Bruce Springsteen says he views deal with Wal-Mart as a mistake.
WiredPRNews.com – Legendary rocker Bruce Springsteen has gone on record calling an exclusive deal made with retail giant Wal-Mart a mistake. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), The Boss expressed in a New York Times interview his regret in making the deal with the company to sell his greatest hits CD due to the criticism surrounding their labor practices. Springsteen is quoted as stating, “It was a mistake. Our batting average is usually very good, but we missed that one. Fans will call you on that stuff, as it should be.”
Wal-Mart is quoted in the AP report as releasing the statement, “Millions of Springsteen fans have counted on Wal-Mart over the years to deliver his music into their lives, and we it will continue to offer those fans this ‘Greatest Hits’ exclusive and his other popular albums at unbeatable prices… We are proud of the good jobs, benefits and career opportunities we provide to more than 1.4 million U.S. associates who choose to work at Wal-Mart and serve our customers every day.”
As noted by the AP, the full New York Times story is set to be published Sunday.
Bruce Springsteen is scheduled to perform at this year’s Super Bowl half-time show.
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