THE BOSS

Springsteen Album Drops Early

Here’s an early new year’s present for Bruce Springsteen fans: his latest album, “High Hopes,” was available for purchase and download via Amazon on Saturday—weeks ahead of its January 14 release date. It’s unclear if it was on purpose, but since then, it has been available through album-sharing websites by those who purchased it on Amazon. Amazon has since rescinded the ability to buy the album, so those who acted fast were rewarded. “High Hopes” is Springsteen’s 18th studio album, and features spots with Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello, who appears on eight of the 12 tracks.