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Bruce Springsteen’s “Wrecking Ball” is probably the best new album he has out now…

I listened to Springsteen’s new album, “Wrecking Ball” at least a couple of times, already. It’s pretty amazing stuff. It’s different than his last couple of albums. His last couple of albums, “Magic” and “Workin’ On a Dream” focused on rock n’ roll. In this album, “Wrecking Ball”, he pretty much stays away from the rock n’ roll genre some.

The genres on “Wrecking Ball”, you will hear a lot of gospel influence. Of course, there are some bluegrass and folk on there too. Yes, there is still some rock n’ roll on it, but not a lot.

While the album focuses on the economics. The lyrics are about keeping hopes and dreams alive. Yes, the lyrics and music can be pretty angry, but Bruce is trying to send a message here. The songs on the album are more passionate and heartfelt than his last few records. A lot of emotion here. This is Bruce’s best singing too.

The album may not have Clarence Clemons on the sax, but they still have the E Street Band sound. Out of all the E Street Band albums Bruce made with them, this album is their true sound. No offense to Clarence.

“Wrecking Ball” was a beautifully made record. I’ll always love Bruce’s earlier music more, of course, but if you’re a veteran Springsteen fan who lost respect for him ’cause of his change of direction over the years, this album will definitely make you a fan of the Boss again. Definitely check this album out.

Here’s my favorite song off the album, which has Tom Morello on guitar, playing the solo at the end of this beautiful song. I think “Jack of All Trades” is the best song on the album, in my opinion.

Kev

Bruce Springsteen, coming to the Times Union Center, April 16th…

To all you local readers, if you’re interested and a fan of the Boss, he just dropped his tour listings on his site today.

Check ’em out, here.

I’d like to go but not sure if I’ll be able to afford it or not. Springsteen is one musician that I never got a chance to see live in my life before. The Boss’s concert prices are usually ridiculously high. The cheapest you’ll ever get to see the Boss are usually the not very good seats where you have to sit so high in the arena.

Kev

Report: The Boss unveils new album title, tracklisting and new song…

Bruce Springstee, the Boss of rock n’ roll, finally unveiled some stuff of the new album. They are still continuing the E Street Band, since after the death of Clarence Clemons. The name of their new album is titled, “Wrecking Ball”, and will hit stores, March 6th. Judging by the album title and song titles, looks like the music on the album is going to be pretty angry, so Bruce definitely does have a message to say. He also won’t give up the political songwriting in the lyrics.

Read all the info at Bruce’s website, you can also hear a new song off the new album, “We Take Care of Our Own”, here.

I’m a big fan of the Boss but honestly, his political songs are getting old. I wish he would write about other things, looking forward to the new album though.

Kev

BREAKING NEWS: Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band confirms they will continue without Clarence Clemons, new album and tour on the way…

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band have finally responded on their future plans in their music career. They have confirmed that the band will continue without Clarence Clemons, their sax player who passed away not too long ago. Springsteen himself confirmed on his official website that the E Street Band will release a new album and will go on a full fledged tour.

More on the story, here.

You ask, why would they continue without Clarence? My guess, is that they are continuing on is because that is what Clarence would have wanted. They are doing this for Clarence I bet. Also, how much do you want to bet that their next album is going to be dedicated to Clarence? Don’t be surprised if almost every song on their next album will be about him.

While I’m sure, the E Street Band already replaced a sax player, no other sax player will top Clarence’s recognizable sound, that’s for sure.

I thought the E Street Band’s last album, “Workin’ On a Dream”, was one of their best new albums in a long time. Their song, “Outlaw Pete”, is the best song off that album.

Kev

Happy 62nd Birthday, Mr. Bruce Springsteen!!!

While Bruce Springsteen is celebrating his 62nd birthday today, there are heavy rumors online that the E Street Band maybe calling it quits for good. I bet the reason is, they feel they can’t go on without Clarence Clemons, their most recognizable member of the E Street Band. I agree, it isn’t the E Street Band without Clarence, sad but true. Bruce and the rest of the band plan to get together into a meeting to announce the band’s future. I have a feeling that Bruce and the E Street Band maybe hanging it up for good.

This still doesn’t mean that Bruce is retiring from music though, just the E Street Band. I’m sure Bruce will continue to release albums without the band. We’ll have to wait and see.

Bruce is the man. I’ve always loved his music too. I even like his newer stuff as well.

Here are a few of my favorite songs of his below…

Kev

BREAKING NEWS: Max Weinberg…it’s confirmed, he’s done with Coco…

Max Weinberg, E Street Band drummer and longtime sidekick for Conan O’ Brien, Max announced he won’t be going to TBS with Conan. He’s done. No one knows why Max split with Conan. Steven Van Zandt, an E Street Band guitarist, doesn’t even know why either.

Read the full article, here.

Lets hope that all this drama between Conan and NBC didn’t give Max, a headache. Either that, or Max wants to move on to other music opportunities? Maybe he wants to drum for Springsteen full time? Maybe Max has his own side project that he wants to get out there in the music world.

Honestly, I’m kind of glad he’ll be moving on. He’s too talented for TV and he should be drumming for other bands out there. I’m sure Max got big music plans up ahead of him.

Kev

Report: Bruce Springsteen invades couples engagement photo shoot…

A young couple just got engaged in the beach of New Jersey, so the couple just had photographers to take photos of this wonderful moment… but all of a sudden, the couple gets a strange uninvited guest. Who is it? Yes, it’s no one other than, the Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen. Bruce happens to be out for a stroll, until he saw photographers taking photographs of this couple, Bruce couldn’t resist to join in. The groom happened to have a Takamine steel string acoustic with him, so he let Bruce perform a few songs on it for the couple. See the picture above of Bruce singing a song for them.

See the rest of the pics here.

Damn, Bruce. You’re cool and all but you need to let your ego out the door!

Kev

BREAKING NEWS: Eric Clapton pulls out of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concert, due to surgery…

Eric Clapton has pulled out of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concert in NYC due to gallstone surgery. Jeff Beck replaces him.

It appears that Bruce Springsteen is still on for the show even though he lost his cousin.

The Associated Press reports:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5j_cdsbtYjcs_8wRgxGIhVH-5cKmQD9BJHSQ80

Kev

BREAKING NEWS: Bruce Springsteen jams with Trey Anastasio and Phish at end of Bonnaroo weekend!!!

At Bonnarroo last night put on a huge huge surprise. Phish closed out Bonnarroo weekend by inviting Bruce Springsteen himself to the stage to jam with Phish on a few tunes. It was just Bruce himself, not the rest of the E Street Band. They played “Mustang Sally” cover, “Bobby Jean”, and “Glory Days”.

Billboard reports:

http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/phish-jams-with-springsteen-on-bonnaroo-1003984291.story

We all know Bruce loves jam sessions with other famous musicians at the end of concerts. We’ll definitely get a Bruce and Neil Young jam at “Glastonbury” probably, maybe the guys in Blur will jam with them too.

See the video of Bruce and Phish performing “Mustang Sally” below. Why would they play a popular bar band song at a huge show? Very weird.

Kev