Apr 19 2012

Popmatters.com: 10 Best Springsteen Songs of the Last 10 Years

Popmatters.com ist ein internationales Portal für Musik, Film, Bücher und Kultur.
Online-Redakteur Ben Travers hat eine Liste mit den besten Bruce Springsteen Songs der letzten 10 Jahre zusammengestellt. Travers schreibt, dass Springsteen seit 2002 grossartige Musik geschaffen und unvergessliche Songs veröffentlicht hat.

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He’s Still the Boss: The 10 Best Springsteen Songs of the Last 10 Years
In the last 10 years, with and without the now-dwindling E Street Band, Springsteen has created some of his best music. No album as a whole approaches Born to Run’s cultural status, but select songs are equally memorable and musically vital.
I hate to be the voice of dissent—especially when it comes to one of my personal heroes—but this year’s Wrecking Ball is far from Bruce Springsteen’s best album. The excitement built around his stark, Occupy-driven album was lost upon listening through Bruce’s repetitive lyrics and reissued compilations (Hello! We’ve already heard “Wrecking Ball”, “Land of Hope and Dreams”, and the bonus track “American Land”). Yes, it’s musically diverse and should produce some arena-rocking power when heard live, but these lyrics can’t be written by the same man whose first few albums were as poetically beautiful as anything ever put to music.

Popmatters.com – 10 Best Springsteen Songs of the Last 10 Years:

  • Waitin‘ on a Sunny Day (The Rising, 2002)
  • You’re Missing (The Rising, 2002)
  • The Rising (The Rising, 2002)
  • Devils and Dust (Devils and Dust, 2005)
  • Long Time Comin‘ (Devils and Dust, 2005)
  • You’ll Be Comin’ Down (Magic, 2007)
  • Livin’ in the Future (Magic, 2007)
  • Girls in Their Summer Clothes (Magic, 2007)
  • The Wrestler (Working on a Dream, 2009)
  • Death to My Hometown (Wrecking Ball, 2012)

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Feb 1 2010

Bruce Springsteen gewinnt Grammy!

Bruce Springsteen hat gestern Abend den 20. Grammy seiner Karriere gewonnen. Der ‚Boss‘ dominierte in der Kategorie „Best Solo Rock Performance“.

Die Kategorien:

  1. Best Rock Song
    “Use Somebody” – Kings of Leon (GEWINNER)
    “Working on a Dream” – Bruce Springsteen
    “The Fixer” – Pearl Jam
    “I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight” – U2
    “21 Guns” – Green Day
  2. Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance
    “Working on a Dream” – Bruce Springsteen (GEWINNER)
    “Beyond Here Lies Nothin” – Bob Dylan
    “Change in the Weather” – John Fogerty
    “Dreamer” – Prince
    “Fork in the Road” – Neil Young
  3. Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
    “Jai Ho” – Film: “Slumdog Millionaire” / Mahalaxmi Iyer & Vijay Prakash (GEWINNER)
    “The Wrestler” – Film: “The Wrestler” / Bruce Springsteen
    “The Climb” – Film: “Hannah Montana: The Movie” / Miley Cyrus
    “Decode” – Film: “Twilight” / Paramore
    “Once In A Lifetime” – Film: “Cadillac Records” / Beyoncé
  4. Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
    “Lucky” – Jason Mraz und Colbie Caillat (GEWINNER)
    “Sea Of Heartbreak” – Rosanne Cash & Bruce Springsteen
    “Love Sex Magic” – Ciara und Justin Timberlake
    “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” – Willie Nelson und Norah Jones
    “Breathe” – Taylor Swift und Colbie Caillat

RTT – Global Financial Newswire schreibt:

Bruce Springsteen was among those honored at Sunday’s Grammy Awards, winning for best solo rock vocal performance for his „Working On A Dream.“ The Boss beat out Bob Dylan, John Fogerty, Prince and Neil Young for the award. – QUELLE

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Feb 17 2009

Offizielles Video – „The Wrestler“

Auf Bruce Springsteens offzieller MySpace Seite wurde vor wenigen Tagen das offizielle Video zu „The Wrestler“ veröffentlicht. Der Song ist auf dem neuen Studioalbum „Working on a Dream“ zu finden.

