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Watch The Western Stars Film Trailer Now

posted Aug 19, 2019, 4:10 PM by Brandon Thompson

Bruce Springsteen announced the other day that the Western Stars film was coming out in October and if you saw Blinded By The Light this past weekend you were treated to a first look at the trailer. Well, today we all got to see the trailer and I must say...take my money. Now. Please. What a release this is going to be. Watch it now below. 

Western Stars Trailer



Photo: Rolling Stone

Warner Bros Buys Rights To Western Stars Film, In Theaters This Fall

posted Aug 16, 2019, 9:31 AM by Brandon Thompson

A big exclusive story from Variety was posted this morning. Warner Bros. has bought the rights to the highly anticipated upcoming Western Stars film. The article states that "the film will be released on the big screen and will open in theaters this fall after its world premier at September's Toronto International Film Festival." We have also learned that Springsteen narrates some archive footage and of course performs the entire Western Stars album with a band and full orchestra in a 100 year old barn on Bruce's property. 

Warner Bros. also has bought the rights to the new Springsteen inspired movie "Blinded By The Light" which came out today on the big screen around the world. Springsteen fans will be treated to the very first trailer for this Western Stars film before the movie plays at local theaters. So if you're going this weekend to see the new film, you will be able to get a first look at the Western Stars film trailer. Bruce is hitting the big screen in a big way to end the 2019 calendar year. 

Photo: Danny Clinch

NEW ARCHIVE RELEASE: Bridge School 1986

posted Aug 9, 2019, 11:13 AM by Brandon Thompson

Better late then never! This month's Springsteen live archive release comes a week late but supports a good cause. The latest addition is Springsteen's 1986 performance at the inaugural Bridge School Benefit Concert. This was Springsteen's first major appearance since the end of the Born In The U.S.A. tour and his first acoustic show in over ten years. Springsteen is donating $2 from every purchase of this show to the Bridge School. 


Setlist
You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)
Born In The U.S.A.
Seeds
Darlington County
Mansion On The Hill
Fire
Dancing In The Dark
Glory Days
Follow That Dream
Hungry Heart

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Bruce Springsteen Attends 'Blinded By The Light' Movie Premier in Asbury Park, NJ, Performs at After Party

posted Aug 8, 2019, 8:02 AM by Brandon Thompson   [ updated Aug 8, 2019, 8:04 AM ]

I was lucky enough to attend the Blinded By The Light movie premier last night in Asbury Park, NJ. With dark clouds immediately inbound and closing in on the Paramount Theater, we head inside to the red carpet. Most of the film's actors and directors walked the carpet and then at about 6:40 there is a loud commotion of screams and Bruuuuuuuuces at the far end and that can only mean one thing...The Boss was in the house. Sure enough, Springsteen starts strolling down the carpet with Patti and some of the movie actors and director. 

As we head inside to our seats, the movie's soundtrack is playing over the PA system. Around 7:20, the movie's director Gurinder Chadha takes the stage to introduce the film. I must say that the film is a must see for Springsteen fans. Bruce's music and lyrics are the focal point of the storyline and it's just great to see it play out. Even as a standalone movie, it was truly really good. Even if there was no Bruce music associated with the film, it's an uplifting story that almost everyone will enjoy. 

After the film, we make our way over to Convention Hall for the after party. As we head in and move over to the right hand side of the hall we notice someone sitting literally five feet from us. Who but Bruce Springsteen? Jon Landau, Bruce's manager was also spotted and often talking with Bruce. As Southside Johnny takes the stage, he jumps into Talk To Me. Springsteen starts to make his way to the stage and gets up just in time to take the lead on the second verse. Bruce played four songs (Talk To Me, 634-5789, Sherry Darling, We're Havin' A Party) for about 20 minutes. Truly a great night in Asbury Park. 


Springsteen Performs At Blinded By The Light Movie Premier

Blinded By The Light Movie Trailer



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Jake Clemons To Release New Album: Eyes On The Horizon

posted Jul 25, 2019, 1:48 PM by Brandon Thompson

On September 6, 2019 singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jake Clemons will release his sophomore album, Eyes On The Horizon, produced by Jake Hull and Clemons and mixed by legendary and award winning producer Eddie Kramer ( Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, The Beatles etc.,) and distributed by BFD / The Orchard. The ten song collection has Clemons once again creating a new chapter and taking it a step further by adding his voice to those seeking to find clarity in a complicated world and expanding both his musical vision and philosophical perspective.Eyes On The Horizon is the follow up to Jake’s 2017 release Fear + Love and has already created a buzz with the album’s first two singles “Democracy” (Clemons’ interpretation of the Leonard Cohen classic) and “Consumption Town” (featuring guitar legend Tom Morello). Videos of these songs were created by Billie de Buitléar of Hairpin Productions, with Consumption Town video being released today. (video link below) 

 

On the album, besides composing all songs (with the exception of Democracy), Clemons handled all lead vocals and played guitar, keyboards and saxophone. Together with his band, Clemons will perform a number of dates this fall in the US, Ireland, UK, Europe and Canada in conjunction with the release on September 6th, beginning with the album release show on September 7th at The Stone Pony,the famed Asbury Park, New Jersey venue. All tour dates are available at Jake Clemons’ Website.

