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Holiday shows sold out

Published 2001-11-28
As expected the five Holiday shows in Asbury Park on December 3,4,6,7, and 8 sold out in just about an hour yesterday. If you were among those who were shut out, don't despair. Tickets may show up in Ticketmaster's computers over the next days, plus if you don't mind outdoors activities, there will most likely be drop-lines on the days of the shows where you can get tickets. ... Read more

Presentation of Backstreets library collection

Published 2001-11-28
If you're in Asbury Park on December 8 for the last of the Holiday shows, you may want to visit the town's public library at noon that same day. At this time the library and Backstreets will host a reception for the new Bruce Springsteen collection that was donated by Backstreets to the library as mentioned a couple of months ago on this site. The collection consists of magazines and books collect ... Read more

Alliance of Neighbors shows cancelled

Published 2001-11-21
The recently announced benefit shows at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank this next weekend have been cancelled. The shows which would have featured various Sun artists and maybe Bruce Springsteen, were allegedly cancelled due to poor ticket sale. ... Read more

The Stone Pony in danger

Published 2001-11-21
New development plans for Asbury Park may mean the end of the Stone Pony. At best the legendary club may be moved to the Casino area, but this is far from certain and could take a long time where the club would be inactive. As it looks now, the area where the club is now located will be used for condos and retail stores. Although a list of priorities for the new ocean front does mention "preservin ... Read more

Fundraising concert for WTC victims at the Pony

Published 2001-11-21
Bobby Bandiera will be the musical headliner at a benefit concert for two of the WTC victims on December 7. The two victims are Charles Karczewski and Jim Berger. The latter became known in the Springsteen community after his death when Bruce sent a video of himself playing "Thunder Road" to his fan's funeral. Charles Karczewski was a friend and colleague of Berger and moreover the brother in law ... Read more

Holiday shows official

Published 2001-11-20
benefit shows at the Convention Hall in Asbury Park. The dates are December 3,4,6,7, and 8. Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday, November 27, at 9 AM EST through Ticketmaster phones only. The price is $50 and $100, and there will be a limit of two tickets per person. Proceeds of the ticket sale will go to selected local charities. Read the official press release. ... Read more

More New Jersey benefit shows

Published 2001-11-15
E Street bassist Garry Tallent is once again behind two benefit shows in New Jersey. The shows, which are going to take place on November 24 and 25 at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park, will be a tribute to Elvis Presley's old record Label, Sun Records, and will benefit World Hunger Year and the Alliance of Neighbors of Monmouth County. According to, Bruce Springsteen has been i ... Read more

Bruce wrote song for Marc Anthony

Published 2001-11-15
"King of Salsa" Marc Anthony was treated with an early Christmas present when Bruce Springsteen contacted him and gave him a song he wrote for his son, "I'll Stand By You Always". The song will be included on Anthony's album Mended which is scheduled for release in January ... Read more

Bruce honors Little Steven

Published 2001-11-15
Last Monday Bruce made the speech when Little Steven Van Zandt was awarded with the Creative Coalition's Spotlight Award. The award is given to people who contribute to political education whether it's right-wing or left-wing. In his speech Bruce described Steven's creation of the Solidarity Foundation as something "where art was more than ideas. He walked it he liked he talked it. He put his mone ... Read more

Telethon show to be released in December

Published 2001-11-11
On September 21 the four major US television networks got together to pay tribute to the heroes and victims of the 9/11 tragedy. The show featured some of the world's biggest stars, including Bruce Springsteen singing "My City of Ruins". Now all these performances will see a worldwide release on a double CD and DVD/video, and it will happen just in time for the holidays on December 5. Needless to ... 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