Springsteen Goes Free With Amazon, ‘Guitar Hero’
Bruce Springsteen is offering free downloads through Amazon.com and “Guitar Hero” in the run-up to the Jan. 27 release of his next Columbia album, “Working on a Dream.”
The third single from that project, “Life Itself,” is up as a free track on Amazon.com as of today, along with a new video. Amazon previously made the album track “My Lucky Day” available, while the title cut was initially an iTunes exclusive.
Meanwhile, “My Lucky Day” and “Born To Run” will be free downloads on Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii versions of “Guitar Hero: World Tour,” beginning on the new album’s release date and running through Feb. 4. Afterward, they will cost $2.
As previously reported, Springsteen and the E Street Band will perform Feb. 1 during the Super Bowl XLIII halftime show in Tampa, Fla.
The group has yet to confirm tour plans in support of “Working on a Dream,” but headlining appearances at the Bonnaroo festival in mid-June and the U.K.’s Glastonbury festival later that month are strongly rumored.