Bruce Springsteen (September 23, 1949) is an American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist, best known for songs like "Born To Run", "Dancing in the Dark", "The River", "Born In The U.S.A" and "Streets of Philadelphia".
Interviewer: "What about some of the critics’ favorites such as Bruce Springsteen?"
Zappa: "I met Bruce one time. I was brought backstage to one his shows when he was working at the Palladium in New York, and he seemed like a nice enough guy. But that is not my style of music."
(Quoted from The Rock & Roll Disc Interview: Frank Zappa, Interview by Tom Graves, 1987. http://tomgraves.blogspot.com/2005/01/my-long-ass-interview-with-frank-zappa.html)