Every year on October 31, in a faraway land called Central Jersey, in a wealthy little seaside village called Rumson, there is a big castle with a grand display of spooky masqued characters and opulent Halloween decorations that children from all over the land flock to while begging the town elders for tricks or treats. Read More
The Super Bowl half-time show seems like it was made for big, loud, fist-pumping rock ‘n’ roll anthems. In recent years, U2, the Rolling Stones, Prince and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have fit this bill quite well. But this coming year’s entertainment might just top them all. The wires are reporting that Bruce Springsteen Read More
It started a couple of weeks ago, with the unlikeliest of progenitors: The Boss.
Bruce Springsteen dedicated a live rendition of his hit "Born In The U.S.A." to Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps. Everybody cheered, even though that song isn’t really a "go America!" kind of song at heart, and after all these years of defending Read More
Of course, the Yankees will try to upstage Billy Joel’s final farewell to Shea. The New York Daily News is reporting that George Steinbrenner and son Hank want either the Boss or Paul McCartney to bring the stadium down in November. Sources close to both performers aren’t aware of any negotiations. But Steinbrenner Read More
The Huffington Post’s Media page alerts us to a note from Bob Costas on NBC’s ‘The Daily Nightly’ blog. In it, Mr. Costas apologizes to his colleague Brian Williams and Olympics superstar Michael Phelps for passing along an erroneous report that Bruce Springsteen had dedicated "Born in the U.S.A." to Mr. Read More
The critics who praise the Hold Steady share a kind of collective relief that at last, someone’s making music for men in their 30′s who like classic rock.
But since when are men in their 30s who like classic rock such an underserved demographic?
I have had the band pushed on me by aging, formerly Read More
Sony has come up with a creative way of generating revenue in the face of the industry-wide slump in music sales. The New York Times reports that executives at the company are tapping into the photo archives in the basement of its New York headquarters, and are expected today to announce a Read More
GREETINGS FROM BURY PARK
By Sarfraz Manzoor
Vintage, 269 pages, $13.95
Among the vast library of written material produced in the wake of Bruce Springsteen’s three-plus decades of superstardom—biographies, hagiographies, magazine profiles, fan testimonials, academic treatises, lyric exegeses, blog and private journal entries—Greetings From Bury Park may be the first to blame Read More
Tony Award winner Joanna Gleason will star in the New York premiere of Willy Holtzman’s Something You Did, a play about a notorious sixties radical who is released into the post-9/11 world after spending nearly three decades in prison for her part in the accidental killing of a police officer during an anti-war rally. Read More
Kanye West (8 nods) and Amy Winehouse (6 nods) top the Grammy Award nominations, announced today. They better bring big tote bags—green friendly!—to the Feb. 10 ceremony because they’re looking to take home a lot of those little record player statues.
Read the Grammy press release after the jump.
Nominations for the 50th Annual Read More