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Nils keeps himself busy with new live album

Published 2015-11-08

While in the last couple of years Bruce has been more visible on the equestrian scene watching his daughter become a star in her own right, than on the music scene, his trusty band members have taken the opportunity to further their solo careers. Roy Bittan released his first solo album; so did sax player Ed Manion; Jake Clemons toured people’s living rooms; and even Garry Tallent is work ... Read more

The Bruce Librarian interviews Wendy Parnell

Published 2015-08-23

A couple of weeks ago the Bruce Librarian reviewed the new picture book “Born to Run: the Story of Johnny 99” by Wendy Parnell. After the review, Greasy Lake sent some questions to the author to learn more about her and her relationship with Springsteen. And if you thought Wendy Parnell was just another clever opportunist trying to make a little money on Springsteen's name, you ... Read more

The Bruce Librarian: Bruce picture books steal the picture

Published 2015-08-09

There are probably, on average, 3-4 books published about, or based on, Bruce Springsteen within the span of a year, so if two of those books are picture books inspired by Springsteen lyrics, can we call it a trend?

Because that’s exactly what is happening. With the publication of first "Outlaw Pete" from the fall of 2014 and this month "Born to Run: the Story of Jo ... Read more

Bruce's masterful remasters

Published 2014-11-23

As much as we all love Bruce Springsteen’s classic albums of the Seventies and Eighties, we will always modify our praise with a “but you have to see him live”. Unlike fans of Beatles or fans of Elvis or fans of just about any other major star, we are somehow afraid that the albums alone won’t be enough for people to “get it”. A lot of that is of course due t ... Read more

As we reach 25th anniversary of Berlin Wall's collapse, focus on Springsteen's role grows

Published 2014-11-08

The Berlin Wall unexpectedly cracked open 25 years ago on Nov. 9, 1989 and the Cold War was over. And Bruce Springsteen unintentionally played a role in helping bring down that iconic symbol of the world’s division.

How? Springsteen went to East Berlin 16 months earlier in July 1988 to play the biggest, most riveting and earth-shaking rock concert in the history of East Germany &n ... Read more

Reissues and compilations keep the world turnin’ around

Published 2014-10-03

Last week Bruce announced the release of The Albums Collection Vol. 1 (1973-1984) containing the first seven studio albums in remastered versions. Fans were, as always, divided in their reception. Some thought it was about time that the early albums got a much-needed soundlift. Others were furious that the much talked-about River boxset had been postponed. But if anyone should ... Read more

Safe set on unknown territory: tour kicks off in Cape Town

Published 2014-01-27

 Just as you can’t judge a Bruce Springsteen album based on the first listening, you can’t judge a Bruce Springsteen tour based on the first show. As it will probably turn out, the tour opener in Cape Town, South Africa, was more like a continuation of where the Wrecking Ball Tour left off in September than what is in store for us in the coming time. If you had come to the show ... Read more

Greasy Lake Review: High Hopes

Published 2014-01-19

For an album that is, allegedly, mostly meant to tie up some loose ends and fulfill Bruce’s desire to release more music, the new High Hopes album, released last week, has been the subject of an unexpected controversy. Bruce shouldn’t include cover songs, he should write new songs instead of releasing leftovers, Tom Morello has no place on a Springsteen record, the music su ... Read more

New Bruce Springsteen album in January

Published 2013-11-25

After the usual weeks of rumors and speculations, the new Springsteen album has now been announced on Bruce's official Facebook page, and a detailed entry appears on ... Read more

Springsteen & I to hit shelves and iTunes, plus special offer to Australians

Published 2013-10-25

 Since the Wrecking Ball Tour was wrapped up more than a month ago, it seems like the whole Bruce world - including, I must admit, this newsblog - has gone into standby mode. We still have those Downunder shows to look forward to in February and March, and there are constant rumors of a new album in early 2014 and rumors of more tour date announcements being imminent.

But you don't ... Read more

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Garry Duffy commenting on this: This site is about Bruce Springsteen. Please post political statements elsewhere.
Brent Fulberry commenting on this: Let's be honest - and you libs here arent' going to like hearing the TRUTH - but make no mistake, it was RONALD REAGAN who did more to bring down that wall than anyone. PERIOD!
Rob Malkin commenting on this: Well, they've now become available individually since record store day. So for £17 I picked up The Wild the IN... (well you know the rest) I'm sold, you would have to be deaf not to hear the difference; clarity, warmth and truly parts I'd not heard before. Ok so now that the price of the vinyl box set has dropped a bit the savings aren't huge, but at least I can spread the cost and don't need to re buy the superfluous Nebraska. My only gripe would be why not make them available to buy individualy from the get go? Although I guess Allan's answered that already?