Jackson Cage" reappeared after 21 years

Published 2002-08-02
By Karsten S. Andersen
The last rehearsal show at the Convention Hall included one major surprise when Bruce pulled out "Jackson Cage" from the hat after 21 years of hibernation. The show also included this year's first airing of "Ramrod", "Badlands" and "Backstreets". Rumors suggest that there may be one more rehearsal show, this time at the Continental Airlines Arena on Monday, two days before the tour officially kicks.... Read more
   

Today show followed by rehearsal show

Published 2002-08-02
By Karsten S. Andersen
People who stayed in Asbury Park after the Today Show yesterday were in for a treat. Later that same afternoon Bruce and the band did a full rehearsal show at the Convention Hall, in which "Cover Me" was played for the first time since 1992. There are rumors of even more rehearsal shows in the next couple of.... Read more
   

Bruce played "Empty Sky" on Nightline

Published 2002-08-02
By Karsten S. Andersen
In connection with an excellent interview with Ted Koppel on Nightline last night, Bruce performed a powerful version of "Empty Sky" for the viewers. In the interview he mentioned that only a total of 17 songs had been recorded for The Rising. One of the outtakes is called "Harry's.... Read more
   

Thousands of people gathered for Today Show

Published 2002-07-30
By Karsten S. Andersen
This must have been what Asbury Park was like back in the hey-days. Once again a myriad of people invaded the city as the Today Show broadcast live from the boardwalk with Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band as the main attraction. Bruce performed four songs live inside the Convention Hall: "The Rising", "Lonesome Day", "Glory Days" and "Into the.... Read more
   

The Rising released in Europe and America

Published 2002-07-30
By Karsten S. Andersen
Today and yesterday saw the official release of The Rising in most countries. Reviews of the album both in Europe and the States have been very mixed. Some, including Rolling Stone, rate it among Bruce's best work while others practically write him off. We hope to be able to post more links to some of these reviews - and our own - within the next few.... Read more
   

Bruce on the cover of Time

Published 2002-07-29
By Karsten S. Andersen
The media blitz is going into overdrive. This week's issue of Time features Bruce on the cover and a lenghty interview in which he talks about how he experienced 9/11, his songwriting, the band, and many other things. One of the best pieces we've seen so far. You can read it on Time's.... Read more
   

Clarence on bagpipes at second rehearsal show

Published 2002-07-27
By Karsten S. Andersen
Last night a few hundred lucky contest winners and drop-liners witnessed what must be a first in E Street Band history: toward the end of the show Clarence played a bagpipe intro to "Into the Fire", allegedly to great effect. Other than that the show featured a bunch of songs not played the previous night, including "American Skin", "Tenth Avenue" and the full-band "Born in the USA". "The Rising" both opened and closed the show, apparently because it was being filmed for future.... Read more
   

New album debuted at first dress rehearsal

Published 2002-07-26
By Karsten S. Andersen
Yesterday a small crowd of VH1 executives and other industry people witnessed the live world premiere of several songs from the new album. A total of nine songs from The Rising were performed, which only left room for three "oldies": "Darkness on the Edge of Town", "Two Hearts" and "The Promised Land"..... Read more
   

Dress rehearsals today and tomorrow

Published 2002-07-25
By Karsten S. Andersen
According to Backstreets today will see the first dress rehearsal prior to the Today Show next Tuesday. The show will take place at the Convention Hall in Asbury Park, and the audience will be made up of industry people, plus possibly a limited number of fans. In return, tomorrow's rehearsal show, which starts at 2 PM, will be for real fans who have won their tickets in radio contests. Meanwhile, Bruce and the band continue the private rehearsals. Most of the new album has been practiced along.... Read more
   

Bruce on Letterman... twice

Published 2002-07-25
By Karsten S. Andersen
On August 1 and 2, two days after the release of The Rising and the big Today show concert, Bruce will make his 5th and 6th appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman as the musical.... Read more
   


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