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New interview in The Observer

Published 2009-01-18

Don't miss today's interview with Bruce in the UK newspaper, The Observer. Long-time Bruce-follower Mark Hagan talks to him about politics, the new album, life and death, and a bunch of other things. But perhaps the biggest revelation is what on earth Bruce was thinking when he wrote "Queen of the Supermarket". Apparently a rare trip to the supermarket made him think about sex and doi ... Read more

Bruce sang for half a million people

Published 2009-01-18

Bruce appeared earlier today at the Lincoln Memorial concert for Barack Obama in Washington DC performing for what may have been a crowd of 500,000 people, including the Obama family. He opened the show with an acoustic rendition of "The Rising" backed by a big gospel choir all dressed in red. After performances by Bono, Jon Bon Jovi, John Cougar Mellencamp and other stars, he returne ... Read more

Bruce guest DJ on Sirius

Published 2009-01-17

Bruce will show up as guest DJ on E Street Radio this Monday, January 19. Hosted by Dave Marsh, he'll be playing his favorite songs, from James Brown to Public Enemy, and talk about how he got to know them. Don't expect any big revelations regarding his own music and the new album, but you never know. E Street Radio is part of the Sirius Satellite Radio service and can be heard online or o ... Read more

It's out there

Published 2009-01-13

It had to happen. The entire Working on a Dream album has now leaked and has spread like a California hill fire among the hardcore fan community. Reactions to it are very mixed, to put it mildly. Probably even more so than usual. Only "Outlaw Pete" and "The Wrestler" are somewhat universally praised. The rest have divided the fans in two fractions: those who think i ... Read more

Bruce wins Golden Globe

Published 2009-01-12

For the second time in his career, Bruce won a Golden Globe award for a song he gave to a movie. The song was of course "The Wrestler", which is prominently featured in the new movie by the same name. Bruce himself was present at the awards show that took place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Hollywood. In his acceptance speech he thanked Mickey Rourke who plays the leading role and wh ... Read more

Listen to new album on NPR

Published 2009-01-12

If you have trouble sitting still from anxiety waiting on the new album, you only have to last one more week. Next Monday, NPR will offer an exclusive listen of the entire Working on a Dream album as part of the radio station's "Exclusive First Listen" series. And the best part is, it will be streaming online, which hopefully means that the whole wor ... Read more

Bruce to celebrate Obama

Published 2009-01-08

Bruce is expected to play an active part in the inauguration activities for Barack Obama in just a few days. Strong rumors suggest he will perform in Washington D.C. on January 18 at a pre-inauguration show. The show will be broadcast live on HBO from the Lincoln Memorial at an as yet unknown hour. If you're planning to attend and don't have a place to stay for the night, forget about it. The c ... 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