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18 Great Bruce Springsteen Collaborations

Here are clips of his memorable duets, from Jimmy Fallon and Lady Gaga to Bob Seger

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Here are clips of his memorable duets, from Jimmy Fallon and Lady Gaga to Bob Seger

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‘Ghost of Tom Joad’ With Tom Morello

Rage Against the Machine covered Springsteen's "The Ghost of Tom Joad" on their 2000 covers disc Renegades, and Rage guitarist Tom Morello joined Springsteen and the E Street Band many times on the Magic tour to perform the song. There's no shortage of guitarists in the E Street Band, but Morello's stunning solo added a whole other dimension to their sound.

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‘New York State of Mind’ With Billy Joel

The ultimate union of Long Island and New Jersey occurred at a 2008 New York fundraiser for Barack Obama when Springsteen and Billy Joel formed a supergroup and sang each others' hits to the high-rolling crowd. At the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 25th anniversary shows at Madison Square Garden in 2009 they came together again on "New York State of Mind."

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‘Hold On, I’m Comin’/Soul Man’ With Sam Moore

Soul legend Sam Moore has played with Sprinsgteen many times onstage and in the studio, but their greatest work together is this Sam and Dave medley from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 25th anniversary concert in 2009.

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‘Don’t Stop Believin” with Lady Gaga, Elton John, Sting and Debbie Harry

The 2010 Rainforest Benefit saw Elton John sing "Like a Virgin," Sting cover the Fine Young Cannibals and surprise guest Bruce Springsteen's soul-infused cover of Bryan Adams' "Cuts Like A Knife" – but nobody was prepared for the grand finale of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" with Lady Gaga and Springsteen trading lead vocals. In four decades of Springsteen collaborations, this was the nuttiest.

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‘Old Time Rock & Roll’ With Bob Seger

Believe it or not, Bob Seger and Bruce Springsteen have only performed together on two occasions. Seger came out onstage in Michigan on the opening night of the River tour in 1980 for the final encore of "Thunder Road," and 31 years later Springsteen returned the favor by joining Seger at Madison Square Garden for "Old Time Rock & Roll." It was worth the wait.