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Bruce Springsteen Backs Anti-Death Penalty Group

Bruce Springsteen Backs Anti-Death Penalty Group

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."

by RTT Staff Writer

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