E Street Records competes with Box

Published 1998-08-14
By Karsten S. Andersen
E Street Records is planning to release three new titles with previously uncirculated live and studio material.The underground record company doesn't want to fall short of Sony when it comes to releasingsensational Springsteen material. This time they allegedly got their hands on everything from Nebraska outtakes to the 1995 performance at Tramps where Bruce shot the "Murder Incorporated" video. The latter show has never circulated on tape, but now we may get the chance to hear "Prove It All.... Read more

More Box details

Published 1998-08-13
By Karsten S. Andersen
The titles for the individual discs of the box have leaked out, and they look reliable enough to be true. Also rumors of promotional shows in the fall...According to the rumors, the box has definitely been reduced to four CDs. They look like this:Disc One: The Early Years to DarknessDisc Two: The River periodDisc Three: Born In The USA - Tunnel Of LoveDisc Four: The 90's through to Tom JoadAs it was the case with the Live box from 1986, it seems Bruce's early career is beingoverlooked a little.... Read more

The Box down to four CDs

Published 1998-08-05
By Karsten S. Andersen
A Swedish newspaper quotes a local Sony executive that the upcoming box set will only consist of four CDs rather than the six that have hitherto been reportedEven with only four CDs there will still be room for upwards 80 songs according to the Swedish source. A little calculation confirms this. With room for about 77 minutes of music on each CD, four CDs with 80 songs should give an average of 3,8 minutes per song, which sounds likely for Bruce. Still, let's hope this source is wrong and that.... Read more

Payback time for Bob Dylan

Published 1998-07-21
By Karsten S. Andersen
Rumors are circulating in the Bob Dylan fan comunity that His Bobness will induct Bruce into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame.If the rumors are true that we'll see Bob Dylan holding the speech at Bruce's inauguration into the Hall of Fame, it will be a return-favor to Bruce who, in 1988, did the same for Bob Dylan. The rumors say that Dylan have been asked by the Hall of Fame committee to prepare a speech if Bruce should be elected.However, the normal pattern is that the task of inducting someone.... Read more

Palace Amusements to be torn down

Published 1998-07-14
By Karsten S. Andersen
The Palace Amusements in Asbury Park has allegedly been condemned by the City of Asbury Park and could be torn down within the weekThe building which more than any other has become a symbol of Asbury Park and the musical era which created Bruce Springsteen, Little Steven, Southside Johnny and others, is in danger of being torn down. The building has long been in a sad shape, and there's little doubt that without some serious renovation, it would sooner or later have fallen apart by itself..... Read more

No Looking Back now on video

Published 1998-07-05
By Karsten S. Andersen
The movie by Ed Burns from earlier this year featured Jon Bon Jovi in a leading role and themusic of Bruce Springsteen. And for a good reason: the story was set in a New Jerseyworking class environment. The video is now available for rent at video stores in the.... Read more

Joad songs to be filmed?

Published 1998-07-02
By Karsten S. Andersen
Los Angeles Times reported two days ago that negotiations were taking place between the cablechannel HBO and Springsteen's management concerning turning some of the songs on The Ghost of Tom Joad into TV films...Three songs were mentioned in the article: "The Line", "Balboa Park" and "Sinaloa Cowboys", but at the moment there are probably no concrete plans. No time frame, directors or actors have been mentioned.While many of the songs on Bruce's 1995 album certainly are very cinematic in their.... Read more

Bruce to do Tradewinds?

Published 1998-06-18
By Karsten S. Andersen
As usual when Joe Grushecky is scheduled for a show in New Jersey, his old pal Bruce Springsteen is rumored to appear. Grushecky's July 17 show at Tradewinds is no exception.Whether the rumors of Bruce's appearance at Tradewinds on the 17th of July are other than pure speculation is not known to us. It would be natural for him to appear. Maybe too natural and predictable. Because, although Bruce has performed with Grushecky at Tradewinds before, he is known to stay away when he is most.... Read more

Three new books scheduled

Published 1998-06-17
By Karsten S. Andersen
Springsteen fans can expect an expensive fall this year. Not only will we probably get the long- awaited box set. Now there are no less than three new books scheduled for publication. In August Frank Moriaty's book Bruce Springsteen should be available. No word on what this will contain, but the author has earlier written books about Jimi Hendrix and Johnny Cash, plus another one about stock-car racing. The secondbook, Tramps Like Us : Music and Meaning Among Springsteen Fans, has been.... Read more

Lyrics book is called "Songs"

Published 1998-06-17
By Karsten S. Andersen
Avon Books has now entered the upcoming book of lyrics in their catalogue along with a detaileddescription of what it will contain, and it sounds promising to say the least. The time of release is listed as December 1998.The lyrics book, which was confirmed a couple of months ago, will contain lyrics of all Bruce's released songs along with his own comments and lots of photos. Online book stores such as Amazon.com still don't take orders on it, but that will probably happen very soon. Here is.... Read more

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