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Big effort to save the Stone Pony

Published 2001-12-22
With Jersey shore rocker Boccigalupe as one of the promoters, a group of people have started a campaign to prevent the legendary Stone Pony club in Asbury Park from being relocated. The city council in Asbury Park is currently considering moving the Pony to another location to make room for condos on the beach front. While the new commitee supports the redevelopment of the city, they feel the Ston ... Read more

Bruce at Holiday Express show

Published 2001-12-16
Only a week after his own run of shows in Asbury Park ended, Bruce was on stage again to celebrate the Holidays. He joined the lineup at the annual Holiday Express show at the Continental Airlines Arena and performed "Merry Christmas Baby" and "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town". During the former, he left the stage and sang from the midst of the crowd. The Holiday Express is a organization that comb ... Read more

DVD released in Europe, but sound still causes pro

Published 2001-12-12
After a month's delay last week finally saw the official release of the Live in New York City DVD in Europe. The delay was due to a problem with the sound on the second disc, a problem everybody thought would be solved now. However, we're getting reports that the disc still has drop-outs in the sound and that, apparently, nothing has been done to correct it. Customers in Denmark have been offered ... Read more

Elvis and Bruce x 2 wrapped up the Holiday shows

Published 2001-12-09
An extra long 30-song set ended the succesful Holiday stand on a very high note. No new song entries were made, but almost everything that had been done over the course of the five nights was performed in this show. As an extra treat Elvis Costello was the featured guest star of the night and did a medley of "Alison", "Tracks of My Tears" and Smokey's "Tears of a Clown". Bruce Hornsby was back in ... Read more

Thundercrack... Bruce is back!

Published 2001-12-08
Two songs not played since the early Seventies and a few never-before played covers. That was the score after the first of five Holiday shows in Asbury Park last night. Bruce opened the night paying tribute to George Harrison by singing two of the late Beatle's most famous compositions, "Something" and "My Sweet Lord". After a little Max Weinberg 7 jamming, he then pulled out "Thundercrack" (not p ... Read more

On the fourth night things started to happen...

Published 2001-12-08
After a third night with no significant changes in the setlist, Bruce opened the fourth night with the first solo piano version of "Incident on 57th Street" since 1975. Something that probably gave many of the fans in attendance associations to the legendary Main Point show immortalized on the The Saint, the Incident & the Main Point Shuffle bootleg from Great Dane Records. Last night's show also ... Read more

"Circus Story" and "E Street Shuffle" turn up in s

Published 2001-12-05
As it was more or less expected the second show at the Convention Hall in Asbury Park didn't vary much from the first night. Only notable changes included "Wild Billy's Circus Story" as the show opener (featuring Garry Tallent on tuba) and "The E Street Shuffle". The former replaced the George Harrison songs and was last performed in December 1996 during the solo acoustic tour whereas "E Street Sh ... Read more

Sensational auction

Published 2001-12-03
If you've got a few hundred or thousand Dollars to spend, check out the current Bruce Springsteen auction at An original signed Castiles single, a Castiles concert poster, a handwritten letterm Steel Mill tickets are among the sensational old items that are being auctioned off. Unfortunately, this is not for anybody. Nothing will go for less than $100, and several of the items are alre ... Read more

Bonus single in Europe

Published 2001-11-30
Finally it looks like Europe will see the release of the Live in New York City DVD. The DVD has been distributed to many European stores and will be on the shelf this next Monday, December 3. And yes, many of the DVD sets will include the bonus single with "This Hard Land" and "My Hometown". ... Read more

Danny signs

Published 2001-11-28
E Street keyboardist Danny Federici will meet the fans and sign his self-titled second album on three different locations in New Jersey in the first week of December: BORDER?S STORES 300 Rte 18, East Brunswick, NJ Signing on Dec 3rd from 12-2 BORDER?S STORES 230 Garden State Plaza, Paramus, NJ Signing on Dec 5th from 12-2 JACKS RECORDS 30 Broadway, Red Bank, NJ Signing on Dec 7th f ... 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