Damn the New York Post, says The Boss. Usually that’s a Steinbrenner quote as he mutters about the crosstown Mets getting more praise now, but this is New Jersey’s boss, Bruce Springsteen.

With a somewhat reluctant tone, the legendary rocker’s website featured a front page today refuting a Post story that said Springsteen and guitarist wife Patti were splitting. Over a graphic of his signature, Springsteen apologizes for turning a music site into something else and addresses the “ugly” rumor by writing,

Patti and I have been together for 18 years- the best 18 years of my life. We have built a beautiful family we love and want to protect and our commitment to one another remains as strong as the day we were married.

First, raise your hand if you actually remember Springsteen getting married and thought it happened 18 months, not 18 years ago. Second, and most important, who cares? We see splits every day. Bands hire and fire people, celebrity couples split. Bruce did a nice thing by going public with his announcement because it’s awfully hard to back away now.

What’s Spinning In The Stereo: Evanescence’s new single, Call Me When You’re Sober. Amy Lee’s voice sounds strong. I can’t wait for the album!