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New releases of Bruce fan interest

Published 2002-12-23
Two new album releases should interest Bruce completists and other people with taste for a good rock album. First, Nils Lofgren is out with a new double live album recorded earlier in 2002 with his band, simply called Nils Lofgren Band Live. Read more about the album and order it on Nils' official site. Also, veteran Jersey Shore rockers Joe D'Urso & The Stone Caravan are finally ready with the fo ... Read more

Bruce played at his own Christmas party

Published 2002-12-23
Yesterday afternoon, The Stone Pony in Asbury Park hosted Bruce's private Christmas party for specially invited people. Bobby Bandiera and his band worked as house band, but with Bruce on lead vocals on several songs. The set consisted of mostly covers of Christmas songs and other classics, but a few of Bruce's own tunes also made their way into the set, including "Darlington County" and ?"Glory D ... Read more

"Loose Ends" tour premiered in Indianapolis

Published 2002-12-18
Bruce and the band wrapped up this year's touring activity last night in Indianapolis with a 24-song set. The setlist included the tour premiere of "Loose Ends" and a "Detroit Medley" revisit. The tour will resume next February. ... Read more

More shows added to US tour

Published 2002-12-18
Springsteen's official website was updated today with three more shows on the spring US tour schedule. And you can now sense a pattern: with shows in Richmond VA, Jacksonville, FL, and Atlantic City, NJ, the next year's tour will focus on places where Bruce has never played or hasn't played in years. Although a strong early market for Bruce in the early Seventies, Bruce hasn't played in Richmond s ... Read more

Loose Bruce in Columbus

Published 2002-12-17
No tour premieres, but nonetheless a loose show in Columbus that among other things saw Bruce adding an impromptu coda of "Hang on Sloopy" to "Glory Days". The show also included "Out in the Street" and "Two Hearts" in place of "She's the One". ... Read more

"Around and Around" in Albany

Published 2002-12-14
Repeat performances of both "My Love Will Not Let You Down" and "This Hard Land" were the biggest highlights setlist-wise in last night's Albany show. At least until the very last song when much to everybody's surprised the band launched into a cover of Chuck Berry's "Around and Around". "Darkness on the Edge of Town" was also back and broke up the "You're Missing"/"Waitin' on a Sunny Day" combo f ... Read more

Bruce rocked Conan

Published 2002-12-14
As announced earlier, Bruce did show up and performed both "Kitty's Back" and "Merry Christmas, Baby" on the Conan O'Brien show on Thursday evening. With the help of the Max Weinberg 7, the E Street Band and a fine looking Bruce did one of their greatest live television performances ever. It was the second time Bruce visited the show. The first time took place in March 1999 when he came to "fetch" ... Read more

Three tour premieres in Columbia

Published 2002-12-10
If you didn't have high expectations to a show in Columbia, South Carolina, you were in for a surprise. No less than three songs were tour debuted, and the lucky crowd also got the only second performance of the "Detroit Medley" on the tour. The tour premieres were "My Love Will Not Let You Down", "Growin' Up" and "This Hard Land". ... Read more

More shows scheduled for next year

Published 2002-12-10
Bruce had hardly left Atlanta when a new show for the Georgia capital was announced. The show will take place on February 28 in the Gwinnett Arena that holds only about 13,000 people. According to the Gwinnet Daily Post tickets will go on sale this Saturday, Dec. 15. At the same time there are rumors of a show in Rochester, NY, on March 11. Also, according to one source Florence in Italy will get ... Read more

"Backstreets" makes an appearance

Published 2002-12-09
"Backstreets" made one of its rare appearances on the tour when Bruce and the band warmed up Charlotte with a 24-song set. The show also included "Darlington County" and "Where the Bands Are". ... 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