Dez 8 2016

Vor 13 Jahren: Season’s Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ

Nach der finalen Show der “The Rising Tour 2002/2003” am 4. Oktober 2003 im Shea Stadium (New York, NY), spielte Bruce Springsteen bis zum Jahresende etliche Benefizkonzerte. Unter anderem beteiligte er sich am 1. November 2003 am “Light of Day” Konzertspektakel im Stone Pony (Asbury Park, NY), um Spenden für die “Light of Day Foundation” zu sammeln. Wenige Tage später trat er im “Garden Manor” in Aberdeen, NJ auf, um die “Muscular Dystrophy Association” zu unterstützen.

Zu guter Letzt war Bruce Springsteen am 5., 7. und 8. Dezember 2003 bei den drei Weihnachts-Benefizkonzerten “Season’s Greetings from Asbury Park” zu sehen. Der “Boss” wurde dabei von “Max Weinberg’s 7”, dem “Victorious Gospel Chor” sowie den Gästen Sam Moore, Garland Jeffreys, Jesse Malin, Southside Johnny, Nils Lofgren, Steven Van Zandt, Jon Bon Jovi, Danny DeVito und Willie Nile unterstützt.

Ein Teil der Erlöse aus dem Kartenverkauf wurde der Asbury Park High School gespendet.

Die Presse berichtete:

Springsteen and company help high school band
“Bruce Springsteen is providing some season’s greetings for a high school marching band.

Springsteen and other musicians performing three benefit shows at Convention Hall this weekend will donate some of the proceeds to the Asbury Park High School band. The money will help buy uniforms and instruments for the band, which was resurrected two hears ago with seven members and now featuring 25 musicians”.

Videomitschnitt – 8. Dezember 2003:

Setlist – 8. Dezember 2003:

Everything’s Gonna Be Alright (Victorious Gospel Chor)
Christmas Day (Max Weinberg Seven)
So Young And In Love
None But The Brave
Queen Of The Underworld (Jesse Malin)
Wendy (Jesse Malin)
R.O.C.K. (Garland Jeffreys)
96 Tears (Garland Jeffreys)
Merry Christmas (I Don’t Wanna Fight Tonight) (Little Steven)
This Time It’s For Real (Southside Johnny, Little Steven)
Talk To Me (Southside Johnny, Little Steven)
It’s Been A Long Time (Southside Johnny, Little Steven)
Seaside Bar Song
Thundercrack
The Wish
Hold On, I’m Coming (Sam Moore)
When Something Is Wrong With My Baby (Sam Moore)
Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa (Sad Song)/ I Thank You (Sam Moore)
Soul Man (Sam Moore)
Shine Silently (Nils Lofgren)
Because The Night (Nils Lofgren)
Kitty’s Back
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
Merry Christmas Baby (Sam Moore)
I Don’t Wanna Go Home (Southside Johnny)
My City Of Ruins (Sam Moore)
What’s So Funny About Peace Love & Understanding
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Videomitschnitt – 7. Dezember 2003:

Setlist – 7. Dezember 2003:

Gospel (Victorious Gospel Chor)
Everything’s Gonna Be Alright (Victorious Gospel Chor)
Christmas Day (Max Weinberg 7)
So Young and In Love
None But the Brave (Alliance Singers, Soozie Tyrell)
Queen of the Underworld (Jesse Malin)
Wendy (Jesse Malin)
Wild in the Streeet (Garland Jeffreys)
R.O.C.K. Rock (Garland Jeffreys)
Merry Christmas (I Don’t Wanna Fight Tonight) (Little Steven)
This Time It’s for Real (Southside Johnny, Little Steven, Jon Bon Jovi)
This Time Baby’s Gone for Good (Southside Johnny, Little Steven, Jon Bon Jovi)
It’s Been a Long Time (Southside Johnny, Little Steven, Jon Bon Jovi)
Seaside Bar Song
Thundercrack
The Wish
Hold On, I’m Comin’ (Sam Moore, Alliance Singers)
When Something is Wrong with My Baby (Sam Moore)
I Thank You (Sam Moore)
Soul Man (Sam Moore)
Shine Silently (Nils Lofgren)
Because the Night (Nils Lofgren)
It’s My Life (Jon Bon Jovi)
Kitty’s Back
Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)
Encore: I Don’t Want to Go Home (Southside Johnny, Little Steven)
My City of Ruins (Sam Moore)
What’s So Funny about Peace
Love and Understanding
Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town

