Thursday, Mar. 29, 2012

Bruce Springsteen

Age: 62
Occupation: Rock musician

For four decades, Springsteen has been the poet laureate of the tarnished American dream, whether he's singing about hard-luck New Jersey veterans or John Steinbeck characters. His new album, Wrecking Ball, has been called his "angriest yet" — and that's saying something. In a recent New Jersey state poll, respondents came close to endorsing Bruce over incumbent Chris Christie as governor.