Secret history not that secret

Published 1998-12-06
By Karsten S. Andersen
The BBC documentary Bruce Springsteen - the Secret History was aired last night, andthough Bruce didn't reveal any secrets during the interview, there were loads of never beforeseen live footage, such as several clips from his Nov. 18, 1975 show in London. Also clipsfrom 1973. See what was included on the Badlands.... Read more
   

Bruce to perform in Paris

Published 1998-12-05
By Karsten S. Andersen
Bruce will perform at the Amnesty International Anniversary concert in Paris on December10. The concert, takes place at the Bercy and is the highlight of the celebration of the 50thanniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights. Among the other artists are Radiohead,Tracy Chapman, and Peter Gabriel. It is not known at this point for how long Bruce will playand with whom. Contrary to what we said earlier, there are still tickets available. The hugeevent will probably be shown on TV on a later.... Read more
   

Clarence in traffic accident

Published 1998-12-03
By Karsten S. Andersen
This is unconfirmed news, but a source tells us that Clarence Clemons and his manager werein a traffic accident on November 30. It was a head-on collission in West Palm Beach,Florida. Fortunately, both Clarence and his manager were let off with slight injuries and ashock, but as a result Clarence had to cancel his Tuesday night gig in.... Read more
   

Bruce to Europe

Published 1998-12-02
By Karsten S. Andersen
According to the Badlands website, Bruce will be in Europe next week for a shortpromotional tour. Not as in a concert tour, but to sit down for interviews. Only performancewill probably be for a documentary on Swedish TV4, which will be aired on December 15.Read the full story on the Badlands.... Read more
   

Charlie Rose interview a success

Published 1998-11-22
By Karsten S. Andersen
By all accounts Bruce's appearance on the Charlie Rose show was a treat to all Springsteenfans. Charlie Rose did an excellent job asking just the right questions and getting somehonest answers. Among other things, the viewers found out that "The Promise" was left offTracks because Bruce wasn't satisfied with the versions they had, and as for "The Fever",Bruce said he hoped to put it on a single as a b-side. Charlie Rose also tried to make Brucereveal if there were any E Street Band touring.... Read more
   

Tracks is selling well

Published 1998-11-22
By Karsten S. Andersen
After one week of sales, the new box set debuted among the 30 highest entries on mostcharts throughout the States and Europe. Many big record stores, for example TowerRecords in Chicago, already had to order a new shipment of it. Tracks debuted at no. 27 onBillboard after having sold close to 50,000 copies in the States. Pretty good for a four CDbox.... Read more
   

To tour or not to tour?

Published 1998-11-20
By Karsten S. Andersen
According to Bruce himself, a tour is under consideration. Rumors indicate that it has alreadybeen decided."An E Street Band reunion is always in the back of our heads," Bruce has said in recentinterviews. According to him, he hasn't decided if he wants to tour behind Tracks, but iswaiting to see how the album is faring. If the tour does happen, no one doubts that it will bewith the E Street Band. Covering the material on Tracks with a solo acoustic tour is out ofthe question, and assembling a.... Read more
   

Bruce on PBS

Published 1998-11-17
By Karsten S. Andersen
According to New York Daily News Bruce will be interviewed on PBS on the Charlie RoseShow this Friday at 11 p.m. EST. It is being described as Bruce's first-ever hour-longinterview. He will be also be performing on the show. What and with whom is not.... Read more
   

Documentary on VH-1

Published 1998-11-13
By Karsten S. Andersen
Bruce will be the subject of a new program in VH-1's Legends series. The documentary willbe broadcast on December 9 at 9 p.m. EST. If previous programs in the series are anyindication, this could prove pretty.... Read more
   

No new album in '99?

Published 1998-11-13
By Karsten S. Andersen
Jon Landau doesn't think Bruce will release an album of new material in 1999. So he says inan interview with SonicNet, in which he also states there are no plans of concerts inconnection with Tracks, but he doesn't rule it out. Perhaps most surprising is thatSpringsteen and his organization consider Tracks "the new album" rather than aretrospective. Read the whole.... Read more
   


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