Mrz 17 2011

Neues Bruce Springsteen Solo Projekt?


Der langjährige E Street Band Gitarrist Little Steven van Zandt war heute Morgen in der „WMGK – Philadelphia Classic Rock“ Radioshow zu Gast, um eine Kunstausstellung in Ardmore, PA zu promoten. Der Musiker plauderte mit Moderator John DeBella über Bruce Springsteens nächstes Projekt und verriet, dass der ‚Boss“ derzeit an einem Solo-Album – ohne E Street Band – arbeitet.

Little Steven im Interview mit John DeBella:

„You know Bruce, he’s always got an album in his pocket, he’s always writing something.
I don’t know this for a fact, but I expect him to possibly put something out that’s more of a solo nature, before we get back together. Only because he’s so prolific, still, after all these years … I expect him starting to have a backlog of songs, just in terms of the time that have passed.“

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Mrz 17 2011

Bruce Springsteens Auto steht zum Verkauf – 390.000 $

Der Online Auktionator „Gotta Have Rock and Roll“ versteigert einen 1957er Chevrolet Bel Air, der von 1975 bis 1976 in Bruce Springsteens Besitz war. Bruce kaufte den Wagen, kurz bevor er das Erfolgsalbum „Born to Run“ veröffentlichte. Ein Jahr später gab er das Auto für 2.000 $ an einen Gebrauchtwarenhändler ab.

Das Auto kann nun für 390.000 $ erstanden werden.


This gorgeous ’57 Chevy Bel Air convertible was Bruce Springsteen’s first owned car, purchased on May 21, 1975. Springsteen’s signature songs, “Born To Run”, “Thunder Road” and “Backstreets” were all written in this car.
In his autobiography “Songs” Springsteen writes, “In ‘70’s New Jersey, the car was still a powerful image. That summer I bought my first set of wheels for two thousand dollars. It was a ‘57 Chevy with dual, four-barrel carbs, a Hurst on the floor and orange flames spread across the hood.” The lyrics for his song “Racing In The Street” came from this car: ““I got a sixty-nine Chevy with a 396 Fuelie heads and a Hurst on the floor.” 10. After the release of “Born To Run” , the car was featured in the October issues of both Time and Newsweek Magazines, both on page 57. The ORIGINAL vehicle registration, temporary insurance card and Allstate insurance card in Bruce’s name and address are included with the car.
Currently on view at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. Springsteen had to sell the car in the Spring of 1976 due to his “new found” fame, it stood out too much, so he purchased a more subtle 1960 Corvette in black, which he still drives to this very day. No other Bruce Springsteen car has been offered for sale. The current owner has invested over $35,000 in overhauling the mechanical and electrical systems of the car, the body and frame are untouched just the way Springsteen owned it. The motor was replaced with a custom built gm 350, a single barrel chrome plated carburetor by Edelbrock was installed.
The Time, Newsweek and Playboy Magazines featuring the car are included as well as an extremely detailed color book has been compiled by the owner and noted Bruce Springsteen historian, Michael Crane including all documentation and known history of the vehicle

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Mrz 15 2011

„Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction 2011“ – mit Bruce Springsteen

Gestern Abend wurden Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper, Tom Waits, Darlene Love, Dr. John und Leon Russell in die heiligen Hallen der „Rock and Roll Hall of Fame“ aufgenommen.
Die Aufnahme Zeremonie fand im New Yorker Waldorf Astoria Hotel statt und viele Künstler waren gekommen, um den Neumitgliedern die Ehre zu erweisen. Auch Bruce Springsteen war mit von der Partie und lies es sich nicht nehmen, die 21köpfige Backup Band um Paul Schaffer (bekannt aus der „David Letterman Show“) zu verstärken.


Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah (mit Darlene Love)
(Today I Met) The Boy I’m Gonna Marry (mit Darlene Love)
He’s a Rebel (mit Darlene Love und Bette Midler)


Viele Fotos findet man auf der offiziellen Homepage der „Rock and Roll Hall of Fame“.

Associated Press meldet:

Big night for Springsteen, Cooper, Waits, others at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s annual induction ceremony is the only place you’d find Bruce Springsteen as just one member of a 21-piece backup band.

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Mrz 10 2011

Rolling Stone Magazin: „Greatest Live Acts“

Das „Rolling Stone“ Magazin forderte seine Leser auf, die besten Live-Acts aller Zeiten zu küren. Nun steht das Ergebnis fest. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band konnten sich den ersten Platz sichern.

