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In addition to The River Tour, Bruce Springsteen  returned as musical guest on the December 19th episode of Saturday Night Live, his third appearance on the venerable sketch comedy show. He was joined by former SNL alums Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who host the show that evening. 

While Springsteen has only performed on Saturday Night Live twice before, he himself has been impersonated a number of times on the show, by various actors such as Adam Sandler, Will Forte, and Ben Stiller.

The high profile late night appearance coincides with the release of Springsteen’s box set, The Ties That Bind: The River Collection

When Bruce Springsteen first appeared on Saturday Night Live, 20 years into his recording career, it marked a turning point as his first significant appearance on live television. Since that time, he played SNL again in 2002, as well as such other major live televised events as Superbowl XLIII and We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration. And of course he’s been no stranger to late night tellyvision, strapping on the guitar multiple times starting in 1993 for hosts David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Fallon, and Jon Stewart