Feb 14 2009

Little Steven produziert neuen Song

E Street Band Gitarrist Little Steven van Zandt hat mit der norwegischen (Frauen) Band “The Cocktail Slippers” den Song “St. Valentine’s Day Massacre” eingespielt:

CD Review:

Cocktail Slippers “St. Valentine’s Day Massacre”
Published February 13th:
ROCK (Wicked Cool Record Co.)

When a dude labels his anthology series “The Coolest Songs in the World” and backs up his audacious claim through seven solid volumes of garage-rock manna from heaven, his musical recommendations can be trusted implicitly. So, if Steven Van Zandt loves the Cocktail Slippers, you should, too.

The E Street Band guitarist and creator/host of “Little Steven’s Underground Garage” is so enamored of this all-girl Norwegian quintet that he signed the group to his Wicked Cool label in 2007 for their U.S. album debut, “Mastermind.” He even kicked in a few original songs, including the title cut on the Slippers’ latest, “St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.” On it, Van Zandt’s touch immediately is felt in the ’60s girl-group-influenced rhythm, keyboard and backing-vocal arrangement that also recalls the ’70s Runaways and ’80s Go-Go’s.

Ferner spricht Little Steven in einem Interview mit dem norwegischen Fernsehsender NRK über die “Working on a Dream Tour” und den anstehenden Auftritt in Bergen.

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Feb 14 2009

Neue Benefizalben

Bruce Springsteen und die E Street Band unterstützen mit “Point Blank” ein neues ODDS SQUAD Projekt. Die Organisation setzt sich für drogenabhängige und obdachlose Menschen in Kanada ein.

Offizielle Pressemeldung:
Springsteen contributes song to latest Odd Squad Production

Vancouver BC – Bruce Springsteen was the first of many artists who agreed to contribute to a benefit CD produced by Odd Squad Productions. Initially contacted in February of 2008, Springsteen contributed a song and a licensing agreement was signed on June 11th 2008. Odd Squad Productions have subsequently negotiated licensing agreements with several more socially conscious artists including The Barenaked Ladies, Colin James, Randy Bachman, Charlie Major, Barney Bentall, Jim Byrnes, 54:40, Paul Hyde and the New Odds.

This benefit CD entitled “Odd Squad & Company” On the Beat, Volume II, follows on the success of the first CD, which was released in the fall of 2005. The production costs have been funded by a grant from the “Peter and Joanne Brown Foundation”. Funds raised will assist the Odd Squad Productions Society as they continue to produce award winning multi-media products that serve as effective social marketing tools for today’s youth.

This is the track listing of the Odd Squad c.d.:
01. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN – Point Blank
02. CHARLIE MAJOR – It Can’t Happen To Me
03. JIM BYRNES – Just a Pilgrim
04. RIDLEY BENT – Suicidewinder
05. NAT JAY – Pick Up the Pieces
06. DUSTIN BENTALL – Crash Hard
07. 54:40 – Oppenheimer Park
08. HARRY MANX – Nine Summers Lost
09. PAUL HYDE – I Miss My Mind the Most
10. LESLIE ALEXANDER – Garden in The Stones
11. JOHNNY DE MARCO – I’m Gonna Find My Way
12. BARENAKED LADIES – War on Drugs
13. COLIN JAMES – Speakeasy
14. JOHN MANN – Port Town
15. BARNEY BENTALL – The Unlucky Ones
16. BLACKIE and the RODEO KINGS – Stoned
17. RANDY BACHMAN – Two Trains Runnin’
18. CAMERON LATIMER – Empty Saddle
19. The NEW ODDS – Breakthrough
20. LEEROY STAGGER – Everything is Real
21. ISSA – Phoenix
22. BOCEPHUS KING – Jesus The Bookie (Video)
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Ferner wird Bruce Springsteen einen Song für das “Bushfire Aid Album” beisteuern.  Das Album wird von SONY produziert und unterstützt die Opfer der australischen Buschfeuer.

Pressemeldung:
BRISBANE, Australia — Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Andre Rieu, Midnight Oil and Delta Goodrem are among dozens of high-profile artists who have thrown their support behind fundraising efforts for victims of Australia’s destructive bushfires.
American superstars Springsteen and Joel along with Aussie acts Midnight Oil, Goodrem and John Farnham have donated songs for a CD, “Bushfire Aid — Artists for the Bushfire Appeal,” which will hit the racks in local stores from early next week. Other artists also confirmed to feature on the compilation are Aussie acts Hoodoo Gurus, John Butler Trio, Wes Carr and Jessica Mauboy.
Proceeds from the sale of the CD will benefit the Salvation Army Bushfire Appeal through the charitable arm of the Australian Sony Group of Companies, the Sony Foundation.
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Feb 11 2009

Bruce und die Grammyverleihung

Am 8. Februar 2009 fand im Staples Center von Los Angeles, CA die “51st Annual Grammy Award Verleihung” statt. Bruce Springsteen wurde in der Kategorie “Best Rock Song” mit einer goldenen Trophäe ausgezeichnet.

Heute war in der amerikanischen Presse folgender Bericht zu lesen:

Springsteen: ‘I didn’t know I was up for a Grammy’
Bruce Springsteen only found out about his recent Grammy win when he read the results in a newspaper the following day.
The star was awarded the Best Rock Song trophy at the ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday for his track Girls In Their Summer Clothes … weiterlesen

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Feb 11 2009

“Working on a Dream” in den US Charts

Bruce Springsteens neues Studioalbum “Working on a Dream” ist in den amerikanischen Billboard Charts von Position 1 auf Platz 2 zurückgefallen.

MTV.com berichtet:
It’s been four years since Denver rockers the Fray released their debut album, but clearly their fans have not forgotten the “How to Save a Life” group. The band’s self-titled second album will debut at the top of the Billboard albums chart next week with sales of 179,300, according to figures provided by Nielsen SoundScan.
That top debut will push Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s Working on a Dream — which held the spot for just one week — down to #2 with sales of 101,600, a 55 percent slide … weiterlesen

In England, Irland und Deutschland steht “Working on a Dream” weiter auf Platz 1.

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Feb 11 2009

Änderung im Tourplan

Die beiden Spanientermine haben sich geändert.

Bruce wird mit seiner E-Street Band schon am 28. Juli ’09 in Sevilla spielen. Das ursprünglich für diesen Termin geplante Konzert in Benidorm wurde auf den 30. Juli verschoben:

Die Termine:

  • 28. Juli 2009 – Sevilla – La Cartuja Stadium, Spanien
  • 30. Juli 2009 – Benidorm – Estadio Municipal de Foietes, Spanien

Tickets für die beiden Konzerte gibts demnächst auf http://www.ticketmaster.es/. Reisen und Hotels können günstig über EXPEDIA.DE gebucht werden.

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