Mrz 10 2011

Rolling Stone Magazin: „Greatest Live Acts“

Das „Rolling Stone“ Magazin forderte seine Leser auf, die besten Live-Acts aller Zeiten zu küren. Nun steht das Ergebnis fest. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band konnten sich den ersten Platz sichern.

Das „Rolling Stone Magazin“ schreibt:

Last weekend we asked our readers to vote for their favorite live acts of all time. The results have been tabulated and here they are. As always we merely counted the votes – so you have only yourselves to blame if you don’t like the results.
The winner, without a close second anywhere in sight, was Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band. When Springsteen began performing with the E Street Band in 1972 it was a four man-group, with Clarence Clemons on the saxophone, Danny Federici on the organ, Vini „Mad Dog“ Lopez on drums and Garry Tallent on bass … weiterlesen

Die Platzierungen:

  1. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
  2. The Rolling Stones
  3. The Who
  4. Pink Floyd
  5. Led Zeppelin
  6. U2
  7. Queen
  8. Pearl Jam
  9. The Grateful Dead
  10. Kiss

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Mrz 9 2011

Columbia Records veröffentlicht Thom Zimny Dokumentation „The Promise“

Columbia Records wird am 3. Mai 2011 den Thom Zimny Dokumentarfilm „The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town“ veröffentlichen. Neben der 85minütigen Dokumentation enthält die DVD bzw. BluRay ausserdem einen Konzertmitschnitt aus dem vergangenen Jahr (Carousel Show vom 7. Dezember 2010 – wir berichteten hier) sowie das Feature „Bruce Springsteen – A Conversation With His Fans“. Dabei handelt es sich um eine Fragerunde, die der Bruce Springsteen Biograph Dave Marsh ins Leben gerufen hatte. Bruce Springsteen stellte sich im „Sirius Satellite Radio“ Studio den Fragen der Fans (Dauer ca. 22 Minuten).


  1. Dokumentation „The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town“
    Laufzeit: ca. 85 Minuten; Regie: Thom Zimny
  2. „Songs from the Promise“
    „Racing in the Street (’78)“, „Gotta Get That Feeling“, „Ain’t Good Enough For You“, „The Promise“, „Blue Christmas“
    Laufzeit: ca. 30 Minuten
  3. „Bruce Springsteen – A Conversation With His Fans“
    Laufzeit: ca. 22 Minuten

Die offizielle Pressemeldung vom 9. März 2011:

„The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town“ Documentary + new bonus features to be released May 3


Columbia Records will release Bruce Springsteen’s „The Promise: The Making of Darkness On The Edge of Town“ documentary on DVD and Blu-Ray May 3. The award-winning film will be accompanied by the bonus features „Songs From the Promise,“ a five-song concert event filmed in Asbury Park, NJ, and „A Conversation With His Fans,“ an intimate question-and-answer session.
„The Promise: The Making of Darkness On The Edge of Town“ was directed by Grammy- and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Thom Zimny. The film premiered on HBO and received a rapturous critical response around the world, including as an official selection, Toronto International Film Festival, The BFI London Film Festival, and The International Rome Film Festival. The Los Angeles Times gave ‚The Promise‘ five stars, while Variety called it „thrilling, a vivid portrait.“
The ninety-minute documentary combines never-before-seen footage of Springsteen and the E Street Band shot between 1976 and 1978 (including home rehearsals and studio sessions) with new interviews with Springsteen, E Street Band members, manager Jon Landau, former-manager Mike Appel, and others closely involved in the making of the record.
The film was also included in the 2010 box set ‚The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story,‘ which Rolling Stone called „extraordinary [and] fascinating“ and The Washington Post described as „a revelation.“
„Songs From The Promise“ was filmed before an audience of approximately sixty fans in December, 2010, in Asbury Park, NJ’s historic carousel house.
For this one-time concert event, Springsteen and members of the E Street Band lineup (Clarence Clemons, Stevie Van Zandt, Max Weinberg, Roy Bittan, and Gary Tallent) were joined by keyboardist Charles Giordano, a full horn section (Ed Manion, Barry Danielian, Curt Ramm, Clark Gayton and Stan Harrison) and special guest David Lindley, who played violin during the original recording sessions. Directed and edited by Zimny and mixed by Emmy-winner Bob Clearmountain, the concert features the only live E Street Band performances of four tracks from ‚The Promise‘ plus „Blue Christmas.“

