Here are the best nine words of 2013, so far: Jon Stewart will host a tribute to Bruce Springsteen.
The Recording Academy announced that Jon Stewart, host of MTV's "The Jon Stewart Show" Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," will be the man with the mic for the 2013 MusiCares concert, held Feb. 8 in Los Angeles, two days before the Grammy Awards.
Neil Young, Jackson Browne, Elton John, Mavis Staples, Sting, Mumford and Sons and more than a dozen other artists will salute Springsteen, MusiCares' "Person of the Year" for artistic and philanthropic achievement.
The sold-out show will benefit the organization's emergency financial assistance and addiction recovery programs. MusiCares exists to ensure "that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and personal need," notes the Recording Academy.
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Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA on December 4, 2012.
Bruce Springsteen is an incontrovertible force of nature — nothing short of one can drive 16,000 people to Anaheim in rush hour on a Tuesday.
All around the world Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have been marching, but on Tuesday, the tour took a second 2012 spin through Southern California, transforming Anaheim's Honda Center into the Bossiest place on Earth.
Who’s the leader of the Club that’s made for you and me? M-I-C-K-E-Y B-R-U-C-E.
As it turns out, Disneyland is Bruce's Niagara Falls, and the crowd was treated to a "slowly I turned...step by step..." retelling of the time he and Steve Van Zandt were flagged by security at the Magic Kingdom and denied entry.
As Springsteen recalls, they were at the height of Born in the USA stardom when the two were booted for being dressed like totally super '80s caricatures and refusing to remove their banandas. So they went to Knott's Berry Farm instead. And apparantly they got thrown out of there too. (We're looking into that.)