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Gothenburg, July 28: the night the world shifted

Published 2012-07-29

In my 24 years of seeing Bruce Springsteen live, it seems like part of what I’ve been doing is to try to get back to that night in 1988 when the 19-year-old me stood under the starry night in a stadium in Copenhagen and watched as “Twist and Shout” came to an end with 45,000 people dancing as one communal soul.

Before last night I had tried to reach the same emotional ... Read more

Those bloody hippies and their hippie music

Published 2012-07-15

You would think it was 1967 and not 2012 when the police cut the sound of Bruce's show at the Hard Rock festival in Hyde Park last night. The show had run 30 minutes past the curfew, which to Bruce is standard procedure, but in London rules are rules. "Twist and Shout" had just ended. Paul McCartney had been on stage for it, joining Bruce for the first time ever in an intercontinental ... Read more

Bruce played Prove It All Night with '78 guitar intro... Why is that a big deal?

Published 2012-05-18

The Bruce world woke up this morning to a sensation. No, Clarence wasn't resurrected from the dead. No, Electric Nebraska wasn't released. No, Bruce didn't reunite Steel Mill. So what happened? Well, Bruce decided to spend a few minutes of the show last night in Barcelona playing a guitar solo as an intro to "Prove It All Night". But why is that a sensation? He usually plays several g ... Read more

New North American leg announced for the fall

Published 2012-04-13

The Wrecking Ball Tour will continue beyond the European leg that ends in July. The news doesn't come as a surprise, but it's still nice to get confirmation. On August 18 Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band will kick off the new North American leg at Gillette Stadium in Boston, MA, After that the tour takes a swing to Canada with shows in Toronto and Moncton before returning to the easter ... Read more

Nebraska hits the theater

Published 2012-04-09

Few Springsteen albums have served as inspiration to other artists as much as Nebraska. In 1991 Sean Penn used the storyline of “Highway Patrolman” to create the movie The Indian Runner; 14 years later, in 2005, author Tennessee Jones wrote a collection of short stories - Deliver Me From Nowhere - based on the album; and now Bruce’s first solo album will come alive as ... Read more

Meet Dr. Zoom & the E Street Boom

Published 2012-03-27

Carter Bernhard probably didn’t care too much about setlist or band lineup when he attended last night’s show at the TD Center in Boston. Prior to the show he had spent an hour backstage with Bruce as a result of the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s life-affirming efforts. Not that Bruce probably needed much convincing. Carter is, by all evidence, a very lovable 5-year-old kid who hap ... Read more

Whirlwind before the storm

Published 2012-03-16

The Wrecking Ball Tour doesn't officially start until Sunday, but Bruce hasn't exactly been charging his batteries by staying home on the couch. Yesterday saw his much anticipated keynote speech at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin. For almost an hour he spoke about the state of music today and about the artists that inspired him, emphasizing such name as Elvis, Roy Orbison, the Animals, and Ja ... Read more

Balcony survived but roof blown off The Apollo

Published 2012-03-10

Television appearances are one thing, but last night we got the first real impression of what Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band will be about post-Clarence. In a 2½ hour show last night at The Apollo Theater in New York City, they went through what will probably to a large degree be the core show on the upcoming tour. The show was a special event to celebrate the 10-year-annivers ... Read more

The morning sun is breaking: Wrecking Ball review

Published 2012-03-05

After the longest break between new studio albums since The Rising (not counting The Promise), Bruce Springsteen’s Wrecking Ball is finally hitting the shelves worldwide. The longer the wait between albums, the higher the expectations, and Wrecking Ball is indeed one of Bruce’s most anticipated albums in the last ten years. And it’s not just ... Read more

A day in the Promised Land

Published 2012-02-26

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s landmark exhibit, From Asbury Park to The Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen, recently made its own epic journey from America’s heartland to Bruce countryRead more

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Antony Fosrt commenting on this: Its a shame that parts of this special release box set aren't quite as good as the Darkness set from 2010. I feel that from classic misfortune of The River title song, to the happy hit single Hungry Heart; the 20 River album songs show case the core of a typical Springsteen show. Even so the whole box set stands as a turning point in Bruce's career. Especially prior to the solo albums of later years. A momento from one of the world's greatest ever singer-song writers.
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!