The rocker known simply as The Boss, who forged a career singing about the hardscrabble life of the working man, will pair up with the Piano Man next month for a joint concert to benefit Barack Obama -- but don't expect a front-row seat if you're one of the people Bruce Springsteen sings about.
Tickets for the Springsteen-Billy Joel concert in New York City start at $500 and climb to $10,000.
Obama plans to attend the musical fundraiser at Hammerstein Ballroom on Oct. 16, the day after Obama's final debate with John McCain at Hofstra University, located several miles outside the city in Hempstead, N.Y.
But even if Springsteen characters like Jimmy the Saint ("Lost in the Flood," anyone?) and "tramps like us" couldn't afford to go, fans still can entertain themselves guessing what the set list will be.
"Born to Run," of course, makes sense in the context of a political campaign.
But maybe they'll have fun with some other titles. "Pennsylvania Avenue Freeze Out" perhaps?
Titles from "The Wild, the Innocent and the K-Street Shuffle?"
Given Sarah Palin's historic slot on the Republican ticket, however, "She's the One" is probably right out.
Meanwhile, rapper Jay-Z is hosting a free voter registration rally and concert, on Obama's behalf, in Miami Oct. 5. Anyone who wants tickets needs to visit a south Florida Obama office first.
The Republican National Committee had a little fun with the Springsteen-Joel concert announcement Tuesday, at Obama's expense.
"While John McCain is working to bring Republicans and Democrats together, Barack Obama was working to bring rock stars together," RNC spokesman Alex Conant said. "A good duet is no substitute for a good job."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.