Setlist – 5. Dezember 2003:

Gospel Song (Victorious Gospel Chor)
I’ve Got A Feeling Everyone’s Gonna Be Alright (Victorious Gospel Chor)
Instrumental (Max Weinberg 7)
Christmas Day (Max Weinberg 7)
From Small Things
None But the Brave
Queen of the Underworld (Jesse Marlin)
Wendy (Jesse Marlin)
Wild in the Streets (Garland Jeffreys)
R-O-C-K (Garland Jeffreys)
Merry Christmas Baby (Little Steven)
This Time it’s for Real (Southside Johnny, Little Steven)
Love on the Wrong Side of Town (Southside Johnny, Little Steven)
It’s been a Long Time (Southside Johnny, Little Steven)
Seaside Bar Song
Thundercrack
The Wish
Hold on I’m coming (Sam Moore)
Something’s Wrong with my Baby (Sam Moore)
Thank You (Sam Moore)
Soul Man (Sam Moore)
Shine Silently (Nils Lofgren)
Because the Night
Mary’s Place
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
I don’t want to go Home (Southside Johnny)
My City of Ruins (Sam Moore)
What’s so funny Bout (Danny DeVito)
Santa Clause is Coming to Town

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Dez 23 2013

Bruce Springsteen Live in Concert 2003: Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)

Bild: Jonathan G Meath / CC BY-SA 2.5

Am 7. Dezember 2003 war Bruce Springsteen mit der Max Weinberg Band und dem Victorious Gospel Chor im Convention Center, Asbury Park, NJ zu Gast.

Der “Boss” spielte ein dreistündiges Weihnachtskonzert und begrüsste mit Southside Johnny, Little Steven, Nils Lofgren, Sam Moore, Garland Jeffreys, Jesse Malin und Jon Bon Jovi einige namhafte Gäste.

Auf YouTube ist vor wenigen Tagen das komplette Konzert veröffentlicht worden:

Setlist:

Gospel (Victorious Gospel Chor)
Everything’s Gonna Be Alright (Victorious Gospel Chor)
Christmas Day (Max Weinberg 7)
So Young and In Love
None But the Brave (Alliance Singers, Soozie Tyrell)
Queen of the Underworld (Jesse Malin)
Wendy (Jesse Malin)
Wild in the Streeet (Garland Jeffreys)
R.O.C.K. Rock (Garland Jeffreys)
Merry Christmas (I Don’t Wanna Fight Tonight) (Little Steven)
This Time It’s for Real (Southside Johnny, Little Steven, Jon Bon Jovi)
This Time Baby’s Gone for Good (Southside Johnny, Little Steven, Jon Bon Jovi)
It’s Been a Long Time (Southside Johnny, Little Steven, Jon Bon Jovi)
Seaside Bar Song
Thundercrack
The Wish
Hold On, I’m Comin’ (Sam Moore, Alliance Singers)
When Something is Wrong with My Baby (Sam Moore)
I Thank You (Sam Moore)
Soul Man (Sam Moore)
Shine Silently (Nils Lofgren)
Because the Night (Nils Lofgren)
It’s My Life (Jon Bon Jovi)
Kitty’s Back
Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)
Encore: I Don’t Want to Go Home (Southside Johnny, Little Steven)
My City of Ruins (Sam Moore)
What’s So Funny about Peace
Love and Understanding
Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town

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Nicht vergessen:
Am 10. Januar 2014 erscheint “High Hopes”.
Das 18. Bruce Springsteen Album umfasst 12 Songs und wird in Deutschland als Special Edition (CD und DVD Bundle), Audio CD und Vinyl LP veröffentlicht. Bei der Special Edition ist eine Live DVD (Born in the USA Full Album Show vom Hard Rock Calling 2013 Konzert) beigelegt.

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Feb 28 2013

Southside Johnny & The Poor Fools – Songs From The Barn – neues Album

Der aus Neptune in New Jersey stammende Musiker und Songwriter Southside Johnny veröffentlichte am 2. Februar 2013 sein 31. Studioalbum.

