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New Springsteen Interview: Western Stars Movie, NJ Barn Residency Cello Shows, Facebook Live Rehearsals

posted Mar 31, 2020, 7:51 AM by Brandon Thompson

Right now, music has essentially been shut down for live performances amid the COVID-19 outbreak. That hasn't stopped The Boss from thinking about what he's going to do next. For a long time, the E Street Band was thought to have been Bruce's next project but it sounds like things may be shifting. 

Rolling Stone magazine just put out a rare interview with Bruce to discuss Western Stars movie, what he's been doing and what could be next for the New Jersey rock icon. Springsteen wanted to thank the fans for all the support for the Western Stars movie and the album. Bruce states, "...there is something just magical about the instrumentation of that album and something magical about that damn barn." When asked if he would like to perform at the barn (located on his NJ property) again, Springsteen stated: "We got some things in the works. I'm practicing the cello currently, it's a mystic instrument with such a presence that fills a room, you know?" The Boss hinted that he himself wants to play a series of shows that showcase his cello abilities while also giving the fans an opportunity to see the barn, "We're talking to Patti about doing a residency outback in the barn this fall. It'll be great to open our barn up to those who want to really see an intimate show." 

Springsteen also announced that to build up anticipation he will be holding Facebook live rehearsals of his upcoming cello solo performance. "We got some surprises," says Springsteen, "I'm going to try to include some old songs, new songs and even some rare songs that I've barely played." Rolling Stone has an exclusive video of a rehearsal of Springsteen on the cello playing a renditions of: The Honeymooners, Incident On 57th Street, and Sleepy Joe's Cafe. All of which you can watch here now. 

Dates for the cello barn performances in New Jersey have not been set yet. Rumors are swirling that an announcement could come as soon as May with shows starting the week of October 4. 

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E Street Band On Broadway Scheduled To Start Early 2019

posted Apr 1, 2018, 8:21 AM by Brandon Thompson   [ updated Apr 2, 2018, 12:50 PM ]

Springsteen On Broadway will run for over a year when all is said and done but, The Boss isn't done yet. Starting in February 2019, the E Street Band will take over the Walter Kerr Theater for a limited run of shows. E Street Band On Broadway will start on February 12, 2019 and run through June 8, 2019. Springsteen fans will have to register through Ticketmaster's VerifiedFan ticket process. In order to make it fair to all Springsteen fans, if you have purchased tickets for the solo Springsteen On Broadway show, you will not be able to register for the E Street Band variety of shows. Laura from Ticketmaster says, "We at Ticketmaster got a lot of complaints about people not being able to receive a code to purchase tickets for Springsteen On Broadway. So, we have to shut all the fans out who got tickets for the year long run of Springsteen's solo performance." Laura went on to explain that if fans who purchased tickets even try to register, they will be put on a master list and shut out of future Springsteen performances. So, don't try and cheat the system people! Registration for E Street Band On Broadway will open up next Wednesday. No word on what the E Street Band lineup will include but there are rumors that Tom Morello will have a spot in the show to screech his guitar for ten minutes. Is there anybody alive out there!? 


Photo: PhillyVoice

Springsteen Visits Fan Who Had "Pneumonia" & Collapsed At Springsteen Show

posted Sep 16, 2016, 5:48 AM by Brandon Thompson   [ updated Sep 16, 2016, 5:48 AM ]

Bruce Springsteen visited a fan in the hospital who was hospitalized due to collapsing at the closing show of The River Tour in Foxborough. Doctors are now stating that this was due to what originated as a cough, then to a cold, which ultimately has now turned into pneumonia. Springsteen does not buy it though. "I have to believe it was due to my four hour show," Springsteen said. "I feel like it is partially our fault. I'm not so sure I'm buying this pneumonia excuse either but hey, I ain't no doctor." 

Springsteen decided to drop off a signed copy of his upcoming and unannounced Human Touch/Lucky Town boxset, due to be released in the winter of 2020. "It was something that I wanted to do and have been working on for a few years now. I see a lot of people complaining about how bored they are of the E Street Band shows so this is kind of to shut them the hell up." When asked if they will have a reunion tour for his 92-93 band, Springsteen replied "I don't see why not," as he smiled and gave a little wink. 

Photo: Rolling Stone 

Springsteen And E Street To Extend River Tour To Play On Actual Rivers

posted Jan 14, 2016, 7:23 AM by Brandon Thompson

A rumor has gotten out...the Delaware River Port Authority has claimed that Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band are set to play on the Delaware River to support The River box set and this current tour. The rumor specifies that the show will take place on the Delaware sometime in August and will start up in Trenton, NJ and work it's way down towards Philadelphia, PA/Camden, NJ. Admission will be free and fans are encouraged to stand on the shore or even bring out their boats for a GA lottery "water pit." Interested fans with boats will have to register their boats on Springsteen's website and they will then be given a number, if their number is picked first, they will be the first boat in the water to pick their location along the route. Speakers will be placed along the shore lines and the ship carrying the band will be accompanied by speakers as well. One fan we spoke to said "I just have to make sure I catch them during 'Jackson Cage' and not during 'I Wanna Marry You.'" Stay tuned for possible more River shows to be played on actual US rivers...