 

CONSUMPTION TOWN VIDEO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7DQC1DxlJo&feature=youtu.be

 

In describing the album, Clemons explains that each track on Eyes On The Horizon holds special significance for him, for example “Democracy,” as his father was a Marine Corps band director whose dedication to serving the nation had an impact on Clemons from a very early age. 

 

“The song ‘Democracy’ has a special meaning to me, it speaks to how I was raised and the things I was taught,” says Jake. “My father’s greatest pride lay within his service to his country and he instilled in me a firm belief that our flag, our nation should represent the certain unalienable rights of all people, that we are all created equal, that we are stronger as a whole, and that our rights as a collective whole deserved to be defended.

 

“I think about the disparity that my dad had to grow up with, as an African American in the deeply segregated, malicious Jim Crow era, and his decision to rise above the state of where things were and fight for the promise of freedom in the country he believed in.” 

 

“I have to hold on to that inherent hope that my father would sacrifice time & time again for, that this nation stood for the people and that WE are those people.”

 

The song “Consumption Town” is meant as a wake-up call. “It’s about how we’re so distracted by the desire for something new, something better and something immediate, and we’ll pay anything for it. The repercussions of our short-use or often single-use addiction has infiltrated our waterways with possibly permanent plastics, and our personal interactions with often meaningless, single-use, swipe left relationships and like-based digital media. The worst of it is, while it continues to tear the fabric of our existence apart, it’s also making some people very rich, and we just continue to drink it down.

 

He also singles out “Eyes On The Horizon” as a statement about the need to reach towards something better. “We always have to carry that hope with us,” he says “Tomorrow can be a better place for all of us, if we’re willing to do the work to get there”

 

While Jake’s array of activities over the past decade have made him a familiar figure around the world, his love and appreciation for music was instilled early on. Raised in a family of strict Southern Baptists, Jake was immersed in gospel music and began his musical journey by learning piano and eventually picking up other instruments along the way. He then studied jazz performance at the Virginia Governor’s School for the Arts and started his solo career in 2010.

 

Dividing his time between touring the world, performing his own music and spending the last seven years as the tenor and baritone saxophonist with Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band (stepping in for his Uncle, the late Clarence Clemons,) He has performed throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia, UK, Ireland and Europe (also, Mexico, South America, South Africa). Jake has also graced many stages performing alongside a variety of artists including Paul McCartney, Eddie Vedder, Glen Hansard, The Roots and Roger Waters to name a few.

 

Ultimately, Clemons has chosen to carry on his career without taking anything for granted. “I process my life through my music and I hope that there’s always growth in whatever I do,” Clemons suggests. “I definitely feel that with this new album. I took some chances on this record that I didn’t dare to before. There’s a bit more angst on this record, both lyrically and musically, but I also feel like I’m honing in on my ability to be honest in a more direct way.”

 

“This album is a lot different from anything I’ve done before, “Clemons insists. “My last album reflected a very personal and inward point of view. This one is definitely more outward looking. It’s really speaking to the troubles and travails we find in the world today. I’ve always had a fairly philosophical outlook and am happy to share views on society and culture, but never used that voice so directly through my music until now. Over the course of the past 2 years or so that voice has really started to emerge and the songs I’ve been writing feel more significant to me. It’s been an interesting season, but as always, I’m grateful for the journey.”

 

Eyes On The Horizon will be available everywhere digitally and in stores on CD on Sept. 6.

 

Pre-order / pre-save / pre-add the album now here: https://orcd.co/JakeClemonsEOTH

 

Tour dates for the U.S., Canada, Ireland, UK and Europe are being updated constantly at Jake Clemons’ Website


New Details Emerge On Bruce Springsteen's 'Western Stars' Movie

posted Jul 23, 2019, 9:50 AM by Brandon Thompson   [ updated Jul 23, 2019, 9:51 AM ]

We have known that Springsteen was putting out a 'Western Stars' movie this calendar year for a few weeks now. Today, we got a little more information thanks to the Toronto International Film Festival which will debut the film this September. According to the festival's website: "The incomparable Bruce Springsteen performs his critically acclaimed latest album and muses on life, rock, and the American dream, in this intimate and personal concert film co-directed by Thom Zimny and Springsteen himself." 

The festival, which runs from September 5 through the 15th, will launch the world premier of the film. In this new film, Springsteen will perform his latest studio album, Western Stars, from start to finish and provide some context in-between songs that relate to both his career and some previous characters in his song catalog. Although an official Blu-Ray/DVD release is not expected, Springsteen fans will likely have the opportunity to watch the film through Springsteen's YouTube channel or possibly even another Netflix special. Time will tell but it looks like we will be able to see the long awaited performance this September.



