For all anyone knows the Devils & Dust Tour is officially over. Bruce ended the tour in Trenton two nights ago by bringing his whole family on stage for a rousing "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town". The tour started in April and consisted of 74 shows covering North America and Europe. What happens next is anyone's guess, but rumors are swirling about Holiday shows in mid-December. ... Read more
An attempt by New Jersey's two senators to honor Bruce Springsteen failed when the Republicans voted against the resolution. Honoring men and women who have contributed to the American society in a positive way is quite common in the US Senate and usually the resolutions pass with no obstacles. But Republicans probably hadn't forgotten Bruce's support to Kerry in the last presidential election and ... Read more
The Born to Run 30th Anniversary Edition box set has been released in North America and most of Europe to lots of acclaim from press and fans alike. If you thought you could do without this release, you are wrong. This is a completely unique look at a crucial moment of Bruce's career. The remastered album is just the icing on the cake. In Australia fans are not quite as enthusiastic. The set has b ... Read more
If you're interested in a brand new interview with Bruce in connection with the release of the new Born to Run box set, NPR can deliver. Terry Gross asks the questions, and Bruce provides his usual thoughtful answers. Listen to it here. ... Read more
In a an article in Philadelphia Daily News online, columnist Will Bunch argues that Bruce Springsteen should be New Jersey's next senator after the old one, Jon Corzine, was just elected governor. This is far from the first time Bruce's name has been mentioned in connection with a political seat. In 1992 there were rumors he would run for governor and in 2002 a petition was started to have him run ... Read more
The DVD contents of the Born to Run 30th Anniversary edition can be seen in select movie theaters in the US the day before the official release. Tickets can be purchased now from www.bigscreenconcerts.com now. Don't miss this opportunity to see this historic footage on the big screen and hopefully a big sound system. This will be th ... Read more
Rome in Italy will get its own version of the famous Light of Day benefit show. The fund-raising event that supports the Parkinson's Disease Foundation has been a tradition for several years in New Jersey with Bruce making appearances every year. Now the success will move to Europe with a big event on November 23 at the Big Mama Club in Rome. Don't expect Bruce to show up for this, but there will ... Read more
From brucespringsteen.net: Due to Hurricane Wilma, the City of Sunrise will not allow the Bruce Springsteen concert to happen this Thursday November 3rd due to concerns for public safety. The hurricane has caused widespread power outages including traffic lights therefore making travel nearly impossible. The show has been postponed and moved to the Seminole Hard Rock Live Arena in ... Read more
Bruce Springsteen and Landau Management have donated 2 tickets to the November 3rd concert at the St. Pete Times Forum and all proceeds from the on the radio auction will go to the America's Second Harvest Tampa Bay. You can view the details of the concert auction via the food bank's website. Check out the DETAILS section at the bottom of the foo ... Read more
From brucespringsteen.net: Due to Hurricane Wilma, the City of Sunrise will not allow the Bruce Springsteen concert to happen this Thursday November 3rd due to concerns for public safety. The hurricane has caused widespread power outages including traffic lights therefore making travel nearly impossible. The City of Sunrise has assured us that the proper precautions are going to b ... Read more
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C Boersma commenting on this: I am curios of the book and the importance of the show for the east back then....
Mike Simpson commenting on this: Acknowledging criticisms by third parties at the outset does not of itself make for a balanced review. To me the review reads as a very soft and favourably biased review. At any level in comparison with the vast bulk of Springsteen's catalogue this new album lacks coherence and ambition. Whilst it's not all bad and has some great moments it is in the round for me at best disappointing. In my opinion 'High Hopes' does not merit a full album release but is more akin to an interesting side project and almost suggestive of chucking out an album to meet contractual obligations. It might have been more appropriate to be scaled back to an EP or 'budget release' in old terms or a download only release.
My disappointment stems from a firm belief that Bruce can do much better and a 'new album' bearing his name should be better. I agree fully with Allan's comments and unfortunately believe this album will soon largely fade in the memory.
Allan Pyke commenting on this: A well written review. I admire your optimism. Unfortunately, for me, the album is sub standard. It is his worst release along with WOAD. Its a hodge podge album with no unifying themes. Wrecking Ball had that in spades along with some tracks that will remain in his live shows. We can't say that about WOAD and I believe we won't be able to say the same about this album. If Bruce wanted to revisit some old songs that didn't see a proper release, why not Another Thin Line and Code of Silence? To each his own. I liked LT and HT when most didn't. Its ok. They all can't be gems such as BTR and Darkness. This one was very disappointing for me.