Bruce rocked the Pony for another school benefit

Published 2010-09-12
By Karsten S. Andersen
As has been tradition for several years now, Bruce got on stage last night at the Stone Pony to do what he could to raise funds for one of his kid's school - this time, as a first, the Boston College where Bruce's oldest, Evan, is a sophomore. Anyway, as we all know, the only way Bruce knows how to raise funds, is to play some rock 'n' roll and hope people - primarly other parents - will pay the $1000+ ticket price. Apparently, they will, because the place is usually packed. That was no doubt.... Read more
   

Poll of the week: Janey is tougher than the rest

Published 2010-08-31
By Karsten S. Andersen
Always the icon of masculinity, Bruce is not exactly known for his portraits of women. But over the years his song canon has grown to include several interesting and convincing descriptions of female characters. Our question in last week's poll was which of those women is strongest. We left it up to you to define the word "strong", but that didn't keep you from voting. And while none of the candidates took off and left the rest in the dust, Janey from "Spare Parts" still.... Read more
   

DARKNESS BOX IS OFFICIAL!!!!!!!!!

Published 2010-08-26
By Karsten S. Andersen
There are no headlilnes big enough for this one. Finally, finally, finally.... after years of rumors and speculations, the reissue of the Darkness on the Edge of Town album is official. No, this is not a dream, it's not a joke, it's the real deal. November 16 is the date (probably November 15 in most of Europe) and Bruce's largest release in terms of number of discs is the result. No less than three audio CD's and three DVD's/Blu-ray discs did it take to pay tribute to that, to most fans and.... Read more
   

The Bruce Librarian, part 2: Big Man � Real Life & Tall Tales

Published 2010-08-19
By Karsten S. Andersen
The fan world was really excited when the first autobiography by an E Street Band member was announced. Finally we would get to hear all the inside stories and gossip by someone who was there. Finally we would get answers to all our questions.But no, Big Man – Real Life & Tall Tales is not that kind of book. You don’t get to hear juicy details from life on the road. You don’t hear about the reunion sessions in 1995, you don’t hear about Clarence’s opinion of.... Read more
   

Darkness documentary to premiere on September 14

Published 2010-08-04
By Karsten S. Andersen
The Darkness reissue box is now officially official.... Well, sort of. We did get a press release today, but it wasn't for the box itself. Instead it was for the accompanying documentary, which, the announcements says, will be shown at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 14. It's called The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town and it was put together by Thom Zimny over the course of the last two years. It will supposedly include lots of hitherto unknown.... Read more
   

Poll of the week: Bootleg trading is almost dead

Published 2010-08-02
By Karsten S. Andersen
If last week's poll is any indication, bootleg trading as we know it is almost a thing of the past. Only about 6% of the people who voted named "Trading" as their primary method of obtaining bootlegs. That doesn't mean more people don't do it once in a while, but I don't think you need to go back more than 3-4 years before it would have ranked near the top. Of course, there's not really anything surprising about this development. More and more people get broadband connections,.... Read more
   

Poll of the week: The Nineties were wasted

Published 2010-07-25
By Karsten S. Andersen
Surprisingly, to me at least, the most popular option in our Nineties poll was that Bruce should never have broken up the E Street Band and that the Nineties was a wasted decade. The Nineties may not be Bruce's most popular decade, but I still would have thought more people would have gone with the somewhat more forgiving option: It was ok to break up the band, but he could have done better than what he did. Granted, it was a close race, as you can see below, but still.Oh, and before the.... Read more
   

Bruce played at the Stone Pony

Published 2010-07-24
By Karsten S. Andersen
In his first stage performance in two months, Bruce joined Alejandro Escovedo at the Stone Pony last night. They did three songs together. "Always a Friend", "Faith" and a cover of Rolling Stones' "Beast of Burden". The performance was a return of the favor Bruce did to Alejandro two years ago in Houston when he invited the Texas singer/songwriter to join him on stage at the Toyota Center and when they also did "Always a Friend" together. The occasion was.... Read more
   

Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame show to be released

Published 2010-07-21
By Karsten S. Andersen
Back in October Bruce and the band participated in the two Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame 25th anniversary shows at Madison Square Garden. Apart from performing a few of their own songs by themselves, they also worked as backing band for artists like John Fogerty, Sam Moore, Darlene Love and Billy Joel. Much of it was shown on TV, and it's that broadcast which is now set for official release. But the release will also include a bonus disc with performances that were not shown on TV, including Bruce.... Read more
   

Poll of the week: The fireworks are hailin'

Published 2010-07-12
By Karsten S. Andersen
4th of July is a very special day to most Americans. Barbecue, family, relaxation, fireworks on a bright summer night. It is of course also a celebration of American freedom and independence and everything that implies. It's a day full of symbolism and show, and as such, it's the perfect backdrop for artistic expression. And for someone like Bruce, who embodies America like few other artists, 4th of July is a slamdunk. It's no wonder that one of his songs has "4th of July" in the.... Read more
   


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