Bruce to perform at Steinbeck tribute

Published 1998-03-13
By Karsten S. Andersen
Who said Bruce is one-dimensional? One week he kicks serious buttwith Joe Grushecky, and a few weeks later, on April 4, he'll be performing from the Rodgersand Hammerstein songbook at a benefit for John Steinbeck's widow Elaine Steinbeck at theBay Street Theater in New York. If you don't know who Rodgers and Hammestein are, they were the production team behind such musical classics as Oklahoma and Annie Get Your Gun. The reason for the show to be centered around this kind of tunes is that John.... Read more

Bruce's "March Assault"

Published 1998-03-03
By Karsten S. Andersen
Finally some action again. Last night (Monday) Bruce took the stage withJoe Grushecky at Nick's Fat City in Pittsburgh. He came on more than an hour into theshow, but allegedly jammed for two. You have to look elsewhere for a set list, but he didplay on songs like "Murder Incorporated", "Ramord", "Light of Day" and "Brown Eyed Girl".There's a rumor that this was just the first in a series of guest appearances by Bruce onGrushecky's current tour, and that the "October Assault" of 1995 will be.... Read more

Bruce guests with Steve Earle

Published 1998-02-07
By Karsten S. Andersen
Bruce didn't relax for long after the Basie show a week ago. Last night,Friday, he performed at Tradewinds with Steve Earle for six songs: "Sweet Virginia", "DeadFlowers", "Guitar Town", "I Ain't Ever Satisfied", "Johnny Come Lately", the twofirst-mentioned being by the Rolling Stones. This is the first time these two stars haveperformed together and it's definitely a stellar combination. Steve Earle is writing about manyof the same things as Bruce and is a great live.... Read more

Benefit show a "killer"

Published 1998-02-01
By Karsten S. Andersen
According to all accounts last night's show was a killer. All artists were clearly "on" and seemed to have the time of their lives. You can find a report from the Asbury Park Press here. No set list has been reported yet (at least not one we have access to), but itwould be a good guess that the show went pretty much as rehearsed. Bruce did play both"Backstreets", "Born to Run", "Tenth Avenue", and even added an unrehearsed "ThunderRoad" to close the.... Read more

Classics played at rehearsal

Published 1998-01-30
By Karsten S. Andersen
Rehearsals for the Patric King Benefit tomorrow night (Saturday), tookplace on Thursday night. Bruce, Bon Jovi, Little Steven, Max Weinberg, Bobby Bandiera,Southside Johnny, Clarence Clemons and others were on stage and went through a long setlist featuring the artists' own songs along with cover versions of others. The Bruce songsperformed were the following: "Two Hearts", "10th Avenue Freeze-Out", "The PromisedLand", "Bobby Jean", "Backstreets", "Badlands" and "Born to Run". Bruce also shared.... Read more

Bruce contributes track to Pete Seeger tribute

Published 1998-01-27
By Karsten S. Andersen
According to ICE Magazine Bruce will contribute a track to theupcoming Pete Seeger tribute album. The track is "We Shall Overcome", and Bruceallegedly put a big production behind it using a 9-piece band including Patti Scialfa andSoozie Tyrell. The album, which will be a double, is due on March.... Read more

Album rejected by Sony?

Published 1998-01-18
By Karsten S. Andersen
Did Bruce have an album rejected by his record company? So the wordgoes in the rumor mill. According to this, Sony wasn't thrilled at all when Bruce turned upwith The Ghost of Tom Joad Vol. II instead of a fullblown rock album and potential seller.Remember, this is just a rumor, but if it's true it might be really serious. The record companyrestricting Bruce's artistic freedom can only lead to one thing: one pissed Bruce! Followedby a breakup. Unfortunately, it may also seriously delay any new.... Read more

Bruce's busy December

Published 1997-12-19
By Karsten S. Andersen
Bruce has performed on at least three occasions in December. Firston the 7th at the Kennedy Centre Honors which was a tribute to Bob Dylan. Here Bruce dida rather rough version of "The Times They Are a-Changin'". Snippets of the performancehave been shown on various news broadcasts, but the whole thing will be aired onDecember 26th on CBS.The next time Bruce appeared on a public stage was at a Joe Grushecky show onDecember 13 at Cheers. Bruce played on two songs "Homestead" and "Never Be.... Read more

Bruce-related artists to perform benefit

Published 1997-11-07
By Karsten S. Andersen
On November 20, many of the artists that appeared on the doublerelease One Step Up/Two Steps Back will perform together at Beacon Theatre in NewYork for a benefit for the World Hunger Year. The concert, which is also called Hungerthon97, at the same time looks like it's going to be a tribute to Bruce Springsteen. The night willfeature such names as Southside Johnny, Nils Lofgren and the Max Weinberg Seven. Brucehimself has also been invited to perform, but no word yet as to whether he'll show.... Read more

"Streets of Philly" on Diana tribute

Published 1997-10-30
By Karsten S. Andersen
Bruce is going to contribute "Streets of Philadelphia" to the upcomingDiana tribute double CD which is set for release on December 1. Apart from Bruce theparticipiants are all the obvious: Sting, Elton John, Eric Clapton plus many others. So unlessyou want to support the good cause or just have to listen to two hours of tearjerkers, this isone you can easily skip.Apart from that there are no real news. Still rumors of November shows at ParamountTheatre in Asbury though. Bruce allegedly booked.... Read more

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