Sep 7 2008

Goldener Löwe für “The Wrestler”

The Wrestler

Am Freitag Abend feierte der Darren Aronofsky Film “The Wrestler” auf der “Biennale di Venezia” seine Weltpremiere und wurde prompt mit dem Goldenen Löwen als bester Film ausgezeichnet. Bruce Springsteen hat zu diesem Film den Titelsong beigesteuert (mehr Infos hier) berichtet:

“The song, over the closing credits is an acoustic track. It starts with a count — ‘one, two three…’ — and Bruce’s foot beating the ground. He plays the guitar, but you get the piano at the same time. Many times he sings “have you seen me,” connecting with the character of Robinson who feels like a nobody outside the ring. Clearly, many aspects of this character seem they come from Bruceland.

Auszug aus der Pressekonferenz:

Aronofsky: Bruce is a huge fan of Mickey’s. He’s seen every movie of his and, like a lot of people, he was hoping for him to get back on track, go back to making movies. So he was following him, he wanted to know about his projects and so on. Bruce heard about the movie so he called [Mickey] and asked him how he was doing. Mickey gave him the script; Bruce read it and said he loved it. Nothing more. The song came out next. He wrote it while he was on tour in Europe. One day he called me — Mickey gave him my number — complimented me on the movie and added that he wrote a song for the character. The song came while we were almost done editing. The first time I met him with Mickey, I was just shaking — I knew why they call him “The Boss”! He really is.

Rourke: “I’ve known Bruce for a long time now, since the 80’s, I think. I hear from him a lot, he supports everything I do, especially now I’m on the road to recovery. Sometimes he calls me to [find out] about my projects, what I’m working on and things like that… I called him when one of his friends [Danny Federici] passed away, he had played with him for 40 years, they were like brothers. I called him as soon as I knew, to see how he was doing. I was a little embarassed and didn’t know what to say… but even in such a situation he was great. He was trying to make it through. Then I heard from him this summer when he said he had this song for me. Anyway, Bruce is a great person, one of the best I ever met, and I feel honored to be his friend.

Aronofsky: Me and Mickey are really honored to have one of his songs in our movie. We are deeply moved.

Erste Kritiken zum Streifen von Darren Aronofsky könnt ihr hier finden:

The Wrestler Lyrics:

Have you ever seen a one trick pony in the field so happy and free?
If you’ve ever seen a one trick pony then you’ve seen me
Have you ever seen a one-legged dog making its way down the street?
If you’ve ever seen a one-legged dog then you’ve seen me

Then you’ve seen me, I come and stand at every door
Then you’ve seen me, I always leave with less than I had before
Then you’ve seen me, bet I can make you smile when the blood, it hits the floor
Tell me, friend, can you ask for anything more?
Tell me can you ask for anything more?

Have you ever seen a scarecrow filled with nothing but dust and wheat?
If you’ve ever seen that scarecrow then you’ve seen me
Have you ever seen a one-armed man punching at nothing but the breeze?
If you’ve ever seen a one-armed man then you’ve seen me

Then you’ve seen me, I come and stand at every door
Then you’ve seen me, I always leave with less than I had before
Then you’ve seen me, bet I can make you smile when the blood, it hits the floor
Tell me, friend, can you ask for anything more?
Tell me can you ask for anything more?

These things that have comforted me, I drive away
This place that is my home I cannot stay
My only faith’s in the broken bones and bruises I display

Have you ever seen a one-legged man trying to dance his way free?
If you’ve ever seen a one-legged man then you’ve seen me
© Bruce Springsteen

Alle Bruce Songs inkl. vieler deutschen Übersetzungen findet ihr hier


Sep 5 2008

Neues Videomaterial aus Millwaukee

Harley Davidson 105th Anniversary

Auf der Homepage von Harley Davidson ist ein kurzes Video von Bruce Springsteens Auftritt auf dem “Harley Davidson 105th Anniversary” zu finden.

