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Bruce Springsteen's 'Wrecking Ball' Debuts at #1 in U.S. and 14 Other Countries

Bruce Springsteen's new album 'Wrecking Ball' (Columbia Records) has debuted at #1 in 15 countries, including the U.S., UK, Spain, Italy, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Croatia, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium, Norway, Finland, Sweden, and Denmark. 'Wrecking Ball' marks Springsteen's fifth #1 debut in the past ten years, following 'Working On A Dream' (2009), 'Magic' (2007), 'Devils and Dust' (2005), and 'The Rising' (2002).

Bruce Springsteen's Rolling Stone cover feature and interview with Jon Stewart runs in the March 29 issue, on stands this Friday. Read an excerpt here:
'Wrecking Ball,' released on March 6, has earned rave reviews internationally:
"A triumph" - Wall Street Journal

"One of Springsteen's best albums" - Billboard

"Resounds existentially with the raw emotional power of his best records" - Irish Independent

"Stomping with fury yet crackling with jubilation" - USA Today

"A manic, compelling seesaw between intimacy and blowout, anguish and uplift... five stars" - Rolling Stone

"Wrecking Ball defies you not to be swept along with it" - Guardian (UK)

"Springsteen's best release in almost thirty years" - Huffington Post

"Masterful execution" - BBC
Following a week-long takeover on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," last week's performance at the Apollo Theatre and this week's exclusive SXSW appearance, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band kick off their 2012 World Tour on March 18 in Atlanta.