Bruce Springsteen told The New York Times he shouldn't have made a deal with Wal-Mart to exclusively sell his Greatest Hits CD.
Some fans were critical because Springsteen has been a longtime supporter of worker's rights, and Wal-Mart has faced criticism for its labor practices. Springsteen's team didn't vet the issue as closely as it should have, and that he "dropped the ball on it," he told the Times for a story to be published in Sunday editions and previewed on its Web site.Springsteen's latest CD, Working on a Dream, was released this past Tuesday. Also, he'll be the half-time entertainment this Sunday during the Super Bowl.
Springsteen went on to say: "It was a mistake. Our batting average is usually very good, but we missed that one. Fans will call you on that stuff, as it should be."