Bruce Springsteen

Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen to host Spotify series

The first two episodes of Renegades: Born in the USA, a conversation recorded in Springsteen's guitar-filled home studio in New Jersey, were made available on Monday (local time).

Spotify has moved aggressively in podcasts over the past three years, and made other programming announcements Monday.

The audio streaming service has already worked with Barack and Michelle Obama's Higher Ground production company, and the former first lady's podcast is the service's most popular original.

Bruce Springsteen DWI: Singer charged with drink-driving

The rock veteran was also cited for consuming alcohol in a closed area of a national park on the same day, 14 November.

He is due to appear in court "in the next few weeks", TMZ reported.

A National Park Service spokeswoman said Springsteen, 71, was "cooperative throughout the process".

The Gateway National Recreation Area is a park that connects Sandy Hook, a New Jersey strip of beach just south of New York City, with part of the oceanfront section of New York's Staten Island and Jamaica Bay.