Let's have a little fun. Follow us on Twitter( @blogitallnight) and vote for Springsteen songs that will be going head to head to find out who will be crowned the champion of 2017. As a guide, we used Rolling Stone's top 100 Bruce Springsteen songs to create a 32 song bracket. Starting tonight, March 21, at 8:00PM, we will begin the tournament and will run through until we have a winner. Polls on our twitter feed will stay open for 24 hours so be sure to vote every day for your favorite song to move on.
You can follow along with the bracket by clicking here.
Bruce Springsteen will indeed have a record store day offering in 2017. On April 22, Bruce Springsteen fans will be able to purchase the iconic Hammersmith Odeon London 1975 live recording on vinyl. This show was the very first E Street Band show outside of The United States, so needless to say it was a huge milestone for the band at the time. You can click here to find a store that may be participating near you so you can pick up this vinyl set on April 22.
On Friday, April 28, Tom Hanks will interview Bruce Springsteen at the Beacon Theater in New York City as part of the Tribeca Film Festival. The sure to be interesting interview is expected to last around one hour according to festival's website. Tickets for the event will go on sale tomorrow, March 21 at 10:00AM through ticketmaster.
If you are interested in learning more about this event, click here for more details.
Princeton University Hosts "Bruce Springsteen: A Photographic Journey" Exhibition, Holds Panel Of Photographers
PRESS RELEASE: Morven Museum & Garden will host a panel discussion and question-and-answer session in conjunction with its current exhibition Bruce Springsteen: A Photographic Journey, curated by the GRAMMY Museum® at L.A. LIVE, on Sunday, March 5 at 3:00pm in McCosh 50 Lecture Hall on the Princeton University Campus. Doors open at 2:00 p.m.
Moderated by Bob Santelli, Executive Director of The GRAMMY Museum, the panel will be an all-star team of photographers Danny Clinch, Ed Gallucci, Eric Meola, Barry Schneier, Pamela Springsteen and Frank Stefanko who will discuss their adventures photographing Springsteen throughout his career.
The exhibit, which is on display through May 21, 2017, features more than 40 images of the rock legend, as well as video interviews with the photographers.
(Photo: Danny Clinch)
"Our goal with this exhibition is to define the career of Bruce Springsteen in an entirely new light, as captured by these six incredible photographers," said Grammy Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli. "Each of these photographers was able to artfully document Bruce's world, at different stages in his career. We are honored to partner with each of them in order to help tell the story of one of the most important figures in American music."
In addition to the photographs of Springsteen off-stage, four live performance photographs, shot by Barry Schneier, are also featured. These photos were shot during the now famous Springsteen concert at Harvard Square Theater where famed Rolling Stone music journalist Jon Landau proclaimed, “I have seen the future of rock and roll, and its name is Bruce Springsteen.”
Tickets for the A Panel Discussion with the Photographers and Bob Santelli of The GRAMMY Museum are $35 General Public and $30 for Friends of Morven. For tickets and more information visit morven.org/programs or call 609.924.8144 x113.
There are a limited number of tickets at $100 each that includes priority seating and a meet and greet with the photographers and Bob Santelli in Morven's galleries following the program.
Danny Clinch (photo at top of press release) has shot and filmed a wide range of artists, from Johnny Cash to Tupac Shakur, from Bjork to Bruce Springsteen. His work has appeared on hundreds of album covers and publications like Vanity Fair, Spin, Rolling Stone, GQ, Esquire, and more.
Ed Gallucci's (photo to left) portraits of musicians and celebrities have been published in Crawdaddy, Rolling Stone, Playboy and Penthouse, and his editorial photographs have appeared in Business Week, Fortune, US News & World Report, Discover, New York Magazine, as well as on more than 40 covers of Newsweek.
Eric Meola's graphic use of color has informed his photographs and his distinguished career for more than four decades. An exhibition in England of his photographs of Bruce Springsteen coincided with his publication of his book Born to Run: The Unseen Photos, and his currently working on a book titled Tornado Alley about his most recent passion, storm chasing.
In the seventies, Barry Schneier captured many musicians, both established and up-and-coming, such as Patti Smith, Van Morrison and Bonnie Raitt, as a photographer for local promoters. Today many of his work is housed in collections across the country including Los Angeles' Paramount Pictures, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The GRAMMY Museum and The New England Folk Music Archives.
Frank Stefanko (photo to left) is a fine art photographer whosework graces the album covers of Bruce Springsteens' Darkness on
the Edge of Town and The River, Southside Johnny's Hearts of Stone, and Patti Smith's The Arista Years 1975/2000 box set cover. Stefanko's photographs also appear in Bruce Springsteen's Live 75/85, Greatest Hits, Tracks, and The Essential Bruce Springsteen. He is the author of the book Days of Hope and Dream: an Intimate Portrait of Bruce Springsteen and Patti Smith: American Artist.
The younger sister of Bruce Springsteen, Pamela Springsteen's photographs of her brother can be seen through the Mojave Desert and along the famous Route 66. Her images of Keith Richards, Neil Young, Tom Hanks to name a few have appeared in such publications as Spin Magazine, Rolling Stone, and Musician among others.
