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Get a rocking start to the new year

Published 2004-12-23
If you're not done with partying for a while after all the Christmas and New Year's celebrations, the Stone Pony will offer another opportunity on Friday January 7. That's when Greasy Lake "house band", Boccigalupe and the Bad Boys, guest with the terrific Bruce cover band Bruce in the USA from Las Vegas. A great Bruce party and general rock 'n' roll party is guaranteed. Also on the bill: Joy Bodn ... Read more

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy New Year

Published 2004-12-23
Greasy Lake wishes you a happy, peaceful holiday season! Thank you for another year that brought changes both to Greasy Lake with the new design and to what we as Springsteen fans can expect from our hero. His participation in the Vote For Change Tour brought out lots of controversy, but we'd be surprised if most of the angry fans aren't quietly starting to return to the ranks. At least, let's hop ... Read more

Double shot at Harry's Place

Published 2004-12-20
Yesterday for the first time since 1975 Bruce performed two official shows in one day. The Holiday shows at Harry's Place in Asbury Park each gathered around 500 people plus an unknown number of fans outside on the street listening through the door. The first show at 4:30 PM opened with a solo acoustic "Does This Bus Stop at 82nd Street?" and consisted of 21 songs. On the bill with Bruce was South ... Read more

Holiday shows approaching

Published 2004-12-16
Sorry about the lack of updates in the last week. As most of our readers have probably found out by now through other sources, another show was added at Harry's Roadhouse on December 19. This means Bruce will do two shows in one day, one at 4:30 PM and one at 8:30 PM, something Bruce hasn't done since 1975. Tickets for both shows were sold out in a matter of minutes this last Monday. Scalpers are ... Read more

Bid on Clarence sax and Max drumhead

Published 2004-12-09
Now is your chance to own a real Big Man saxophone. One of the saxes he used on the Reunion Tour has been offered up on Lelands auction site. But you gotta be fast and you gotta be rich. The current bid is at more than $10,000 and the auction ends today. If you don't have $10,000 lying around less wil ... Read more

Bruce spotted in Atlanta

Published 2004-12-07
Finally the word we have been waiting for has come. We have a confirmed Bruce sighting in Atlanta. Not at Brendan O'Brien's Southern Tracks studio, but at a bookstore where he signed an autograph and admitted to be in town to work. This is a good sign that work on a new album is under way and 2005 may see a brand new studio release. Lots of things could of course get in the way, but at least thing ... Read more

Another Grammy nomination for Bruce

Published 2004-12-07
It seems like Bruce can't release anything without being nominated for a Grammy. This time "Code of Silence" from the bonus disc of Essential got a nomination in the "Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance" category. A rather obscure choice, but hey, we're not complaining. He's up against Wonderwall by Ryan Adams, The Revolution Starts Now by Steve Earle, and Breathe by Melissa Etheridge. ... Read more

Story behind "We Are the World" to be released on DVD

Published 2004-12-05
If you're fan of Eighties artists and Bruce, put a cross in your calendar against February 1. That's the day when The Story Behind "We Are the World" will be released on DVD. The DVD will of course include the full-length "We Are the World" complete with Bruce belting out his lines, but you should also get the chance to see some hitherto unreleased footage about the making of the song and video. T ... Read more

Bruce rocked Pittsburgh

Published 2004-12-03
As scheduled Bruce appeared last night at the Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh for Flood Aid '04. First Bruce joined the warm-up band Exit 103 for a slow version of Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower". Later he appeared on stage solo for three songs before joining Joe Grushecky and the Houserocker for another couple of hours of gritty rock'n'roll featuring songs like "From Small Things", "Code of Silence", ... Read more

Holiday show after all

Published 2004-12-02
After weeks of mixed signals it now looks official that Bruce will indeed do one holiday show this year. But it won't be the kind of extravaganca fans have become used to in recent years. Instead the show will take place in the afternoon of December 19 at Harry's Roadhouse on Cookman Avenue in Asbury Park. Harry's Roadhouse only holds a few hundred people so tickets will be hard to come by. The of ... 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