This past Friday in Tampa, Fla., Bruce Springsteen performed "41 Shots" for the first time on his young tour, and the almost-9-minute performance can be seen in the replies. There has been a general consensus that the song, which isn't played very often in live settings, was performed with the ongoing case of Trayvon Martin's shooting and killing in mind. "41 Shots" tells the story of the greatly publicized, horrid death of New York City resident Amadou Diallo, who in 1999 was shot 19 times by four different police officers as he reached into his pocket. Forty-one shots were fired in total and Diallo was unarmed at the time.
Hey everybody, if you look up (no, not at the ceiling, at the top of the homepage!), you'll see a staff content post for today. I wanted to give a snippet out of one of those reviews, a live show review I wrote after watching Bruce Springsteen this Sunday open his Wrecking Ball Tour in Atlanta. I haven't written something like that in a long time - everything just came out fluidly. I felt very strongly about the emotion in the show and I encourage you all to read the blog, and check out Springsteen on tour this year, if you have the means.
fun. sold another 20k of Some Nights last week, landing them at number ten on the charts. Last week's champion, The Boss, brought in another 57k, landing him at number four. Adele sold another 156k, but only hit number two, as One Direction (oh, just what the fuck is this??) grabbed the number one spot.
Bruce Springsteen gave the keynote at SXSW Thursday. Naturally, you can watch it in the replies. It's an hour long - but it's worth the watch. I guess the guy can write speeches too. His world tour kicks off Sunday in Atlanta.
Adele is actually seeing some competition for the top spot on the charts from Bruce Springsteen this week. With 50% of the sales tallied, Bruce is trailing Adele by only 8k copies ... think he has the chance to grab the top spot? Think Thomas is buying-out his local Target?
Bruce Springsteen's official lyric video for "We Take Care of Our Own" is in the replies, and you can read a detailed analysis of the track that I wrote here. Wrecking Ball is due out on March 6 via Columbia.
Edit: The opening track "We Take Care of Our Own" can be heard in the replies.
According to the British iTunes website, the name of Bruce Springsteen's new record is Wrecking Ball and its expected release in the UK is March 5. This would theoretically mean a March 6 release in the U.S. The album is slated for 13 songs, which includes two bonus tracks. Fans will recognize "Wrecking Ball" as the name of a song Springsteen wrote and dedicated to the closing of Giants Stadium in 2009; the tracklisting also includes "Land of Hope and Dreams," which is presumably the same song as the B-side from The Rising era, and one of the bonus tracks is "American Land," which Springsteen has played in...
The Composure are opening for Bruce Springsteen in Pittsburgh on November 3rd and 4th and want to give you two front row tickets for the November 3rd date. Tell the band why you should get the tickets in one paragraph or picture and send it here. Deadline is midnight on Tuesday November 1st.
It took a little longer than expected, but the fourth and final installment of of The Springsteen Series is now complete. Part of our ongoing Retro Reviews feature, the Springsteen Series is a project that's reflecting on Bruce Springsteen's 16 studio records. This installment contains reviews 13 through 16, and marks the end of the series. I can't thank everyone who read along with these reviews enough. Enjoy!
So they're a week and a couple of days behind schedule, but I'm proud to present the third installment of The Springsteen Series in our Retro Reviews feature. Today I've got reviews Nos. 9 through 12, and it's the second-to-last installment. For those who aren't familiar, the Springsteen Series is a project that's reflecting on Bruce Springsteen's 16 studio records. Next week will be the final part of the series. Thanks to everyone who is reading along.
Today marks the second post of my four-part installment I'm calling the Springsteen Series. The series is a project where I'm posting four reviews at a time to reflect Bruce Springsteen's 16 studio albums. Check out the second set of reviews below.
Today we're debuting a new feature called Retro Reviews. In this feature, reviewers will be going back in time to give retrospective reviews of notable albums. Today's post is the first in a four-part installment that I'm calling the Springsteen Series. Each of the remaining Mondays in May will see me post four reviews of Bruce Springsteen records or live shows, totaling 16 reviews to reflect his 16 studio albums. Here are the first four:
Dropkick Murphys' music video for "Memorial Day" is in the replies. The song is from their new album, Going Out in Style, which debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200 last week and features Bruce Springsteen on a track.
After sharing his stage with them in their Boston hometown a couple years back, Bruce Springsteen will do guest vocals on the upcoming The Dropkick Murphys album Going Out in Style, trading lead vocals with Ken Casey on "Peg O' My Heart."
Head here to check out an interview with the one and only Bruce Springsteen where he praises The Gaslight Anthem and other prominent rock and roll bands. Springsteen also goes on to describe why the bands are beneficial for the scene.