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.


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.“

Die Termine:

Die offizielle Pressemeldung vom 7. Dezember 2011:


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:

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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Jan 21 2011

Update: Bruce Springsteen hilft den Flutopfern in Australien

SONY MUSIC wird am kommenden Montag (24. Januar 2011) eine Charity-CD zu Gunsten der Flutopfer in Australien veröffentlichen. Neben Billy Joel, Kings of Leon, Bon Jovi, P!nk, Foo Fighters, Bob Dylan und Beyonce hat sich auch Bruce Springsteen bereiterklärt, einen Song beizusteuern. Die Einnahmen kommen dem „Queensland Flood Relief“ zu Gute.

Die offizielle Pressemeldung:

Sony Music Entertainment Australia is pleased to announce its support for the victims of recent floods across Australia through the release of a special benefit compilation CD “FLOOD RELIEF – Artists For The Flood Appeal”.
The response from both Australian and international artists wanting to lend their support has been so overwhelming that an additional disc was added making it a special 3 CD set. “FLOOD RELIEF – Artists For The Flood Appeal” features 59 tracks over three CD’s and features Aussie artists including Midnight Oil, Jessica Mauboy, Guy Sebastian, Tommy Emmanuel, Lee Kernaghan and Crowded House together with international artists such as P!nk, Keith Urban, Sting, Bon Jovi, Kings Of Leon, Beyonce, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters, John Mayer, Bob Dylan and Jeff Buckley.
Sony Music proceeds from the sale of the CD will go to the Salvation Army Flood Appeal through the charitable arm of the Australian Sony Group of Companies, The Sony Foundation to support young people affected by the tragic floods.
Denis Handlin AM, Chairman & CEO, Sony Music Entertainment Australia & New Zealand and President, South East Asia & Korea said:
The floods in Queensland and throughout Australia have been devastating and affected the lives of so many people across the country. Sony Music Australia is once again proud to offer its support at a time of need through the release of this benefit CD – “FLOOD RELIEF – Artists For The Flood Appeal”.
We have been overwhelmed by the response by both local and international artists wanting to contribute to the cause and our thanks go to all those artists and songwriters for generously donating their tracks royalty free. We also thank Sony DADC Australia for kindly donating the CD manufacturing.
The effect of this tragedy and its terrible toll on life, families, communities and property has touched many people both here and around the globe. On behalf of Sony Music and the Sony Foundation, our thoughts and prayers are with those affected, and our immense gratitude goes to all the emergency service people and volunteers who have so generously given in this time of need.”
FLOOD RELIEF – Artists For The Flood Appeal’ will be in stores from Monday 24th January 2011
Sony Music’s ‘Bushfire AID – Artists For the Bushfire Appeal’ CD which was released in 2009 in response the Victorian Bushfires, raised over $1.7 million and sold over 110,000 copies which was donated through the Salvation Army’s Victorian Bushfires Recover Response Youth & Music Project. This project assisted youth of the affected areas through establishing a network of youth support and music programs.


1. Midnight Oil – My Country
2. Powderfinger – Burn Your Name
3. Billy Joel – All About Soul
4. Bruce Springsteen – Human Touch
5. The Script – For The First Time
6. Foo Fighters – My Hero
7. Train – Hey, Soul Sister
8. P!nk – Sober
9. Sting – Fields Of Gold
10. Lee Kernaghan – People Like Us
11. Keith Urban – Better Life
12. Savage Garden – Affirmation
13. Birds Of Tokyo – Plans
14. Grinspoon – Minute By Minute
15. Ben Lee – We’re All In This Together
16. Kate Miller-Heidke – Our Song
17. Jeff Buckley – So Real
18. Troy Cassar-Daley – Sing About This Country
19. Tommy Emmanuel – Countrywide

1. Kings Of Leon – Use Somebody
2. Crowded House – Something So Strong
3. Beyonce – Irreplaceable
4. John Mayer – Waiting On The World To Change
5. John Williamson & Shannon Noll – Island of Oceans
6. The Go-Betweens – Streets Of Your Town
7. Bob Dylan – Shelter From The Storm
8. John Farnham – A Touch Of Paradise
9. Adam Brand – It’s Gonna Be OK
10. Adam Harvey – That’s What You Call A Friend
11. The Verve – Bitter Sweet Symphony
12. Delta Goodrem – In This Life
13. Pete Murray – You Pick Me Up
14. The Hollies – He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother
15. Tom Petty – I Won’t Back Down
16. Jessica Mauboy – Because
17. M People – Search For The Hero
18. The Screaming Jets – Helping hands
19. Melinda Schneider Featuring The Australian Girls Choir – Courageous
20. Mark Vincent – You Raise Me Up

