Tag: Bruce Springsteen

Springsteen Continues to Cover Australian Acts During Down Under Tour. Inxs ‘Don’t Change,’ AC/DC, Bee Gees and Lorde in the Mix as Well

Posted 01 Mar 2014 in Music + TV News

Bruce Springsteen continues to pull out some cool surprises on his current tour down under. He’s been including some great tunes by the locals into his mix. We’ll post videos when we can. I’ll add them as I get them. So far they’ve included Inxs’ “Don’t Change.” AC/DC “Highway to Hell” (wth Eddie Vedder) and Lorde’s “Royals.” The Easybeats “Friday on My Mind” and even the Bee Gees “Stayin’ Alive.”  I’m really hoping for some Split Enz!!! Tom Morello is on this tour as an extra guitarist. There are four of them now on the stage as he joins Bruce, Nils Lofgren and Steve Van Zandt.  Here’s Inxs “Don’t Change.” “Highway To Hell”  “Royals”  “Stayin’ Alive” “Friday on My...

Warren Zevon ‘The Wind’

Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#903 in the Series) is Warren Zevon, The Wind In the final episode of season 2 of the hit Showtime series Californication, down on his self-inflicted luck, writer Hank Moody has just finished a book project and is ready to begin his post-project ritual. “Every time I finish a book, It’s Whiskey, Weed and Warren Zevon, It’s the little things” he says, while ”Keep Me in your Heart” plays delicately in the background. “Keep Me In Your Heart” is the emotional core of The Wind, the last album that Warren Zevon made prior to his death of lung cancer in September of 2003. The album was already in the works in late August...

Bruce Springsteen ‘Born to Run’

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Born To Run” by Bruce Springsteen Some of my favorite scenes from The Sopranos are when Tony Soprano is shown driving in his SUV rocking out and singing along to ‘70s tunes, usually by BTO or Journey. Today, I felt a little like Tony Soprano while driving to work, but instead of Journey or BTO, I was listening to one of the greatest albums ever released, Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen. A strange and wonderful sensation came over me by the time the title track came on, which will always signal the beginning of Side Two to me even when hearing it on an iPod. “Born To Run” is still...

Bruce Springsteen Announces 2013 European ‘Wrecking Ball Tour’ Dates

Posted 01 Dec 2012 in Music + TV News

  Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band announce 17 additional dates in Europe for the 2013 leg of the Wrecking Ball World Tour. In addition, Bruce & The E Street Band’s headlining performance at Rock In Rio 2013 has already been announced and other tour dates will be announced shortly. To date, the Wrecking Ball World Tour has stopped in 17 countries for over 80 shows including several of the longest performances of Springsteen’s career, earning him and the band universal acclaim, so don’t miss your chance to see Bruce & The E Street Band in 2013! We’ve also included the availability date and a ticket link. New 2013 Wrecking Ball World Tour Dates May 26 – Munich,...

King Cannons “The Brightest Light”

  Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#772 in the Series) is King Cannons, The Brightest Light (Capitol) King Cannons are a hardworking band, and they want you to know it. They have fought poverty and hardship every day of their existence to be together. Their songs are full of cliché and nostalgia, being almost exclusively about being flat broke, escaping the oppressive factory dust, and the joys of finding solace in rock ‘n’ roll and the open road. They aren’t exactly original in style or substance, stealing from the slicked-back greaser ’50s style of American rock, to the angry punk-with-a-heart teachings of ’70s Joe Strummer, the anthemic bombast and big drums of ’80s Springsteen, with a sprinkling of...

Bruce Springsteen “Born in the USA”

  Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#745 in the Series) is Bruce Springsteen, Born in the USA At the start of 1984, with a new album imminent, Bruce Springsteen’s longtime fans must have been curious, maybe even anxious, about which direction he was going to take. His last effort, 1982’s superb “Nebraska” had been a bit of a departure, consisting as it did of a fairly sombre, and stark, suite of mainly downbeat songs. Bruce had been given artistic freedom to do his own thing on that release and he delivered a majestic masterpiece which has stood the test of time and remains, for many (myself included), his best album to date. This time around though both fans...

Bruce Springsteen Finishes European Leg of Tour With One Of His Longest Shows Ever. Here’s The Set List

Posted 31 Jul 2012 in Music + TV News

  I’ve read some reports that this very well could have been the longest show of Bruce’s career. I don’t have those facts in front of me so we’re not going to make that statement.  We’ll leave the statement making to The Boss himself as he did just that tonight in Helsinki, Finland as he and the E-Street band ended the European leg of the Wrecking Ball Tour. Was this a good bye to Europe? Was he saying this is it to his fans overseas? No, not a chance in my opinion. It was just a nice party before they take a two week vacation before the band takes the stage once again in Boston. 33 songs in all,...

Bruce Adds More Dates to Fall Leg of US/Canadian Tour.

Posted 27 Jul 2012 in Music + TV News

        Like Frank Zappa once said “You Want Some More Well Here’s Some More!” Bruce Springsteen has added 15 more dates to his “Wrecking Ball” tour. We’re not sure if this is the end of the tour or not. I would not be surprised if he adds more. This does take us close to winter here in the Northern Hemisphere so maybe he’ll head south. Additional Springsteen Tour Dates 10/19 Ottawa, ON – Scotiabank Place 10/21 Hamilton, ON – Copps Coliseum 10/23 Charlottesville, VA – John Paul Jones Arena 10/25 Hartford, CT – XL Center 11/1 State College, PA – Bryce Jordan Center 11/3 Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center 11/11 St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center...

Bruce Springsteen “Wrecking Ball”

  Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#651 in the Series) is Bruce Springsteen, Wrecking Ball The Boss is back and he’s an angry man! I’ll be honest, I never thought I’d fully enjoy a new Springsteen album again. Much as I love the man and his music, recent efforts have left me fairly underwhelmed. But come on, it’s Bruce! He’s never going to entirely let me down and both Magic and Working on a Dream certainly have their moments. Some fine songs between them but in terms of putting out an album that was a great listen all the way through, well, I thought it wasn’t going to happen anytime soon. Which just shows how much I know…………..this...

Springsteen Rocks the Apollo Theater. See the Set Lists, Pics and Videos.

Posted 09 Mar 2012 in Music + TV News

  Once of the most anticipated tours of 2012 opened tonight as Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band took the stage at the Apollo Theater in New York City.  This was the first tour without long time friend and sax player Clarence Clemons who passed away last year.  Sax duties for this tour are being handled by Clarence’s nephew Jake Clemons and also Eddie Manion. They are part of a five piece horn section. (see pic at left) He did acknowledge the passing of both Clarence and long time organist Danny Federici early in the evening.  Just before “Badlands” he asked the crowd. “Is there anybody missing?  Well if you’re here, and we’re here, then they’re here.” The tour to support his new...

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