Bruce Springsteen lent a hand to a North Carolina-based anti-death penalty
group by offering free tickets and backstage passes to a recent show.
While touring through Greensboro, North Carolina recently, the Boss extended
tickets and passes to the group People of Faith Against the Death Penalty, who
in turn auctioned them off as part of a fund raiser.
Back in 1995, Springsteen provided the titular track for the Sean Penn flick
Dead Man Walking, a film which explored the death penalty in America.
In addition to recent charity work, Springsteen has made headlines as the
keynote speaker at the South By Southwest conference in Austin, Texas. During
his address he referenced The Animals' heavy influence on his own work,
prompting compliments from the group's Eric Burdon.
"I knew by listening to his music," Burdon told Rolling Stone. "I could figure
he was into the attitude, at least, of the Animals and was carrying that kind
of attitude on."
(source: RTT News)