"Lonesome Day" or "Mary's Place" new single?

Published 2002-09-04
By Karsten S. Andersen
While The Rising is still clinging to a top 5 position on the most recent Billboard top 200, some radio stations in the US have started to introduce "Mary's Place" as the next single from the album. However, other radio stations have officially "added" "Lonesome Day" to their playlist. This usually does not happen unless a single is expected. We don't have any official confirmation on either scenario, but will let you know as soon as we hear.... Read more
   

The Rising mentioned as Grammy favorite

Published 2002-09-04
By Karsten S. Andersen
A good six months before the awards will take place, The Rising is already mentioned as one of the favorites in the "best album" category. In an article on www.calendarlive.com various music experts predict a sure victory for Bruce and his new album. Only threat so far would be Eminem..... Read more
   

Bruce opened MTV Video Music Awards

Published 2002-08-30
By Karsten S. Andersen
Even though he wasn't nominated in any category, Bruce with the E Street Band played at last night's MTV Video Music Awards. They opened the show with an energetic version of "The Rising" performed from an outdoor stage set up at the American Museum of Natural History whereas the rest of the awards show was broadcast from the Radio City Music Hall. Why Bruce didn't use the same stage as everybody else is not known to us, but it did give him the opportunity to offer the gathered fans a little.... Read more
   

No real changes in Phoenix and San Jose

Published 2002-08-28
By Karsten S. Andersen
Aside from a few songs switching place the shows in Phoenix and San Jose were pretty similar to what we've seen in the last week or.... Read more
   

Stockholm sold out in 25 minutes

Published 2002-08-28
By Karsten S. Andersen
16,000 tickets for Bruce show at the Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, sold out in only 25 minutes. Fans who tried to get tickets from abroad were in for a disappointment as tickets were only available for people inside Sweden. Tickets for Berlin will go on sale this next Saturday..... Read more
   

23 songs in LA

Published 2002-08-25
By Karsten S. Andersen
At 23 songs the Los Angeles show featured one more song than other cities so far on the tour. That did not however include any tour.... Read more
   

Greasy Lake is back as Bruce continues his barnburning tour

Published 2002-08-24
By Karsten S. Andersen
After a few weeks of hibernation Greasy Lake is now back to report on all the events in the Bruce world. After another rehearsal show, the tour officially kicked off at the Continental Airlines Arena August 7. Most of the new album has been played along with old classics such as "Prove It All Night", "Badlands", and the revitalized full-band "Born in the USA" and "Glory Days". But the focus of the show is on the new material giving this tour a very different feel compared with the Reunion.... Read more
   

The Rising debuted at number 1

Published 2002-08-24
By Karsten S. Andersen
After the intensive media blitz in the days prior to its release, it would almost have been a surprise if The Rising hadn't become Bruce's only second album to debut at the number one spot on Billboard's chart. The same was the case in several European countries, including the UK and Germany. It kept the top position on Billboard's chart for two weeks, but has now been referred to a third-place by Eminem and.... Read more
   

European tour announced

Published 2002-08-24
By Karsten S. Andersen
After a painful wait, the dates of the short fall European tour were announced last week. The dates are almost identical to the ones that have been circulating for the last month. Tickets go on sale at different times in each country. Paris, for instance, is already on sale while Berlin among others won't go on sale until September. The European leg is expected to be followed by more Euro shows next.... Read more
   

"Downbound Train" debuted in St. Louis

Published 2002-08-22
By Karsten S. Andersen
"Downbound Train" was the only surprise at last night's show in St. Louis. It took the spot usually reserved for "Darkness on the Edge of Town" or "Atlantic City". Also, "Glory Days" was back after having been replaced by "Ramrod" at the last few shows. This was the last show until September.... Read more
   


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