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Bruce Springsteen plans first network special. He'll appear in concert on CBS, five days after his Grammy performance on the network

Bruce Springsteen, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band | MADE FOR TELEVISION Springsteen (at left, with bandmates Patti Scialfa and Steve Van Zandt) will perform on CBS
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MADE FOR TELEVISION Springsteen (at left, with bandmates Patti Scialfa and Steve Van Zandt) will perform on CBS

You'll be seeing a lot of Bruce Springsteen on CBS next month. Not only will the rocker be performing on the Feb. 23 Grammy show, at which he is nominated for five awards, but he'll also be playing in his first-ever network concert special five days later. (We're still waiting for CBS to announce it's developing a series around the Boss: ''Everybody Loves Bruce,'' maybe?)

According to the New York Daily News, the concert will have only one sponsor and will air with minimal commercial interruptions, at the beginning and midpoint of the show. The concert footage comes from an E Street Band performance last year in Barcelona. Portions of that show have aired overseas on CBS' sister channel, VH1, but have never been shown in the U.S.

Originally posted Jan 30, 2003