„Songs From The Promise“ Tracklist:

  1. „Racing in the Street (’78)“
  2. „Gotta Get That Feeling“
  3. „Ain’t Good Enough For You“
  4. „The Promise“
  5. „Blue Christmas“

Hosted by music critic and Springsteen biographer Dave Marsh, „A Conversation With His Fans“ is an intimate, 22-minute question-and-answer session featuring Springsteen at his most candid. Before a small audience in the studios of Sirius XM’s E Street Radio channel, Springsteen discusses the writing and recording of ‚Darkness on the Edge of Town‘ and the decision to release the extensive collection of songs that didn’t make the record. „We worked hard on the music that we didn¹t put out,“ Springsteen tells one fan.
„The nice thing about it is it’s still there, it hasn’t gone anywhere, and I think we’re at a point where it’s nice to have the stuff sufficiently see the light of day.“ Questions are intercut with highlights from the ‚The Promise‘ box set, including the Paramount Theater concert and rare archival footage from 1978.

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Mrz 4 2011

„Record Store Day 2011“ – Bruce Springsteen 10-Inch Vinyl Single

Am Samstag, den 16. April 2011, findet in Amerika der „Record Store Day“ statt. Wie schon im Jahr zuvor, wird Bruce Springsteen exklusiv für unabhängige Plattenläden eine 10-Inch Vinyl Single veröffentlichen. Auf der Schallplatte sind „Gotta Get That Feeling“ und „Racing In The Street“ enthalten. Dabei handelt es sich um Live-Aufnahmen der „Carousel Show“ in Asbury Park, NJ vom 7. Dezember 2010 (wir berichteten hier).

Der „Record Store Day“ wurde im Jahre 2007 ins Leben gerufen und soll die Konsumenten daran erinnern, dass es in jeder Stadt unabhängige Plattenläden gibt, in denen man ausgefallene Musik unbekannter Künstler finden kann. Gleichzeitig will dieser Aktionstag davor warnen, dass die kleinen Läden bald aussterben werden.

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Feb 25 2011

Clarence Clemons: „That last tour was hell“

In der vergangenen Woche wurde bekannt, dass E Street Band Saxophonist Clarence Clemons auf dem neuen Lady Gaga Album „Born this Way“ mitwirken wird (wir berichteten hier und hier).
Der „Big Man“ führte nun ein Interview mit dem „Rolling Stone Magazin“. Unter anderem sprach er über die „Working on a Dream Tour 2009“ und die Zukunft der E Street Band.


Exclusive: Clarence Clemons Opens Up About Health Problems, Future of E Street Band
„That last tour was hell,“ Clemons tells Rolling Stone. „Pure hell.“ In the previous few years before the tour Clemons had his knees and hips replaced, but he was still in a lot of pain – and the constant travel didn’t make it easier. „The tour was wonderful musically,“ he says. „But I knew when it was done that I had to have more surgery.“

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Feb 24 2011

Max Weinberg Vs. ABC Moderator Dan Harris

E Street Band Drummer Max Weinberg war am Dienstag (22. Februar 2011) im ABC Frühstücksfernsehen zu Gast. In der Sendung „Good Morning America Takes On“ lieferte er sich ein Schlagzeugduell mit Moderator Dan Harris.

„It’s a battle of wits, aptitude, determination and skill as Good Morning America anchors… challenge renowned professionals in their respective fields, from basketball to cake decorating, from drumming to skydiving.“

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