Bruce Springsteen and The Sopranos are two of New Jersey’s finest, so one would assume that their paths crossed quite often. But outside of Steven Van Zandt playing Silvio Dante, only one Springsteen song ever played on the HBO series, and the E Street Band wasn’t even involved. It happened in the season one finale, “I Dream of Jeannie Cusamano,” and the song is the haunted “State Trooper”” from Nebraska. Otherwise, there’s just as much as Springsteen on The Sopranos as there is Britney Spears (“Oops!…I Did It Again” from “Employee of the Month”).
The two will forever be synonymous with one another, though (not Bruce and Britney), and last night at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena, Springsteen played the entirety of Born to Run, in honor of the late, great Gandolfini. I can’t find a decent clip of the performance on YouTube, but I DID come across a clip from Celebrity Deathmatch in which The Boss finds THE BOSS. It ends as all fights should: with someone stuck on a toilet.