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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.
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...
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!
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.
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.
Cause Springsteen gets jealous! Deep inside sources confirm that Springsteen is working right now with Nick Jonas to release a new version of Jonas' hit song "Jealous." It is said that this song will take on a completely different musical element where it basically turns into one hell of a rocker. Jonas stated in a recent tweet that he "was working with the boss on a jealous rocker." The tweet has since been deleted and no comment has been made from either Jonas or Springsteen. Sources say to expect the rocking single with a Springsteen new album and tour announcement to come in early March. To spice up the rumor even more, it is said that Nick Jonas may possibly take over Tom Morello's role on the upcoming 2015 tour (although this could not be confirmed by deep inside sources).
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!
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.
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!
We mentioned that Springsteen would be releasing Clampdown sometime by the end of this year. We got a hold of a leaked Press Release and the album will be launching September 1st! Check it out below:
Thrill Hill is delighted to confirm that Bruce Springsteen will release a new album, compiled entirely of covers and one original composition, titled on September 1st. Clampdown takes Bruce Springsteen to his musical roots and is a mix of E Street Band, Seeger Sessions and is to include some solo acoustic tracks. Former E Street Band members Clarence Clemons and Danny Federici, also appear on several of the albums songs. The Seeger Sessions band take on several classic covers that appear on the record. Just like Springsteen’s earlier 2014 release High Hopes, the album has many covers that fans will be very familiar with. Jon Landau talked about the upcoming release: “You know a total of 36 musicians have contributed to this album, making it the richest sounding album of his career, culminating in a sensational version of ‘Raise Your Hand’ where all the musicians who have contributed to the album, play on this 8 minute version of the Eddie Floyd classic. The deluxe version includes a duet with Rage Against the Machine on a brand new version of ‘The Ghost of Tom Joad’ and ‘Edge of Glory’ with brand new and revolutionary Springsteen vocals sensationally overdubbing the hit track. Bruce has been performing at an all-time high with his past few releases. High Hopes had great success and the fans really embraced it. I think you’ll see the same with this electrifying new release.” Thrill Hill is excited to release Bruce Springsteen’s 19th studio album that will be available for purchase on September 1, 2014 in all major retailers and retail outlets.
1. This Little Light of Mine (Seeger Session)
2. Clampdown (E Street Band)
3. Stayin’ Alive (E Street Band)
4. Free Nelson Mandella (Seeger Session)
5. Trapped (E Street Band)
6. Royals (E Street Band)
7. Shout (E Street Band)
8. The Bush Years (Original Composition)
9. Summertime Blues (E Street Band)
10. Quarter To Three (E Street Band)
11. Treat Her Right (E Street Band)
12. Sun City (With Steve Van Zandt and the Disciples of Soul)
13. Raise Your Hand (E Street Band)
14. This Little Light of Mine (Seeger Session)
15. The Ghost of Tom Joad (With Rage Against the Machine)
16. Friday on My Mind (Solo Piano)
17. Edge of Glory (Lady Gaga version with Bruce Springsteen dubbed in)
18. Twist and Shout (Solo acoustic)