Bruce's busy December

Published 1997-12-19
By Karsten S. Andersen
Bruce has performed on at least three occasions in December. Firston the 7th at the Kennedy Centre Honors which was a tribute to Bob Dylan. Here Bruce dida rather rough version of "The Times They Are a-Changin'". Snippets of the performancehave been shown on various news broadcasts, but the whole thing will be aired onDecember 26th on CBS.The next time Bruce appeared on a public stage was at a Joe Grushecky show onDecember 13 at Cheers. Bruce played on two songs "Homestead" and "Never Be.... Read more
   

Bruce-related artists to perform benefit

Published 1997-11-07
By Karsten S. Andersen
On November 20, many of the artists that appeared on the doublerelease One Step Up/Two Steps Back will perform together at Beacon Theatre in NewYork for a benefit for the World Hunger Year. The concert, which is also called Hungerthon97, at the same time looks like it's going to be a tribute to Bruce Springsteen. The night willfeature such names as Southside Johnny, Nils Lofgren and the Max Weinberg Seven. Brucehimself has also been invited to perform, but no word yet as to whether he'll show.... Read more
   

"Streets of Philly" on Diana tribute

Published 1997-10-30
By Karsten S. Andersen
Bruce is going to contribute "Streets of Philadelphia" to the upcomingDiana tribute double CD which is set for release on December 1. Apart from Bruce theparticipiants are all the obvious: Sting, Elton John, Eric Clapton plus many others. So unlessyou want to support the good cause or just have to listen to two hours of tearjerkers, this isone you can easily skip.Apart from that there are no real news. Still rumors of November shows at ParamountTheatre in Asbury though. Bruce allegedly booked.... Read more
   

Quiet before the storm?

Published 1997-10-11
By Karsten S. Andersen
No real news, but rumors that something big is imminent around the endof November. Suggestions span from a box set to a week of benefit shows in Asbury Park.Still, don't hold your breath that something will.... Read more
   

Bruce guested with Bobby Bandiera

Published 1997-09-27
By Karsten S. Andersen
Bruce performed last night (Friday) at Cheers Bar in New Jerseywith Bobby Bandiera. Together they performed "Mustang Sally" and a long version of"Lucille".This week has also seen the release of the One Step Up/Two Steps Back albums. Theyhave been received with mixed feelings, many people arguing that the artists involved aremediocre at best, but that the set is still altogether.... Read more
   

Bruce at the MTV Music Video Awards

Published 1997-09-19
By Karsten S. Andersen
Sorry for not keeping you up to date, but most of you of course willknow that Bruce performed with The Wallflowers at MTV's annual music video awards onSeptember 4. Bruce, sporting an unusually short haircut, played guitar and sang a verse onthe song "One Headlight". Prior to that he also performed at a club with a band called Jimmy& the Gigolos. Backstreets has more details about that. These two appearances wereBruce's first public performances since the last Paris show on May 26. The future.... Read more
   

College tour in the fall?

Published 1997-08-21
By Karsten S. Andersen
Bruce did not turn up at Tradewinds or anywhere else last weekend (atleast not publicly). In return, there are now rumors of him planning more solo acoustic showsthis fall at American college auditoriums. If it's true, certainly no one can accuse him ofcommercialism, touring for an album which hasn't been near a chart for 18 months and for anaudience who will now no doubt mostly consist of fans who have already seen at least oneshow already. Question is, can he even sell out small auditoriums.... Read more
   

Club rumors flourishing

Published 1997-08-02
By Karsten S. Andersen
Rumors have been circulating for a while about Bruce appearing at a JoeGrushecky/Nils Lofgren show at Tradewinds on August 15th. Also quite likely is anappearance the next night at Cheers in Long Branch where Elliott Murphy is going toperform with Joe D'Urso. Whether there's more to it than the fact that it would be natural forBruce to attend these gigs, is not known by.... Read more
   

"Secret Garden" nominated

Published 1997-07-23
By Karsten S. Andersen
"Secret Garden" has been nominated for "Best video from a film" for MTV'sannual Video Awards which will take place on September 4th. No word yet as to whetheror not Bruce himself will be present, let alone perform. Bruce won this prize with "Streets ofPhiladelphia" in.... Read more
   

Double tribute album out in September

Published 1997-07-19
By Karsten S. Andersen
Bruce has remained inactive since the end of the European tour. The biggestnews is, for those of you who haven't heard it yet, a double album of other artists coveringBruce songs called, respectively, One Step Up and Two Steps Back. The albums will bereleased on Bruce's birthday, Sept. 23, and will feature such artists as Joe Grushecky, NilsLofgren, John Hiatt, Maria McKee and lots more. Backstreets has a full contents list, so noneed to show it.... Read more
   


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