Auf “Songs from the Barn” findet man 12 Rock’n Roll, Folk und Blues Klassiker, die Johnny Lyon mit seinem brandneuen Bandprojekt “The Poor Fools” eingespielt hat. Produziert und aufgenommen wurde das Werk von Southside Johnny und Jeff Kazee in Jon Bon Jovis Musikstudio “Sanctuary Sound II” in Sayreville, NJ.

Seit einigen Tagen ist “Songs from the Barn” auch in Deutschland als MP3-Download erhältlich.

Tracklist:

Soon I Will Be Gone
Mexicali Waltz
Can’t Let Go
Gone Underground
Down Home Girl / Something You Got
Blood from a Stone
So Good
Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
Beneath Still Waters
I Can Tell
Winter in Yellowknife
Old Kentucky Home

Die offizielle Pressemeldung:

Southside Johnny & The Poor Fools – Songs from the Barn
Twelve songs of life and circumstance through the eyes  of Southside Johnny and his roadworn troubadours, The Poor Fools.  Tales of lost love at the border (Mexicali Waltz); the celebration of The Good Life from a life of making music (So Good); situational confusion in a seedy hotel room (Blood From A Stone); and a stone cold Chicago Blues treatment of a Dylan Classic (Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues).
The Poor Fools sing of ramblin’ on (Soon I Will Be Gone), dysfunctional family fun (Randy Newman’s Old Kentucky Home), the sense of unsaid trouble in paradise (Beneath Still Waters), and also lay down some home-fried swamp Rhythm & Blues (Down Home Girl/Something You Got).
Multi-instrumentalists and singers, all—musically, The Poor Fools ride the Mystery Train to wherever it takes them, and you’ll probably wanna jump on for life to join em’.

Video – Southside Johnny & The Poor Fools – Live in Concert:

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Jan 5 2012

Update: 6. und 7. Januar 2012: Clarence Clemons Tribute Konzerte in Norfolk, VA

Am 6. und 7. Januar 2012 finden zwei Clarence Clemons Tribute Konzerte in Norfolk, VA statt. Daily Press berichtet, dass an den beiden Events unter anderem der E Street Band Bassist Gary Tallent, der ehemalige E Street Band Drummer Vini “Mad Dog” Lopez, Southside Johnny, Bon Jovi Gitarrist Bobby Bandiera, Gary US Bonds, Nick Clemons Band, Adam Glenn (Steel Mill) und John Cafferty teilnehmen werden. Ausserdem wird vermutet, dass Bruce Springsteen an einem der Konzerte mitwirken wird.

HamptonRoads.com schreibt:

Rumors fly that Springsteen could show at Norfolk concerts
Rumors of an appearance by Bruce Springsteen, Clemons’ superstar buddy for more than 40 years, have floated around since the holidays.
“It’s one of those kind of things where you never know,” said Bill Reid, promoter of the concerts. “It’s certainly not anything that we’re counting on.”
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Die Termine:

Die offizielle Pressemeldung vom 7. Dezember 2011:

ROCK & ROLL LEGEND and NORFOLK NATIVE
CLARENCE CLEMONS OF BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN’S E STREET BAND

Friday, January 6 at the historic Attucks Theatre
Saturday, January 7 at The Norva

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – The City of Norfolk’s SevenVenues in partnership with The Norva is proud to announce Clarence Clemons tribute concerts the weekend of January 6 & 7, 2012.  Two special concert events will take place: a formal tribute concert with members of the Clemons family in attendance at the historic Attucks Theatre on Friday, January 6 at 8:00pm followed by a celebration concert at The Norva on Saturday, January 7 at 8:00pm.  Confirmed artists include Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band member Gary Tallent “The Thunder of the E Street Band,” Vini “Mad Dog” Lopez who is known as “The First Beat of the E Street Band” and an original member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band; Southside Johnny, Bon Jovi guitarist Bobby Bandiera, Rock legend Gary US Bonds of Norfolk, John Cafferty from the Beaver Brown Band (the musical voice of the movie Eddie and Cruisers), The Nick Clemons Band, Adam Glenn of Steel Mill and other musician friends.  Tickets for the tribute concert go on sale Thursday, December 8 at 10:00am followed by tickets for the celebration concert on sale Saturday, December 10 at 10:00am.  Proceeds will benefit the Clemmons Community Center in Chesapeake and are intended to also benefit a scholarship in Clarence Clemons’ name at Norfolk State University.