Springsteen To Play Ten Ukulele/Flute Shows

posted Oct 1, 2015, 8:48 AM by Brandon Thompson   [ updated Oct 1, 2015, 8:48 AM ]

That's right, Springsteen just announced today that he will be playing 10 shows in a lucky fan's backyard sometime in the summer of 2016. So who will be playing?! Well, that's the thing. It's Bruce (on Ukulele) with a flute player and that's it, but does it really make a difference? So now the question is who will be the flute player? None other than the ridiculously famous Sir James Galway. There will be a raffle to get the chance of having Springsteen and Galway play in your back yard which will be posted soon. Tickets will then be hidden through the town or city where the event will take place and you will have to play "Mary Had a Little Lamb" on the flute in order for you to win the tickets. Flute players be on the lookout for potential side earnings the week the tickets are hidden, you will be in high demand. Best of luck! 

The Reno Outtakes

posted May 15, 2015, 7:16 AM by Brandon Thompson

Reno. One of the lost treasures in Springsteen's catalog. Sources tell us that there were actually several different versions of this song. One of which really grabbed our attention, a full E Street Band version with an upbeat tempo. One specific source said it is a lot like Born In the USA, with a lot of "screaming" and has an anthem feel to it. It is even said that Little Steven plays a big role in the band version of the song with his classic echoing of The Boss during certain lines throughout the rock anthem. Keep in mind however that this rock anthem version of Reno is just one version. "There are apparently upwards of 5 or 6 different versions with alternate lyrics..." One thing is for sure, I cannot wait to hear this thing. Starbucks has reportedly already stated that they will not be carrying the album/box set that this song appears on if it makes the light of day. Hopefully this will make the rumored Tracks 2 Box Set to come out sometime before the year 2027.

BREAKING: Springsteen Tweets Out New Album Details, Quickly Deletes Tweet

posted Mar 31, 2015, 7:07 PM by Brandon Thompson   [ updated Mar 31, 2015, 7:14 PM ]

We finally have word on Springsteen's next project and it's new music! Springsteen tweeted out and also posted on his Facebook page that his 19th studio album, Clear Smoke,  is coming out on June 9th! We are waiting for confirmation from Bruce's website and hopefully will get more details!! 

UPDATE: TWEET PULLED! Thankfully someone snapped a screenshot of the original tweet below. Could be in for a big announcement very soon! STAY TUNED! 

UPDATE #2: It also appears that the "smarturl" no longer works. I'm not sure if it worked before or not. 

Springsteen to Perform Other Bands' Classic Shows In Their Entirety in 2015

posted Oct 18, 2014, 7:55 AM by Brandon Thompson   [ updated May 15, 2015, 7:18 AM ]

But wait...a source very close to U2 claims that Springsteen is asking permission to play an entire shows of their songs. The source wrote in a confidential e-mail "Bruce's management team approached U2 and asked if it was fine to perform one of their classic shows at an upcoming Dublin 2015 show. The show Springsteen wanted to perform was actually the classic Dublin show from July 2009. The last I heard the talks were starting to come to a close with U2 agreeing to allow Bruce to use their music for his entire show. I've also heard that Springsteen was asking other acts such as Bon Jovi to do an entire classic Jovi show in Jersey." Pretty interesting stuff. Bruce doing an entire show of other musicians material. One has to think that since these are going to happen next year (it looks like) will the big names join the Boss and the E Street Band on stage? Can't wait to hear this announcement! 

Springsteen Was Next in Line For Free iTunes Album, New iPhones

posted Sep 10, 2014, 6:45 AM by Brandon Thompson

Yesterday, Tim Cook (CEO of Apple) announced on stage with U2 that there new album, Songs of Innocence, was going to be free for everyone who had iTunes through Mid-October. Sure enough, I go onto my computer and there it is already waiting for me in my music library. Tim Cook after the event claimed that if the U2 deal fell through that they were in negotiations with Springsteen to release his new, up and coming album Clampdown. Cook went on to say that they were even working on an entirely new Springsteen Limited Edition iPhone. This limited edition iPhone would have had Springsteen's signature on the back of the device with his guitar artwork. Interestingly enough a U2 limited edition iPhone did not make an appearance but Cook said that the iPhone would have been a Springsteen exclusive and would have came in two new iPhone colors, red and blue. We were very close to hearing the new Springsteen album yesterday and would have seen some Springsteen iPhones. 

Thought a River Box Set Was Coming? No No No. Human Touch Box Set Due in Mid-November

posted Aug 29, 2014, 6:36 PM by Brandon Thompson

A very close source to Sony just told me recently that all of this River box set talk was just from speculation. In fact, they went on to tell me that actually Springsteen plans on releasing a Human Touch box set in mid-November. The Sony source also confirmed that this is what Springsteen will be going on Jimmy Fallon's show for on both Tuesday November 18 and Wednesday November 19. The box set will supposedly come out on that Tuesday (November 18) with an appearance on Jimmy Fallon the same night and then the night after. Interestingly enough, Bruce will play both nights but with the famously dubbed "other band" and not the E Street Band. Some hints also followed in the e-mail saying that the "other band" would then hit the road with The Boss going on a world tour that will take them to the end of 2015. Stay tuned for the latest developments/announcements about the Human Touch box set! 

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