"The Rising" hits the airwaves

Published 2002-06-26
By Karsten S. Andersen
After its official release to radio stations last Monday, the airwaves have been resounding with Bruce's new song, "The Rising" in both the United States and elsewhere. So far the reaction from DJs and reviewers has been mostly positive. New York Daily News says Bruce has hit a homer while the Norwegian newspaper VG gives it six stars out of six and calls it a prayer on behalf of humanity. Only negative media reaction that we've heard of came from the Swedish newspaper Expressen that says the.... Read more
   

Danny Federici featured in Chorus & Verse

Published 2002-06-23
By Karsten S. Andersen
Everyone with an interest in Jersey music should be aware of the online magazine Chorus & Verse. This month the magazine has put the spotlight on Danny Federici and asked him about his own music as well as life as an E.... Read more
   

Phil Ceccola pictures auctioned off

Published 2002-06-23
By Karsten S. Andersen
On June 25 four original Phil Ceccola photos and a poster of Bruce will be auctioned off via the CooperOwen auction house. During the early Seventies Phil Ceccola took several classic shots of Bruce, including the one that later on wound up on cover of Tracks. Go check out the.... Read more
   

"The Rising" to be released as a single

Published 2002-06-23
By Karsten S. Andersen
While thousands of fans have already heard the title track of Bruce's upcoming album thanks to a circulating mp3 file, the rest of the world will get a chance when the song is released as a single in about three weeks. At least, according to CDNow which lists the single for a July 16 release. The b-side will be the previously released Live in New York City version of "Land of Hope and Dreams". The same single is set for release on July 25 in.... Read more
   

Bruce live on TV July 30

Published 2002-06-21
By Karsten S. Andersen
It should be official. On July 30, the release date of The Rising, the Today Show on NBC is going to broadcast from Asbury Park featuring Bruce Springsteen. The show will probably include 3-4 songs performed live by Bruce and the band as well as an interview. Read the article in the Daily.... Read more
   

New York radio station played "The Rising"

Published 2002-06-21
By Karsten S. Andersen
This morning New York radio station WPLJ played "The Rising"... twice... before it was withdrawn again from the playlist. According to what we've heard, radio stations are not supposed to play it until next.... Read more
   

Tour kicking off in America

Published 2002-06-20
By Karsten S. Andersen
The Europeans who were hoping for a few shows in Europe to kick off the world tour, will probably have to wait a bit longer. Everything now indicates that Bruce and the band will begin in the United States and then head to Europe around November for a few shows and then return to Europe in the summer of 2003 for a more extensive.... Read more
   

Cover art revealed

Published 2002-06-20
By Karsten S. Andersen
The official Bruce Springsteen website has published the cover art for The Rising along with some of the other artwork. Click on the image for a larger view.Meanwhile, it looks like the title track of the album will be released to radio stations very soon and may also come out as a single. In return, the bonus disc that was planned a few weeks ago has been canned, and instead Sony will issue a limited edition version of the album with some special.... Read more
   

Tour may be announced this week

Published 2002-06-17
By Karsten S. Andersen
The same source who predicted the song titles on The Rising now says the upcoming tour may be announced this week with tickets going on sale on June 29. According to the source, the tour will start in the US between August 9 and 12, and if the information is correct, the first month will include cities such as Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Boston, Washington DC, Detroit with two shows in each city. This will be followed up with shows in Charlotte, Indianapolis, Buffalo, Philadelphia, and New York or.... Read more
   

Warm-up tour in Europe?

Published 2002-06-13
By Karsten S. Andersen
According to someone who was present at the Sony listening party in London, there is now talk of kicking off the tour in Europe with 6-7 shows in London, Paris, Stockholm, and somewhere in Germany and Spain, much like what happened in 1992. These shows would allegedly take place in August and September. However, we have another usually reliable source saying that it isn't so, that the tour will start in the US. So absolutely no conclusions can be drawn yet. We will of course report anything we.... Read more
   


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