In delivering his eulogy following the sudden death of Clemons at age 69, Bruce Springsteen said “Clarence doesn’t leave the E Street Band when he dies.  He leaves when we die.”  Rock and Roll legend Gary US Bonds notes that “in addition to being a big man, Clarence has a big heart.  I’m so glad we’re finally able to pay tribute to him in my hometown of Norfolk.  We talked about Norfolk all of the time!”  Mr. Bonds and Clemons were close friends having known each other growing up in Norfolk.  Gary US Bonds, as the architect of the “Norfolk Sound” was critically influential on Clarence’s music style, enabling him to further Norfolk’s contribution into Rock music throughout world.  Local concert promoter Bill Reid proclaims “not many Southern cities can claim being the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll. It’s a helluva claim, but it’s true. It’s a sound everybody, including the Beatles, tried to copy.”

The late Clarence Clemons, affectionately known worldwide as The Big Man, captivated audiences the world over for over forty years with his distinguished ability for making his saxophone speak a universal language.  For more than three decades, Mr. Clemons lofted Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band to become, as some have deemed it, the greatest rock and roll band in the world.  His signature sound was unique to rock music and is heard at its best on hits such as “Born to Run.”  Clemons credited the following sax legends as influences: Junior Walker, King Curtis, and Gato Barbieri; however Clarence developed his own inimitable style, which has made him one of the most renowned saxophonists ever.  He has performed live with the E Street Band, the Jerry Garcia Band, the Grateful Dead, and Ringo Starr’s All Star Band.  Recordings include albums with Aretha Franklin, Paul Young, Alvin Lee and Roy Orbison.   From Dave Koz’s “Sax Man” LP to Ricky Skagg’s “Honey” and most recently on Lady Gaga’s “Edge of Glory,” Clemons aptitude spanned a range of musical genres.  One of his own albums, Hero, includes the hit single “You’re A Friend of Mine”, recorded as a vocal duet with Jackson Browne.  Additional credits include the spiritually inspired CD Peacemaker to Live in Asbury Park Volumes I and II, featuring Bruce Springsteen and Clarence’s band, Temple of Soul.  In 1981, Clarence Clemons, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band collaborated on Gary “US” Bonds comeback hit “This Little Girl” from 1981’s Dedication.

These events are produced in association with Doc Holiday/Scattered Focus LLC.  Doc Holiday was present in 1969 when Bruce Springsteen came into the Wonder Bar in Asbury Park, NJ and saw Clarence Clemons playing with Stormin’ Norman Selden’s Joyful Noise and witnessed Bruce asking Clarence to jam with him.  From that point on, the Big Man changed Rock and Roll forever. – Quelle

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Feb 10 2011

Bruce Springsteen wird Farmer

Laut eines Berichts des Fernsehsenders FOX5 haben Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi und Max Weinberg Teile ihrer Anwesen als Farmland deklariert.
FOX5 Reporterin Barbara Taylor Nevins berichtete, dass Jon Bon Jovi für seine “Navesink River Ranch” in Middletown, NJ im Jahr 296.000 $ an Grundsteuern bezahlen muss. Springsteen wird mit insgesamt 138.000 $  zur Kasse gebeten. Um Steuern sparen zu können, entschloss sich Springsteen, 2 Hektar seines Grundbesitzes in eine Pferdekoppel bzw. ökologische Anbaufläche umzuwandeln.

RedBankGreen.com berichtet:

FOX: SPRINGTEEN & BON JOVI ARE FARMERS?
A report on Fox5 Wednesday tees up local rock stars Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi and Max Weinberg for “the huge tax breaks” they get for claiming parts of their estates in Colts Neck and Middletown as farmland.
Springsteen pays more than $138,000 a year in taxes on his three-acre Colts Neck home, but just $4,639 on the adjoining 200 acres, which is organically farmed and has horses, according to the report.
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