Springsteen Countersues Over Demo Album

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Bruce Springsteen has filed a countersuit in federal court against two

New Jersey companies that tried to release an album of early Springsteen

demos, according to the Bergen Record newspaper. Pony Express

Records and JEC Music sued Springsteen last year, claiming he used his

influence in the music industry to block the release of Before the Fame.

The singer claims the companies have no right to the recordings. In December,

he won a similar case in England involving the Before the Fame songs.