Quiet before the storm?

Published 1997-10-11
By Karsten S. Andersen
No real news, but rumors that something big is imminent around the endof November. Suggestions span from a box set to a week of benefit shows in Asbury Park.Still, don't hold your breath that something will.... Read more

Bruce guested with Bobby Bandiera

Published 1997-09-27
By Karsten S. Andersen
Bruce performed last night (Friday) at Cheers Bar in New Jerseywith Bobby Bandiera. Together they performed "Mustang Sally" and a long version of"Lucille".This week has also seen the release of the One Step Up/Two Steps Back albums. Theyhave been received with mixed feelings, many people arguing that the artists involved aremediocre at best, but that the set is still altogether.... Read more

Bruce at the MTV Music Video Awards

Published 1997-09-19
By Karsten S. Andersen
Sorry for not keeping you up to date, but most of you of course willknow that Bruce performed with The Wallflowers at MTV's annual music video awards onSeptember 4. Bruce, sporting an unusually short haircut, played guitar and sang a verse onthe song "One Headlight". Prior to that he also performed at a club with a band called Jimmy& the Gigolos. Backstreets has more details about that. These two appearances wereBruce's first public performances since the last Paris show on May 26. The future.... Read more

College tour in the fall?

Published 1997-08-21
By Karsten S. Andersen
Bruce did not turn up at Tradewinds or anywhere else last weekend (atleast not publicly). In return, there are now rumors of him planning more solo acoustic showsthis fall at American college auditoriums. If it's true, certainly no one can accuse him ofcommercialism, touring for an album which hasn't been near a chart for 18 months and for anaudience who will now no doubt mostly consist of fans who have already seen at least oneshow already. Question is, can he even sell out small auditoriums.... Read more

Club rumors flourishing

Published 1997-08-02
By Karsten S. Andersen
Rumors have been circulating for a while about Bruce appearing at a JoeGrushecky/Nils Lofgren show at Tradewinds on August 15th. Also quite likely is anappearance the next night at Cheers in Long Branch where Elliott Murphy is going toperform with Joe D'Urso. Whether there's more to it than the fact that it would be natural forBruce to attend these gigs, is not known by.... Read more

"Secret Garden" nominated

Published 1997-07-23
By Karsten S. Andersen
"Secret Garden" has been nominated for "Best video from a film" for MTV'sannual Video Awards which will take place on September 4th. No word yet as to whetheror not Bruce himself will be present, let alone perform. Bruce won this prize with "Streets ofPhiladelphia" in.... Read more

Double tribute album out in September

Published 1997-07-19
By Karsten S. Andersen
Bruce has remained inactive since the end of the European tour. The biggestnews is, for those of you who haven't heard it yet, a double album of other artists coveringBruce songs called, respectively, One Step Up and Two Steps Back. The albums will bereleased on Bruce's birthday, Sept. 23, and will feature such artists as Joe Grushecky, NilsLofgren, John Hiatt, Maria McKee and lots more. Backstreets has a full contents list, so noneed to show it.... Read more

Tour brought to and end - for now...

Published 1997-06-01
By Karsten S. Andersen
"This is the last show of the tour - at least for a while". That was Bruce's onlycomment at the second show in Paris on May 26 in regard to whether the Solo AcousticTour was over or not. Inside sources have said it was definitely the last show of the entiretour, but Bruce's words leave a door open. Perhaps a theory is that he will take a look at therecordings he may (or may not) have been doing in the spring and decide if they are worthbuilding a record and a new tour on. If not, then it's not.... Read more

European tour kicked off

Published 1997-05-07
By Karsten S. Andersen
For anyone who didn't know already, Bruce commenced his European tour lastnight in Vienna, Austria. The set list was pretty unremarkable, except maybe for the fact thathe performed "Freehold", his ode to his hometown in New Jersey, that was first performedin Freehold and has since been aired a few times in.... Read more

Bruce receives Polar Music Award

Published 1997-05-05
By Karsten S. Andersen
Bruce received the Polar Music Award in Stockholm Sweden this afternoon. Theevent was broadcast live on Swedish TV, first the actual award ceremony this afternoon,and tonight the dinner where Bruce made a long acceptance speech and performed twosongs acoustically: "The Ghost of Tom Joad" and "Thunder Road". This was followed by amessage from Bill Clinton read by the American Ambassador in Sweden and finally aninterview with Bruce recorded earlier in the.... Read more

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