Veteran rocker BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN suffered an embarassing power cut during an anti war song.

The BORN IN THE USA songwriter was playing the first song of an open air concert in Sydney, Australia.

He sang the first line of Edwin Starr's pro-peace song WAR, then the lights went down and the 40,000 crowd were left in silence.

When power was restored he said, "I've had dreams that I would be standing in front of thousands of people and suddenly everything would stop. I have even told my psychiatrist about it.