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Bruce Springsteen Stories

Roll Tape! Should “Record Everything” Replace “Keep Your Publishing” As A Band’s Golden Rule?

By: Steven Jurgensmeyer, Founder/Editor at AllMusicBooks.comIt was a trend started forever ago, in jazz dens, bluegrass festivals and folk haunts. Fans would recordsecretly and not so secretlytheir favorite musicians of the day, who plied their trade set after set, night after night. The Grateful Dead famously took that notion to the Nth...

The Obama Presidential Library Could Include Recording Studio

This week, former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama revealed their ambitious plans for the upcoming Obama Presidential Center, to be built by 2021 in Jackson Park, on Chicagos South Side.If plans are successful, the three-building complex will feature more than just a library, as it turns out.In addition to a...

Watch Eddie Vedder Cover Springsteen, Stones And More At Boston Benefit

Last Saturday, Eddie Vedder performed at Bostons Paradise Rock Club as part of the annual Hot Stove Cool Music benefit concert, created by Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein.For the show, Vedder was backed by members of Letters To Cleo, Buffalo Tom, and Belly, as well as baseball reporter Peter Gammons.Per usual, Vedder busted...

Setlist / Video | Bruce Springsteen @ United Center 8/28/16

Photo via ryantg23 InstagramBruce and the E-Street band managed to squeeze an arena-sized visit to Chicago inside a few massive stadium-sized appearances in his home state of New Jersey.No matter the size, he managed to pull off a show featuring the standard fireworks and a handful of special treats.  From the string ensemble...

Bruce Springsteen Opens Brooklyn Show With "Purple Rain"

It was Purple Rain, the album, which knocked Born In The USA from the #1 spot of the album charts in 1984.Towering icons of the 80s, Bruce Springsteen and Prince seemed to occupy different musical worlds, but Bruce like seemingly everybody else, also loved and respected Prince.He and the E Street Band put...

Music Bracket | NCAA Men's Basketball Coaches Reveal Their Favorite Bands

Here's an interesting way to fill out your March Madness bracket.CBS Sports' Matt Norlander interviewed every coach in the field of 68 teams in the NCAA Men's Basketball tournament about their favorite band.The results teeter on the edge of enlightening and bizarre. A lot of Bruce Springsteen (or course), some Pearl Jam and one...

Review / Setlist / Video | Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band @ United Center 1/19/16

[Update 1/25] Since Bruce had to cancel his MSG weekend gig due to the blizzard, he's offering a free MP3 download of the Chicago show as consolation. Check it out at nugs.net (for a limited time).The start of this week was kind of a struggle for me. Granted, it largely consisted of #firstworldproblems --...

Watch Bruce Springsteen Cover David Bowie At Tour Opener

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band began The River Tour in Pittsburgh on Saturday, where The Boss gave a nod to the recently deceased David Bowie.Springsteen shares a heartwarming story of Bowie having supported his songwriting early on, leading to Springsteen taking a Greyhound bus to visit Bowie during the recording sessions for...

Bruce Springsteen & E Street Band To Play United Center on The River Tour 1/19/16

Bruce Springsteen brings the E Street Band back to Chicago for the first time since his triumphant Wrigley Shows in 2012.The United Center visit on January 19th is the second stop on The River tour which spans coast to coast in about two months this winter. Tickets on sale December 11th.The announcement of the...

More Music Pictogram Puzzles - Brooklyn Bowl Edition

One of our most popular features in 2012 was the showcase of Victor Hertz's incredible rock related pictogram puzzles for The Beatles, Stones, Dylan and more. Meanwhile, the marketing department at Brooklyn Bowl had been hard at work on a smattering of music related puzzles of their own -- using them to promote ticket giveaways on...