Das „Rolling Stone Magazin“ schreibt:

Last weekend we asked our readers to vote for their favorite live acts of all time. The results have been tabulated and here they are. As always we merely counted the votes – so you have only yourselves to blame if you don’t like the results.
The winner, without a close second anywhere in sight, was Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band. When Springsteen began performing with the E Street Band in 1972 it was a four man-group, with Clarence Clemons on the saxophone, Danny Federici on the organ, Vini „Mad Dog“ Lopez on drums and Garry Tallent on bass … weiterlesen

Die Platzierungen:

  1. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
  2. The Rolling Stones
  3. The Who
  4. Pink Floyd
  5. Led Zeppelin
  6. U2
  7. Queen
  8. Pearl Jam
  9. The Grateful Dead
  10. Kiss

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Mrz 9 2011

Columbia Records veröffentlicht Thom Zimny Dokumentation „The Promise“

Columbia Records wird am 3. Mai 2011 den Thom Zimny Dokumentarfilm „The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town“ veröffentlichen. Neben der 85minütigen Dokumentation enthält die DVD bzw. BluRay ausserdem einen Konzertmitschnitt aus dem vergangenen Jahr (Carousel Show vom 7. Dezember 2010 – wir berichteten hier) sowie das Feature „Bruce Springsteen – A Conversation With His Fans“. Dabei handelt es sich um eine Fragerunde, die der Bruce Springsteen Biograph Dave Marsh ins Leben gerufen hatte. Bruce Springsteen stellte sich im „Sirius Satellite Radio“ Studio den Fragen der Fans (Dauer ca. 22 Minuten).


  1. Dokumentation „The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town“
    Laufzeit: ca. 85 Minuten; Regie: Thom Zimny
  2. „Songs from the Promise“
    „Racing in the Street (’78)“, „Gotta Get That Feeling“, „Ain’t Good Enough For You“, „The Promise“, „Blue Christmas“
    Laufzeit: ca. 30 Minuten
  3. „Bruce Springsteen – A Conversation With His Fans“
    Laufzeit: ca. 22 Minuten

Die offizielle Pressemeldung vom 9. März 2011:

„The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town“ Documentary + new bonus features to be released May 3


Columbia Records will release Bruce Springsteen’s „The Promise: The Making of Darkness On The Edge of Town“ documentary on DVD and Blu-Ray May 3. The award-winning film will be accompanied by the bonus features „Songs From the Promise,“ a five-song concert event filmed in Asbury Park, NJ, and „A Conversation With His Fans,“ an intimate question-and-answer session.
„The Promise: The Making of Darkness On The Edge of Town“ was directed by Grammy- and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Thom Zimny. The film premiered on HBO and received a rapturous critical response around the world, including as an official selection, Toronto International Film Festival, The BFI London Film Festival, and The International Rome Film Festival. The Los Angeles Times gave ‚The Promise‘ five stars, while Variety called it „thrilling, a vivid portrait.“
The ninety-minute documentary combines never-before-seen footage of Springsteen and the E Street Band shot between 1976 and 1978 (including home rehearsals and studio sessions) with new interviews with Springsteen, E Street Band members, manager Jon Landau, former-manager Mike Appel, and others closely involved in the making of the record.
The film was also included in the 2010 box set ‚The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story,‘ which Rolling Stone called „extraordinary [and] fascinating“ and The Washington Post described as „a revelation.“
„Songs From The Promise“ was filmed before an audience of approximately sixty fans in December, 2010, in Asbury Park, NJ’s historic carousel house.
For this one-time concert event, Springsteen and members of the E Street Band lineup (Clarence Clemons, Stevie Van Zandt, Max Weinberg, Roy Bittan, and Gary Tallent) were joined by keyboardist Charles Giordano, a full horn section (Ed Manion, Barry Danielian, Curt Ramm, Clark Gayton and Stan Harrison) and special guest David Lindley, who played violin during the original recording sessions. Directed and edited by Zimny and mixed by Emmy-winner Bob Clearmountain, the concert features the only live E Street Band performances of four tracks from ‚The Promise‘ plus „Blue Christmas.“

„Songs From The Promise“ Tracklist:

  1. „Racing in the Street (’78)“
  2. „Gotta Get That Feeling“
  3. „Ain’t Good Enough For You“
  4. „The Promise“
  5. „Blue Christmas“

Hosted by music critic and Springsteen biographer Dave Marsh, „A Conversation With His Fans“ is an intimate, 22-minute question-and-answer session featuring Springsteen at his most candid. Before a small audience in the studios of Sirius XM’s E Street Radio channel, Springsteen discusses the writing and recording of ‚Darkness on the Edge of Town‘ and the decision to release the extensive collection of songs that didn’t make the record. „We worked hard on the music that we didn¹t put out,“ Springsteen tells one fan.
„The nice thing about it is it’s still there, it hasn’t gone anywhere, and I think we’re at a point where it’s nice to have the stuff sufficiently see the light of day.“ Questions are intercut with highlights from the ‚The Promise‘ box set, including the Paramount Theater concert and rare archival footage from 1978.

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