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Bruce to perform at Steinbeck tribute

Published 1998-03-13
Who said Bruce is one-dimensional? One week he kicks serious butt with Joe Grushecky, and a few weeks later, on April 4, he'll be performing from the Rodgers and Hammerstein songbook at a benefit for John Steinbeck's widow Elaine Steinbeck at the Bay Street Theater in New York. If you don't know who Rodgers and Hammestein are, they were the production team behind such musical classics as Oklaho ... Read more

Bruce's "March Assault"

Published 1998-03-03
Finally some action again. Last night (Monday) Bruce took the stage with Joe Grushecky at Nick's Fat City in Pittsburgh. He came on more than an hour into the show, but allegedly jammed for two. You have to look elsewhere for a set list, but he did play on songs like "Murder Incorporated", "Ramord", "Light of Day" and "Brown Eyed Girl". There's a rumor that this was just the first in a series ... Read more

Bruce guests with Steve Earle

Published 1998-02-07
Bruce didn't relax for long after the Basie show a week ago. Last night, Friday, he performed at Tradewinds with Steve Earle for six songs: "Sweet Virginia", "Dead Flowers", "Guitar Town", "I Ain't Ever Satisfied", "Johnny Come Lately", the two first-mentioned being by the Rolling Stones. This is the first time these two stars have performed together and it's definitely a stellar combination. ... Read more

Benefit show a "killer"

Published 1998-02-01
According to all accounts last night's show was a killer. All artists were clearly "on" and seemed to have the time of their lives. You can find a report from the Asbury Park Press here. No set list has been reported yet (at least not one we have access to), but it would be a good guess that the show went pretty much as rehearsed. Bruce did play both "Backstreets", "Born to Run", "Tenth Avenue", ... Read more

Classics played at rehearsal

Published 1998-01-30
Rehearsals for the Patric King Benefit tomorrow night (Saturday), took place on Thursday night. Bruce, Bon Jovi, Little Steven, Max Weinberg, Bobby Bandiera, Southside Johnny, Clarence Clemons and others were on stage and went through a long set list featuring the artists' own songs along with cover versions of others. The Bruce songs performed were the following: "Two Hearts", "10th Avenue Fr ... Read more

Bruce contributes track to Pete Seeger tribute

Published 1998-01-27
According to ICE Magazine Bruce will contribute a track to the upcoming Pete Seeger tribute album. The track is "We Shall Overcome", and Bruce allegedly put a big production behind it using a 9-piece band including Patti Scialfa and Soozie Tyrell. The album, which will be a double, is due on March 17. ... Read more

Album rejected by Sony?

Published 1998-01-18
Did Bruce have an album rejected by his record company? So the word goes in the rumor mill. According to this, Sony wasn't thrilled at all when Bruce turned up with The Ghost of Tom Joad Vol. II instead of a fullblown rock album and potential seller. Remember, this is just a rumor, but if it's true it might be really serious. The record company restricting Bruce's artistic freedom can only lea ... 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