Live performances from some of rock's biggest names will make their home-video debut on the new box set '¡RELEASED! The Human Rights Concerts 1986-1998,' due Nov. 5.
Photographer Debra L. Rothenberg has spent more than 30 years shooting Bruce Springsteen. It helped that she grew up in New Jersey, and her first post-college job was working at a newspaper on the Jersey shore. In her new photo book, 'Bruce Springsteen in Focus 1980-2012,' Rothenberg gathers more than 250 pictures of the Boss onstage, backstage and hamming it up with fans.
When Bruce Springsteen started recording a batch of new songs to a four-track tape machine in his New Jersey bedroom in January 1982, he wasn’t planning to release an album. The acoustic demos were to be used as guidelines for the E Street Band, who would bring their epic heft to the two dozen or so songs Springsteen had recently written. But something happened along the way to Springsteen’s sixth album: The more he listened to the bare, stark songs on the cassette he carried around, the more he thought this was how they were supposed to sound.
Cars have always played a big role in rock 'n' roll, but no songwriter has ever been as eloquent as Bruce Springsteen at turning dead-end streets, endless highways and chrome fenders into meaningful metaphors of his characters' emotions. The folks in the Boss' songs have been driving all night in stolen
A number of familiar faces will be returning to New York City this November for the seventh annual 'Stand Up for Heroes' benefit concert. Bruce Springsteen, Roger Waters and 'Daily Show' host Jon Stewart are among a list of initially confirmed performers. Jerry Seinfeld will also perform, with more expected to be named later.
On Sept. 2, 1988, Bruce Springsteen, Sting and Peter Gabriel kicked off the 'Human Rights Now!' tour at London's Wembley Stadium. The 20-date tour was a benefit for Amnesty International in honor of the 40th anniversary of the United Nations' adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The National Football League season is starting next week, so thoughts are naturally turning towards the halftime show at the Super Bowl next February. With the game set to take place at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium, some local concert promoters are hoping the NFL will highlight the rich musical history from the area, with an emphasis on the Garden State
If you're going to go to the trouble of covering someone else's hit song, you should bring something new to the table. It helps, however, if it's also something worthwhile.