It was 2008, and another term of Republican rule remained a cruel possibility. Then, Bruce Springsteen — the year's second-highest grossing touring act — led a supergroup that included Billy Joel through a hope-inspiring "Born to Run" at a fundraiser in New York City in October. The Boss then introduced "the next president of the United States," and Barack Obama took the stage to a roar of cheers. "I just told Michelle backstage that the reason I'm running for president," said the then-candidate, "is because I can't be... More >>>