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He did it again! For the fourth time since he kicked off his latest tour leg, Bruce Springsteen has broken his record for the longest concert he's ever played in the U.S. -- according to Billboard -- as he and the E Street Band performed for four hours and four minutes on Wednesday night at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.

The marathon show tops the record-setting four-hour-and-one-minute concert that the Boss and his group played on August 30 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Billboard reports that the Philadelphia gig featured a total of 34 songs, and kicked off with a set that featured many songs from his first two albums, 1973's Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. and The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle. Bruce also played two songs chosen from the audience's sign requests -- "The Fever" and "Thundercrack" -- and, appropriately enough, included his Academy Award-winning tune song "Streets of Philadelphia," in the show.

Springsteen played a then-record-breaking three-hour, 52-minute show at MetLife Stadium on August 23, and topped that at the same venue on August 25 with a three-hour, 59-minute performance.

As previously reported, Springsteen's longest concert ever took place on July 31, 2012, in Helsinki, Finland, and ran four hours and five minutes.


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Metallica's concert at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis apparently won't be their only performance of the year after all.

Metallica and Roger Waters will headline the 2016 edition of Neil Young's annual Bridge School Benefit Concert. The two-day event will be held October 22-23 at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California. Visit BridgeSchool.org for ticket info.

Young himself will also perform alongside his band Promise of the Real. Other artists on the lineup include Cage the Elephant, Dave Matthews, My Morning Jacket and longtime E Street Band guitarist Nils Lofgren.

The Bridge School Benefit Concert, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, is an all-acoustic event organized by Young and his estranged wife, Pegi. The event raises funds for the Bridge School, a facility Pegi co-founded that helps children with physical impairments and severe communication difficulties.



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