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"Girls in Their Summer Clothes" best rock song

Published 2009-02-10

Even though it was released din 2007, "Girls in Their Summer Clothes" was the best rock song in 2008. At least according to the Grammy Awards committee, who gave Bruce the honor at Sunday night's awards show. Bruce himself wasn't present, but was probably pleased to see his pop serenade get a rock award.

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Bruce camp addresses Ticketmaster chaos

Published 2009-02-04

After the chaotic ticket sale two days ago for the North American leg of the tour, fans have been raging about Ticketmaster's practice of forwarding customers to their so-called ticket marketplace TicketsNow where sold-out tickets can be bought for multiple times as much as face value, practically seconds after they went on sale in the first place. And now it appears that the mess hasn ... Read more

Bruce rocked the Super Bowl

Published 2009-02-02

In 12 minutes and 39 seconds Bruce blew away billions of viewers as he and the band raced through their Super Bowl halftime set. The set consisted of "Tenth Avenue", "Born to Run", "Working on a Dream" and "Glory Days", some of which were slightly abbreviated. Still, Bruce managed to fit in a good number of his stage tricks, everything from the knee slide ... Read more

Is "Outlaw Pete" a Kiss song?

Published 2009-01-31

As a lot of you probably already read, there's been a lot of talk about Bruce "stealing" the melody of "Outlaw Pete" from the Kiss song "I Was Made For Lovin' You". There's no doubt the two tunes are somewhat similar in their chord progressions, but whether it would hold up in a court, is very hard to tell. As far as I know (and I could be wrong), it's not only a m ... Read more

Bruce calls Wal-Mart release a mistake

Published 2009-01-30

In an interview in the New York Times Bruce for the first time comments on the Wal-Mart exclusive Greatest Hits release that has fans left fans wondering what was up with his principles regarding unions and workers' rigths. Bruce doesn't make excuses, but downright admits it was a mistake: "Given its labor history, it was something that if we’d thought about it a little longer, we&rs ... Read more

Tour officially announced as album hits the shelves

Published 2009-01-27

A big day in Bruce world: the tour was officially announced with loads of North American and a few more European shows added to the list we already knew. The tour will start on April 1 in San Jose and end, for now, in Santiago, Spain, on August 2. It covers the usual areas: the North East of the United States is well covered whereas the South and West will have to do with a few selected shows. ... Read more

US dates going public

Published 2009-01-24

Two shows in Boston on April 21 and 22 have been announced by Boston radio station WZLX. According to this information they will take place at TD Banknorth Garden. No word on ticket sale, so the question is how official this is. Also rumor has it that Dallas will see a show on April 14.

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Landau speaks... Darkness package lives!

Published 2009-01-23

In a rare interview with Billboard, Jon Landau just made what must be the closest thing to an official confirmation of the much talked about Darkness anniversary set. The set has been rumored for a couple of years, but has disappeared from the radar screens in the last six months. Until today that is. Jon Landau specifically confirmed that the set is "near completion" and tha ... Read more

More shows being added

Published 2009-01-22

The European summer tour is rapidly expanding. 14 shows have been officially announced and more are just about to. We have updated the tour section to include the Working on a Dream Tour. There you can follow the development. Among other things, Bruce's first Europan festival date is now a fact ... Read more

Scandinavian tour dates are official

Published 2009-01-20

At 10 a.m. today dates for shows in four Scandinavian countries were announced. Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark each get one or two shows starting on June 2. The dates are as follows:

June 2: Tampere, Finland
June 4: Stockhom, Sweden
June 5: Stockhom, Sweden
June 9: Bergen, Norway
June 10: Bergen, Norway
July 8th: Herning, Denmark

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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