Feb 12 2007

UPDATE: Grammys 2006


Gestern Abend fand im Rahmen einer grossen Gala im Staples Center von Los Angeles die 49. Grammy Verleihung statt. Bruce Springsteen war zweimal nominiert und wurde zweimal ausgezeichnet.

Category 67:
Best Traditional Folk Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

We Shall Overcome — The Seeger Sessions
Bruce Springsteen

Categorie 108:
Best Long Form Music Video
(For video album packages consisting of more than one song or track. Award to the Artist and to the Video Director/Producer of at least 51% of the total playing time.)

Wings For Wheels: The Making Of Born To Run
Bruce Springsteen
Thom Zimny, video director; Thom Zimny, video producer

Eine Liste aller Grammygewinner findet man hier.


Jan 31 2007

Bruce Springsteen macht Urlaub

Bruce Springsteen wurde laut einer Zeitungsmeldung am Wochenende auf der Karibikinsel St. Barth gesichtet.

Tom Hanks might be the biggest movie star in the world, but when Bruce Springsteen is around, there is only one Boss.
The random duo was spotted on a speedboat in St. Bart’s over the weekend, where Tom was vacationing with his wife, Rita Wilson.
The pair’s last collaboration was quite successful: Hanks and Springsteen both won Oscars for their work on 1993’s „Philadelphia.“ They should get together more often.


Jan 30 2007

“The Words and Music of Bruce Springsteen”

The Words and Music of Bruce Springsteen

Am 30. Dezember 2006 ist im amerikanischen „Praeger“ Verlag ein Buch namens „The Words and Music of Bruce Springsteen (Praeger Singer-Songwriter Collection)“ erschienen, das sich mit der Musik und den Texten Bruce Springsteens beschäftigt.

Das Buch ist mittlerweile auch in Deutschland erhältlich. Mehr Infos findet Ihr hier.

The Words and Music of Bruce Springsteen provides a comprehensive and coherent look at the work of a thoroughly complex and persistently captivating artist. Springsteen enjoys a popularity that has transcended generations. His 1975 album Born to Run was voted the most popular album of all time in a recently published Zagat survey; his 1984 album Born in the U.S.A. spawned seven Top Ten singles while selling more than 20 million copies; and his 2002 album The Rising was regarded by many critics as the most poignant artistic reaction to 9/11. Springsteen, now in his 50s, has evolved from an over-hyped version of the „next Bob Dylan,“ to the „future of rock and roll“ in the mid-1970s, to a pop culture icon in Reagan America, to a 21st-century populist voice. His career has been covered many times over, yet many of the complexities and apparent contradictions of his music remain unresolved. These include his hard-rock influenced musical background; his movement from themes of rebellion and isolation in his early work to those of a more populist complexion later on; and his contribution in the 1980s to a conservative patriotism–despite his albums‘ close association with the music and ideas of Woody Guthrie.

After a brief biographical treatment, Kirkpatrick considers all of Springsteen’s significant albums in chronological order. In addition to this probing musical analysis, he offers a guide to Springsteen’s lyrical themes and motifs, allowing readers a coherent insight into the complicated nature of the artist’s underlying concerns, influences, and ideas. Rounding out the volume is a consideration of „The Boss’s“ legacy as a songwriter and musician, as well as appendices including a bibliography and a complete discography. In sum, The Words and Music of Bruce Springsteen provides a comprehensive and coherent look, previously unavailable in a single volume, at the work of a thoroughly complex and persistently captivating artist.

is the author of Cecil Travis of the Washington Senators: The War-Torn Career of an All-Star Shortstop (2005). He provided an essay on the Pacific coast rock music scene for The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Regional Cultures (2004), contributed to Approaches to Teaching Hamlet (MLA 2001) and has appeared in The Hemingway Review.

Gebundene Ausgabe: 224 Seiten
Verlag: Praeger Publishers Inc.
Sprache: Englisch
ISBN-10: 0275989380
ISBN-13: 978-0275989385


Jan 30 2007

“A Good Life”

Joe Grushecky

Joe Grusecky hat im August 2006 ein neues Album namens „A Good Life“ veröffentlicht. Vor kurzem ist endlich das erste Musikvideo erschienen. Bruce Springsteen spielt übrigens Gitarre.

Das Video und weitere Informationen findet ihr auf der offiziellen Joe Grusecky Homepage: http://www.grushecky.com


Jan 9 2007

Springsteen Tour im Sommer?


Laut der schwedischen Zeitung „Aftonbladet“ wird Bruce Springsteen zusammen mit der E-Street Band in Juni 2007 im Ullevi Stadium, Göteborg auftreten. Leider wurde diese Meldung kurze Zeit später vom Stadionmanager, Även Anders Albertsson, dementiert:

Ryktet om Springsteen till Ullevi falskt
Bruce Springsteen kommer inte till Göteborg i sommar. Det säger Thomas Johansson, vd för Ema Telstar, och Anders Albertsson, chef för Ullevi. Quelle