'glassy eyes', and was 'visibly swaying' back and forth
    A law enforcement source told local media Springsteen's blood-alcohol content was later found to be 0.02 — a quarter of New Jersey's legal limit of 0.08
    Springsteen was detained near the lighthouse in the park, police said
    Jeep has pulled its recent Super Bowl featuring The Boss from its social media
    Springsteen and his representatives have yet to comment on the arrest

By Luke Kenton For Dailymail.com and Charlotte Mitchell For Mailonline
Published: 04:51 EST, 11 February 2021 | Updated: 14:57 EST, 11 February 2021 Daily Mail (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9248977/Bruce-Springsteen-busted-DWI-one-shot-tequila-taking-pictures-fans.html)

Drinking a shot of Tequila right in front of a cop was his most stupid idea of the day.
Title: Re: Rocker Bruce Springsteen faces DWI charge after 2020 arrest in New Jersey
Post by: Fishrrman on February 11, 2021, 05:21:07 PM
I don't care for Bruce's political leanings, and what he does these days doesn't interest me, but...
... back in his younger days, he was one of the best out there (although I never cared for his all-out rockers in most cases, preferring the ballads, etc.).

"The River" may be one of the great rock albums of all time (although it was too long). I especially liked the cover art, with the stand-up wedding figures. It was the writing as well as the playing that hit you:
I got a job workin' construction
At the Johnston company
But lately there ain't been much work
On account of the economy
And all those things that seemed important
Mister, they vanished right into the air
Now I just act like I don't remember
Mary acts like she don't care...

(haven't listened to the song in many years, but still remember the lyrics)

Or... "Cadillac Ranch"... which on its face seems rowdy and fun, but underneath lies pain:
Cadillac, Cadillac
Long and dark,
Shiny and black
Drove up to my house today
Came and took my little girl away.


Bruce back then could really connect with his audience, better than ANYONE else.
I wish he'd get his head straight on political reality.
Guess it comes with the territory with gettin' to rich on one's music...
Title: Re: Rocker Bruce Springsteen faces DWI charge after 2020 arrest in New Jersey
Post by: Wingnut on February 11, 2021, 11:29:31 PM
The Highways jammed with Drunkin' Heros on a last chance power Drive,
Baby we were born for RUM.....