Exclusive show announced for March 9

Published 2012-02-01
By Karsten S. Andersen
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band will be making an appearance a little sooner than expected. On March 9 they will be on stage at the Apollo Theater in New York City for an exclusive performance and live broadcast on Sirius XM. The performance - apart from probably being a good rehearsal for Bruce and the boys - is part of the satellite radio's 10-year-anniversary celebration. Thus, for now only Sirius subscribers (by January 24) get a chance to attend the concert and only by entering a.... Read more

US tour dates announced!

Published 2012-01-24
By Karsten S. Andersen
Another wait is over. After weeks of speculation, the dates for the US part of the Wrecking Ball Tour were announced today. The result is 19 shows in 11 states plus Washington DC, starting in Atlanta, GA, on March 18 and ending in Newark on May 2. As is usually the case, Northeasterners have plenty of shows to choose from, including three in New Jersey and two in New York City, while the rest of the country have to make do with shows in Atlanta, Detroit, Los Angeles, San Jose, Greensboro, Tampa.... Read more

Hit by the Wrecking Ball

Published 2012-01-19
By Karsten S. Andersen
When things happen in the Bruce world they happen fast. Twenty-four hours ago we were clamoring for news about the new album. Now we've heard the first song, seen the video, analyzed the lyrics, read the official press release, and felt that rush of excitement that comes with a new Bruce release. For the few of you who've missed it: Bruce Springsteen's new album is called Wrecking Ball and will be released in the US on March 6 (March 5 in Europe probably). The first single (as if there were.... Read more

Bruce warming up for the tour at Light of Day benefit

Published 2012-01-15
By Karsten S. Andersen
It was unannounced but hardly a surprise when Bruce showed up for last night's annual Light of Day show at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park. Since their beginning more than 10 years ago, he's only missed a few of these Parkinson Disease Foundation benefits, and with him being in town on Friday to shoot a video for the upcoming album, most observers would have been more surpised had he chosen to stay away. The recipe was the same as most years: Bruce made a couple of appearances early in.... Read more

New album and E Street Band tour in 2012!!!

Published 2011-11-21
By Karsten S. Andersen
Is this a first ever? Bruce Springsteen just announced a new tour and a new album to appear in 2012 without issuing one of those Shorefire Media press releases. The message with this delightful, if still rather sketchy news, just showed up on his official website yesterday along with  Facebook and Twitter messages. A new album is almost finished, a world tour is being planned, it will be with the E Street Band, and European shows from May to July will be announced this week. Those are.... Read more

Bruce the houserocker rocked the house

Published 2011-11-04
By Karsten S. Andersen
Last night, in the first of two highly anticipated shows, Bruce and Joe Grushecky tore the roof off the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall. From a setlist standpoint, it was a typical Bruce/Joe show featuring lots of their common war horses like "Never Be Enough Time", "Atlantic City", "Murder Incorporated", and "Code of Silence". But for those present and judging by the videos, it was a Bruce itching to play and entertain. His stage presence and.... Read more

The wait

Published 2011-10-02
By Karsten S. Andersen
We are approaching the end of another year, and it looks like it may come and go with the only new releases being a separate DVD of The Promise documentary and a re-release of Essential. Sure, rumors of a new album “soon” appear at regular intervals, but so far nothing tangible has emerged and there may be nothing to it.While this prolonged silence may seem unbearable, it has in fact been less than a year since the last major release (the Darkness box) and only about 2½ years.... Read more

Win brand new copy of For You book

Published 2011-09-21
By Karsten S. Andersen
If you missed the chance last year, Lawrence Kirsch is once again raffling off a copy of his much sought-after book For You, which currently cannot even be found on eBay. The book is a brand new copy and signed by the author. However, you shouldn't want it because it's worth a lot of money or signed, but because it's simply a great book that all Bruce fans should own... and not in the least, because the proceeds of the raffle goes to cancer research. In order to participate, please go to.... Read more

Announcing new bibliography section and ten essential Bruce books

Published 2011-08-07
By Karsten S. Andersen
If you go to Reference here on Greasy Lake, you will find a brand new section called Bibliography. Well, actually, "brand new" may be a stretch. We had a book section on the previous version of the site, too, but now we have the "new and improved" book section. There are so many books out there about Bruce, but not really a place where you can get an overview of them with other than just the most basic information. Until now, that is. While there are still many of the books.... Read more

Top 10 Big Man Sax Solos

Published 2011-07-15
By Karsten S. Andersen
Clarence Clemons’ all too early departure from this world has regrettably forced us to view his work knowing that that’s it. There won’t be another blast from his golden horn, no new solos, no more interpretations of old solos. Fortunately, he did leave behind 40 years’ worth of amazing work in the shape of official releases, bootleg recordings, and what is stored in the memories of millions of fans who experienced him live.The Big Man’s contribution to the E.... Read more

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