Pictures From: Toronto International Film Festival

Bruce Springsteen Calls E Street Radio, Gives New Information For Western Stars 'Movie'

posted Jul 10, 2019, 10:29 AM by Brandon Thompson

Earlier this morning, Bruce Springsteen called into Dave Marsh and Jim Rotolo on E Street Radio to "see if the number really worked," Springsteen joked. The Boss was heading home from the gym and decided to ring in and thank his fans for the reception to his latest album, Western Stars. Springsteen stated that he did not know how his fans would receive the different project but was very pleased with the reception fans have told him about. The biggest piece of news from the ten minute interview came in the form that Springsteen said he will be releasing a Western Stars "movie" this calendar year. We heard this before from Bruce but we got some new information today. Springsteen stated that since he is not touring behind this new record, he wanted to put together a live performance of the album from start to finish and that's exactly what he and director Thom Zimny did. Bruce also added in that there is some extra stuff on the project as well that should appear in the film. This will likely be some behind the scenes footage of Springsteen recording the album which would be a nice add-on to a full album performance. Either way, look for this to be released later on this year. 

Springsteen did state that the reason he did not tour behind Western Stars  was due to the fact that he is currently working on other projects. There are multiple recent rumors going around so it could be the new E Street Band record that he planned to record this fall or the rumored massive "Tracks 2" boxset that may see the light of day this holiday season. It's a good time to be a Bruce fan indeed. 
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DOUBLE HEADER - NEW ARCHIVE RELEASE: Nassau 1980, Remixed New Years Eve Show

posted Jul 5, 2019, 9:23 AM by Brandon Thompson

Big news as Springsteen's latest archive release comes in a surprise fashion. There is of course the new show of the second night of Springsteen's legendary run of shows at the Nassau Coliseum to close out 1980. The New Year's Eve show was previously released in the Springsteen Live Archive series but has now been remixed by Jon Altschiller. It is important to note that if you previously bought the 12/31/1980 release that you will be able to steam the newly mixed version for free on the Nugs application or on Nugs.net through the "My Stash" section of the website.

The newly released second night at Nassau features seven different songs from the New Year's Eve show and both can be purchased right now at live.brucespringsteen.net

12/29/1980 Setlist

Night
Out In The Street
Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
Who'll Stop The Rain
Darkness On The Edge Of Town
Factory
Independence Day
Two Hearts
Prove It All Night
The Promised Land
This Land Is Your Land
The River
Badlands
Thunder Road
Cadillac Ranch
Sherry Darling
Hungry Heart
Merry Christmas Baby
Fire
Candy's Room
Because The Night
4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
For You
Stolen Car
Wreck on The Highway
Point Blank
The Ties That Bind
Ramrod
You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)
Incident On 57th Street
Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
Jungleland
Born To Run
Detroit Medley 


NEW ARCHIVE RELEASE: New Jersey 2012

posted Jun 7, 2019, 4:20 PM by Brandon Thompson   [ updated Jun 7, 2019, 4:21 PM ]

"I think I just invited 55,000 people to my birthday party..." On the eve of Springsteen's 63rd birthday, the E Street Band was preparing to wrap up the "summer leg" of the 2012 Wrecking Ball tour in Bruce's home state of New Jersey. After a delayed start due to inclement weather, Springsteen acknowledged that the band would likely go into the next morning by delivering that opening line. The show would not disappoint either. Check out the setlist below and click here to buy the show.

Download Sample: Into The Fire


Setlist

Out In The Street
The Ties That Bind
Cynthia
Badlands
Who'll Stop The Rain?
Cover Me
Downbound Train
We Take Care Of Our Own
Wrecking Ball
Death To My Hometown
My City Of Ruins
It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City
Jole Blok (w/ Gary US Bonds)
This Little Girl (w/ Gary US Bonds)
Pay Me My Money Down
Janey Don't You Lose Heart
In The Midnight Hour
Into The Fire
Because The Night
She's The One
Working On The Highway
Shackled and Drawn
Waitin' On A Sunny Day
Meeting Across The River
Jungleland
Thunder Road
Rocky Ground
Born To Run
Glory Days
Seven Nights To Rock
Dancing In The Dark
Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
Twist and Shout 

Bruce Springsteen Interview: E Street Band Will Record In Fall, Tour Next Year

posted May 26, 2019, 6:39 AM by Brandon Thompson   [ updated May 26, 2019, 6:42 AM ]

Bruce Springsteen is not keeping any secrets in regards to his future plans. Bruce was spotted in Rome over the weekend, in town for his daughter's event, when an Italian newspaper (Repubblica) shot The Boss a few questions that perked our interest. Springsteen was asked about his upcoming album, Western Stars. Springsteen stated "I'm very happy about it. We also filmed a documentary which includes the whole recording process, from beginning to end at my house." And there is our first big drop of new information. Springsteen sounds like he will be releasing a documentary around the recording of his 19th studio album. Something that would for sure be welcomed by die hard fans. 

Springsteen was then asked if he would tour around the album and if he planned to come back to Rome. Springsteen responded, "We will go on tour next year. I'll record with the E Street Band in the autumn and when we are done, we'll go on tour. Of course I will come to Rome, I love it." So...there you have it. Springsteen mentioned that he recently written an almost entire album's worth of material for the E Street Band and now he states he has plans to record it this fall and tour behind it next year. Start saving up your pennies, E Street fans! 
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