Hier gehts weiter …


Sep 2 2008

Neue Filmmusik von Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen hat für das Filmdrama “The Wrester” einen neuen Song beigesteuert:

the boss
just emerged from the dust bowl of burning man. it was a pretty unique experience. the last day was my favorite. not because of the big burn, but because the playa turned into a giant dust bowl. you could stare directly at the sun and it looked like a slightly bright moon. my shitty point and shoot couldn’t capture it…

off to venice on wednesday. but i wanted to just share with you all the other music news i talked about in the past post. bruce springsteen wrote a beautiful original song for the closing the film. called THE WRESTLER it is a wonderful acoustic piece. makes me choke up every time i hear it. he really captured the spirit of the film and mickey’s character in the piece.

Der Film feiert seine Weltpremiere am 5. September auf der 65. Biennale di Venezia. Im Oktober wird er ausserdem anlässlich des 46th New York Film Festivals gezeigt. Bruce Springsteens Song trägt den Titel “The Wrestler” und ist während des Abspanns zu hören.


Filmlänge: 105 Minuten
Regie: Darren Aronofsky
Darsteller: Mickey Rourke, Evan Rachel Wood, Marisa Tomei, Ajay Naidu, Judah Friedlander, Mark Margolis, Ashley Springer, Giovanni Roselli, Angelina Aucello, Marcia Jean Kurtz, Todd Barry, Vernon Campbell

Der Film aus der Feder von Robert D. Siegel und Darren Aronofsky erzählt die Geschichte des Ex-Profiwrestlers Randy “The Ram” Robinson, der für einen letzten Kampf in den Ring zurückkehren möchte.

Garfield, New Jersey, USA, Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, Rahway, New Jersey, USA, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Rahway, New Jersey.

Mehr Infos findet ihr demnächst auf der offiziellen Homepage:


Aug 31 2008

30.08.2008 – “Harley Davidson 105th Anniversary” – Millwaukee, WI

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30. August – “Harley Davidson 105th Anniversary” – Millwaukee, WI

Gypsy Biker
Out In The Street
Radio Nowhere
The Promised Land
Spirit In The Night
Wooley Bully (Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs Song)
Darlington County
You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)
Darkness On The Edge of Town
Murder Incorporated
She’s The One
Living In The Future
Mary’s Place
Working On The Highway
Racing In The Street
The Rising
Last To Die
Long Walk Home
Seven Nights to Rock
4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
10th Avenue Freeze-Out
Glory Days
Born To Run
Bobby Jean
American Land
Thunder Road
Dancing In The Dark
Born to be Wild (Steppenwolf Song)

Mehr Infos, Berichte und Fotos findet ihr im Tourtagebuch.

Videos von “Gypsy Biker, Out in the Street und Radio Nowhere” findet man hier.

Mit diesem Konzert geht die “Magic Tour 2007 / 2008” zu Ende. Bruce Springsteen und die E Street Band haben während der letzten 12 Monate 103 Konzerte gespielt:

Konzerte insgesamt: 103
Songs insgesamt: 2585
Songs pro Show (Durchschnitt): 25,09
Unterschiedliche Songs: 142

Eine ausführliche Statistik könnt ihr hier einsehen. Konzertberichte gibts hier.


Aug 29 2008

… das letzte Konzert

Harley Davidson 105th Anniversary

Das letzte Konzert der “Magic Tour” findet am Samstag, den 30. August (21.00 Uhr), in Milwaukee, WI anlässlich der “105 Harley Davidson Anniversary Celebration” statt.

Neben Bruce Sprigsteen & the E Street Band treten ausserdem die Foo Fighters, ZZ Top, Blind Melon, Peter Frampton und Alejandro Escovedo auf:

  • Freitag:
    Brandon James Band (12.00 Uhr)
    Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (15.00 Uhr)
    Gary Allan (18.00 Uhr)
    Foo Fighters (19.00 Uhr)
    ZZ Top (20.00 Uhr)
    Los Lonely Boys (21.00 Uhr)
    Black Crowes (21.00 Uhr)
    Blind Melon (21.00 Uhr)
  • Samstag:
    Joan Jett & the Blackhearts (15.00)
    Robert Allan Trio & Paul Martin (18.00 Uhr)
    Alejandro Escovedo (19.00 Uhr)
    Peter Frampton (21.00 Uhr)
    Buddy Guy (21.00 Uhr)
    Daughtry (21.00 Uhr)
  • Sonntag:
    Blue Oyster Cult (16.00 Uhr)
    The Crave (20.00 Uhr)
    den kompletten Terminkalender findet man hier