1. Bon Jovi – Who Says You Can’t Go Home
2. Guy Sebastian – Taller, Stronger, Better
3. Washington – Clementine
4. Alan Jackson – Small Town Southern Man
5. Tim McGraw – Last Dollar (Fly Away)
6. Hoodoo Gurus – Bittersweet
7. Daryl Braithwaite – Higher Than Hope
8. Tears For Fears – Mad World
9. Johnny Cash – Five Feet High And Rising
10. Human Nature – People Get Ready
11. Solange – 6 O’Clock Blues
12. Stan Walker – Choose You
13. Katie Noonan And The Captains – Page One
14. Amy Meredith – Young At Heart
15. Altiyan Childs – Beautiful Day
16. Lifehouse – You And Me
17. David Campbell – You’ll Never Walk Alone
18. Damien Leith – To Get To You
19. Straalen McCallum – Sometimes A Prayer Will Do
20. Bachelor Girl – Permission To Shine


Nov 5 2010

Update: Bruce Springsteen & Ray Davies „See My Friends“

Bruce Springsteen besuchte den ehemaligen Kinks Sänger Ray Davies im Januar 2010 im Studio, um den Song „Better Things“ einzuspielen (wir berichteten hier).
Am 5. November ist nun Ray Davies neues Studioalbum „See My Friends“ offiziell in Deutschland erschienen.
Auf der CD findet man nicht nur „Better Things“, sondern auch noch 14 andere Tracks, die Ray Davies mit bekannten Musikgrössten aufgenommen hat. Neben Bruce Springsteen beteiligten sich ausserdem Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Metallica, Jackson Browne, Mando Diao, Amy Macdonald, Billy Corgan und viele andere an diesem Projekt.


  1. Better Things – Ray Davies & Bruce Springsteen
  2. Celluloid Heroes – Ray Davies, Jon Bon Jovi & Richie Sambora
  3. Days/This Time Tomorrow – Ray Davies & Mumford & Sons
  4. Long Way From Home – Ray Davies, Lucinda Williams & The 88
  5. You Really Got Me – Ray Davies & Metallica
  6. Lola – Ray Davies & Paloma Faith
  7. Waterloo Sunset – Ray Davies & Jackson Browne
  8. ‚Til The End of The Day – Ray Davies, Alex Chilton & The 88
  9. Dead End Street – Ray Davies & Amy Macdonald
  10. See My Friends Ray Davies & Spoon
  11. This Is Where I Belong – Ray Davies & Black Francis
  12. David Watts – Ray Davies & The 88
  13. Tired Of Waiting – Ray Davies & Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol)
  14. All Day And All Of The Night/Destroyer – Ray Davies & Billy Corgan
  15. Victoria – Ray Davies & Mando Diao

Ray Davies schreibt auf seiner Homepage:

September 2010: Ray releases „See My Friends“, an album of classic Kinks songs turned into unique collaborations on Universal UK on November 1st. (Europe to be same week, US to follow early next year) There is a new microsite for the album at www.seemyfriends.co.uk which will be updated weekly with new information.
On this one of a kind album, Ray collaborates with a formidable selection of artists on tracks from his incredible songwriting career, revisiting his back catalogue and crafting new versions of his classic songs. Everyone from Bruce Springsteen to Metallica features on this diverse collection of material.
Highlights include ‚Days’/’This Time Tomorrow‘ with Mumford & Sons, ‚Better Things‘ with Bruce Springsteen, ‚You Really Got Me‘ with Metallica and ‚A Long Way from Home‘ with Lucinda Williams and Ray’s first choice with the late great Big Star/Boxtops singer Alex Chilton
„This project came about almost by accident,“ says Davies of the project, which was kick-started when he recorded a version of ‚Till The End Of The Day‘ in the summer of 2009, with Alex Chilton.
„With some tracks I had to appreciate the style of the other artists, otherwise it would have sounded unbalanced. And I wanted the album to work as an entire listening experience but each track had a life of its own,“ explains Ray.
Ray was happy to go where the music took him, in every sense: Oslo via Denmark, Germany and Belgium to record with Metallica, New York to record with Jon Bon Jovi, New Jersey for Bruce Springsteen, Chicago for Billy Corgan from Smashing Pumpkins and his own north London base, the legendary KONK studios, for much of the rest. „This record is well-travelled already,“ explains Ray.
Paloma Faith, Jackson Browne, Black Francis of the Pixies, Lucinda Williams, Amy MacDonald and Spoon also feature on the record, which follows Ray’s acclaimed tour of North America and the UK plus a stand out set on Glastonbury’s Pyramid stage this summer. – Quelle

Das Album kann im STONEPONY FANSHOP oder auf AMAZON.DE vorbestellt werden

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