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January 30, 2009

The Boss apologizes for Wal-Mart deal, AC/DC is not sorry at all

Posted on Fri Jan 30 2009


Bruce Springsteen, champion of the working class and all things New Jersey (and the halftime entertainment for Sunday's Super Bowl), has officially apologized for striking an exclusive deal with Wal-Mart to sell his current greatest-hits CD. The Boss tells The New York Times that he dropped the ball by not taking notice of Wal-Mart's labor practices. In one of the retailer's lowlights, it paid out $11 million for using illegal immigrants as janitors.
  AC/DC, meanwhile, is sleeping soundly after striking a similar deal earlier this year. The resilient Aussie rockers' new album went to No. 1 on the Billboard charts. After 14 weeks, it's still at 43. I'm sure Bruce will feel terrible if Working on a Dream, which has been met with lukewarm reviews, enjoys similar success.

—Posted by Kenneth Hein


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