I know a ton of people said they wanted to hear the lost and forgotten song, "I'll Stand By You Always," that Bruce Springsteen wrote for a Harry Potter film and then got turned down. Well, now is your chance. Thanks to an article published on Rolling Stone, the track has become available. It has been said/thought that Springsteen wrote this song originally for his son and then thought it could fit the film to Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone. You can listen to the song on soundcloud or I found a YouTube video, both options are below. Enjoy, Bruce fans.
UPDATE (02/11/17): Links are being taken down and even the soundcloud link from Rolling Stone was removed. Updated to have YouTube video that works.
We learned more from Steve Van Zandt, than we ever learned in school. That's what the class of 2017 from Rutgers University will be preaching in their upcoming job interviews, as Steve Van Zandt will reportedly be giving the commencement speech this Spring at the New Jersey based University. Congratulations to both the University and Little Steven! Click to read more on NJ.com.
Last night, Monmouth University announced that it will be the official archival center for Bruce Springsteen's works and memorabilia. Springsteen also did an in conversation interview last night at the University. Official press release is below for the new partnership:
Monmouth University today announced a new collaborative partnership to establish The Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music. Through the collaboration, Monmouth University becomes the official archival repository for Springsteen’s written works, photographs, periodicals, and artifacts. The announcement was made during “A Conversation with Bruce Springsteen,” held this evening at the University’s Pollak Theatre.
The new collaboration broadens an existing relationship between Springsteen and Monmouth University, which has served as the home of the Bruce Springsteen Special Collection since 2011. The Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music will preserve and promote the legacy of Bruce Springsteen and his role in American music, while honoring and celebrating icons of American music like Woody Guthrie, Robert Johnson, Hank Williams, Frank Sinatra, and others. The expanded partnership will help to more deeply integrate the history and inspiration of American music into the curriculum and research experience at Monmouth. It will also serve to bolster an already highly successful music industry program at the university, one of only nine university affiliates of the GRAMMY Museum.
“Monmouth University is excited by the opportunity to grow our relationship with Bruce Springsteen,” said Monmouth University President Paul R. Brown. “Our partnership has been a natural one -- just steps from Springsteen’s birthplace and the site where Born to Run was written, Monmouth University’s location brilliantly captures the essence of Springsteen’s music while providing the academic heft of one of only nine university affiliates of the GRAMMY Museum. The establishment of The Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music celebrates and reinforces the Jersey Shore’s legacy in the history of American music, while providing a truly transformative experience for our students.”
Bruce Springsteen in conversation with Bob Santelli, Executive Director of the GRAMMY Museum at Monmouth University's Pollak Theatre. (Photo: Danny Clinch)
Bob Santelli, Executive Director of the GRAMMY Museum, Bruce Springsteen, and Monmouth University President Paul R. Brown at the announcement of the collaborative partnership to establish the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University. (Photo: Danny Clinch)
The first post of 2017 for the blog is here and it's a good one (if you live in New Jersey or close by). It was just announced that Bruce Springsteen will be interviewed in person one week from today at Monmouth University in New Jersey. A limited number of tickets will go on sale tomorrow, January 4, and will cost you $75 each. There is a ticket limit of 2 per order and you must pick up the tickets the day of the show and have a government idea with you to gain access, no ticket transfers will be allowed. Best of luck to those trying to snag a pair! Press release below:
Monmouth University welcomes Bruce Springsteen to its Pollak Theatre on Jan. 10 at 7:30 p.m. for an intimate conversation on his career, moderated by Robert Santelli, executive director of the GRAMMY Museum, and former Monmouth University professor. All tickets are $75 each and will be sold online only starting at noon on Jan. 4 by visiting tickets.com/se/monmoutharts.
Monmouth University, one of just nine university affiliates in the world of The GRAMMY Museum, has served as the home of the Bruce Springsteen Special Collection since 2011. Monmouth's Jersey Shore location, just steps from Springsteen's birthplace and the place where "Born to Run" was written, make it a natural home for the collection, which comprises nearly 35,000 items from 47 countries that range from books and concert memorabilia to articles and promotional materials. It serves the research and informational needs of music fans, scholars, authors, and others with a serious interest in Bruce Springsteen's life and career.
Tickets for the Jan. 10 event are limited to two (2) tickets per household and will be available for pick-up when the doors open for the event only, no exceptions. Patrons must present their government-issued identification along with the credit card used to purchase the tickets at the time of pick-up. Tickets are non-transferable and will not be sold at the venue box office or by phone. Visit tickets.com/se/monmoutharts for event details and to purchase tickets.
It seems every year around Christmas, Springsteen gives us a little treat from the archives. This time, it is the final Working On A Dream tour show that took place in Buffalo, NY. This is also the only show to ever get the full "Greetings From Asbury Park" album from start to finish, so for sure a good choice as an archive release. In the meantime, I'll still be sitting here waiting for a Rising/Magic tour show...Merry Christmas everyone!
Fittingly enough, it is absolutely freezing here in the swamps of Jersey today. Springsteen showed up last night at Sting's hosted "Baby It's Cold Outside" benefit show. Springsteen played three songs: Santa Clause Is Comin' To Town, Merry Christmas Baby, and Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out. Springsteen was loose and having a great time with the crowd as he joined those on the orchestra floor several times. Check out the videos below of his performances.