The Boss can’t get a cup o’ Joe…
STARBUCKS have banned Bruce Springsteen’s new album from their premises.
The Boss’ ’Devils And Dust’ album will not be stocked by the coffee chain, who sell CDs in their American shops.
It had been suggested that the record’s adult content – which includes tales about a prostitute – meant Starbucks were uneasy about stocking the record, however the chain suggested the main reason was they were promoting new band Antigone Rising instead.
“We have great respect for Bruce Springsteen and for Sony,” Ken Lombard, President of Starbucks Entertainment told BBC News. “We’re confident that we’ll all have the opportunity to work together in the future.”
In the US Starbucks’ CD sales have been influential, and recently helped bolster sales of Ray Charles’ last album ‘Genius Loves Company’.