USA: Bruce Springsteen’s new album banned by Starbucks

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USA: Bruce Springsteen’s new album banned by Starbucks

Because Bruce Springsteen describes an explicit encounter with a prostitute in his song ‘Reno’, the US coffee shop chain Starbucks has banned the sale of his new album, ‘Devils & Dust’.

The coffee conglomerate Starbucks stocks CDs at its branches in the US, and plays an influential role in US music sales.

Speaking to Reuters, Ken Lombard, president of Starbucks Entertainment, said: “There were a number of factors involved. It [the lyrics] was one of the factors, but not the only reason.”

‘Devils & Dust’ was released on April 26 and is the only Springsteen album to carry a parental advisory warning.

Source:

Blender, June 2005  ‘Bruce Springsteen Banned From Starbucks!’

NME, May 2005  ‘Brucie Banned!’

BBC News, May 2005  ‘Coffee chain bans Springsteen CD’


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