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11 Dec

THE BOSS RETURNS!

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A pending solo album apparently pushed Bruce Springsteen back on the road

Bruce Springsteen has announced plans to publish his autobiography, titled Born to Run, later this year.
Scheduled for a Sept. 27 release and available for pre-order now, the book is the result of a rumored $10 million deal between Springsteen and publisher Simon & Schuster. According to the press release announcing Born to Run‘s publication, Springsteen has been working on the manuscript for the past seven years.

Bruce Springsteen canceled his show at Greensboro, North Carolina on Sunday April 10th as an act against the recently law against the LGBT society and posted the following in his official ewbsite: "As you, my fans, know I’m scheduled to play in Greensboro, North Carolina this Sunday. As we also know, North Carolina has just passed HB2, which the media are referring to as the “bathroom” law. HB2 — known officially as the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act — dictates which bathrooms transgender people are permitted to use. Just as important, the law also attacks the rights of LGBT citizens to sue when their human rights are violated in the workplace. No other group of North Carolinians faces such a burden. To my mind, it’s an attempt by people who cannot stand the progress our country has made in recognizing the human rights of all of our citizens to overturn that progress. Right now, there are many groups, businesses, and individuals in North Carolina working to oppose and overcome these negative developments. Taking all of this into account, I feel that this is a time for me and the band to show solidarity for those freedom fighters. As a result, and with deepest apologies to our dedicated fans in Greensboro, we have canceled our show scheduled for Sunday, April 10th. Some things are more important than a rock show and this fight against prejudice and bigotry — which is happening as I write — is one of them. It is the strongest means I have for raising my voice in opposition to those who continue to push us backwards instead of forwards". Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s Sunday April 10th show is canceled. Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase.

14 May

ARCHIVED BOSS

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A new release finds Bruce Springsteen at the top of his game, since it's archive material from 1984, where the boss was supporting his

Columbia Records will release Bruce Springsteen’s ‘The Ties That Bind: The River Collection’

09 Aug

THE BOSS GOES TO BROADWAY

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After months of rumors, Bruce Springsteen has confirmed that he’ll make his Broadway debut this fall, performing the solo show Springsteen on Broadway for eight weeks at the Walter Kerr Theatre.
Springsteen is planning five shows a week at the 960-seat venue, which he noted was one of the smallest theaters he’s played in the past 40 years. Previews of the show begin Oct. 3, with an official opening scheduled for Oct. 12. The run continues through Nov. 26.
“I wanted to do some shows that were as personal and as intimate as possible,” Springsteen said. “I chose Broadway for this project because it has the beautiful old theaters which seemed like the right setting for what I have in mind. My show is just me, the guitar, the piano and the words and music. Some of the show is spoken, some of it is sung. It loosely follows the arc of my life and my work. All of it together is in pursuit of my constant goal to provide an entertaining evening and to communicate something of value.”

News that Bruce Springsteen will appear next month on Saturday Night Live

Βruce Springsteen will release his autobiography titled “Born To Run”, which is going to be accompanied by a compilation featuring five previously unreleased songs. The album will feature 18 songs in total spanning through the “Boss’s” career and its title is “Chapter & Verse”. It opens with two songs recorded by the Castiles, the band Springsteen played in as a teenager, "Baby I" and a cover of Willie Dixon's "You Can't Judge a Book by the Cover". Track three, "He's Guilty (The Judge Song)," was recorded by Steel Mill, another early Springsteen group that featured future E Street Band members Vini Lopez on drums, organist Danny Federici and guitarist Steven Van Zandt. The Bruce Springsteen Band's rendition of the folk song, "The Ballad of Jesse James," follows, while track five is a solo demo of "Henry Boy," a 1972 soul-folk tune that would inspire "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)." The rest of Chapter and Verse features one song from the majority of Springsteen's albums, from his second LP, The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle, to 2012's Wrecking Ball. It also includes the solo demo, "Growin' Up," which was recorded in 1972 and appears on Springsteen' rarities collection, “Tracks”. “Chapter and Verse” will be available to stream and download as well as and on CD or double vinyl LP. The packaging for the physical copies will include lyrics and rare photos. The album arrives September 23rd, while Born to Run will be published September 27th.

Chapter and Verse Track List
1.    "Baby I" — The Castiles
2. "You Can't Judge a Book by the Cover" — The Castiles
3. "He's Guilty (The Judge Song)" — Steel Mill
4. "Ballad of Jesse James" — The Bruce Springsteen Band
5. "Henry Boy"
6. "Growin' Up"
7. "4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)"
8. "Born to Run"
9. "Badlands"
10. "The River"
11. "My Father's House"
12. "Born in the U.S.A."
13. "Brilliant Disguise"
14. "Living Proof"
15. "The Ghost of Tom Joad"
16. "The Rising"
17. "Long Time Comin'"
18. "Wrecking Ball"

Dave Marsh and Bruce Springsteen…two names that go hand in hand for more than 35 years now. And if Springsteen’s name is familiar to you then we must say that Marsh is the personal biographer of Bruce having already written two of the best and most detailed books about him (“Born To Run”, “Glory Days”). The third publishing installment shares light or more accurately takes us into the magic touring world of the Boss by providing many but not tiring details. Very few people had the luck to witness right from the beginning this journey but none had succeeded in capturing the feeling (if possible) and the atmosphere of a Springsteen concert in parallel relevance with the thoughts, anxieties, worries…in one phrase with the life of Bruce Springsteen. This is exactly what the book is all about: a soul-deposition that becomes evident in every Springsteen concert and lasts more than three hours!

 

From the Castilles days to the start of 2005, from the first shows as a solo artist in the early 70s, the success of “Born To Run”, the back to back sold-out concerts for the “Darkness…”, “The River” and “Born in the USA” tours, but also Bruce’s “experiments” with various musicians in 1992 (the other band, as characteristically being tagged by Marsh) up to the acoustic “Joad” shows and the triumphant reunion with the legendary E Street Band, everything is depicted here in this huge 336-page coffee table book, with hundreds of rare and unreleased colored photos, plus a timetable at the bottom of each page that highlights various moments of Springsteen’s glory road.

 

“On Tour 1968-2005” is by far the best written piece of work on regards with the concerts of The Boss. Do not pass on it…

 

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