Sep 19 2008

Nils Lofgren “Yankee Stadium”

Nils Lofgren hat einen neuen Song namens “Yankee Stadium” veröffentlicht.

SONG HISTORY – “YANKEE STADIUM”

Hello everyone.  Nils Lofgren here.  I wanted to give you some history on this new song, “Yankee Stadium.”
My fabulous wife Amy (a Jersey girl), remains a life-long Yankee fan with a great, emotional history of experience in Yankee Stadium from childhood to present.  Her concept and the song’s chorus; “everyone is beautiful in Yankee Stadium,” was born from those memories and experiences.  She’s been asking me to write this song for a while and here it is.
I’m a long time fan myself, especially of the mythical and mystical nature of old Yankee Stadium, which I’ve been fortunate to experience first hand.  This song is an homage born of respect and gratitude for all the emotional and spiritual beauty Yankee Stadium has offered to so many, for so long.  We hope all you Yankee fans out there enjoy it!
~ Nils Lofgren ~

Das Lied kann ab sofort kostenlos auf der offiziellen Nils Lofgren Homepage http://www.nilslofgren.com/ heruntergeladen werden.

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Sep 18 2008

Tom Jones covert Bruce Springsteen Song

Der 68jährige Sänger Tom Jones veröffentlicht demnächst ein neues Studioalbum namens “24 Hours”.
Unter anderem covert der britische Sänger auf seiner neuen CD den Bruce Springsteen Song “The Hitter”. Bono und U2 Gitarrist The Edge wirkten ausserdem beim Titel “Sugar Daddy” mit.

“24 Hours” erscheint am 21. Oktober 2008 in den USA. Der Europarelease ist für den 17. November 2008 geplant.

Mehr Infos findet ihr hier.

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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)

backstreets.com 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:

THE WRESTER
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

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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 …

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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.
Quelle

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.

Infos:

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

Inhalt:
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.

Drehorte:
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: http://www.thewrestlermovie.com/

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