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Famous arena to be torn down

Published 2001-06-08
The Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey, is set for demolition in 2004 when it will be replaced by a brand new arena in Newark. The arena, which was first known as the Meadowlands Arena and later Brendan Byrne Arena, was built only 20 years ago and was opened by Bruce on July 2, 1981. He has since played 42 shows there - all sold out - for a combined total of more than a mill ... Read more

Back in business

Published 2001-06-04
After a couple of weeks of hibernation we're now back in business with all the latest Bruce news. As you all know by now, Bruce jammed with Southside Johnny at the Stone Pony Landing on Sunday May 27 (read more on for example Backstreets' site), but other than that, it's been very quiet. All talk of the Live in New York City DVD has subsided for now, but we still believe it will be out by fall at ... Read more

Bruce to contribute song to a movie?

Published 2001-05-18
According to a source, Bruce is again planning to contribute a song to an upcoming movie and probably a new song. Unfortunately, we don't have any other info than this, but will keep you posted. ... Read more

Live in New York City goes platinum

Published 2001-05-18
Even though Live in New York City can only be found at number 92 on this week's Billboard top 200, the album has sold enough to certify it both gold and platinum. In order to achieve a platinum status in the United States, an album has to sell a million copies. However, double albums only has to sell half that amount, so in reality Live in New York City has only shipped 500,000. ... Read more

Memorial weekend at the Stone Pony

Published 2001-05-07
It could turn out to be the event of the year on the Jersey Shore. For three nights in a row The Stone Pony will resound with the music of many artists that should be familiar to most Springsteen fans. On Friday May 25, the woman who made "Because the Night" famous, Patti Smith, will kick off the weekend with one of her usually spell-binding performances... read more. ... Read more

Hazy Davy on the web

Published 2001-05-07
Remember how the song goes? "Well, Hazy Davy got really hurt... he crawled into the lake in just his socks and a shirt..." Well, Hazy Davy - in real life known as David Mieras - is no longer hurt and no longer wet. He has just opened his own website,, where he talks about the old days on the Jersey Shore and his current projects. David has for the last year also been a contributor ... Read more

New Italian Bruce tribute album

Published 2001-04-29
Italian singer Graziano Romani has released an entire album with Bruce songs. Among the tracks you will find such obscurities as the unreleased (by Bruce) "Jesse", "Don't Back Down" and "The Way" plus more familiar tunes like "Drive All Night" and "Walk Like a Man". Graziano Romani is also known for his band The Rocking Chairs. Read more about the album on ... Read more

"American Skin" single postponed

Published 2001-04-29
If some of you in Europe have been looking in vain for the new "American Skin" single due for release on April 23, it's because it has been postponed till probably June 4, according to Sony in Austria and Sweden. Still no word on bonus material. ... Read more

Live album takes a nose-dive

Published 2001-04-20
After debuting at number 5, Live in New York City fell like a stone on the US chart during its second week on the shelves. And with a total sale of only around 57,000 this can't be satisfactory for Springsteen's organization. Especially with the HBO show now having been shown a couple of times ... Read more

UK and Norway next with HBO show

Published 2001-04-20
It is now official that Channel 4 in England will air a 90 minute excerpt of the HBO show. The airing will take place on April 28 at 11:40 pm. The Norwegians will get a more complete version, but it will be divided in two. On May 18 NRK1 will show the first part at midnight and one week later, on May 26, the second part will air. ... Read more
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Dave commenting on this: Really enjoying it so far, but only up to the Darkness sessions. Amazing writing for an amateur!
Charlene Linden commenting on this: I want to read it more than ever. When I saw him play at my university (Clark University, Worcester MA Oct.6 1974, 6 days before my 17th) I was frightened and lonely. I was younger than other students because I had graduated HS early. The tickets were free with our activity fee. I thought - oh he's going to be another self indulgent singer song writer. The 70s were full of those. My room mate could see that I was hesitant, and assured me that I'd love him. And I did. I felt a spiritually uplifting and joyous experience, like no other. This was more than music. This became a transformative event.One I would repeat many times. I am not at all shocked that Bruce is still a tortured soul - more than the bouts with depression that we all know. Along with the late Lou Reed, he is responsible for some of the best American rock and roll. I can't wait until the snow lets up. I NEED this book!
Mikey commenting on this: Interesting thoughts, I even agree with some of them, which might scare you. Thanks for the review