ATP! Lists: Six Degrees Of Separation - Bruce Springsteen

With his most recent album, Wrecking Ball, being his 17th, Springsteen has been nothing but prolific over the forty years he has been making music. You're not likely to spot Springsteen hanging with the recently emerging infectious pop act One Direction any time soon, but the two acts, who sit on complete opposite ends of the musical spectrum, have more in common than you would have originally thought...


1) Bruce Springsteen

This man needs no introduction. With two seminal albums that arguably changed the way people thought about music and lyrics ('Born To Run' and 'Born in The U.S.A.') and a career which spans just over 40 years, Springsteen is still churning out some of his best material to date. Over his lengthy career, Bruce has seen many acts open up for him, including...


2) The Gaslight Anthem

The Gaslight Anthem opened up for Springsteen in 2009 at Hard Rock Calling Festival in London, England. Frontman Brian Fallon also joined Springsteen on vocals for 'No Surrender' at the festival. Their heralded 2008 release 'The 59 Sound' saw a 200% increase in sales following the event. The Gaslight Anthem have been long term friends and have extensively toured with...


3) Frank Turner

Frank Turner has been long-time friends with The Gaslight Anthem. The Winchester singer has performed a cover of Billy Bragg's 'A New England' alongside Gaslight Anthem singer Brian Fallon. In his song 'I Knew Prufrock Before He Got Famous' from his 2008 album 'Love Ire & Song,' Turner references Justin Young who is the frontman for...


4) The Vaccines

Turner describes Justin Young from the Vaccines as "the last great romantic poet" and later goes on to say "he's the only one among us that is ever going to make it". Alongside this, Young also has a cameo in the aforementioned video for the song. Recently, Young has been focusing more time on his songwriting career and has started working with...


5) One Direction

Justin Young recently revealed to the BBC that he has started working on some "really exciting songs" with teenage heartthrobs, One Direction. Whether or not these songs will appear on a new album is yet to be seen.

- George Gadd

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