E Street Band member Nils Lofgren admits that their induction last week into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was a bittersweet experience — because it came too late for fellow long-time Bruce Springsteen collaborators Clarence Clemons and Danny Federici.
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Written for the decay and subsequent revival of Asbury Park, “My City Of Ruins” has taken on many other roles since its release. For my money, the most moving and powerful context that Springsteen placed it in began with the gospel and horn-drenched unveiling at that legendary Apollo Theater show.
Back when I was writing my Jungleland entry for the Sparks Fly On E Street series, E Street Nation had yet to discover Bruce’s decision as to the replacement for long-time saxophonist and side-man Clarence Clemons.
Yes, “Atlantic City” was next, but E Street Nation had a special moment in Gothenburg, Sweden the night before last and I just couldn’t let that moment pass.
There are many, many songs in the rock & pop canon that employ yearning as the source material. Or maybe it’s the glue that holds things together.
The E Street Band is in the midst of one of its most difficult and unusual concert tours ever, interpreting for the first time a new solo release by Bruce Springsteen — and doing so without saxophonist Clarence Clemons or keyboardist Danny Federici
Bruce Springsteen has just notched his tenth U.S. No. 1 album — knocking off the previously unstoppable juggernaut that is Adele, no less — on the Billboard charts.
Originally released as Humanary Stew: A Tribute to Alice Cooper on Deadline Records in 1998, this collection of covers has recently gotten a repackaging from Cleopatra Records with a few extra tunes
I’ve always had a hard time with the word “spiritual.” While I know that there are meanings that do not have religious connotations — “cerebral” and “metaphysical” come to mind — the general usage of the term more commonly leans to the sacred.
Bruce Springsteen’s much-anticipated new studio album Wrecking Ball is — much as all the advance hype has suggested — a somewhat radical left turn