Top Five Bruce Springsteen Moments of 2010

Like most years, 2010 was a big year for The Boss. Let’s look back at some of the finer moments.

5. Springsteen declines invitation to play at Chris Christie’s gubernatorial inauguration

A surprising move by The Boss, having just recently written “Wrecking Ball” as a tribute to the N.J. politician’s stature and career.

4. “The Wrestler” director Darren Aronofsky recounts calling out The Boss

“What the hell’s a one legged-dog walking down the street?” Aronofsky asked. “Art often comes out of the mistakes and that’s when the poetry comes alive and you have to welcome them,” Bruce replied, as he set down his beer on a copy of “Lucky Town.”


3. Bruce and Jimmy Fallon play Willow Smith’s “Whip Your Hair”

A longtime admirer of the trailblazing singer-songwriter, Springsteen has a long history of collaboration with Smith dating back to 1978’s “Because the Night.”

2. Brian Williams interviews Bruce about the “Darkness on the Edge of Town” reissue

Taking a break from taping “30 Rock” cameos, Williams asked probing questions like “How great is New Jersey?” and “We are awesome.”

1. Pavement’s Stephen Malkmus introduces special guest Bruce Springsteen at a New York concert

It wasn’t really him, but I like to think that for a brief moment Bruce could hear the cries from across the Hudson and vowed one day, in this world or the next, to mend our broken hearts with a soulful cover of “Debris Slide.”

­—Jeffrey W. Feldman is the outgoing Arts Chair. He has categorically denied all charges.