Posts Tagged: bruce springsteen

Bring on Your Wrecking Balls

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There is hope, and hopelessness, whenever wrecking balls are sung.

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Elegy with Records on the Doorstep

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The old music still filled pits in him like sawdust and wood glue do a nail hole. The songs didn’t say anything new over the years, but they provided home when he missed it.

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Bruce Springsteen’s Favorite Songs by Bruce Springsteen

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In an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert promoting his new book, Born to Run, the Boss listed his favorite songs by the Boss. Also, he explained why he puts the E Street Band through four-hour long marathon shows, and the chafing that comes with them, saying: “I’m here to take you out of time… I’m here to alter time […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Rich Cohen

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Rich Cohen discusses his new book The Sun & the Moon & the Rolling Stones, writing book proposals, and interviewing rock stars.

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The Fight Against North Carolina’s HB2

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Following in The Boss’s footsteps, many musicians are speaking out against North Carolina’s so-called “bathroom bill,” which bans trans men and women from using bathrooms of a gender other than that listed on their birth certificates. Ringo Starr, Pearl Jam, Boston, Ani DiFranco, Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas have cancelled shows scheduled in North Carolina in […]

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Bruce Springsteen Protests Bathroom Law

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Springsteen has cancelled scheduled concerts in North Carolina in what he called “the strongest means I have for raising my voice in opposition to those who continue to push us backwards instead of forwards.” The law bans transgender citizens from using a bathroom that does not match the gender on their birth certificate and curtails their […]

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Swinging Modern Sounds #68: A Way of Life

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The thing about Scott Tuma is: the immense pathos of the recordings… Almost no one, frankly, is allowed to sound this sad and continue to have a musical career.

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An Ode to Tower Records

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Following a successful debut at SXSW, Colin Hanks’s documentary on the rise and fall of America’s largest record store, All Things Must Pass, has now released its trailer online. The film features interviews with Sir Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, founder Ross Solomon, and former employee Dave Grohl, and traces the company’s journey from its cocaine-fueled, […]

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Swinging Modern Sounds #65: Tragedy Plus Time

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Jesse Malin is a lifer in a business that rarely features lifers anymore.

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