Übrigens wird der Film ab dem 26. Februar 2009 auch in den deutschen Kinos zu sehen sein.

Bruce Springsteen „The Wrestler“ – Official Video

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Jan 22 2009

Update: Kein Oscar für Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteens Filmsong „The Wrestler“ wurde nicht für den Oscar nominiert.

Die Jury veröffentlichte vor wenigen Minuten eine Liste mit den Nominierten und gab bekannt, dass nur drei Songs in die engere Auswahl kamen:

Die Nominierten in der Kategorie „Original Song“

  • Down to Earth – aus dem Film „Wall-E“
    Music by Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman; Lyric by Peter Gabriel
  • Jai Ho – aus dem Film „Slumdog Millionaire“
    Music by A.R. Rahman; Lyric by Gulzar
  • O Saya – aus dem Film „Slumdog Millionaire“
    Music by A.R. Rahman; Lyric by A.R. Rahman and Maya Arulpragasam

Die Los Angeles Times schreibt in diesem Zusammenhang:

Bruce Springsteen won at the Academy Awards in 1993 for the song „Streets of Philadelphia“ from the film „Philadelphia.“ And he was nominated two years later for the title song of „Dead Man Walking“.
So how did he not make it into the final race this year? The Oscars‘ Rule Sixteen sets out the criteria for winnowing the list of eligible songs down to the final nominees. There was no need for the executive committee of the music branch to recommend that there be only three nominees as the number of songs far exceeded the threshold of 25 that might have triggered such action … ganzen Artikel lesen

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Jan 12 2009

Golden Globe für Bruce Springsteen

Nach dem „Critics Choice Award“ hat Bruce Springsteen gestern Nacht auch den Golden Globe für seine Filmmusik zu „The Wrestler“ gewonnen. „The Wrestler“ wird auf dem neuen Bruce Springsteen Album „Working on a Dream“ veröffentlicht.

Bruce Springsteen war in Los Angeles anwesend und hielt folgende Rede:

This is the only time I’m gonna be in competition with Clint Eastwood. Felt pretty good, too!
Anyway, Mickey called me in Ireland and he asked me for some music.He told me a little bit about the character; he said some people invest themselves in their pain, and they turn away from love and the things that strengthen and nurture their lives. He said this was a guy that hadn’t figured that out. So I said, „Well, I know a couple of those guys….“ And so, the song.
First and foremost, I’d like to thank Mickey – without the call I wouldn’t have written the song, without his inspiration – thank you, brother, for a beautiful performance, thank you for thinking of me!
I’d like to thank Darren and all the folks involved with the film, for letting me be a small part of their picture – thank you.
Love to my strong and lovely wife Patti; hello to Evan, Jess and Sam at home. Happy birthday, Big Man Clarence Clemons.

Golden Globe – Kategorie 14 – Best Original Song – die Nominierten:

“THE WRESTLER” — The Wrestler
Music & Lyrics by: Bruce Springsteen

Music by: Peter Gabriel, Thomas Newman
Lyrics by: Peter Gabriel

“GRAN TORINO” — Gran Torino
Music by: Clint Eastwood, Jamie Cullum, Kyle Eastwood, Michael Stevens
Lyrics by: Kyle Eastwood, Michael Stevens

Music & Lyrics by: Miley Cyrus, Jeffrey Steele

“ONCE IN A LIFETIME” — Cadillac Records
Music & Lyrics by: Beyoncé Knowles, Amanda Ghost, Scott McFarnon, Ian Dench, James Dring, Jody Street

Die Oscar Nominationen in allen Kategorien werden am 22. Januar 2009 bekannt gegeben.  Es wird gemunkelt, dass Bruce ebenfalls vorgeschlagen wurde. Die Oscar-Gala findet einen Monat später in Los Angeles, CA statt.

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